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Political communication scholar explores how media choices affect political beliefs and develops tools to help citizens consider multiple viewpoints

Political communication scholar explores how media choices affect political beliefs and develops tools to help citizens consider multiple viewpoints

The political season is in full swing and with that comes increased media use by potential voters eager to hear the latest political gossip on the radio, read pundit opinions online and catch snippets of the debates on TV. If prior elections are any guide, Americans will be tuning in to politics at increased rates…   » Continue Reading

Professors examine how we don’t — but should — talk openly about race in the United States

Professors examine how we don’t — but should — talk openly about race in the United States

First came the fiery attacks last summer as the NAACP approved a resolution condemning perceived racist elements within the Tea Party movement. A few days later, United States Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod was forced to resign after a video taken out of context showed her regaling an audience with a story about how…   » Continue Reading

University experts condemn violence, but urge diplomacy toward Iran

University experts condemn violence, but urge diplomacy toward Iran

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Researchers explore the role of religion in mobilizing African American and Latino voters

Researchers explore the role of religion in mobilizing African American and Latino voters

The Sunday morning worship at Red Memorial* progresses like many services in African-American churches. Parishioners sing classic hymns, clapping and swaying along to the music. The pastor, the Rev. Red, greets the congregation the same way she does each week.