Archive for September, 2014

A Conversation about Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences (on WORT’s “A Public Affair”)

September 14, 2014 Leave a comment

I had the great pleasure of interviewing my former next door office neighbor from my days at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, John Hibbing. We talked about his book (with Kevin Smith and John Alford)Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences. My interview with John was the second of my guest hosting appearances on 89.9 WORT in Madison’s “A Public Affair.” I had a ball and was happy to share John and friends’ most interesting research with our listeners. You can listen to the conversation here, scroll down to September 12, 2014 to stream it or download it. I recommend downloading so you can fast forward past the banjo that ends the previous show and Friday’s news that leads off the show.


9 Things the Best Political Reporters Do

September 11, 2014 Leave a comment

I am pleased to share with you my first column for PBS’ MediaShift, “9 Things the Best Political Reporters Do.” I wanted to take a break from finding fault with contemporary news coverage and share some strategies that some of the many exellent political reporters use in their work and call on journalism schools to help develop these techniques and strategies in the next generation of reporters. The full piece is here, on the EducationShift page.

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Does Democracy Work?

September 2, 2014 Leave a comment

Here is a link to a piece I wrote for On Wisconsin magazine’s great feature, “Can This Democracy Be Saved?”

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