Experts: Trump Not First President to Have Strained Relationship with Press
Donald Trump is not the first president to have a strained relationship with the media.
Associate Professor Amber Roessner and Assistant Professor Michael Martinez, both from UT’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media, say many presidents—and their press secretaries—have at times been at odds with the press.
“While many presidents may have had conflicts with the media, they also recognized that they needed access to each other,” Martinez said. “With the advent of Twitter and the current president, that is changing.”
Martinez said social media has made it easy to circumvent the traditional media and go directly to the people, … Read more “Experts: Trump Not First President to Have Strained Relationship with Press”
UT Professor Michael Martinez Gathering Snapshot of Presidential Photographers
As President’s Day approaches, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Journalism Professor Michael Martinez is busy studying U.S. commanders-in-chief through the lens of the White House photographers.
Since John F. Kennedy started the tradition of hiring a White House photographer, these cameramen have given the public a close, sometimes intimate, look at America’s first family. Martinez is working on a book looking at the public’s memory of U.S. presidents as portrayed through these photographs.
Martinez, who spent years as a photojournalist, graphics editor and web producer, is particularly interested in Gerald Ford’s photographer, David Hume Kennerly. He received a grant from the … Read more “UT Professor Michael Martinez Gathering Snapshot of Presidential Photographers”