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Reeher Weighs In on CNN’s Trump Town Hall, Debate Over Media Coverage in The Hill
Trump “is a former president. He is, whether we like it or not, a legitimate candidate for the nomination. So I think it is entirely appropriate to host a town hall,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science.
See related: Media & Journalism, U.S. Elections, United States
Maxwell Senior Francis Tang Honored by Overseas Press Club Foundation
The political science and international relations major hopes to bring ‘meaningful news to readers across the world.’
All Star Broadcasting Panel Addresses the ‘Intersection of Entertainment and Democracy’
Award winning broadcasters Van Jones and Bob Costas were among those who took part in a recent Los Angeles event celebrating the launch of the Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship.
Reeher Quoted in Washington Post Article on Historical Advertisements for the AR-15
As public concerns about crime mounted in the 1980s and 1990s, AR-15 marketers started to adjust their depiction of what was on the receiving end of the barrel. “People, rather than animals, were the target,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. “That allows it to be sold more as a self-defense weapon, particularly inside the home.”
See related: Crime & Violence, Media & Journalism, United States
Allport Speaks with NewsNation, WGN Radio About Prince Harry’s New Book
"Harry seems to, for good reasons or bad, rightly or wrongly, he seems to have an enormous amount of grievances and he’s not being shy about saying them," says Alan Allport, professor of history.
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Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship Tackles a ‘Daunting Problem’
Distrust in the media, fueled by disinformation and partisan outlets, is among the reasons Syracuse University is opening the Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship in D.C.
Maxwell Partners with Newhouse to Launch Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship in DC
A joint initiative of the Newhouse and Maxwell schools, the institute will promote nonpartisan, evidence-based research and dialogue in the public interest and support the work of faculty and students.
National Geographic Writer Credits History Capstone with Preparing Her for a Journalism Career
Amy McKeever '06 B.A. (Hist), senior writer and editor for National Geographic in Washington, D.C., says research she conducted for her capstone thesis was her "first real exposure to an intense research project and helped her understand how to dig for historical documents and other primary sources."
See related: Media & Journalism, Washington, D.C.
Mosher Weighs in on Schenectady’s Nickname Campaign in Albany Times Union Article
Anne Mosher, associate professor of geography and the environment department, says it’s not uncommon for localities to cast about for a new identity. “American communities have been reinventing themselves since the 19th century and this is generally how they attracted business and tourists.”
See related: Media & Journalism, New York State, State & Local
Margaret Talev Named Kramer Director of Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship
Margaret Talev will be based in Washington, D.C., and report to Mark J. Lodato, dean of the Newhouse School. She will assume the position in January.
See related: Government, Media & Journalism, Promotions & Appointments