As President Joe Biden wraps up his first year in the White House, he has held fewer news conferences than any of his five immediate predecessors at the same point in their presidencies, and has participated in fewer media interviews than any of his recent predecessors.
What impact does this have on his administration? After all, Biden vowed to have the most transparent administration in the nation’s history.
Dr. Brian Ott, head of the department of communication at Missouri State University, studies presidential rhetoric. He shares with the Associated Press how the scarcity of Biden news conferences and interviews with mainstream news media has affected his presidency.