Media

Media Commentary

Essay on the state of political comedy research and future directions worthy of scholarly pursuit in the National Communication Association's (NCA) Communication Currents. (February 1, 2014). Read the essay here

Essay on the importance of teaching about and researching political comedy for the University System of Maryland (USM) Faculty Voice. (October 31, 2012). Read the article here

TU in 2 Fall 2012 YouTube Lecture Series: Should politicians make fun of themselves? (October 24, 2012). Watch the video here

Commentary for WBAL-TV on the debates and social media (October 17, 2012). Watch the video here

Commentary for The Washington Post on academic interest in studying The Colbert Report (July 9, 2012). Read the article here

Commentary for Towson Patch on President Obama's decision to support same-sex marriage and the implications for Maryland (May 9, 2012). Read the article here

Commentary for The Towerlight on recent research on the same-sex marriage debate and Maryland legislation (February 23, 2012). Read the article here

Commentary for The Baltimore Sun on the Komen Foundation/Planned Parenthood controversy (February 8, 2012). Read the article here

Commentary for The Maryland Gazette on Governor O'Malley's online initiative to gather public opinion on ways to promote business development (November 4, 2011). Read the article here

Blog post for The Baltimore Sun/b the Site's Ridiculous Report by Luke Broadwater on the best political comedy clips from August 2011 (August 29, 2011). Read the blog post here

Commentary for The Christian Science Monitor on President Obama's vacation to Martha's Vineyard (August 11, 2011). Read the article here

Blog post for The Baltimore Sun/b the Site's Ridiculous Report by Luke Broadwater on the best political comedy clips from July 2011 (August 1, 2011). Read the blog post here

Appearance on Radio Times (on WHYY-Philadelphia, an NPR affiliate) to talk about political comedy with guest host Maiken Scott and comedian Lizz Winstead (July 20, 2011). Listen to the show here

Guest blog post for The Baltimore Sun/b the Site's Ridiculous Report by Luke Broadwater on the best political comedy moments from June 2011 (June 30, 2011). Read the blog post here

Commentary for The Christian Science Monitor on Donald Trump's potential foray into politics in time for the 2012 Presidential Election (April 22, 2011). Read the article here

Appearance on ABC2 News Baltimore/WMAR-TV to discuss recent research on generational differences in public opinion toward gay marriage and legislation currently being considered in Maryland (February 17, 2011). Watch the video here

ABC2 did a follow-up article on their web site. To read more about my recent research on attitudes toward same-sex marriage you can access the online article here

A follow-up radio appearance on WBAL 1090AM's Afternoon News Journal with Sheri Elliker to discuss my experience at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in DC (November 1, 2010). Listen here

My thoughts on attending the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear published in Towson University's student newspaper, The Towerlight (November 1, 2010). Read the article here

Radio appearance on WBAL 1090AM's Afternoon News Journal with Sheri Elliker to discuss the significance of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear (October 29, 2010). Listen here

Commentary on the upcoming Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in B Daily, the free daily paper published by The Baltimore Sun (October 28, 2010). Read the article here

More commentary on the upcoming rally in American Observer, American University's graduate journalism magazine (October 28, 2010). Read my comments here

Video of ABC2 News coverage of Towson University's celebration of banned books (September 28, 2010). Watch the video here


Articles & Press Releases

TU Seminar, Popular Culture and Politics: Comedy, Entertainment, Celebrity, and Democracy picked as Favorite Class at Towson University by Baltimore Magazine (September 18, 2012). Read the College 101 report here

Towson Towerlight article about my participation in the White House Twitter Town Hall (July 27, 2011). Read the article here

UW-Madison news release about research on the politics of the stem cell issue (February 3, 2010). Read the release here

LSC post highlighting the findings from recent study on participation on the stem cell issue (Spring 2010). Read the post here

UW-Madison CALS news release about research on what factors influence public support for gay marriage (April 16, 2009). Read the release here


Press about my Research

Discussion of my recent research on the impact of different comedy forms on political attitudes on Age of Engagement, the new blog by American University professor Matt Nisbet (October 28, 2010). Read more here

Discussion of recent work on participation on stem cell issue during 2006 midterm election in Wisconsin on Age of Engagement, Matt Nisbet's Big Think blog (September 7, 2010). Read the blog here

LSC post about accepting the tenure-track position at Towson University highlights recent research activity (February 2010). Read the post here

UW-Madison news release about 2009 AEJMC conference paper awards (August 6, 2009). Read the news release here