Well Said podcast: Social media and politics

Story by University Communications
Originally published Sept. 7, 2016, on unc.edu

In this week's podcast, a journalism professor discusses how social media has become a game-changer on the campaign trail.

Political campaigns are transforming as social media creates new ways for politicians to reach voters and showcase their platform. From well-timed tweets to digital missteps, social media has become a game-changer on the campaign trail.

In this week’s episode, we’re talking politics and social media Daniel Kreiss, UNC School of Media and Journalism associate professor and author of Prototype Politics: Technology-Intensive Campaigning and the Data of Democracy.

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