Friday, November 4, 2011

CSPAN Video 24: New Media Changing Viewing Habits, Politics, and Fact Checking

This C-SPAN video clip features Susan Drucker, Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Hofstra University, discussing the rise of the new media, specifically YouTube, and how it has changed the viewing habits of many voters.  Specifically, she notes that younger voters can quickly "fact check" as they view an interview with a politician or a presidential debate.  Professor Drucker observes that the new media has created "a very different media environment."  The internet has radically changed things.  She is being interviewed right before the last 2008 Presidential debate.  Interesting material.  

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