The Social Media President

Barack Obama and the Politics of Digital Engagement

Authors: Katz, J., Barris, M., Jain, A.

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The proliferation of social media has altered the way that people interact with each other - leveling the channels of communication to allow an individual to be "friends" with a sitting president. In a world where a citizen can message Barack Obama directly, this book addresses the new channels of communication in politics, and what they offer.

About the authors

Author Anshul Jain: Anshul Jain, Boston University, USA

Reviews

"The Social Media President is a fascinating and instructive analysis and critique of the use of social media by President Obama. I heartily recommend it." - Fred I. Greenstein, Professor of Politics Emeritus, Princeton University, USA

"Obama's political campaign machine broke all sorts of fundraising records and media outreach goals. But as The Social Media President reveals, the more important and lasting story has to do with the transformation of the office of the presidency. There are important differences between the role of digital media in Obama's campaign and his administration. These authors reveal that while some presidential initiatives have made innovative use of social media, even the highest political office holder in the land can't crowd-source everything." - Philip N. Howard, Professor, University of Washington, USA


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview

    Katz, James E. (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Situating Social Media and Citizen Participation in the Obama Era

    Katz, James E. (et al.)

    Pages 11-19

  • Digital Media and Electoral Politics: An Abbreviated History

    Katz, James E. (et al.)

    Pages 21-38

  • Framing the “People’s White House”: Crowdsourcing and the Citizen’s Briefing Book

    Katz, James E. (et al.)

    Pages 41-50

  • White House Online Town Hall

    Katz, James E. (et al.)

    Pages 51-61

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eBook $24.99
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Hardcover $110.00
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Softcover $35.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Social Media President
Book Subtitle
Barack Obama and the Politics of Digital Engagement
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
James E. Katz, Michael Barris, and Anshul Jain
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37835-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137378354
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38085-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-38084-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 215
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
Topics