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May 6, 2019

In the Media

In an op-ed for the Houston Chronicle, Richard Cherwitz of The University of Texas at Austin argues that rhetorical analysis can help us understand how Americans speak to one another about political issues. Cherwitz also penned an op-ed for Des Moines Register about how Democrats should focus on the upcoming presidential election, rather than on the Mueller report. Finally, in an opinion piece appearing in the Daily News, Cherwitz wrote that President Trump’s hateful language has a potential rhetorical impact. 

In a Washington Post article, Rachel E. Dubrofsky, University of South Florida, argues that the Administration's choices on race and gender are clear by simply looking at photographs taken inside the White House.

In an Associated Press op-ed, Katherine Hampsten, St. Mary's University, discusses the recent college admissions scandal and how it points to challenges of modern mothering.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania, was quoted in an Associated Press article about media coverage of the Mueller investigation.

A new book about the stereotype of the “ideal mother,” by Bethany L. Johnson and Margaret M. Quinlan, University of North Carolina Charlotte, is featured in a Vox article. 

Kelli Matthews, University of Oregon, and Timothy Coombs, Texas A&M University, weigh in on Boeing's handling of the 737 Max crisis in a Quartz article.

In a Politico piece, Jennifer Mercieca, Texas A&M University, comments on the Mueller report and connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. 

In a Washington Post article, Brian L. Ott, Texas Tech University, was quoted on the differences between how President Trumps treats his supporters and those who haven’t supported him. And, in an opinion piece in USA Today, Ott discussed the relationship between President Trump and a Fox News host. Finally, Ott was featured in a New Day Northwest segment discussing how social media affects voting, rhetoric, and future elections.  

In an Investor's Business Daily article, Joseph Turow, University of Pennsylvania, is quoted on how most Americans inadvertently share private health data online.

Julia T. Wood, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is featured in a Shutterstock blog article about the portrayal of women in advertisements and media, and how some brands are embracing the new meaning of femininity.


The book Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President, by Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania, published by Oxford University Press, won the Association of American Publishers’ 2019 R.R. Hawkins Award. Cyberwar also won the PROSE Award of Excellence in the Social Sciences.

New Books

Garnet C. Butchart, Embodiment, Relation, Community: A Continental Philosophy of Communication, Penn State University Press, 2019, 978-0-271-08325-4.

In Transition

Garnet C. Butchart has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure at Duquesne University.