Category Archives: Department of Political Science and International Affairs

Farnsworth Comments in the Regional and National News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

Virginia Bracing for a Fight Over Guns (U.S. News & World Report)

Impeachment Trial (Voice of America)

The Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump (CTV News Canada)

Farnsworth Delivers Invited Lecture on Virginia Politics

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, delivered an invited lecture entitled, “A Review of the 2019 Virginia Midterm Elections and a Preview of the 2020 Legislative Session,” at Virginia Executive Institute Alumni Association Meeting in Chesterfield, VA.

Dr. Farnsworth has also been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

Equal Rights Amendment approved by Virginia legislature, headed for legal battle (InsideNova.com; The Central Virginian)

Articles of Impeachment Headed to Senate (CTV News Channel)

How One Election May Have Shifted the Bar for Gun Control (Route Fifty)

Tables Turn in Virginia as Democrats Take Over Legislature (Courthouse News Service)

Farnsworth Comments in the Regional and National News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

Under Trump, voter turnout surges in Virginia’s off-year elections (The Washington Post)

New book: Jokes about the president have surged with Trump (The Washington Post)

UMW professor co-authors book on late-night comedy in the age of Donald Trump (The Free Lance-Star)

“Town Talk” interview on “Late Night with Trump” (News Talk)

Castro Drops Out of 2020 Democratic Race (CTV News Channel)

The New Dominion (Virginia Business)

As Democrats seek a nominee, what qualities can they sell to Virginia’s voters? (Virginia Mercury)

Some Republicans see momentum in gun sanctuary movement. Will it work? (Virginia Mercury)

Farnsworth Publishes Book on Political Humor

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, is co-author of a new book, Late Night with Trump: Political Humor and the American Presidency, published this week by Routledge Press, an academic publisher. The book was funded by Dr. Farnsworth's Waple Fellowship .

From the publisher: "Political humor has been a staple of late-night television for decades. The Trump White House, however, has received significantly greater attention than that of past presidents, such as Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and even Bill Clinton. In response to Trump’s strident politics, late-night comics, including Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah and Jimmy Fallon, have sounded key policy notes, further blurring the boundary between news and satire. Weekly humorists, including John Oliver and Samantha Bee, extend the critique with in-depth probing of key issues, while Saturday Night Live continues to tap the progression from outrage to outrageousness.”

“Using unique content analysis techniques and qualitative discussions of political humor, Farnsworth and Lichter show how late-night political humor, and these seven programs in particular, have responded to the Trump presidency. Employing a dataset of more than 100,000 late night jokes going back decades, these noted media scholars discuss how the treatment of Trump differs from previous presidents, and how the Trump era is likely to shape the future of political humor. The authors also employ public opinion survey data to consider the growing role these late-night programs play in framing public opinion and priorities. This book will interest scholars, the curious public, and students of politics, communications and the media, and contemporary American culture.”

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Farnsworth Comments in the News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several regional and national news stories: The Growing Cost of Virginia Elections (WVTF) Post-election, Virginia dodges Medicaid work requirements (WHSV). The post Farnsworth Comments in the News appeared first on EagleEye.

Farnsworth Comments in the News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

Locking It Down (Style Weekly)

Trump Urged to Take Part in Impeachment Inquiry (CTV News Channel)

Some Local Governments in Rural Virginia Declare 2nd Amendment Sanctuary (WVTF)

Virginia Senators Hope to Pass Legislation That Would Fix Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund (WVTF)

Senator Warner: Let Users Freely Move Their Data From One Social Media Platform to Another (WVTF)

Could Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Split Democrats in January? (WVTF)