week 9 – how technology shapes the world, cont’d

Posted on 29 May 2008. Filed under: Class Notes |

– Why networks matter
– What is the role of computer code in shaping social processes? How is this related to politics and what are the implications for journalism and those who practice it?
– How do financial pressures shape news and public service?
Your Questions!

(1) What are networks?
Physical – technological – personal

Romans – highways

Samuel Morse: What Hath God Wrought?
First message on gov’t subsidized telegraph line (1844), Baltimore to Washington, DC.

See “AddThis” (below)

(2) Financial Pressures / Consolidation / Politics
The Case of Hillary Clinton

(3) Political Networks


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