Tag: 2012 election

by Kathy E. Gill

If an election outcome rested on how well a campaign does with Twitter, then President Barack Obama’s camp would be focused not on November 2012 but January 2013. Not only is the Obama campaign out-tweeting the Mitt Romney team, but the Obama tweets are being shared at a rate of 17-to-1 compared with Romney’s. The [...] more »

by Lillian Mongeau

Nearly 7 million young people will be newly eligible to vote this November. And contrary to what most might think, a recent study of how these voters engage in politics using new media shows they’re paying close attention. “A lot of what we’re trying to understand is the way in which [using new media] might [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. New iPad upgrades mostly ‘housekeeping’ — 4G, faster processor and better screen (CNET) 2. Justice Department may be ready to sue Apple and five publishers in price-fixing case (PaidContent) 3. Getty Images licenses Instagram portraits of Yankees players (The Verge) [...] more »

by Evelyn Messinger

In 2012, two tidal waves will reconfigure the American electoral system and the news media that cover it. A tsunami made of money will buoy up the structure of entrenched political power, while a huge wave of personal technology will disrupt it. I can predict both of these events with certainty because they’ve happened every [...] more »