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The Internet and the 2000 Republican Convention: An Appraisal

by Michael Cornfield
The George Washington University

Presented August 13, 2000
Los Angeles, CA


The Shorenstein Center asked Michael Cornfield, an expert on the Internet and politics, to give a quick appraisal of the performance of online media at the 2000 Republican Convention. Cornfield prepared the following paper for a panel discussion to be held on August 13, 2000. The paper looks at a key moment in the campaign to illustrate the possibilities of online communication in democratic politics. Professor Cornfield wishes to acknowledge the assistance of Ryan Thornburg of George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management and WashingtonPost.com.

  1. Philadelphia: The Political Convention, Rewired
  2. The First Union Center: The Bush Campaign Places the Web Offstage
  3. Internet Alley: Online Media Start-Ups Flicker; Old Media Off-Shoots Hold Steady
  4. The Electorate: Cyber-Citizens?
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