The Press in American Politics, 1787-2012 by Patrick Novotny

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From the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and the fight for ratification of the Constitution in the pages of America's newspapers through the digital era of 24/7 information technologies and social media campaigns, this book tells the story of the press as a decisive and defining part of America's elections, parties, and political life.

• Provides a compelling and unique perspective of American politics through the early adoptions of technology by the press, especially in the era of electronic broadcasting and information technology in the 20th century

• Thoroughly documents the early emergence of the uses of radio, television, and the Internet across history

• Offers up-to-date accounts of some of the latest campaigning for elective office in the past decade, up to and including the 2012 presidential election


About Patrick Novotny

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Patrick Novotny, PhD, is a professor and researcher in the field of American politics and a faculty member at Georgia Southern University since 1995.
Published October 14, 2014 by Praeger. 258 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction