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Campaign Finance, Political Communication, and the 2012 Elections

From Matt Motta ’13:

With the support of the Knight Foundation, CSPL, Baldwin University Lectures, and the Government Department, the Wesleyan Media Project will be bringing several prominent scholars and national media representatives to Wesleyan’s campus for an election conference on Nov 30 (details here).

Please RSVP to Laura Baum (lbaum(at)wesleyan(dot)edu).

If you can’t make it in person, the day’s events will be live webcast from 9am to 4:30pm (link will be available on the Project website). We will also be tweeting and you can send questions to us @wesmediaproject or through hashtag #WesElectionConf.

Date: Friday, November 30
Time: Panels throughout the day, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108

Wesleyan National Survey: Call for PAID Interviewers

Aubrey Hamilton ’12 wants to know if you’re interested:

Are you interested in social media, educational inequalities, terrorism, or perceptions of current policy issues including protests domestically and in the Middle East?

THIS IS THE LAST WEEK to participate as a PAID interviewer for an opinion research project sponsored by the Wesleyan Media Project, the Quantitative Analysis Center, and Professors Fowler and Long.

Want to make some EXTRA MONEY for Spring? The number of hours and schedule is up to you. Pays $8.50/hr.

If you are interested in participating please contact ahamilton[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or rchayes[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Wesleyan Media Project: Call for Paid Interviewers

From Aubrey Hamilton ’12:

Are you interested in social media, educational inequalities, terrorism, or perceptions of current policy issues including protests domestically and in the Middle East?

Register to participate as a paid interviewer for an opinion research project sponsored by the Wesleyan Media Project, the Quantitative Analysis Center, and Professors Fowler and Long.

If you are interested in participating please complete this form, so that we can contact you to discuss scheduling.

Interviewers will be paid $8.50/hour and will conduct interviews during the following times in APRIL:

  • Monday – Friday, and Sunday: 5:00pm to midnight
  • Saturday: 11:00am to 6pm

Money, money, money…

No, not those guys.

Yesterday, besides being the fourth of the Republican primaries, was the filing date for SuperPACs to disclose their donors (at least, those who have contributed $200 or more) to the Federal Elections Commission.

As you’ve likely heard, SuperPACs–sanctioned by the Citizens United decision and can collect an unlimited amount of money from individuals, corporations (i.e., individuals), and unions (also individuals in the eye of the law) to spend in elections as long as they do not explicitly coordinate with any particular candidate–have played an outsize role this election season, turning conventional campaigning on its head. What you probably haven’t heard is the part played by the Wesleyan Media Project in studying these groups.