Thirteen. Theodore Roosevelt and the Press

  1. Serge Ricard
  1. John M. Thompson Ph.D., M.A.

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344233.ch13

A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt

A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt

How to Cite

Thompson, J. M. (2011) Theodore Roosevelt and the Press, in A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt (ed S. Ricard), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344233.ch13

Editor Information

  1. Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331400

Online ISBN: 9781444344233



  • Theodore Roosevelt and the press;
  • his morality and zeal for reform;
  • TR's publicity stunts, as a Police Commissioner in New York City;
  • TR, exercising control in speaking to the press;
  • TR, being wary of sensational newspapers;
  • TR's relationship with the press, complex in two respects;
  • speeches, planned carefully, for newspaper coverage;
  • swaying in a particular strain of opinion;
  • TR's Presidential campaign in 1912, great political contest;
  • Roosevelt's, fruitful relationship with the American press


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