Public relations has been pivotal to Presidential campaigns since the late 19th century. Surprisingly, it was William McKinley who paved the way.
A new YouTube series by historians that reveals a complicated & intermingled past & provides context to the current moment.
Newspapers have influenced elections since 1800. We look at the election of 1800--Jefferson v. Adams--and the birth of modern presidential politics.
Television has been integral to Presidential elections since the 1950s. Dwight D. Eisenhower was the first to use television to appeal directly to voters as media consumers and get elected--a lesson learned by a young JFK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9eBx-kQUBI
We've launched our very own YouTube channel with a new video series that examines the role of media in presidential elections. This innovative new series showcases historical scholarship in a creative new way.
A presentation and discussion at the 2017 American Historical Association annual meeting
"Establishing History Communication as its Own Field of Study" Working Group at the annual meeting of the National Council on Public History April 2017, Indianapolis In two years History Communication has grown from a concept to an emerging discipline. History Communication courses will soon launch and historians across the profession have embraced the idea and … Continue reading Establishing History Communication as its Own Field of Study – Working Group at National Council on Public History 2017