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Media & Politics

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In this course, students will take a deep dive into the relationships between political thought, policy implementation, and the fourth estate.

They’ll address key questions, including: What role does the media play in influencing public policy? What impact do negative campaign ads, the blogosphere, and media pundits have on the attitudes and voting behavior of Americans? In addition, students will explore changes occurring in journalism and reporting today, including how the internet influences reporting and information dissemination and what the role of curated news sources have on modern American discourse.

Sample reading list:

Political Campaign Communication: Principles and Practices (Communication, Media, and Politics) (7th Edition)