Congress and the Presidency as News in the Nineteenth Century

  title={Congress and the Presidency as News in the Nineteenth Century},
  author={Samuel Kernell and Gary C. Jacobson},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={1016 - 1035}
However successful some recent presidents have been in exploiting their newsworthiness to define the national agenda and promote their politics before Congress, the available evidence suggests that presidents have enjoyed an advantage in press coverage over Congress throughout the twentieth century. The research reported here extends the comparative study of news about these institutions back into the early nineteenth century. A content analysis of 3,335 news articles in the Cleveland press for… 

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