Media & Politics Conference: Panel on media, public policy and audience response

On March 29 and 30, Elon University will be hosting Media and Politics: Openness, Accuracy, and Honesty in the 21st Century Media Landscape, a conference open to all students, faculty/staff and community members. There will be three different panels on March 29 and a workshop on March 30.

The first panel will be on Tuesday, March 29 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. 

Presenting Complex Information: Scholars Discuss Media, Public Policy, and Audience Responses
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Scholars and researchers will discuss how complex information is covered in the media, the difficulties in presenting complex information to a broad audience, and how this content affects audiences.

  • Barbara Miller, Assistant Professor, Communications, Elon University – Audience Responses to Politically-based Advocacy Messages
  • Sarah Cohen, Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy, Public Policy, Duke University – Computational Journalism – Media Coverage of Complex Information
  • Donald Shaw – Kenan Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC, Chapel Hill – Audiences and Political Agendas
  • David Gammon – Assistant Professor of Biology, Elon University – Sharing Scientific Information with Local Media

A lunch for conference participants and attendees will follow the panel from noon to 1:15 p.m. Please RSVP here:

E-mail Dr. Laura Roselle, political science, at with any questions.