Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Michele G. Wheatly today announced the members of a search committee for the next dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, following the death of Dean Lorraine Branham on April 2….
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.