Over the last fifteen years, Stephen Hess has become a leading and much-quoted authority on Washington government and the media. In this volume, he presents a collection of his best essays on the media written over the past decade.The book includes:
""All the President's Reporters"" examines the White House press corps and the way it covers the president.
""Leaks and Other Informal Communications"" is an insider's look at why government officials leak information to journalists.
""The Sex Test"" asks whether it makes any difference if the news is written by men or women.
Addional collections of Hess' essays published by Brookings include International News & Foreign Correspondence (1996) and Presidents & the Presidency (1996).