Digital Media & Politics

Crossing the Campaign Divide: The Dean Phenomenon (2004)
David Iozzi, a 2004 CCCE Undergraduate Research Fellow and Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Fellow investigated in his senior honors thesis Internet use by the 2004 presidential candidates. He uses their online campaigning activity to shed light on the question of how political candidates can use the Web most effectively. In particular, he focuses on the emergence of the social networking technologies most notably seen in the Howard Dean organization. Read more…

The Net Repertoire: Global Activist Networks and Open Publishing (2003)
Heather Gorgura, B.A. in Political Science and Comparative Literature, 2003, focused on evolving communication technologies as activist resources. Her paper explores Internet technology, activism, and the democratization of the news media. Read more…