Media Analysis for Politics and Policy in a Digital Age
0.5 Credit

The course offers students the means to analyze both conventional and digital media, and understand their impact on the political system and voter behavior. Using particular political controversies as a focus, the course traces the different narratives of contemporary political discourse offered by conventional vs. social media, using recent methodologies suited to analysis of "tweeting", Facebook and other forms of online public sentiment. The course also offers insights into the ways that social media has changed the media footprint of organizations, issues and politicians.