In her first post for Electronic Media and Politics, Camille Koue writes about the potential for open government in the wake of innovative efforts by Rep. Darrell Issa during the SOPA and PIPPA debates. Her question: even if we build the technologies and the infrastructure for open and participatory government using digital tools, will the people want to be involved? Read her analysis to better understand this and other pertinent questions about government and participation in the digital age.
In this new post on the upcoming presidential debates, Dr. Owen describes the pre-debate media coverage, and the deep importance of the debates to both the campaigns and the voters - and how it all plays out in the media.
In his first post for eM&P, Senior Blogger Deron Hogans discusses the impact of competing frames for events in an increasingly globalized media ecosystem.
From now until the election, Prof. Owen will be writting a portion of a blog for the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail, detailing the ups and downs both candidates experience each week. eM&P is proud to present her "Election Scorecard" for our audience - we think you will enjoy her insights into this fascinating election cycle.
Continuing on from last week, Jennifer Young details the intersection of media policy and politics, and explores the impact media policy has on our possibilities of participation.
Jennifer Young explores the importance of media policy for the understanding of media and politics. This post also introduces an upcoming two-part video series featuring an interview with Tom Glaisyer, head of the Media Policy Initiative at the New America Foundation.