Public relations has been pivotal to Presidential campaigns since the late 19th century. Surprisingly, it was William McKinley who paved the way.
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.
In March 2016, historians, journalists, science communicators and activists took part in a series of ten-minute dialogues on history communication: past, present and future. Watch the conversations below! Speakers: Jim Grossman, Executive Director, American Historical Association Rebecca Onion, History writer, Slate.com Nicole Hemmer, Assistant Professor at the Miller Center of Public Affairs Jamia Wilson, Executive … Continue reading History Communication in the 21st Century – University of Massachusetts Amherst event
Jason Steinhauer, public historian at the Library of Congress talks about the role of social media and history communication with students from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Jason Steinhauer, public historian at the Library of Congress, talks about the role and identity of a history communicator with students from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.