New media platform has become a vital tool for the public seeking alternative information and resources which increases the significant level of public participation through various new media platforms such as blogs, you tube videos and online newspaper comments. This course exposures student with key concepts, model and theories related to political communication.  A comparative approach across culture and nation will be used to look at how different new media technologies have impacted the ways in which the public gets its news and how this has in turn had an effect on public perception of the political spectrum. Political participation within the online platform has also emerged as an alternative medium for politicians.


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