Week 5 Notes – Tu

Posted on 24 April 2007. Filed under: Class Notes |

Discussion Leaders: Student Assignments 5 (Ben), 8 (Lisa)In-Class Discussion:– How can journalists use the internet and other media to make their work more transparent? Can you think of any good examples of the way this is being done now?
– What is the most important role that blogging can play [in politics?]?
– In We the Media pg. 63, Gillmor asks “will journalists who do participate in the online discussion of their work … hit the law of diminishing returns?” I don’t really understand what this question is asking.

In-Class Assignments:
– Try to answer Ken’s question: Do you know of any government blogs, chatrooms or wikis where politicians really engage in conversations?
– Research the 2004 and 2006 elections. How much money was raised online? How was it raised? Was there a party advantage? [Related to: ” Could fundraising through the internet lead to a smaller dependency on interest groups?”]

Absent: Vanessa
Late: Justin


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