Category Archives: Mass Media

The Rise of the Alt-Right – Why Now?

Coalitions, particularly ones where diverse groups don’t have a lot in common, are difficult to sustain. Sure, these groups are currently united in their general hostility toward racial and ethnic minorities- and their right to share their concerns over an increasingly diverse country. But, as with other movements, these groups will find that more divides them then binds them together. Factions will rise and the loose coalition of groups will fall. Continue reading

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Why the #MeToo Campaign Matters

This post originally appeared on Wicked Problems, Wicked Solutions The #MeToo hashtag is everywhere. You are hard pressed to go on Facebook, Twitter, or virtually any news outlet without seeing or hearing a reference to this recent campaign. Just in … Continue reading

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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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Planned Parenthood: The Battle Continues

In the long term, Planned Parenthood should prepare itself for a public relations battle that, eventually, will have political and financial consequences. 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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