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POSC 215: Comparative Political Communication: News Coverage of Elections

This course will focus on the major theories of political communication in election advertising and political news contexts. Our case studies will focus on recent U.S., French, and UK elections. We compare the legal and cultural contexts of election news coverage and advertising in these countries and analyze media effects on voter perceptions using political psychology studies based on research in the U.S., UK, and EU.
6 credits; QRE, SI, IS; Not offered 2021-2022