Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and best-selling author Maureen Dowd will speak for the University Lectures on Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. The event—co-sponsored by the Lubin Society, with media sponsor WAER—is free and open…
Students’ mock campaign parallels real one
“#ElectionClass, Social Media and the 2012 Election” is a new course in the School of Information Studies that examines the impact of social media on presidential campaigns as the electoral process unfolds in real time.
Students have created and run mock campaigns alongside the real ones. That means as rhetoric over the economy, abortion rights and immigration has escalated between the campaigns of President Obama and Mitt Romney, it has done the same in the virtual battle being waged in the parallel universe of #ElectionClass in the contest between Matt Diaz and Robert Lawrence for the presidency of the fictional “Amercia.”
Check out the students’ take on how their campaigns went here.