Letters and Politics

The Effects of Mass Communications on Politics

A conversation with Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson.  She has been conducting research in the last forty years on how mass communication affects politics.  After conducting extensive forensic analysis of the 2016 election, she says there’s a a strong case to be made that the alleged Russian hacking of the DNC and pushing information obtained was enough to sway the presidential election.

GuestKathleen Hall Jamieson is Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor at Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of its Annenberg Public Policy Center. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society and a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association. She is the author of many books, including Packaging the PresidencyEloquence in an Electronic AgeSpiral of Cynicism (with Joseph Cappella), and The Obama Victory (with Kate Kenski and Bruce Hardy) and her latest Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President What We Don’t, Can’t, and Do Know



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