August 24, 2019

Farnsworth Lectures at Fake News Hackathon in Malaysia

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW's Center for Leadership and Media Studies

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW’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, recently presented a lecture, “How Governments and Media Companies Struggle with Fake News,” at the Break the Fake Hackathon, a project of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative and U.S. Department of State. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Professor Farnsworth, who was in Malaysia this summer as a Fulbright Specialist at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur, also judged the hackathon entries, projects designed to assist in the identification of fake news or to reduce its dissemination.

Dr. Farnsworth has also been quoted in several national and world news stories:

Virginia Republican in close race now backs ‘red flag’ gun bill (The Washington Post, Greenwich Time)

Trump steps up attack on Congresswoman (CTV News Canada)

Presidential Health, a private or public matter? (Revista Credencial) 

Democrats see boost in fundraising (Chesterfield Observer)

Farnsworth Comments in the National News

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of UMW’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, has been quoted in several national news stories:

 

Lawyers See Strong Case for GOP on Ballot-Access Hurdles (Courthouse News Service)

Farnsworth Delivers Fulbright Lecture in Malaysia

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a Fulbright Lecture, “Seeking Truth in an Era of Fake News,” at Methodist College. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A news report on the talk was published in The Star, the nation’s leading English language newspaper, and is found here:

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/07/07/avoid-junk-food-news/

 

 

Farnsworth has also recently offered comments on several national news stories:

In Baiting Candidates and Stoking Conflict, Did CNN’s Presidential Debates Go Too Far? (Time.com)

Poking and prodding: did CNN debate go too far? (The Washington Post; MRT.com)

Trump Visits Dayton and El Paso (CTV News Channel)

Congress and WH on Gun Laws (WRVA)

Farnsworth Comments in the National News

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth has been quoted in several current national news stories, including the following:

With Corey Stewart leaving politics, Prince William County’s political future is up for grabs (The Washington Post)

What to Expect From This Week’s Special Legislative Session (WVTF.org)

Farnsworth Comments in the National News

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth has been quoted in several current national news stories, including the following:

Two oldest Dem contenders, Sanders and Biden, are close in age; their supporters are not (The Orange County Register)

Virginia Dems Hope to Change State Law, Remove Confederate Statues (Courthouse News Service) 

Farnsworth Comments in the National and Regional News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science

Political Science Professor Stephen Farnsworth has been quoted in several current national news stories, including the following:

In this suburban Democratic primary, all 4 candidates are first-generation Americans (The Washington Post)

State’s primary process is ‘something of a free for all’ (NBC 12)

After a Mass Shooting, Virginia Is Rethinking Its Gun Laws—and Rewiring the 2020 Race (Mother Jones)

Trump, British-Style (CTV News Channel)

Analysts: Accepting PAC Money from the Governor Could Have Mixed Results (WVTF)

Several Fredericksburg area races on ballot, but will Tuesday’s primaries attract voters? (The Free Lance-Star)

Fredericksburg Primary Election 2019: Candidates, Things To Know (Fredericksburg Patch) 

Loudoun supervisors vie for GOP nod for state senate (Prince William Times)

Virginia State House Is Up for Grabs on Tuesday (Courthouse News Service)

Virginia Governor Sets Date for Special Session on Guns (Courthouse News Service)

Virginia Explained: State’s primary process is ‘something of a free for all’ (Virginia Mercury)

 

Farnsworth Interviewed in The New York Times, The Washington Post and NPR

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science

Political Science Professor Stephen Farnsworth has been quoted in several current national news stories, including the following:

After Another Mass Shooting, Another Virginia Governor Tries to Change Gun Laws (The New York Times);

Gov. Ralph Northam will convene special session of Virginia legislature to take up gun control (The Washington Post)

What Impact Could the Special Session Have in November? (NPR.org)

Va. candidate backed by Democratic Socialists draws attacks from Senate Minority Leader Richard Saslaw (The Washington Post)

Done With Dominion, Some Dems Spurn All Corporate Dollars (WCVE)

Facing challenger from his right, Republican Sen. Emmett Hanger fights to hold the center (Roanoke.com)

Mueller Breaks Silence (CTV News Channel)

Senate budget writers to their “Trump country” constituents: “Drop dead” (The Progressive Pulse).

Farnsworth Presents Presidency Research at George Mason University

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and Director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently discussed research findings from his new book, “Presidential Communication and Character: White House News Management from Clinton and Cable to Twitter and Trump” at the Conference on Character Assassination in Theory and Practice at George Mason University.

Farnsworth Lectures on Presidential Communication

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, delivered an invited lecture at American University in Washington entitled “The Twitter-based Media Management Strategies of Donald Trump.” The talk was drawn from his new book, Presidential Communication and Character: White House News Management from Clinton and Cable to Twitter and Trump, which was published by Routledge earlier this year.

Support for Medicaid Expansion Grows in Virginia

Several months after Virginia lawmakers decided to expand Medicaid, public support for the public health-care expansion has now reached its highest level, according to a new University of Mary Washington statewide survey. The survey, conducted September 4-9 for UMW by the national research firm SSRS, found that 76 percent of Virginians support Medicaid expansion and […]