URI announces timely political tips
KINGSTON, R.I. -- February 9, 2000 -- The political scene is abuzz with
sound bites, ads, debates, and speeches. Here are some URI experts who can
make sense of the jargon:
Political Ads: Dr. Patrick Devlin focuses his research on political
ads, particularly during primaries. The task keeps him busy. The professor
of Communication Studies says an average of 160 political ads ran each day
on television during the New Hampshire primary. Devlin can be reached at
874-4724 (office) or 789-0760 (home).
Media Impact: Dr. Marc Genest studies the media's impact on national
and state elections. Although the URI political scientist is researching
and teaching this semester in Alabama, he is available for comment. His
number is 334-953-4041.
Debate: John Devine, a debate coach for 12 years, coaches URI's
award-winning debate team. With advance notice, he and/or the team can be
available to analyze a particular political debate. Devine can be reached
For more information or for experts on other topics call Jan Sawyer,
URI News Bureau at 874-2116.
For More Information: Jan Sawyer, 401-874-2116