On this episode of Carpe Diem, host Merrill Brown, director of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University discusses the relationship between social media and the current political climate. He is joined by Dr. Joel Penney, Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Media specializing in new media, critical/cultural studies, and political communication and theory.
Joel is an active blogger and frequent pundit and is currently working on a book project that explores how citizens participate in political marketing campaigns in the digital age. He studies the relationship between people’s use of social media and their own social and political advocacy. He noted recently that studies show “that strong emotional reactions are the biggest motivating force for people to share content online, and that anger is the most motivating emotion, more than any positive emotion.” A relevant point in today’s heated political environment.
This episode was produced and hosted by the director of the School of Communication and Media, Merrill Brown and directed by TVDM major, Christodoulos Apostolou.
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