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POLI 362, Week 4 Notes

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POLI 362, Week 4 Notes Poli 362 001

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Politics and the Mass Media
Donald Fowler
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Date Created: 02/23/16
Poli 326: Politics and Mass Media 2/4/16 Guest Speaker: Michelle Kwan  Most decorated United States figure skater  Here on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s campaign  Her husband ran for governor of Rhode Island o Had studied political science but had never experienced the behind the scenes o He didn’t win but it was a learning experience  Job as a Surrogate o On the campaign where Hillary cant be there is a surrogate o Generate excitement and attention  How did you go from figure skating to politics? o When she finished skating in 2006 she was 26 years old. o Went to university of Denver where she studied political science and international relations o Got her masters degree o Got a “real job” at the state department serving as a senior advisor  Despite how close Iowa is the campaign remains confident in the primaries  What attributes make her appealing to college students like us? o The college compact. o There are admittedly other appealing candidates but they have ideas and not execution. o Kinda floundered with this answer.  What was Hillary’s biggest accomplishment as secretary of state? o LGBT rights, women’s rights to choose, ect.  Hillary’s relationship with congress o The relationships she’s made over her career with foreign leaders and with members of our own government and know where things are at gridlock/where they need to get moving. Hillary would be able to move them but other people don’t have those relationships  What’re some of the biggest challenges in the campaign o Surrogates department is under the communication department  Rapid response team is amazing o Flights being delayed o Different types of voters o Finance team meeting deadlines  For someone who wants to pursue a career in poli or media what is your advice? o To get involved in any way you can.  How does Hillary plan to balance the deficit o Let me get back to you  What has been the biggest challenge and reward with the campaign? o Challenge: endurance, its nonstop  How is it balancing campaign life and personal life? o Its trying to figure out how to make time for yourself  Try to get to yoga a couple times a week Poli 362: Politics and Mass Media 2/9/16 Newspaper Reporting  There’s the generation and the reporting of news  Most of the time people try to generate news that is good about themselves o Ex: everyone that runs for public office  Not only are individuals concerned about this but public bodies are as well  Three groups: individuals, groups, candidates  If you are interested in elected office/are an elected official you will have multiple meetings to deal with the media o There are right and wrong ways  Person representing the media have a certain set of standards and have loyalties, so there are certain things they wont do to compromise objectivity o EX: accepting gifts  The need for media applies at all levels of government o Becomes more complex as you get into higher levels of government


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