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The Social Media Presidency: New Media and Unilateral Information Dissemination

2011, Doctor of Philosophy, Miami University, Political Science.
Two concurrent developments have been taking place in American politics over the past few decades: the development of social media and the growth of presidential power. It is the assertion of this work that the emergent social media is offering the presidency the ability to bypass the fourth estate. In short, the presidency is gaining autonomy in the 21st century not just from other governing institutions, but from the press itself. In order to document this change, this work proposes to examine the data from the current Obama administration to assess and examine how social media is changing executive governance and offering the presidency new press autonomy. Such an evolution can only serve to not only change the executive interaction with the press, but also with the populace at large.
Ryan Barilleaux (Advisor)
Christopher Kelley (Committee Member)
Bryan Marshall (Committee Member)
Andrew Cayton (Committee Member)
146 p.

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