Tasks for Week 4

Here’s what’s ahead in our fourth week. Please make sure you are in class every time. 

On Tuesday (Sept. 13):

We will have a great guest speaker on Tuesday! Bob Levey, visiting Distinguished Dabney Professor in the Robertson School and longtime columnist for the Washington Post, will talk about presidential campaigns in the pre-Internet age.

We will also talk about your next assignment, a campaign analysis presentation. This presentation will be due in class next Tuesday, Sept. 20.

On Thursday (Sept. 15):

On Thursday, we will take a look at Barack Obama’s social media campaigns in 2008 and 2012. We will also talk about social media etiquette.

Readings for Week 4:

The Internet’s Role in Campaign 2008

Barack Obama and the Facebook Election

How Obama Tapped Into Social Networks’ Power

How Obama’s Team Used Big Data to Rally Voters

Social Media and Voting

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