October 1, 2020

Farnsworth to Moderate Panel Discussion on Democratic Candidates

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, will moderate a panel discussion at a free public forum on the Democratic presidential candidates this evening, Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30-8:45 p.m. at the downtown Fredericksburg Branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.

Sponsored by Fredericksburg-area supporters of Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the forum will bring together speakers representing Sanders, Buttigieg, Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden.

The event is co-sponsored by a variety of local organizations, some with political affiliation and others—such as Fossil Free Fredericksburg, the Fredericksburg Area Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the National Pan Hellenic Council of Greater Fredericksburg and the Stafford Branch of the NAACP—that do not endorse any candidate.

 

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

Virginia’s Major Role on Super Tuesday (WJLA ABC-7)

Early Voting for Presidential Primary on Pace to Break Recent Record (VPM)

Virginia Senators Advance Package of Gun-Control Bills (Courthouse News Service)

Push for Redistricting Reform Still Alive in Virginia (Courthouse News Service)

Two Prince William delegates back Sanders, while other legislators stay out of the fight (Inside Nova)

 

Farnsworth Publishes Chapter on Political Humor

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, is co-author of a book chapter, “Late Night TV Humor and the Culture of Ridicule,” which was published in the Routledge Handbook of Character Assassination and Reputation Management. Further information on the book can be found here: https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Character-Assassination-and-Reputation-Management/Samoilenko-Icks-Keohane-Shiraev/p/book/9781138556584

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

Analysis: 1,000+ Democrat-backed bills pass by crossover Republican tally trails  (Virginia Business; NBC 12)

Experts, Democrats cast doubt on Barr’s denial of Trump influence at DOJ (WJLA; KTVO; WRGB)

Democratic Debate in Las Vegas (WRVA)

Public forum will present policy positions of Democratic presidential candidates (Culpeper Star-Exponent)

Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies.

Stephen Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies.

Why the rise of Michael Bloomberg in the polls? (La Razon)
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The Battle for Nevada (CTV News Channel)

Sanders Wins New Hampshire (CTV News Channel)

Bloomberg to Hit Debate Stage in Vegas (CTV News Channel)

 

Farnsworth Delivers Lecture on Virginia Politics

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, delivered an invited lecture entitled, “The 2020 Virginia Legislative Session and the 2019 Virginia Midterm Election,” at the Fredericksburg Regional Alliance.

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

Virginia Democrats push progressive agenda — with a dose of caution (The Washington Post)

Ghost of Harry Byrd Haunts Virginia Assembly (Alexandria Gazette)

At the Halfway Point, What Has the New Democratic Majority Focused on in Richmond? (WVTF)

‘The real winner is Klobuchar’ — reaction to the surging candidate and more after Sanders edges Buttigieg in New Hampshire (Market Watch)

Virginia Democrats See Long-Awaited Returns at 2020 Midpoint (Courthouse News Service)

General Assembly at Half-Way (WRVA)

Romney’s Impeachment Vote Unlikely to Spoil his 2024 Utah Dreams Despite Trump’s Popularity Surge: Experts (MEAWW.com)

Is Biden Finished? (CP24 TV Toronto)

New Hampshire Primary (CP24 Toronto Today)

 

Farnsworth Publishes Article on Media Fact-Checking

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, is co-author of a refereed research article, “Partisan Targets of Media Fact-Checking: Examining President Obama and the 113th Congress.” The article appears in the current issue of the Virginia Social Science Journal.

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

Diverse Reactions to Delayed Results from Iowa Caucuses (MarketWatch)

Analysis of State of the Union, Iowa (WRVA Newsradio)

Impeachment, State of the Union, Iowa Caucus, Bloomberg (CTV News Canada)

Iowa Caucus Misfire (CTV News Canada)

 

Farnsworth Delivers Lecture on Virginia Politics to Richmond Civic Organization

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, delivered an invited lecture entitled, “The Clash of Many Virginias During the 2020 Virginia Legislative Session,” at a meeting of the Richmond First civic organization.

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

Opening Arguments in Impeachment Trial (CTV News Channel)

Impeachment (CP24Now)

Farnsworth Comments in the Regional and National News

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, has been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

Virginia Bracing for a Fight Over Guns (U.S. News & World Report)

Impeachment Trial (Voice of America)

The Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump (CTV News Channel)

Farnsworth Delivers Invited Lecture on Virginia Politics

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, delivered an invited lecture entitled, “A Review of the 2019 Virginia Midterm Elections and a Preview of the 2020 Legislative Session,” at the Virginia Executive Institute Alumni Association Meeting in Chesterfield, VA.

