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Farnsworth Lectures on Political Humor

Farnsworth Lectures on Political Humor

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently delivered an online lecture, "Political Humor from Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert," to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Richmond. Dr. Farnsworth drew upon his recent co-authored book, "Late Night With Trump: Political Humor and the American Presidency,” for that online conversation.

In addition, Professor Farnsworth was quoted in a variety of media outlets in recent weeks.

In Virginia governor’s race, a raging debate about education takes center stage (Washington Post)

Judge dismisses group’s effort to remove Black state senator (Washington Post)

New Book Examines Virginia’s Urban-Rural Divide (WVTF Radio IQ)

CNBC, for the Second Year in a Row, Names Virginia as Best State for Business (Virginia Mercury)

Trump joins Rumble as his search for alternative social media platform continues (ABC 6)

2022’s midterm elections already are pressuring Democrats, as Wall Street ‘might be praying for Republican gains’ (MarketWatch; Morningstar; Crumpe)

Petition against Louise Lucas seeks to do the unprecedented-recall a Virginia lawmaker (The Virginian-Pilot)

McAuliffe commits to five debates in Virginia governor’s race, Youngkin to one (Washington Post)

Democrats Playing Too Nice? (CTV News Channel)

Farnsworth Lectures to Virginia Boys State

Farnsworth Lectures to Virginia Boys State

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently delivered an online lecture entitled “Virginia’s Candidate Selection Process: Examining Recent Primaries and Conventions” at the 2021 American Legion Boys State of Virginia. The week-long government education program brings together several hundred of Virginia’s top rising high school seniors in the social sciences.

Dr. Farnsworth also contributed comments to the following news stories:

Schapiro: A Republican campaign in search of a theme (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Biden-Putin Summit Wraps Up in Geneva (CTV News Channel)

Analysis: Biden, Putin meet face-to-face in Geneva (CP24)

Democrats Playing Too Nice? (CTV News Channel)

Farnsworth Comments in the News

Farnsworth Comments in the News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently commented in the following news stories:

Virginia Primary Turnout Dips, But Still Among Highest in Recent History (NPR)

UMW pundit predicts big money will be spent in November high-stakes Governor election (NewsRadio WINA)

What happened during Democrat Jennifer Carroll Foy’s run for Virginia governor? (Potomac Local)

The U.S. is Back….Or is It? (CTV News Canada)

McAuliffe’s sweep beat expectations that were already sky-high (Virginia Mercury)

No matter who wins, the Va. lieutenant governor’s race will make history (WTOP)

Voting need not be a gauntlet. So why is the GOP doing all it can to make it that way? (Virginia Mercury)

Ransomware and Russia (CTV News Canada)

Farnsworth Comments in the News

Farnsworth Comments in the News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently commented on the following news stories:

Virginia 2021 primary: House of Delegates races to watch (WTOP)

Virginia Voters Identify as Moderate but Support Progressive Policies, Poll Finds (patch.com)

Republicans Oust Liz Cheney (CTV News Channel)

Virginia voters identify as moderate but support progressive policies, poll finds (Virginia Mercury)

Winsome Sears, former state delegate, wins GOP nomination for Virginia lieutenant governor (The Washington Post)

Virginia is for … ‘moderates’? (Rappahannock News)

Glenn Youngkin’s Pitch: Tighter Voting Laws, Broader GOP Tent, and Money to Make it Happen (VPM)

Virginia Republicans’ messy, Trumpy race to pick a nominee for governor (Vox News)

Virginia voters identify as moderate, despite supporting Democrat policies (NBC29; Henrico Citizen)

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Farnsworth Publishes Chapter on Presidential Communication

Farnsworth Publishes Chapter on Presidential Communication

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently had a chapter published in The International Handbook of Strategic Communication, (Wiley Blackwell, publishers). The chapter, “President Obama, the Affordable Care Act and the Challenges of Strategic Political Communication,” was drawn from a research paper presented at a recent meeting of the Western Political Science Association.

Dr. Farnsworth also provided comments in the following news stories:

Joe Biden is approaching 100 days in office. Has the presidency changed him? (The Globe and Mail)

Biden Approaches 100 Days in the White House (CP24)

Early voting begins Friday in state, local primaries (Inside NoVA)

Governor’s race draws $11 million total in first-quarter fundraising (WRIC TV8; Fauquier Now; Inside NoVA; Prince William Times)

Farnsworth Comments in the News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently commented on the following news stories:

 

Fundraising Numbers Bring Virginia Attorney General Race into Focus (Courthouse News Service)

Virginia House Democrats see record number of challenges in primary elections (The Washington Post)

Rod Hall continues to earn big endorsements in his primary challenge to Guzman (Virginia Scope)

U.S. Imposes Sanctions Against Russia (CTV News Channel)

State Sen. Jen Kiggans officially launches 2022 congressional campaign (Virginia Scope)

Ending the ‘Forever War’ (CTV News Channel)

Executive Actions on Guns (CTV News Channel)

Governor’s race draws $11 million total in first-quarter fundraising (WFXR; WVIR NBC29; WWBT NBC12)

Supervisors plan to give voters final say on whether to allow marijuana retail sales in 2024 (Chesterfield Observer)