April 12, 2012 A recent Bliss Institute of Applied politics study is cited in a Huffington Post story on the lack of pro-LGBT religious voices in mainstream media. Text is available at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ross-murray/pro-lgbt-christian-voices_b_1418604.html.
April 11, 2012 John Green, Bliss Institute director and distinguished professor of political science in UA’s Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, is quoted in a CNN story on Rick Santorum’s withdrawal from the GOP presidential primary, http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/10/with-santorum-suspending-campaign-some-religious-conservatives-wonder-how-to-proceed/ ; and a Deseret News story on a poll revealing that the American public says religious news coverage is too sensationalized, http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765567511/American-Public-says-religious-news-too-polarizing-journalists-disagree.html.
April 9, 2012 John Green, Bliss Institute director and distinguished professor of political science in UA’s Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, is quoted in an Associated Press story on the rough start for Josh Mandel’s Senate campaign. Text is available via the Columbus Dispatch at http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/04/09/mandel-campaign-for-senate-endures-rocky-start.html . Continuing coverage of Dr. Green’s research on sensationalized media coverage of religion is available from AkronNewsNow.com, http://akronnewsnow.com/news/local/item/30722-public-not-happy-with-religion-reporting ; and NewsBusters, http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2012/04/07/survey-media-does-poor-job-explaining-religion-and-especially-tv-news.
The Akron Beacon Journal and UA’s Bliss Institute are seeking participants for a study on the ways people are affected by the difficult times and how this affects the ability to have respectful conversations about differences of opinion. Text for this announcement is available at http://www.ohio.com/news/local/want-to-discuss-tough-subjects-beacon-journal-ua-seeking-participants-1.292580.