Examining the Political Constituent of the Media Age

Charles Brads Taylor University
Faculty Sponsor(s): Jacob Miller Taylor University
Today, people are consuming record amounts of media in the medium of short, information laden snippets which leads to a lack of significant practical knowledge about the functions of the American political system. The mediums used into today’s society are not shaped to provide complete knowledge. They instead provide snapshots of issues that provide top level information, often oversimplified to fit in a time or character limit. As a result, many individuals view issues as fundamentally clear and obvious implying that there are simple, clear cut solutions. The call, by both constituents and representatives, for policy to include straightforward solutions understood by the average constituent is a direct result of this view. The world has shrunk greatly increasing the number of factors that must be considered when addressing any issue. These opposing developments place policy makers in a difficult position. The solutions required are increasingly complex, but policy makers must also consider the media age belief that simpler is better, a belief reinforced daily by the technology that permeates everyday life.
Political Science
Oral Presentation

When & Where

09:45 AM
Jordan Hall 172