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

Equal Rights Amendment approved by Virginia legislature, headed for legal battle (InsideNova.com; The Central Virginian)

Articles of Impeachment Headed to Senate (CTV News Channel)

How One Election May Have Shifted the Bar for Gun Control (Route Fifty)

Tables Turn in Virginia as Democrats Take Over Legislature (Courthouse News Service)

 

Farnsworth Comments in the Regional and National News

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, has been quoted in several regional and national news stories:

Under Trump, voter turnout surges in Virginia’s off-year elections (The Washington Post)

New book: Jokes about the president have surged with Trump (The Washington Post)

Virginia moderates thwart liberals with limits to progressive wish list (The Washington Times)

UMW professor co-authors book on late-night comedy in the age of Donald Trump (The Free Lance-Star; Culpeper Star-Exponent; Richmond Times-Dispatch)

“Town Talk” interview on “Late Night with Trump” (News Talk)

‘Retaliation is Certain’: Farnsworth on Iran (CP24)

Castro Drops Out of 2020 Democratic Race (CTV News Channel)

The New Dominion (Virginia Business)

As Democrats seek a nominee, what qualities can they sell to Virginia’s voters? (Virginia Mercury)

Some Republicans see momentum in gun sanctuary movement. Will it work? (Virginia Mercury)

Impeachment Fallout (1140 WRVA)

Polling, Politics, and Elections (Jewish Policy Center)

Viewpoints with Todd van der Heyden (CJAD Montreal)

 

Farnsworth Publishes Book on Political Humor

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, is co-author of a new book, Late Night with Trump: Political Humor and the American Presidency, published this week by Routledge Press, an academic publisher. The book was funded by Dr. Farnsworth’s Waple Fellowship .

From the publisher: “Political humor has been a staple of late-night television for decades. The Trump White House, however, has received significantly greater attention than that of past presidents, such as Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and even Bill Clinton. In response to Trump’s strident politics, late-night comics, including Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah and Jimmy Fallon, have sounded key policy notes, further blurring the boundary between news and satire. Weekly humorists, including John Oliver and Samantha Bee, extend the critique with in-depth probing of key issues, while Saturday Night Live continues to tap the progression from outrage to outrageousness.”

“Using unique content analysis techniques and qualitative discussions of political humor, Farnsworth and Lichter show how late-night political humor, and these seven programs in particular, have responded to the Trump presidency. Employing a dataset of more than 100,000 late night jokes going back decades, these noted media scholars discuss how the treatment of Trump differs from previous presidents, and how the Trump era is likely to shape the future of political humor. The authors also employ public opinion survey data to consider the growing role these late-night programs play in framing public opinion and priorities. This book will interest scholars, the curious public, and students of politics, communications and the media, and contemporary American culture.”

 

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

The Growing Cost of Virginia Elections (WVTF)

Post-election, Virginia dodges Medicaid work requirements (WHSV)

Democrats Outline Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump (CP24.com)

Farnsworth Presents Research at National Communication Conference

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, recently presented a research paper, “Studying the Presidency after 9/11: Re-considering Presidential Character in Domestic and International Contexts,” at the National Communication Association conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The paper is also a chapter in a new book: 9/11 and the Academy: Responses in the Liberal Arts and the 21st Century World. The book is edited by Mark Finney, a 1999 graduate of Mary Washington, and Matthew Shannon and was just published by Palgrave Macmillan. Dr. Finney, who is now an associate professor of Mass Communications at Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia, was one of Dr. Farnsworth’s first political science students at Mary Washington two decades ago.

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

Locking It Down (Style Weekly)

Trump Urged to Take Part in Impeachment Inquiry (CTV News Channel)

Some Local Governments in Rural Virginia Declare 2nd Amendment Sanctuary (WVTF)

Virginia Senators Hope to Pass Legislation That Would Fix Virginia Beach Tragedy Fund (WVTF)

Senator Warner: Let Users Freely Move Their Data From One Social Media Platform to Another (WVTF)

Could Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Split Democrats in January? (WVTF)

Virginia Democrats Set Sights on Equal Rights Amendment (Courthouse News Service)

Mark Herring backs recreational marijuana in Virginia (Daily Stock Dish)

Farnsworth 2018 book, “Presidential Communication and Character: White House News Management from Clinton and Cable to Twitter and Trump,” was recommended in an article on The Free Lance-Star on local authors:

Looking for holiday gifts? Consider books by Fredericksburg area authors (The Free Lance-Star)