Wedgwood/Sandpoint Neighbors for Peace is affiliated with SNOW (Sound Nonviolent Opponents of War). We are one of numerous neighborhood groups within SNOW.
Wedgwood/Sandpoint Neighbors for Peace was founded in December 2002, originally with a focus on the then-impending hostilities in Iraq. We have now redefined our group more generally as a neighborhood-based activist and educational group focused on peace and justice issues.
We will be participating in the Global Day of Protest on the one-year anniversary of the Iraq War, Saturday, March 20, 2004:
If you would like to join us in these activities,
September 13, 2003, David Domke gave us a presentation entitled "The Bush administration and press: Insights into the relation between American politics and journalism". This was an early version of a public lecture Domke will deliver in spring 2004 as part of the UW's alumni association lecture series about politics and the public interest.
David Domke is a professor of communication at the University of Washington, specializing in matters of political communication and journalism. His research examines the interactions of political leaders and the press in the shaping of public discourse and public opinion. He has published a number of articles on these relationships, and is currently working with several graduate students to examine the Bush administration's strategic communications and the response of the press to these communications since September 11.
Domke's talk contended that the events of September 11 were not enough to explain the Bush administration's successes. Several reasons were advanced to explain these matters, including (1) the administration's remarkably skilled strategic communications approaches, (2) the mainstream press's favorable treatment of the administration, and (3) the desire of the public to have American national identity re-affirmed in the new, confusing world of terrorism. Implications for the upcoming 2004 election were also considered.
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