Faculty Members Hold Roundtable on Midterm Elections

Posted: April 20, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: April 19, 2010 at 3:27 pm

On Thursday, April 22, four Mason faculty members will hold the 2010 Midterm Elections Roundtable. The roundtable will be held from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in the Johnson Center, Third Floor Meeting Room G.  The event is sponsored by the Department of Communication and the School of Public Policy.

All are welcome.

Speakers are

  • Steve Farnsworth, assistant professor of communication. Farnsworth’s areas of study include presidential politics and communication, presidential elections, Virginia politics, politics and media and foreign journalism.  He is the author of “Spinner in Chief: How Presidents Sell Their Policies and Themselves.”
  • Steve Klein, director of Mason’s electronic journalism program. Klein specializes in a cross-platform journalism approach and teaches classes in writing across media, online journalism, sports writing and reporting, political journalism and other topics.
  • Robert Lichter, professor of communication. Lichter also directs the Center for Media and Public Affairs, which conducts scientific studies of the news and entertainment media; and the Statistical Assessment Service, which works to improve the quality of statistical and scientific information in the news.
  • William Schneider, the Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Professor of Public Policy and distinguished senior fellow and resident scholar at Third Way in Washington, D.C. He has been the CNN’s senior political analyst since 1990. He is also a contributing editor to National Journal and The Atlantic Monthly.

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