Television and Social Media in the UK General Elections
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 from 17:15 to 18:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Politics and International Relations Society
Professor Mark Wheeler
Professor of Political Communications
London Metropolitan University
'Television and Social Media in the UK General Elections'
In TG-30 (Henry Thomas Room, by the main entrance), Tower Building, London Metropolitan University, Holloway Road, London N7 8DB.
On Tuesday 28 April from 5.15 p.m. to 6.30 p.m
Followed by refreshments.
In the era of mass and multi-media communications, the political classes have introduced advertising and public relations techniques into modern British election campaigns. This lecture will consider the impact of political marketing on the UK politics with especial reference to the 2015 election. It seeks to consider how politics has become a ‘product’ in relation to polling, agenda-setting, leadership, negative campaigning, ‘spin’ and celebrity endorsements. In tandem, it will discuss how the mainstream parties have deployed the social media in recent campaigns. Ultimately, it will analyze, assess and explain whether these tactics have proved to be healthy or not for British representational democracy.
This event is open to public and will also be of interest to students in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, School of Social Professions, School of Social Sciences, School of Media, Cuture and Communication.
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