Posts Tagged with “political campaigns”
March 7th, 2012
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – On Super Tuesday 2012, Bryant University's Paul DeWolf sat down with Communication Prof. Stanley Baran (left), one of the country's leading experts on mass communication theory, to talk about campaign advertising.
In this podcast (9:40), Baran offers his views about the proliferation of vitriolic campaign ads, how such ads set the agenda for media, and how damaging such ads are to effective democracy.
Baran is the author of one of America's best-selling introductory mass communication texts, Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture, and the country's top advanced mass communication theories book, Mass Communication Theory: Foundations, Ferment, and Future.
July 6th, 2010A Rhode Islander whose venture capital firm has received an investment from the state of Rhode Island is now running for the office of general treasurer. For some, her candidacy raises ethical questions. Ron Washburn, who teaches legal studies at Bryant, offers his perspective in this article.
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September 22nd, 2008
SMITHFIELD, R.I. - As someone who has spent time analyzing the presidential rhetoric of George W. Bush, political scientist Richard Holtzman is following the campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain with a practiced eye and ear.