Random blog posts about research in political communication, how people learn or don't learn from the media, why it all matters -- plus other stuff that interests me. It's my blog, after all. I can do what I want.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Do Debates Matter
Political debates increase political knowledge, especially among the least informed, but this study examines whether the format of the debate can make a difference. To put it simply, as I'm headed out the door, foreign policy debates improve knowledge the most and on such topics the town hall approach actually does a little good, though not much.