TITLE

Federal News Management in the Progressive Era: Gifford Pinchot and the Conservation Crusade

AUTHOR(S)
Ponder, Stephen
PUB. DATE
June 1986
SOURCE
Journalism History;Summer86, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the federal sources of news management outside the White House during the administration of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and in the context of the Progressive Era. It suggests that the establishment of federal news management in the period was associated with the changing expectations about the role of news in defining public support for reform of the American political and economic system. Moreover, it recognizes the success of Gifford Pinchot's publicity campaign that prompted the first congressional challenge to executive news management and the enactment of the legislation to restrict the hiring of publicity experts by federal agencies in 1913.
ACCESSION #
31477241

 

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