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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)

Johnny Carson and Political Humor (C-SPAN)

Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington examined Carson’s use of political humor and how it shaped the narrative on political issues. The talk was part of the “Great Lives” series at Mary Washington and was drawn from Dr. Farnsworth’s co-authored new book, “Late Night with Trump: Political Humor and the American Presidency.” The segment aired on C-SPAN on April 4, 2021.

Link to C-SPAN video

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:

 

‘Election integrity’ becomes key buzzword in VA GOP race (The Washington Post; Star Tribune; Las Vegas Sun; CBS19 News)

Local Va. House of Delegates races draw a crowd (Prince William Times)

Biden Convenes First Cabinet Meeting (CTV News Channel)

Virginia Republican convention candidates set for May 8 (WINA)

Supporters Say McClellan is ‘Voice That Virginia Needs to Hear’ (RVA)

Johnny Carson and Political Humor (C-SPAN)

McClellan Vies for VA Governor Seat After 15 Years in Legislature (Virginia Patch)

The Never-ending Gun Debate (CTV News Channel)

McClellan vies for governor seat after 15 years in legislature (NBC12; Fauquier-Times)

Still barred from major platforms, Trump weighs launching new social network (KIMA CBS 29; NBC 15; abc6onyourside.com)