Personalising politics in a global crisis: the media communication techniques of John Curtin and Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Pacific War, 1941-45

Coatney, Caryn (2015) Personalising politics in a global crisis: the media communication techniques of John Curtin and Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Pacific War, 1941-45. Communication, Politics and Culture, 48 (1). pp. 66-84. ISSN 1836-0645

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Abstract

During their Pacific war alliance, Curtin and Roosevelt expanded the national leader’s use of the media to symbolise a more public persona of governance that involved citizens in crisis discussions. While the ‘personalisation of politics’ is a growing scholarly topic, there is a lack of research on the two leaders’ use of relatively new media to evoke perceptions of their direct communications with publics during this conflict. Although they benefited from censorship, this study of their communication techniques reveals insights into how political leaders have framed media rhetoric and camera imagery to convey their administrations as increasingly inclusive public spaces.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Access to submitted version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Copyright © 2015 (Caryn Coatney). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY_ND) License. For information on use, visit www.creativecommons.org/licenses. Cite as Coatney, C. (2015), ‘Personalising politics in a global crisis: The media communication techniques of John Curtin and Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Pacific war, 1941-45’, Communication, Politics & Culture, vol.48, issue 1, pp. 66-84.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2016 06:08
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2016 04:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: John Curtin; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; political communication; media rhetoric; World War II
Fields of Research : 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190301 Journalism Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
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URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27951

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