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September 30, 2009 Judy Hughes
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Lecturer to examine money, media roles in Obama victory

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Political communications analyst Kathleen Hall Jamieson will talk about “How Media, Money and Messages Shaped the 2008 Presidential Election” Oct. 19 during a visit to the University of Louisville.

Jamieson’s free, public talk – the university’s 2009 Phi Beta Kappa lecture — will begin at 6 p.m. in Speed Art Museum Auditorium, 2035 S. Third St., next to UofL’s Belknap Campus. UofL’s College of Arts and Sciences, Speed Art Museum and the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Kentuckiana sponsor the annual lecture.

At University of Pennsylvania, Jamieson is director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and the Elizabeth Ware Packard professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication. Her research is in campaign communication and presidential discourse.

Jamieson is author or co-author of 15 books, including “Presidents Creating the Presidency,” “Echo Chamber: Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment” and “unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation.” Her forthcoming book is about President Barack Obama’s victory.


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