Alan Schroeder, associate professor of journalism, shared his thoughts and experience observing the presidential election in France last week.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned last week as the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) amid allegations of sexual assault in New York City — leading to larger questions of how this will affect French politics and financial matters across Europe. Natalie Bormann, a visiting assistant professor of political science at Northeastern University, assesses the implications of this situation and the media coverage that followed.
As real estate tycoon and TV personality Donald Trump mulls a run for the U.S. presidency, Alan Schroeder, associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University and author of the book “Celebrity-in-Chief: How Show Business Took Over the White House,” discusses the relationship between celebrity and political power.
On Monday, President Barack Obama launched his 2012 reelection campaign in a YouTube video that features his supporters speaking about the issues and the election ahead. Josue David Cisneros, assistant professor of communication studies at Northeastern University, assesses the message put forth in the president’s video, along with how social media can affect political and other grassroots campaigns.