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Department of Communication
George Mason University
Stephen J. Farnsworth, Ph.D., teaches courses in political communication and journalism at George Mason University, where he is associate professor of communication. Dr. Farnsworth, a former Canada-U.S. Fulbright Research Scholar at McGill University in Montreal is currently working on research focused on US and international news coverage of environmental matters.He is the author or coauthor of four books, most recently "Spinner in Chief: How Presidents Sell Their Policies and Themselves" (Paradigm Press), as well as dozens of articles on the mass media and the presidency.
Ph.D. Department of Government, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. 1997.
M.A. Department of Government, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. 1993.
B.A. With Honors, Department of History, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO. 1990.
B.A. With Honors, Department of Government, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. 1983
The Nightly News Nightmare: Media Coverage of U.S. Presidential Elections, 1988-2008 (Stephen J. Farnsworth and S. Robert Lichter, coauthors). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011. [Third Edition].
The Structure of Scientific Opinion on Climate Change. (Stephen J. Farnsworth and S. Robert Lichter). Accepted for publication, International Journal of Public Opinion Research.
Scientists' Assessments of Climate Change Information in News and Entertainment Media. (Stephen J. Farnsworth and S. Robert Lichter). Accepted for publication, Science Communication.
The Return of the Honeymoon: Television News Coverage of New Presidents, 1981-2009. (Stephen J. Farnsworth and S. Robert Lichter). Accepted for publication, Presidential Studies Quarterly.
Network Television's Coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election.(Stephen J. Farnsworth and S. Robert Lichter). American Behavioral Scientist 55(4): 354-70 (April 2011).
The International Two-Step Flow in Foreign News: Canadian and U.S. Television News Coverage of U.S. Affairs. (Stephen J. Farnsworth, Stuart Soroka, and Lori Young). International Journal of Press/Politics 15(4): 401-19 (October 2010).
Spinner in Chief: How Presidents Sell Their Policies and Themselves. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2009.