Title

The Making of FDR: The Story of Stephen T. Early, America's First Modern Press Secretary

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

Winter 2009

College/Unit

Reed College of Media

Department/Program/Center

Reed College of Media

Abstract

A well-known Associated Press reporter and an early contributor to Paramount newsreels prior to joining the White House, Early understood the power of images and the press to build and sustain public support. Author Linda Levin, a journalism professor and department chair at the University of Rhode Island, has carefully documented her work about Early and provides context, caveats, and a range of sources throughout the book, which was a challenging task because most of her subjects died decades ago.

Source Citation

Martinelli, Diana (Winter 2009). Book review: The Making of FDR: The Story of Stephen T. Early, America’s First Modern Press Secretary, Journalism History 34(4): 244.

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