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PSCI 140 Politics & The Mass Media

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  • Summer 2016
    Mason DeLang
    Summer 2016 — MTWR 9:00 - 12:00

    Summer Session 2 (June 27- July 22)
    The rise of cable TV, the Internet, and social media in the past 35 years has led to a rapid increase in the number and variety of news sources available to citizens. This course examines how the evolution of the news media has changed the way individuals consume news, how campaigns are run, and how citizens participate in the political process. Topics for this course will include the news media's effect on political attitudes, perceptions, and knowledge; campaign advertising; political elites' use of social media; social media and civic engagement; and the political psychology behind media effects.