R. Douglas Arnold

Princeton University

R. Douglas Arnold, professor of politics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, worked on a book that will provide the first systematic account of how local newspapers cover the activities of members of Congress. He selected a random sample of twenty-five newspapers, whose contents are available through computerized searching, and twenty-five congressional representatives, collecting more than 9,000 items about their actions for analysis. He drafted five chapters of a book to be titled Congress, the Press, and Political Accountability.


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