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Journalism Professor to Give Akron Roundtable Address

Journalism Professor to Give Akron Roundtable Address

School of Journalism and Mass Communication Associate Professor Danielle Sarver Coombs, Ph.D., will speak at the Akron Roundtable Thursday, Aug. 20.

Coombs, who formerly served as the director of election research for Edison Media Research, wrote Last Man Standing: Media, Framing, and the 2012 Republican Primaries (Rowan & Littlefield, 2014). At the Roundtable, Coombs will discuss her research findings about previous primary elections and will share what she thinks Northeast Ohio can expect from the Cleveland Republican National Convention.

“Ohio is the classic bellwether state, and holding the Republican convention in Cleveland next summer means more eyes will be on us than ever,” Coombs said. “This makes it incredibly relevant and important to talk about what we learned from 2012 and how those lessons can help us understand and forecast 2016, particularly as our own governor is in the mix.”

Individuals interested in attending Coombs’ discussion, entitled “Come to the Party, Leave the Flip-Flopping at Home: Essential Lessons from the 2012 Republican Primaries,” may purchase $20 tickets from the Roundtable website. The Roundtable will be held at Quaker Station in Akron from noon to 1 p.m.