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Nicco Mele

Lecturer in Public Policy
Director, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 268

Building on the concepts, vocabulary, and skills of DPI-662, this course will take a deep dive into a series of critical issues at the intersection of politics, media and digital technology, with a focus on the role of technology in political campaigns. The course will cover a wide range of issues related to technology’s impact on political campaigns and political advocacy including: persuasion in political campaigns using digital media; online fundraising in political campaigns; data collection and data targeting in politics. We will be reviewing in detail the role of technology in the 2012 and 2016 US Presidential elections. A significant degree of digital literacy will be required to succeed in the course. 

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