COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance
Fall 2018, Section 002 - Believe Me: Campaign Messaging from Truman to Trump
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 261 strongly recommended.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Nothing shapes political campaign more than words and images. In this course, we will examine the various ways candidates and their teams use words and images to shape the message of their campaigns and how that carefully crafted message often goes awry. We’ll look at real-time examples from the ongoing 2018 midterm elections and the early stages of the 2020 presidential race and also draw from past campaigns using clips from candidate speeches, debates, news clips, campaign ads, political memorabilia, and social media. Throughout the semester, we will take a critical look at the role the news media play in distributing, interpreting, and analyzing these messages over the long course of a national campaign.


COMM 439 - Seminar in Journalistic Performance
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
 In Person
8Soph, Jr, or Sr Standing
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
9/4/18 - 12/11/18
Note: Section reserved for declared Communication Studies majors until 4/10/2017.
002 (REC)
 In Person
13Soph, Jr, or Sr Standing
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
9/4/18 - 12/11/18
Note: Section reserved for declared Communication Studies majors until 4/10/2017.

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