Course: POLS 447A. Media and Politics (3)
The focus of this course is a reconciliation of common perceptions of media influence on public opinion, elections and policy making with empirical evidence of media effects on these components of the political system. The term “media” will be defined through its organization and workings that includes print, broadcast and Internet sources. Students will learn to become more critical consumers of media information and contemplate the role of the media in a democracy. Available for graduate credit.