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Alan Schroeder

Alan Schroeder

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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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