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Mazur cited in Conversation article on fake science

March 10, 2020

According to Professor Allan Mazur, conspiracy theories are, by definition, resistant to evidence or data that might prove them false.

Thorson quoted in Scientific American article on fake news, elections

March 3, 2020

A single piece of information rarely changes anyone’s opinion, "whether it’s true-or false," says Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science, "That’s a good thing." The idea that a handful of unreliable outlets were going to substantially alter views or behaviors "is pretty far-fetched, given what we know about the stability of people’s political attitudes," she adds.

Thorson quoted in CT Mirror article on Connecticut's tax myth

November 22, 2019

“Misconceptions about a particular policy, these are pretty common,” says Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science, about falsehoods about policies for an article for the CT Mirror.

Journalism and Ideals of Democracy

May 21, 2018
These are interesting times for journalists in America. We reached out to nine of them, all with degrees from Maxwell. With their public affairs education, they understand as well as any journalists what the vigor of the press means to us all.

Out of the Ivory Tower

June 28, 2015

Maxwell’s Kristi Andersen is part of a small cast of Central New York scholars who convene weekly to reflect on public events and issues — all for the benefit of a local television audience. This they have done now more than 500 times!

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