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Bell Ringer: Presidents and the Changing Role of the News

Presidents and the Changing Role of the News

In response to a clip of President George W. Bush discussing the media, author and journalist John Dickerson explained how the changing nature of the news impacts presidents and the White House staff.

Description

In response to a clip of President George W. Bush discussing the media, author and journalist John Dickerson explained how the changing nature of the news impacts presidents and the White House staff.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • According to President Bush, what have been the benefits and drawbacks of 24-hour cable news?
  • What was the process for White House officials responding to news stories?
  • How did news and journalism change after the creation of 24-hour news coverage?
  • How has social media changed the way news is produced?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Cables News
    • Capitol Hill
    • Chief Of Staff
    • Journalism
    • Media
    • Pander
    • Press
    • Social Media
    • Sources

    Topics

    Executive BranchMedia

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity