Category Archives: political science

Farnsworth, Hanna and Hermerding Publish Research

Farnsworth, Hanna and Hermerding Publish Research

A research project on the 2014 U.S. Senate election in Virginia co-authored by Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, Stephen Hanna, professor of geography and Benjamin Hermerding, an Alvey Scholar at UMW and a research associate at the center, was featured in the Washington Post and published in the Daily Kos, a leading online news source.

Farnsworth Gives Lecture at Norwegian Washington Seminar

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Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, gave a lecture entitled “Is ‘House of Cards’ Really Fiction? U.S. Political Corruption, Voter Anger and the 2014 Elections,” at the Norwegian Washington Seminar in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Farnsworth Gives DC Lecture on Foreign Policy

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Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, gave a public lecture on “International Media, the U.S. Government and Foreign Policy Crises,” at the Ingleside at Rock Creek Forum in Washington, DC., earlier this month. The talk was drawn from his co-authored book, “The Global President: International Media and the U.S. Government.”

UMW Survey Receives Extensive Media Attention

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A survey of Virginia voters designed by Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has received extensive media attention, including reports in The Washington Post , Politico , Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Real Clear Politics, WUSA-TV, WJLA-TV, WRC-TV, WAMU-FM, The Richmond-Times Dispatch, The Daily Press of Hampton Roads and The Free Lance-Star.

Students Participate in C-SPAN College Classroom

Students Participate in C-SPAN College Classroom
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Photo by Stephen Farnsworth.

Students in Stephen Farnsworth’s political science classes participated in the C-SPAN college classroom program and met with recent UMW political science graduates during a day-long program in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 28. The C-SPAN program, which featured Farnsworth discussing his book “Spinner in Chief” and answering questions about presidents and the mass media from UMW students and those at other universities, is scheduled to air on CSPAN3 at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1.

Article: Improving News Coverage of Presidential Campaigns

Politics & Policy

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies, was co-author of a research article entitled, “Authors’ Response: Improving News Coverage in the 2012 Presidential Campaign and Beyond,”  which was published in the August 2012 issue of Politics & Policy.