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Hype Machine

Making Sense of the 2020 Presidential Elections

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The Hype Machine

As of August 2019, there are 24 candidates who have declared for the 2020 Democratic primary, all vying to go up against the GOP and their presumed nominee, Donald Trump. This field is more than the 17 candidates who competed in the 2016 Republican primary, where Trump emerged victorious.

Who will come out as the Democratic candidate in such a crowded field? The Hype Machine seeks to make sense of the complicated political landscape that’s shaping up for the 2020 election.

How to Navigate

We’ve divided this website into the following sections:

About This Project

This is a capstone project for the Berkeley MIDS program. Our focus is to analyze the feedback loops between the media and political campaigns with a particular focus on the 2020 United States presidential election.

This capstone project runs from May through August of 2019.