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Lecture: ‘Preserving Press Credibility in a Polarized Society’ March 16

Mar. 9, 2017—Journalist Margaret Sullivan of "The Washington Post" will speak at the First Amendment Center March 16 as part of the new Seigenthaler Series.

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Media efforts during 2014 Ebola outbreak lauded

Mar. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of News and Communications has received national recognition for its efforts to educate and inform the general public during the 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak that sparked fear across the nation and around the world.

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Media and Technology

Oct. 8, 2013—Moderator Helmut W. Smith, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of History and Professor of European Studies; Director of the Warren Center, 2005-2008 Leo Coleman, Comparative Studies, Ohio State University; Warren Center Fellow 2011-2012 Cara Finnegan, Communication Studies, University of Illinois; Warren Center Fellow 2006-2007 Richard Grusin, English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Warren Center Fellow 1999-2000 Steve Rachman,...

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Watch: How media coverage of campaign advertising influences election results

May. 18, 2012—How the media covers campaign advertising can influence election results. Associate professor and co-director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Josh Clinton explains his research on the 2004 “swift boat” ads and how media coverage impacted the election.

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Commencement events May 10-11 at Vanderbilt University

May. 8, 2012—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will address Vanderbilt graduates during Commencement ceremonies Friday, May 11 on Alumni Lawn. Newsman Tom Brokaw will receive the university’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal during the Senior Day ceremony Thursday, May 11.

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The power of a provocative political ad

Nov. 23, 2011—How powerful can a provocative political ad be to a presidential election, whether the ad is accurate or not? Associate professor and co-director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Josh Clinton explains how a controversial ad, whether accurate or not, can greatly influence an election. View 2012 election expertise information for Joshua...

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How media coverage of campaign advertising influences election results

Nov. 23, 2011—How the media covers campaign advertising can influence election results. Associate professor and co-director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Josh Clinton explains his research on the 2004 “swift boat” ads and how media coverage impacted the election. View 2012 election expertise information for Joshua Clinton >> Visit election VU to find...

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How to make a political poll fair

Nov. 23, 2011—How do unbiased pollsters make a political poll fair? Associate professor and co-director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Josh Clinton is an expert on political polls. He explains some of the science behind creating polls. View 2012 election expertise information for Josh Clinton >> Visit election VU to find all Vanderbilt...

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The power of polls and the influence they have on lawmaking

Nov. 22, 2011—How powerful are political polls? Associate professor and co-director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Josh Clinton is an expert on political polls. He explains how polls not only influence an election, but almost every decision a lawmaker makes. View 2012 election expertise information for Joshua D. Clinton >> Visit ElectionVU to...

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Attack Ads: Media Beware

Nov. 2, 2011—Attack ads are already hitting the airwaves during this presidential election. John Geer, who wrote the book In Defense of Negativity which analyzes negative ads during the 1960-2004 presidential campaigns, discusses the media’s role in the attack ad wars. View 2012 election expertise information for John Geer >> Visit election VU to find all Vanderbilt...

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