Category Archives: Mass Media and News

Social Media and the Sit-in

Check out my interview with Epoch Times on the role social media played in the sit-in. “Without platforms like Periscope and Facebook live, Americans may not have learned about—or witnessed—this political protest,” said Deana Rohlinger, professor of sociology at Florida State … Continue reading

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Politics and Planned Parenthood

Check out my piece in Contexts Magazine. It is currently available online here. politics and planned parenthood by Deana A. Rohlinger Planned Parenthood found itself caught in the middle of a political maelstrom last fall after the pro-life group, Center … Continue reading

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Interview on Abortion Politics with No Jargon

Listen to my recent interview on abortion politics and the elections (among other things) with Avi from No Jargon. Download this and other interviews here.

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Here’s Why Ammon Bundy’s Oregon Standoff Might Work (OP-ED in Fortune)

Occupations often make protestors look bad. Case in point: The armed militants, who last week seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in an effort to force the federal government to return the land to the people, are not exactly inspiring … Continue reading

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Op-Ed on U.S. News & World Report: Republicans Need to Rein in Abortion Rhetoric for Their Own Political Good

Last week’s shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood was tragic. Three parents died – Jennifer Markovsky, Ke’Arre Stewart and Garrett Swasey – and nine other individuals were injured. According to law enforcement officials, the shooter, Robert Dear, mumbled, “No … Continue reading

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Mainstream Media: Does It Affect Our Political Claims-Making?

Social scientists have long argued that mainstream media set the political agenda. It is not clear, however, if mass media affects how individuals make their claims. To explore this issue, myself, Christian Vaccaro, Miriam Sessions, and Heather Mauney, analyzed 2,509 … Continue reading

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Celebrity Champions: Enter Angelina

  Angeline Jolie made headlines this week and it wasn’t for the typical celebrity-type reasons. Yesterday, The New York Times published her op-ed piece titled, My Medical Choice. If you haven’t read it, she discusses her decision to have a … Continue reading

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