MDR Info Radio Interviews ASL

MDR Info Radio has interviewed American Studies Leipzig about the growing role of the internet in American politics, especially for the presidential election in 2007. Reporter Ralf Geissler spoke with Crister Garrett about how the internet can shape various aspects of elections, from funding, to message, to mobilizing grass roots. Answers to the questions stressed how the internet would play a qualitatively new role, especially in the 2008 campaign, as high-speech access is available to over half the country now, and especially young people are using the web to mobilize citizens to get involved with campaigns.

To hear the interview and report by Ralf Geissler, please click here.