Prof. of Communication Studies
Director of the Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility
Rita Kirk’s knowledge of the evolving communication landscape has made her a valuable resource in analyzing trends in politics and political communication, such as YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter and other social media. She has the ability to adapt to story topics and specializes in political and persuasive campaigns.
She has served as an analyst for CNN, ABC, HearstArgyle and CBS11News.com. She is an Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and a Meadows Distinguished Teaching Professor. She is the co-author of Soundbite Culture: The Death of Discourse in a Wired World.
- Public opinion
- Social media
- Voter behavior
- Political communications
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