This course will look at political communication, from the evolution of the news media, political parties and advertising to messaging by the candidates. We will study the impact of social media and role of outside interest groups. In addition, we will examine the historical context of political journalism and modern campaigns from Post-World War 2 through the present. The course will also include candidate recruitment, the debate process and financing, to better understand the complexities of America's political system.
Taught by Steven Scully, C-SPAN