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Joshua King
Vice President, Media & Community Relations
The Hartford

Joshua King is a public relations executive living in Hartford, Connecticut. He has worked in the presidential campaigns of 1988, 1992 and 1996 and, during subsequent campaign cycles, has written and commented about media coverage of presidential candidates and the White House in the Washington Post, Brill's Content, Variety and Men's Vogue. In the 2000 election, he authored one of the early political blogs, "Wanderings," for the website SpeakOut.com. He has appeared as a guest related to these topics on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, the BBC, CNBC and National Public Radio.

From 1993 to 1997, King served as director of production in the White House office of communications. There he managed key events, domestically and overseas, and helped modernize the methods by which the White House projects the president’s message. At the White House, King saw the value of communicating a leader’s message visually in an age when networks and cable outlets reduced the airtime allotted to their sound bites. While these techniques have been further enhanced by the following administration, the Clinton presidency will be noted for how the White House adapted to the challenges and opportunities presented by 24-hour news coverage and the advent of digital photography.


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