Robin Andersen

Dr. Robin Andersen is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University. In addition, she directs Fordham's M.A. Program in Public Communication and the Peace and Justice Studies Program. Contact her by email: andersen [at]

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Health workers greet people as they arrive in cars at a mobile Covid-19 testing site at the Westside Community Center in the Goldsboro neighborhood of Sanford, Florida on April 23, 2020. Views
Saturday, May 02, 2020
A Pandemic Is Not a War
Though many public officials and media outlets seem increasingly convinced that we are fighting a war against Covid-19, framing the pandemic in military terms obscures what we need to know and how we can cope with this virus. At a press conference on Wednesday, March 18, President Donald Trump...
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"Unelectable" is now an overworked spin pushed by centrist Democrats and their corporate media allies. (Photo: Mara Liasson) Views
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Factchecking NPR’s Attempted Takedown of Bernie Sanders
The Iowa caucuses officially began the Democratic primary, and even in this ongoing, extended battle for the White House, Iowa remains an important marker for candidates and the media. A close look at a piece by two of NPR ’s leading political reporters, which aired just before the caucuses,...
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Thursday, November 30, 2017
Backlash Against Russian ‘Fake News’ Is Shutting Down Debate for Real
A few days before the Halloween hearings held by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, where powerful tech companies would provide testimony about their roles disseminating “fake news” during the 2016 election, Twitter announced it would no longer accept advertising from the...
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
An ‘Unqualified’ Success at Media Manipulation
On Tuesday, April 5, Bernie Sanders won the Wisconsin Democratic primary by double digits, and his victory speech ran for half an hour on CNN , a rare media moment when he was able to repeat the issues that have resonated with many Democratic primary voters. After the Wisconsin loss, the Hillary...
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A sister fights for the life of her brother who she says is being tortured by medical officials at the Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County, California. (Public domain) Views
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
A California Jail Is Torturing My Brother to Death
On Thursday April 17 my brother Brad was on his way to a baseball game in SF with an old college friend of mine. Kathleen would tell me later that the message on her cell phone was short and to the point—he couldn’t make it, something had come up. I introduced Kathleen to my brother in the visiting...
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