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Campaign U 2012

American University School of Communication is teaming with Fox 5 to showcase student analysis of the 2012 presidential election campaign



SOC students are TV campaign analysts
as part of a popular election class
taught by professor Lenny Steinhorn.

American University's School of Communication is teaming up with DC's Fox 5 for Campaign U, a project that will help frame key issues of the 2012 presidential election through student analysis of the candidates and campaigns in written presentations and a live webcast.

Our hope is through their research and analysis you will get a better understanding of the proposals of the candidates. Led by professor Lenny Steinhorn, each week AU student teams will examine issues from such aspects as campaign ads and speeches, internet sites and blogs, polls, TV,newspaper and magazine coverage, outrage and humor and interest groups. Steinhorn, a political communication professor at SOC, has taught at AU since 1995. He is recognized as a leading expert on American politics, culture, and media. Learn more and meet the students and professor Steinhorn.

Election Day Student Work

SOC Voters in line 2012 election WTOP

Video, on-the-ground reports and first-person accounts from SOC students who covered the final hours of election 2012.

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The Course: Campaign 2012: Inside the War Room and the Newsroom

Lenny Steinhorn, professor of communication

Professor Leonard Steinhorn developed and teaches the course that is the basis of Campaign U 2012. He is recognized as a leading expert on American politics, culture, and media.

Read the syllabus