December 2, 2021

Farnsworth, Seltzer and Burkley Present Research Paper on Political Communication

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies; Kate Seltzer, a 2021 graduate of UMW with degrees in Political Science and in Communication and Digital Studies; and Sally Burkley. a senior Political Science and Communication and Digital Studies double major at UMW, are coauthors of a research paper entitled, “Late Night Political Humor, Cancel Culture and the 2020 Presidential Campaign,” which was presented recently at the Character Assassination & Reputation Politics Conference at George Mason University [online].

Dr. Farnsworth also commented on the following news stories:

Voting Underway in Virginia’s High-Stakes Gov. Race (CBS News)

With Youngkin victorious, a post-Trump Virginia returns as a swing state (The Washington Post)

Republican Winsome Sears projected to win lieutenant governor’s race (The Washington Post)

Youngkin capitalizes on McAuliffe’s comment about parents (The Free Lance-Star)

Democrats Can’t Keep Dismissing Complaints About ‘Critical Race Theory (Forbes)

GOP sees a new playbook for 2022 midterms in Glenn Youngkin’s campaign against critical race theory (Yahoo; USA Today)

Glenn Youngkin emerges victorious in high-stakes Virginia gubernatorial race, but the real winner was Trump (The Globe and Mail, Toronto)

Youngkin’s Victory in Virginia Provides GOP a Blueprint for 2022, ’24 (US News and World Report)

Youngkin wins tight governor’s race, defeating McAuliffe (Virginia Business)

Youngkin Wins Virginia’s Gubernatorial Race In Dominating Night For Republicans (WAMU; dcist.com)

Youngkin pledged more parental control of education, but changes may prove difficult (The Washington Post)

Democratic Disaster: Glenn Youngkin Wins Virginia Governor’s Race In GOP Clean Sweep (Huffington Post)

It’s Not That Democrats Lost. It’s That They Lost Everywhere (Governing)

Youngkin begins charting path forward in Virginia (WCTI 12; FOX Nebraska)

Youngkin Wins—and Trumpism Is Back With a Vengeance (The Daily Beast)

Republicans take Virginia governorship in first major election of the Biden presidency (Salon)

At McAuliffe HQ, a Trumpless Reality Sinks In (RealClear Politics)

Wild-card Democratic senators in line to be power players of divided government (Virginia Mercury)

Election Day 2021: A referendum on President Biden’s agenda (Straight Arrow News)

Spanberger faces tough prospects heading into midterm elections (Virginia Scope)

LISTEN: Town Talk/Election analysis (Fredericksburg Today)