Tag: Adlai Stevenson

  • Video Tip: Media Theory in Action

    Video Tip: Media Theory in Action

    In Jill Lepore’s book, IF THEN (2020) a fascinating clip from an American presidential election in the 1960s is mentioned. Lepore traces in her book the early history of voter manipulation and targeted communication, through the firm Simulamatics – a forgotten predecessor to companies such as Cambridge Analytica. In the clip mentioned, presidential candidate Adlai…