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Professor Pens Op-Ed on Presidential Campaigns and the Media

Stephen Barnard, associate professor and chair of Sociology, recently penned an op-ed in Real Clear Politics titled, "Media-Wise, Biden is Far Behind Trump."

"In-person rallies were suspended when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and public health officials’ social distancing guidelines have thwarted many of the campaigns’ plans since. As a result, we are seeing history in the making: an almost fully mediated campaign for president," Barnard writes.

Read the article.

Barnard recently had a book he co-authored, All Media are Social - Sociological Perspectives on Mass Media, published. His first book, Citizens at the Gates: Twitter, Networked Publics, and the Transformation of American Journalism, was published in 2018 and draws insights from nearly a decade of mixed-method research, analyzing Twitter’s role in the transformation of American journalism.

Barnard received his B.A. (2005), M.A. (2007) and Ph.D. (2012) at the University of Missouri and joined St. Lawrence's Department of Sociology as an assistant professor in 2014. He was recently awarded St. Lawrence's 2021 Frank P. Piskor Faculty Lectureship.