During the presidential primary campaign, Barack Obama mastered the art of reaching out to important small media outlets in order to achieve political aims, meeting with editorial boards throughout Iowa, chatting amiably with reporters from outlets such as the Mason City Globe Gazette and the Fort Dodge Messenger — and even granting one columnist for the Daily Times Herald of Carroll, Iowa, (circulation: 6,000) an astonishing six interviews.
Today, President Obama arranged for an op-ed “on the urgent need for global economic cooperation” to run in more than 30 papers around the world, under distribution from Tribune Media Services. The move comes on the heels of Obama’s YouTube Nowruz message to the people of Iran, and as his outreach to niche media at home — another extension of the campaign strategy — picks up steam.
Barack Obama is president of the United States. A Global Viewpoint article distributed by Tribune Media Services.
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