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Journalism and Electronic Media


Amber Roessner, an assistant professor of journalism and electronic media, interviewed former President Jimmy Carter last week at the Carter Center in Atlanta.

The interview was for Roessner’s second book, tentatively titledJimmy Who: Jimmy Carter and the Practice of Presidential Press and Promotion in the First Post-Watergate Election, due to be published by LSU Press in 2017.

“President Carter was so gracious to share his valuable time for an interview with me,” Roessner said. “We had the opportunity to discuss communication strategies employed during the 1976 campaign, including his successful use of cinema verite-style advertisements and radio actuality services, and subsequent media coverage.

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