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Campaign U 2012 Instructor and Students

Subject areas the Campaign U teams will cover

  • Campaign Ads (campaign ads, party ads, independent group ads, web ads, radio ads)
  • Campaign Speeches (presidential and vice presidential candidates as well as surrogates – analyze word use and messages – discuss speeches to different constituents)
  • Polls (analysis of any and all national and statewide polls, particularly those in battleground states)
  • TV News Coverage (cable, network and PBS shows, including the Sunday morning shows – describe how the broadcast news media are framing the election narrative and analyzing the campaigns)
  • Newspapers (news coverage, columns, and editorials from the major dailies and papers in key battleground states)
  • Issue Check (what the candidates are saying about issues, how they're framing issues to their advantage, whether they're distorting the other side's position, whether they're telling the truth)
  • Constituencies and Interest Groups (minorities, seniors, religious right, economic conservatives, foreign policy hawks, peace groups, civil libertarians, unions, gun owners, environmentalists, women, etc. – how the campaigns are playing to them, and what interest groups representing these constituencies are doing to influence the campaign)
  • Partisan Media (talk radio, cable shows with a point of view)
  • Bloggers and Magazines (scan online for what's hot, trending, consequential)
  • Social Media (monitor all social media sites, particularly Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Buzzfeed, Storify, and Twitter, for what's trending and newsworthy)
  • Political Humor (political comedy and satire from all media)

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    • Syllabus: Campaign 2012: Inside the War Room and the Newsroom

      Syllabus: Campaign 2012: Inside the War Room and the Newsroom

      Tuesday, September 4 2012 5:10 PM EDT2012-09-04 21:10:42 GMT
      Campaign U will peel away each layer of this campaign, decode the images the candidates project, analyze the political and message strategy, examine the public mood, and look at each candidate's roadmap to victory.
      The task of Campaign U is to peel away each layer of this campaign, decode the images the candidates project, analyze the political and message strategy, examine the public mood, and look at each candidate's roadmap to victory.
    • Campaign U Professor Leonard Steinhorn

      Campaign U Professor Leonard Steinhorn

      Monday, September 3 2012 5:03 PM EDT2012-09-03 21:03:19 GMT
      Professor Leonard Steinhorn, a professor in the School of Communication, has taught at American University since 1995 and is recognized as a leading expert on American politics, culture, and media.
      Professor Leonard Steinhorn, a professor in the School of Communication, has taught at American University since 1995 and is recognized as a leading expert on American politics, culture, and media.
    • Ray Bowman

      Ray Bowman

      Tuesday, September 4 2012 10:11 AM EDT2012-09-04 14:11:46 GMT
      Ray Bowman is a junior at American University studying Public Communication and Political Science.
      Ray Bowman is a junior at American University studying Public Communication and Political Science.
    • Evan Brown

      Evan Brown

      Monday, September 3 2012 4:58 PM EDT2012-09-03 20:58:58 GMT
      Evan Brown is junior from Guilford, Connecticut, majoring in political science and economics. Over the past few years, he has gained experience interning for Democratic research and polling firms.
      Evan Brown is junior from Guilford, Connecticut, majoring in political science and economics. Over the past few years, he has gained experience interning for Democratic research and polling firms.
    • Christina Bui

      Christina Bui

      Monday, September 3 2012 5:38 PM EDT2012-09-03 21:38:16 GMT
      Christina Bui is a junior double majoring in Public Communication and International Studies and minoring in Japanese at American University.
      Christina Bui is a junior double majoring in Public Communication and International Studies and minoring in Japanese at American University.
    • Colin Campbell

      Colin Campbell

      Monday, September 3 2012 5:08 PM EDT2012-09-03 21:08:47 GMT
      Senior Colin Campbell is a Political Science and Broadcast Journalism major from New Ulm, Minnesota.
      Senior Colin Campbell is a Political Science and Broadcast Journalism major from New Ulm, Minnesota.
    • Matthew Carter

      Matthew Carter

      Monday, September 3 2012 5:12 PM EDT2012-09-03 21:12:30 GMT
      Matthew Carter is a third-year student at American University studying film and media arts in the School of Communications.
      Matthew Carter is a third-year student at American University studying film and media arts in the School of Communications.
    • Robyn Casper

      Robyn Casper

      Monday, September 3 2012 5:07 PM EDT2012-09-03 21:07:14 GMT
      Robyn Casper is a senior at American University where she is studying public communication and political science. She has interned with her state senator in Boston for many years.
      Robyn Casper is a senior at American University where she is studying public communication and political science. She has interned with her state senator in Boston for many years.
    • Kate Faherty

      Kate Faherty

      Tuesday, September 4 2012 4:48 PM EDT2012-09-04 20:48:02 GMT
      Kate Faherty is a Junior at AU, studying Print Journalism. She is from Hummelstown, Pennsylvania and has been interested in Journalism studies since early high school.
      Kate Faherty is a Junior at AU, studying Print Journalism. She is from Hummelstown, Pennsylvania and has been interested in Journalism studies since early high school.
    • Abby Fennewald

