Blog - a tool for democratizing the electoral communication? Cover Image

Blogul – un instrument pentru democratizarea comunicării electorale?
Blog - a tool for democratizing the electoral communication?

Author(s): Monica PĂTRUȚ
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Fundaţia »Societatea Civilă« (FSC)
Keywords: political blog; election campaign; parliamentary elections; 2008; new media

Summary/Abstract: Politicians frequently use blogs or personal website in order to favorably represent themselves and to impose their own issues on the mass-media and voters' agenda. Using blogs within election campaigns has become an international practice and Romanian politicians have become aware of its advantages: a premises for advertising, an access means to the political stage for new political actors, a legitimation mechanism for those in leading positions, or an instrument of informing and mobilizing one's voters. In our study, we have highlighted the insufficient use of blogs during the 2008 Parliamentary election campaign and we have drawn up the portrait of the Romanian candidate-blogger of this campaign.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 159
  • Page Range: 57-64
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Romanian