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December 8, 2020

In the Media

On Salon, Karrin Anderson, Colorado State University, explained the overlap between President Trump’s and Vice President Pence’s debate styles. In the Stamford Advocate, Anderson argued that the transition from the Trump administration to the Biden administration will mean a change in gender norms.

Jonathan Carter, Eastern Michigan University, explained to FOX17 what a “filter bubble” is and how it relates to social media.  

In an Iowa City Press-Citizen op-ed, Richard Cherwitz, University of Texas at Austin, made the case that Trump’s falsehoods about COVID-19 cannot change reality. In an Orlando Sentinel op-ed, Cherwitz, argued that President Trump’s rhetoric could have implications even after the president leaves office.

Jason Del Gandio, Temple University, commented to NBC15 on the November “Million MAGA March.”

How does depression affect sex and sexual communication? Amy Delaney, Millikin University, dove into this subject on MindBodyGreen

Travis Dixon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, told the Washington Post about traditional representations of police officers in cop shows and how the drive for profit relates to those shows. 

Robert Green, Bloomsburg University, reacted to the final 2020 presidential debate on Fox 56

In Insider, Myra Gutin, Rider University, suggests that roles for political spouses may change in the new Biden-Harris administration.

On WSIU, Robert Hinck, Monmouth College, gave listeners a glimpse into how Russia, China, and other countries covered the U.S. presidential election and its aftermath. 

On WESA, Paul Johnson, University of Pittsburgh, described the sense of alienation that Trump supporters may feel, and how that relates to conspiracy theories. 

In the Winston-Salem Journal, Allan Louden, Wake Forest University, weighed in on the worldwide reception to Biden’s victory. 

After Alex Trebek’s death in November, Steve Macek, North Central College, and Sarah Kornfield, Hope College, talked with the Chicago Tribune about who might be Trebek’s successor on Jeopardy! 

On CNN, Jennifer Mercieca, Texas A&M University, discussed President Trump’s rhetoric regarding his COVID-19 diagnosis and recovery. 

Sylvia L. Mikucki-Enyart, University of Iowa, offered advice on Iowa Public Radio about having conversations with family members about altering holiday plans. 

In The Kansas City Star, Mitchell S. McKinney, University of Missouri, made the case that dueling town halls should not be repeated in future elections. On NBC News, McKinney also gave the candidates letter grades for their performances in last debate. 

Pamela J. Lannutti, Widener University, explained to People magazine how to have productive arguments. Lannutti also talked with Lifehacker about the importance of defining infidelity in relationships.  

In Rolling Stone, Darren Linvill, Clemson University, compared the accusations against Hunter Biden to the false 2016 “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory. 

Brooke Fisher Liu, University of Maryland; Matthew Seeger, Wayne State University; and Timothy Sellnow, University of Central Florida, told Inside Higher Ed about their research on how university leaders have communicated about the COVID-19 pandemic. 

On Fox29, Natalie Pennington, University of Nevada Las Vegas, weighed in on social media conflicts during election season. 

Richard Pineda, University of Texas at El Paso, commented in the Texas Standard regarding the final presidential debate. Pineda also weighed in on KTSM on why some people chose in-person voting over mail-in balloting. 

On NBC15, Allison Prasch, University of Wisconsin, Madison, discussed how Kamala Harris’ election relates to the broader trend of women in politics. 

On WTSP, Joshua Scacco, University of South Florida, described why campaigns wanted some voters to turn out early. Scacco also talked with FOX13 about the growth of political text message campaigns during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In The Mercury, Timothy Shaffer, Kansas State University, explained the Biden and Trump campaigns differing approaches to campaigning during the COVID-19 pandemic.