Event Title

Ohio, Newspapers, Political Cartoons, and Voting Records: How All of These Relate in the Election of 1912

Location

124 Science & Nursing Building

Start Date

27-4-2018 1:45 PM

End Date

27-4-2018 2:15 PM

Description

Using Ohio newspaper political cartoons to create an analysis on how the media has an effect on the voting population. The players from the 1912 presidential election came from the two major political parties, Republican and Democrats, along with the Progressive "Bull Moose" party. Due to the dependency of the newspaper media, as the medium was one of cheapest and accessible to the most amount of people. By looking at historically right and left leaning news sources it is possible to observe the biases of each side because there is always a specific narrative portrayed in political cartoons for each presidential candidate. A cartoonist can present their own opinions of a candidate which would cause them to exaggerate certain characteristics to sway the public perception of an individual candidate. Therefore, by putting all factor together it can be shown that there is a correlation between newspaper cartoons and voting records.

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Ohio, Newspapers, Political Cartoons, and Voting Records: How All of These Relate in the Election of 1912

124 Science & Nursing Building

Using Ohio newspaper political cartoons to create an analysis on how the media has an effect on the voting population. The players from the 1912 presidential election came from the two major political parties, Republican and Democrats, along with the Progressive "Bull Moose" party. Due to the dependency of the newspaper media, as the medium was one of cheapest and accessible to the most amount of people. By looking at historically right and left leaning news sources it is possible to observe the biases of each side because there is always a specific narrative portrayed in political cartoons for each presidential candidate. A cartoonist can present their own opinions of a candidate which would cause them to exaggerate certain characteristics to sway the public perception of an individual candidate. Therefore, by putting all factor together it can be shown that there is a correlation between newspaper cartoons and voting records.