Newswise — Saturday's shootings have put renewed focus on the anger and violence present in U.S. politics. UK Political Science Professor Stephen Voss, with specializations in voting behavior, political methodology and racial/ethnic politics, is available to discuss the increasingly heated political rhetoric of our times.
UK Journalism professors Kakie Urch and Al Cross are available to comment on the delayed and mistake-ridden responses of the media to the crisis situation. Urch focuses on multimedia, information communication, technology studies and online journalism, including social media, Open Records and Freedom of Information and the rhetoric of delivery.
Cross became director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues in August 2004 after more than 26 years as a reporter at The Courier-Journal, the last 15½ as the Louisville newspaper's chief political writer. His coverage ranged from presidential to local elections and included all facets of state government.