Sunday, October 21, 2007

The White House: Press/Communication/PR

White House Communication Agency:
Provides communication to the President and his entourage both in Washington and worldwide during normal, and Emergency situations.

Office of Global Communications:
Formed in 2002 to convey America’s message to the world, by integrating the President’s themes and the Administration’s policies into strategic overseas communications. That message is:

“This is America’s agenda in the world. From the defeat of terror, to the alleviation of disease and hunger, to the spread of human liberty, we welcome and we need the help, advice and wisdom of friends and allies.”

US Government Printing Offices:
Responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government in all mediums.

White House Office of Communications:
Est. by Nixon in ‘69 the main focus of the organization is to control the agenda of the media.

White House Press Secretary:
Primary Spokes person for the administration. Hosts daily press conferences with the Press Corps stating the daily agenda and stand of the administration, followed by questions.

White House Press Corps:
Group of journalists or correspondents usually stationed at the White House to cover press briefings and press releases.

White House Press Room:
Located in the West Wing between the offices of the Press Corps and the Press Secretary, it is where the White House Press Secretary, sometimes accompanied by the President, gives daily briefings to the Press Corps.

Communications Director:
Responsible for developing and promoting the President’s agenda and leading the President’s media campaign.

Fun Fact:
Under the Bush administration, the federal government has aggressively used a well-established tool of public relations: the prepackaged, ready-to-serve news report that major corporations have long distributed to TV stations to pitch everything from headache remedies to auto insurance. In all, at least 20 federal agencies, including the Defense Department and the Census Bureau, have made and distributed hundreds of television news segments in the past four years, records. Many were subsequently broadcast on local stations across the country, seamlessly integrated into news broadcasts, without any acknowledgement of the government's role in their production.

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