The Only Constant Is Change

Author: Ben Epstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190698985
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"The overarching goals of political communication rarely change, yet political communication strategies have evolved a great deal over the course of American history. As this book argues, these changes (at least the successful ones) occur during brief periods of dramatic and permanent transformation, are driven by political actors and organizations, and tend to follow predictable patterns each time. Covering over 300 years of such changes - what it identifies as Political Communication Revolutions - the book shows how this process of change happens and why. To do this, Ben Epstein, following an American Political Development approach, proposes a new model that accounts for the technological, behavioral, and political factors that lead to revolutionary political communication changes over time. In this way the book moves beyond the technological determinism that characterizes communication history scholarship and the medium-specific focus of much political communication work. The book identifies the political communication revolutions that have, in the United States, led to four, relatively stable political communication orders over history: the elite, mass, broadcast, and (the current) information orders. It identifies and tests three pattern phases of each revolution, ultimately sketching possible paths for the future"--

Strategy Money and Technology in the 2008 Presidential Election

Author: Costas Panagopoulos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317979540
Format: PDF
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The 2008 presidential election, perhaps more so than the typical quadrennial race, will undoubtedly spawn an abundance of scholarly inquiry. The confluence of historic and peculiar features associated with the 2008 contest distinguishes it from modern campaign cycles in significant ways that provide researchers a rare opportunity to reflect on a plethora of topics. These studies are certain to provide detailed knowledge about the 2008 election in particular, and, more generally, to inform our understanding of contemporary electoral politics. The selections in this volume probe specific facets of the 2008 contest to provide in-depth analyses of key developments with respect to strategy, money and technology in the election cycle. The contributors are keen analysts of American elections and campaigns. The insights they provide grapple with key questions about the 2008 election and help to demystify aspects of the historic race. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Political Marketing.

Techno Politics in Presidential Campaigning

Author: John Hendricks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136968210
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The 2008 US presidential campaign saw politicians utilizing all types of new media -- Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Twitter, e-mail, and cell phone texting – to reach voters of all ages, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual orientations. This volume examines the use of these media and considers the effectiveness of reaching voters through these channels. It explores not only the use of new media and technologies but also the role these tactics played in attracting new voters and communicating with the electorate during the 2008 presidential debates. Chapters focus on how the technologies were used by candidates, the press, and voters.

Electronic Whistle stops

Author: Gary W. Selnow
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275961633
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A lively examination of how the Internet is used in American politics to inform, persuade, enlighten, and even confuse voters.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Internet Election

Author: Andrew Paul Williams
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780742540958
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Analyzes the role of the Web in the 2004 presidential campaign with an eye toward following elections. This work covers grassroots organizing via the Internet, candidate e-mail strategies, blogs, online discourse about candidates' spouses, and the gendering of candidates on Web sites. It is aimed at political strategists, and Internet enthusiasts.

Political communication in America

Author: Robert E. Denton (Jr.)
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
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Denton and Woodward provide a newly updated revision of their classic in political communication. This pioneering text provides a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the role and function of communication in American politics. A synthesis of some of the best writing in political communication from the fields of communication, political science, journalism, and history, this edition features completely new chapters on the topics of campaign management, congressional campaigns, politics and popular culture, and "unofficial Washington." This edition also reflects updated sources and recent examples. Students and scholars in the fields of communication, political science, political sociology, and contemporary American political history will find this text invaluable.