Category Archives: Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Research Article: Scientific Opinion on Climate Change

IJPOR Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the university’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, is co-author of a refereed research article entitled, “The Structure of Scientific Opinion on Climate Change,” published in the Spring 2012 issue of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research.

Washington Post column: Virginia should have the first presidential primary

Washington PostStephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the university’s Center for Media and Leadership Studies, published an op-ed in The Washington Post on Friday, March 2. The piece, “Virginia Belongs at the Top of the Presidential-Election Calendar,” argues that Virginia should be more integral to the presidential nomination process, since the Commonwealth more closely resembles a microcosm of the U.S.

On Monday, March 5, Farnsworth was quoted in the Associated Press article “Limbaugh Controversy Casts a Fresh Light on Conservative Media Stars’ Impact on GOP Politics.”

In the article “Romney’s Virginia Faceoff with Paul not Overwhelming” in the Tuesday, March 6 edition of The Washington Times, Farnsworth discusses Virginia’s “Super Tuesday” race.

Washington Post: Virginia’s Ultrasound politics

Washington PostStephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies, is featured in the Thursday, Feb. 23 issue of The Washington Post. In the article “McDonnell, Virginia Republicans Back Off Mandatory Invasive Ultrasounds,” Farnsworth comments on Gov. McDonnell’s decision to remove support from a bill.

Farnsworth discusses a similar topic in an interview on WAMU 88.5′s “The Kojo Nnamdi Show.” The Thursday, Feb. 23 segment, “Reversal in Virginia,” discusses the implications for Gov. McDonnell.

On Monday, Feb. 27, Farnsworth appeared on TBD NewsChannel 8′s program “News Talk with Bruce DePuyt.”

Chapter: Television Coverage of Presidential Nominations

Making Prez Candidates 2012

Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the university’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, is co-author of a chapter entitled, “How Television Covers the Presidential Nomination Process,” in The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2012, an edited volume published by Rowman & Littlefield.

On Friday, Feb. 10, Farnsworth was the featured guest on TBD-8′s news program, “NewsTalk with Bruce DePuyt.” The interview focused on Virginia’s current legislative session.

Election 2012: News Media

ctv news

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies, appeared on CTV News on January 6 to discuss the Republican candidates’ preparations for the New Hampshire primary.

Dr. Farnsworth was also featured in the Thursday, Jan. 5 issue of The Washington Times. In the article, “McDonnell Nets Record Haul for GOP Governors,” Farnsworth discusses the rivalry between Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.