ABC News: Critics: White House's direct messages prevent reporting critical of Obama

With the 2012 presidential campaign kicking into high gear, President Obama's White House media operation is increasingly turning to the Internet rather than the traditional press to get its messages out, according to a new story by ABC News.

White House staff members said its "Advise the Adviser" online program is one of the administration's ways of trying to be more responsive to voters. Media scholars and political communication analysts -- including the School of Journalism and Mass Communication's Professor Heather LaMarre -- told ABC News the measures are grounds for concerns.

"They're opening the door to kicking the press out of historic events, and opening the door to having a very filtered format for which they give the American public information that doesn't have any criticism allowed," LaMarre told ABC News.

The entire story can be found at abcnews.go.com.

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by sjmcblog published on February 15, 2011 11:43 AM.

Twin Cities auto mogul Hecker gets max. sentence; SJMC's Moyer quoted was the previous entry in this blog.

WCCO interviews SJMC's Thiel-Stern about depression-social media link is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.