      Abby Fennewald

      Monday, September 3 2012 5:28 PM EDT2012-09-03 21:28:34 GMT
      Abby Fennewald is a senior at AU from Columbia, Missouri. She is a Communication Studies major with a history minor and is currently an intern at Points of Light.
      Abby Fennewald is a senior at AU from Columbia, Missouri. She is a Communication Studies major with a history minor and is currently an intern at Points of Light.
    • Christine Freeberg

      Christine Freeberg

      Monday, September 3 2012 5:22 PM EDT2012-09-03 21:22:50 GMT
      Christine Freeberg is a senior in the School of Communication at American University. She is pursuing a major in Print Journalism and a minor in Political Science.
      Christine Freeberg is a senior in the School of Communication at American University. She is pursuing a major in Print Journalism and a minor in Political Science.
    • Chris Jasinski

      Chris Jasinski

      Monday, September 3 2012 5:32 PM EDT2012-09-03 21:32:36 GMT
      Chris Jasinski is a rising junior studying both Public Communication and Political Science at American University.
      Chris Jasinski is a rising junior studying both Public Communication and Political Science at American University.
    • Sydney Kashiwagi

      Sydney Kashiwagi

      Monday, September 3 2012 5:25 PM EDT2012-09-03 21:25:18 GMT
      Sydney Kashiwagi is a junior at American University from Honolulu, Hawaii who studies multimedia journalism and international relations.
      Sydney Kashiwagi is a junior at American University from Honolulu, Hawaii who studies multimedia journalism and international relations.
    • Kelsey Linford

      Kelsey Linford

      Monday, September 3 2012 5:17 PM EDT2012-09-03 21:17:46 GMT
      Kelsey Linford, a native of southern California, has enjoyed her time in the nation's capitol and has developed a strong appreciation for the balance of politics and fair communication.
      Kelsey Linford, a native of southern California, has enjoyed her time in the nation's capitol and has developed a strong appreciation for the balance of politics and fair communication.
    • Douglas Patch

      Douglas Patch

      Monday, September 3 2012 5:06 PM EDT2012-09-03 21:06:48 GMT
      Douglas Patch was born in New York City, NY, but now currently lives in Greenwich, CT. He is a junior at American University and is majoring in Communication specializing in media and government.
      Douglas Patch was born in New York City, NY, but now currently lives in Greenwich, CT. He is a junior at American University and is majoring in Communication specializing in media and government.
    • Lindsay Sandoval

      Lindsay Sandoval

      Monday, September 3 2012 5:41 PM EDT2012-09-03 21:41:04 GMT
      Lindsay Sandoval is a sophomore from Boulder, Colorado pursuing a double major in Public Communication and American Studies.
      Lindsay Sandoval is a sophomore from Boulder, Colorado pursuing a double major in Public Communication and American Studies.
    • Nate Shelter

      Nate Shelter

      Tuesday, September 4 2012 4:48 PM EDT2012-09-04 20:48:29 GMT
      Nate Shelter is a senior from Massachusetts, studying public communication and history.
      Nate Shelter is a senior from Massachusetts, studying public communication and history.
    • Alexia Sikora

      Alexia Sikora

      Thursday, September 6 2012 1:29 PM EDT2012-09-06 17:29:39 GMT
      My name is Alexia Sikora and I am a senior in the School of Public Affairs double majoring in Political Science and CLEG (Communications, Law, Economics, Government).
      My name is Alexia Sikora and I am a senior in the School of Public Affairs double majoring in Political Science and CLEG (Communications, Law, Economics, Government).
    • Angela Smith

      Angela Smith

      Angela Smith is a senior studying Communications, Law, Economics and Government in the School of Public Affairs.
      Angela Smith is a senior studying Communications, Law, Economics and Government in the School of Public Affairs.
    • Barbara Sprunt

      Barbara Sprunt

      Monday, September 3 2012 5:15 PM EDT2012-09-03 21:15:17 GMT
      Barbara Sprunt is a junior at American University studying public communication and political science.
      Barbara Sprunt is a junior at American University studying public communication and political science.
    • Ryan Stanley

      Ryan Stanley

      Monday, September 3 2012 5:20 PM EDT2012-09-03 21:20:40 GMT
      Ryan Stanley is a sophomore student at American University and a member of the School of Communication. He is a broadcast journalism major and plans to work in television news upon his graduation.
      Ryan Stanley is a sophomore student at American University and a member of the School of Communication. He is a broadcast journalism major and plans to work in television news upon his graduation.
    • Madeline Turrini

      Madeline Turrini

      Monday, September 3 2012 5:08 PM EDT2012-09-03 21:08:30 GMT
      Madeline Turrini from Mendham, New Jersey is a sophomore Honors student at American University, studying Film & Media Arts.
      Madeline Turrini from Mendham, New Jersey is a sophomore Honors student at American University, studying Film & Media Arts.
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