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Bachelor of Arts
Dr. Kristin Bezio
This thesis seeks to provide a preliminary understanding of how communication technologies influence leaders’ effectiveness and ability to lead. Beginning with the widespread introduction of writing in English society around 1000 AD, Anglo-American leaders’ success is frequently determined by their ability to use technology. This thesis project examines how leaders such as Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump have risen to power because of their unique ability to interpret the media environment in which they were leading, whether telegraphic, broadcast, or digital.
Gray-Hoehn, Hayley, "A Preliminary Communication-Based Theory of Leadership: The Co-Evolution of Mass Media Communication, Technology, and Anglo-American Political- Institutional Leadership" (2017). Honors Theses. 977.