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Campaign 2016 creates an opportunity for the media

With New York’s presidential primary upon us, candidates are engaging in a variety of staged activities aimed at winning votes in the race for the White House. We see them sampling regional delicacies, cheering on area sports teams and name-dropping … Continue reading

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Panel to Explore Voters, Elections and Chris Christie

I will be a panelist at the New Jersey Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting on Friday, Feb. 28.  I was invited to organize and take part in a panel that will explore the topics I researched for my doctoral dissertation … Continue reading

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Could the Worst-Educated Voters in History Kill Democracy?

Today’s political candidates campaign in a world in which news and information travels with unprecedented speed and arrives on smartphones that we carry in our pockets. But modern technology has not produced a more informed and educated electorate. In fact, … Continue reading

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Panel Presentation at Communication Conference

I presented a paper at the New York State Communication Association conference in Ellenville, N.Y., on Oct. 19. I was the Political Communication in a Networked World panel with my St. Bonaventure colleague Ben Gross, an assistant professor of sociology, … Continue reading

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Six news organizations post op-ed on election

My op-ed on voters and the media appeared in several publications this week. You’ll find links to each one below: Buffalo News Trenton Times Atlantic City Press NJ Newsroom Courier-Post Jersey Tribune

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Despite Cutbacks, Newspapers Still Important in NJ

Although politicians – nationwide and in New Jersey – often are quick to dismiss and criticize the media, they are just as quick to use news reports when the opportunity arises to score points. Both Governor Christie and his Democratic … Continue reading

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YouTube Turns 5

Five years ago today, three PayPal employees activated a domain for a new project they decided to call YouTube. What an impact it has had in just five years — on media, on politics and more. Video on the history … Continue reading

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