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Hamersma Talks About Statistical Grammar on The Hidden Curriculum Podcast

July 27, 2022

Sarah Hamersma, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, discussed statistical grammar and the importance of communicating results honestly and effectively on The Hidden Curriculum podcast.

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Van Slyke Talks to CNN About the Center for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship

July 25, 2022

Dean David Van Slyke spoke with CNN about the Center for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship, a DC-based joint initiative of the Newhouse and Maxwell schools that will promote nonpartisan, evidence-based research and dialogue in the public interest and support the work of faculty and students.

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Brockway Discusses the Need for a Framework to Describe the Far-Right in NBC News Piece

July 22, 2022

"January 6, Trump and the rise of America's dangerous 'shadow gospel'," co-authored by Mark Brockway, a faculty fellow in political science, was published by NBC News. 

Syracuse University to launch Washington, DC-based Center for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship

June 9, 2022

A joint initiative of the Newhouse and Maxwell schools, the center will promote nonpartisan, evidence-based research and dialogue in the public interest and support the work of faculty and students.

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New Graduate Hailey Womer Co-Authors Washington Post Article Based on Honors Thesis

June 2, 2022

"We couldn’t find religious bias in news coverage of the Supreme Court," co-authored by recent graduate Hailey Womer and Mark Brockway, faculty fellow in political science, was published in the Washington Post.

Barkun quoted in NorthJersey.com piece on TWA 800 conspiracy theories

July 9, 2021
Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science, says internet forums and social media platforms have served as mass media outlets without gatekeepers. They allow unconventional ideas to quickly become mainstream. "Now anyone with an idea, no matter how bizarre, has a way of potentially getting it in front of fairly large audiences," he says. "That has eroded what was once a firm boundary between the fringe and the mainstream."

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Barkun comments on QAnon's March 4 failure in Business Insider article

March 5, 2021
"QAnon is dealing with a very difficult cognitive-dissonance situation," says Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science.

Barkun quoted in Business Insider piece on QAnon's Trump conspiracy theory

March 1, 2021
"You really feel like you're in an Alice in Wonderland world when you start going through the ideas of the sovereign citizens," says Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science. "They will construct more and more complex rationalizations that push the events that they wish for farther and farther into the future." 

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