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ERIC Number: ED406713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Pages: 17
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Campaign 96: A Perspective on Cyberspace Political Communication.
Glenn, Robert J., III
In 1996 the Internet evolved into a key information source for voters interested in experiencing an unfiltered view of the political process through the lenses of political parties, news organizations, educational foundations, media outlets, and a host of specialized interest groups (e.g., Common Cause, Sierra Club). This access came in the form of World Wide Web sites, Bulletin Boards, Gopher sites, Usenet groups, and access to political agents and agencies through a rapidly expanding system of electronic-mail access points. Travels on the information superhighway uncovered several prominent political websites, including those offered by the Democratic Party (DNC), Dole for President, the White House, and C-SPAN. Each site had its own structure and quality was variable. The"virtual library" is probably the most worthwhile subfile offered within the White House website because of its emphasis on political issues and Presidential policies. Overall, the C-SPAN website offers a good starting-point for anyone interested in researching issues and personalities associated with the American political system. The expansion of the Internet and the World Wide Web provides students and researchers of all stripes with information and news pertaining to a plethora of issues--it is clearly possible for students and other researchers to conduct political research on the Internet. (Contains 10 references.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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