Blogging Congress: Technological Change and the Politics of the Congressional Press Galleries

  title={Blogging Congress: Technological Change and the Politics of the Congressional Press Galleries},
  author={Michael T. Heaney},
  journal={PS: Political Science \& Politics},
  pages={422 - 426}
  • M. T. Heaney
  • Published 28 March 2008
  • Political Science
  • PS: Political Science & Politics
New media historically have had difficulty obtaining access to the U. S. Congress. As technological changes have shifted the competitive balance among news organizations, the more established media have traditionally fought back by attempting to exclude the upstarts from the corridors of power. For example, Associate Senate Historian Donald Ritchie (1991) recounts the struggle by radio to gain a foothold against the opposition of entrenched newspapers in the 1920s and 1930s. The newspaper… Expand
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