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Alan Schroeder

Alan Schroeder

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3Qs: Examining the debate: Expert says ‘an obvious winner and loser’

Alan Schroeder, jour­nalism pro­fessor and pres­i­den­tial debate expert, says Monday night’s debate between Repub­lican Donald Trump and Demo­crat Hillary Clinton was “fas­ci­nating” and that Clinton emerged as the clear winner.


What to look for in the first presidential debate

Repub­lican Donald Trump and Demo­crat Hillary Clinton will face off tonight in their first of three sched­uled debates. We asked jour­nalism pro­fessor Alan Schroeder, an expert on tele­vised debates, about the keys for the can­di­dates, whether one of them has more to gain or lose, and the roles of both the mod­er­ator and real-​​time fact-​​checkers.


3Qs: Spotlight on presidential debates now harsher than ever

Who sets the rules for debates and what might we expect when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump finally meet on the same stage this fall? We spoke with jour­nalism pro­fessor and pres­i­den­tial debate expert Alan Schroeder for his insight.


Take 5: What to watch for in the first GOP debate

North­eastern jour­nalism pro­fessor Alan Schroeder, an expert on tele­vised debates, dis­cusses what he’s looking for in Thursday night’s Repub­lican pres­i­den­tial pri­mary debate and offers tips for viewers to max­i­mize the experience.

September 19, 2012 - Journalism Professor Alan Schroeder teaches primarily in the area of visual journalism.

3Qs: When the news makes mistakes

North­eastern jour­nalism pro­fessor Alan Schroeder weighs in on how news out­lets’ backpedaling on high-​​profile sto­ries in light of ques­tions about sources can affect their cred­i­bility, and how they can regain it.


The future of the country’

At an Elec­tion 2012 watch party, an enthu­si­astic yet anx­ious group of stu­dents came together to share the mon­u­mental moment with their fellow Huskies.


Election 2012: all-​​day analysis

A day after the nation went to the polls, we’re talking to North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers about Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s elec­toral win over Repub­lican Mitt Romney, despite an extremely close pop­ular vote count. Check in throughout the day to see what experts from across the uni­ver­sity are saying about what the results mean for the nation and the world.


Will the first presidential debate tip the election scales?

According to a trio of North­eastern experts in media and pol­i­tics, the per­for­mances in the first pres­i­den­tial debate may seal the polit­ical fate of Gov. Mitt Romney and Pres­i­dent Barack Obama on Tuesday.

Election Roundtable

3Qs: Candidates spar in aggressive VP debate

Experts in polit­ical analysis, public speaking and pres­i­den­tial debates weigh in on Thursday’s debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.

2012 Vice Presidential Debate

3Qs: Who won the first debate?

Alan Schroeder, a pro­fessor in the School of Jour­nalism and one of the nation’s fore­most experts on pres­i­den­tial debates, offers an analysis of the first of three matchups between Pres­i­dent Barack Obama and chal­lenger Mitt Romney.

Obama And Romney Square Off In First Presidential Debate In Denver

3Qs: An up-​​close look at the French presidential election

Alan Schroeder, asso­ciate pro­fessor of jour­nalism, shared his thoughts and expe­ri­ence observing the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion in France last week.


3Qs: The political aftermath of the N.H. primary

After GOP pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Mitt Romney won the New Hamp­shire pri­mary, we asked jour­nalism pro­fessor Alan Schroeder, who has authored a book on pres­i­den­tial debates, to pre­dict the short-​​term future of the race for the White House.

3Qs: Shaping the election through the media

Alan Schroeder, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of jour­nalism in the Col­lege of Arts, Media and Design, ana­lyzes the role of the media in the 2012 GOP pri­mary election.

3Qs: Knox case captivates the world’s attention

The case of Amanda Knox, the Amer­ican col­lege stu­dent accused of killing her British room­mate while studying over­seas in Italy, was major news world­wide over the last four years — from Knox’s arrest to her over­turned con­vic­tion last week. We asked Alan Schroeder, a pro­fessor of jour­nalism in the Col­lege of Arts, Media and Design, for his insight on why the case dom­i­nated head­lines and where the story will go now that Knox is back in America.

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3Qs: From Tinseltown to Public Office

Having expressed an interest in run­ning for elec­tive office—perhaps as a Repub­lican can­di­date in the 2013 New York City mayor’s race—actor Kelsey Grammer may be the latest celebrity hoping to cross over to the world of pol­i­tics. We asked jour­nalism pro­fessor Alan Schroeder to weigh in on the his­tory of celebri­ties who run for office and ana­lyze the advan­tages they have over tra­di­tional candidates.

3Qs: For real, or for ratings?

As real estate tycoon and TV per­son­ality Donald Trump mulls a run for the U.S. pres­i­dency, Alan Schroeder, asso­ciate pro­fessor of jour­nalism at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and author of the book “Celebrity-​​in-​​Chief: How Show Busi­ness Took Over the White House,” dis­cusses the rela­tion­ship between celebrity and polit­ical power.

Aram Boghosian

A first for British politics

Britain has decided to air its first-​​​​ever tele­vised prime min­is­te­rial debates. As the elec­tion nears, the three candidates—incumbent Gordon Brown of the Labour party, David Cameron of the Con­ser­v­a­tive party, […]

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