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Unformatted text preview: Brooks Assignment 4.04 1. Media and technology has shifted the methods in which political parties operate and nominate candidates by enabling more public access. Before the later half of the 20th century, Presidents only source of advertising their platform was the newspaper, radio, and a campaign trail. Now, they have access to several more technologies, such the internet and television. Today, these are widespread, enabling presidents to access millions of people in a matter of seconds. The rise in these technologies have caused a rise in funding to support them; millions and millions of dollars are funneled to support the parties candidates. Even these advanced communication technologies have changed. For instance, the AP used to provide equal, objective support of both canidates. The writers would refrain from persuasion techniques that would make one party more appealing to the other. Nowadays, newspaper stations and television stations typically support one party. For instance, Fox News is typically known stations and television stations typically support one party....
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Dannicatambay during the Fall '08 term at UPenn.
- Fall '08