2017 - 20th Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Presentation Title

An Affair in the White House: How the Monica Lewinsky Scandal Changed the American Media Landscape

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Joshua J. Kim, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Library Basement

Abstract

The Monica Lewinsky scandal is one of the most high-profile and impactful scandals in American political history that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. In this paper, I argue that the Lewinsky scandal changed the American media landscape. I will do so by examining previous political sex scandals and the manner they were reported and dealt with by the news media. I will use this background to examine various changes in the news media that correlated with the reporting of the Lewinsky scandal. I will also look at examples post-Lewinsky scandal to support my claim that the Lewinsky scandal changed the America media landscape.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-11-2017 10:30 AM

End Date

4-11-2017 11:45 AM

Panel

Presidential Politics

Panel Moderator

Siobhan Moroney

Field of Study for Presentation

Communication, Politics

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An Affair in the White House: How the Monica Lewinsky Scandal Changed the American Media Landscape

Library Basement

The Monica Lewinsky scandal is one of the most high-profile and impactful scandals in American political history that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. In this paper, I argue that the Lewinsky scandal changed the American media landscape. I will do so by examining previous political sex scandals and the manner they were reported and dealt with by the news media. I will use this background to examine various changes in the news media that correlated with the reporting of the Lewinsky scandal. I will also look at examples post-Lewinsky scandal to support my claim that the Lewinsky scandal changed the America media landscape.