3 March 2010 lecture

3 March 2010 lecture - Class 3-3 - Joe the Plumber campaign...

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Class 3-3 - Joe the Plumber campaign o most attention on whether good campaign strategy o factually incorrect received little attention - Jamieson and Hardy 2007 o Does press provide tools to enable citizens to discern truth from deception in campaigns? o Possible: some evidence heavy viewers better able to discern truth from deception, but not in all cases o Not probable: norm against bias hinders accurate reporting of comparative bias in campaigns. Style of reporting (horse-race coverage) hinders education on issues - Bennet & Iyengar (2008) Will social and technical changes exacerbate or alleviate problems? o people have become detached from overarching institutions resulting in less o info. channels have proliferated & become more individualized resulting in o Implications: widened knowledge gap widened opinion gap b/w partisans
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2011 for the course COMM 125 taught by Professor Chompsky during the Spring '08 term at UPenn.

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3 March 2010 lecture - Class 3-3 - Joe the Plumber campaign...

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