Prime Ministers and the Media: Issues of Power and Control

  • Publish Date: 2003-10-24
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Colin Seymour-Ure
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This book looks at the ways in which prime ministers manage and fail to manage their public communication.


  • A timely examination of the ways in which prime ministers manage and fail to manage their public communication.
  • Original in scope, covering political rumours, political cartoons and capital cities, in addition to more familiar topics.
  • Sets contemporary analysis of Downing Street press secretaries, media barons and press conferences in fuller historical context than usual.
  • Draws on public records, private papers and interviews by the author dating back to the 1960s.


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