Posts Tagged with “political campaigns”

Communication prof discusses the impact of vitriol in campaign advertising

March 7th, 2012

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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.

Treasurer candidate denies $5 million deal a conflict of interest

July 6th, 2010

A 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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Bryant faculty expertise: Richard Holtzman on presidential rhetoric

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.