Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Department

Communication

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

A political campaign is carefully crafted for each candidate, to address their constituency and present the candidate and party in the best possible way. After the creation of the United States suffrage was limited to land owning white men, these men were involved in politics by reading local newspapers and visiting the politicians face to face. However as we fast forward to the 1930’s President Franklin D. Roosevelt used the radio to connect with the American public, and then in 1960’s Nixon and Kennedy’s debate introduced the mass-produced version of face-to-face politics through televisions all over the country we begin our dissent into celebrity politics. This advance in technology has created a more opportunity for citizens to participate, as they learn more about each candidate and have easier access to the candidates themselves.

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Dr. Joel Turner

Disciplines

Communication Technology and New Media | Marketing | Political Science | Social Influence and Political Communication