The Digital Media Revolution: Global Political Impact

Dean Ben Vinson and Assistant Professor of Media and Public Affairs Catie Bailard
October 08, 2014

Digital or new media is omnipresent in our lives, transforming the way we communicate and share information. Politically, its impact has been profound, acting as a catalyst for swaying public opinion on a global scale.

Catie Bailard, assistant professor of media and public affairs, examines the intersection of politics and digital media in a video conversation with Columbian College Dean Ben Vinson. In her new book Democracy’s Double-Edged Sword: How Internet Use Changes Citizens’ Views of their Government (Johns Hopkins University Press), Bailard examined the political repercussions of having an ever-growing volume of information at ordinary citizens’ fingertips.