Media advisory UNT experts available on Election Day, Election Night to analyze presidential race, other races
As you prepare for Election Day and Election Night coverage, consider these University of North Texas faculty members who will be available to give in-depth analysis of election returns for the presidential race, the Texas Senate race between Ted Cruz and Paul Sadler, and other races.
Several of these faculty members will be at the UNT campus in Denton during part of Election Night to be interviewed by reporters for ntTV, UNT’s student-run television station, which will provide three hours of live coverage beginning at 7 p.m. Members of the media are welcome to contact the faculty members during that time via cell phone, or to come to UNT during the ntTV broadcast to interview the faculty members in person. Contact Nancy Kolsti in the UNT News Service at 940-565-3509 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in arranging the interviews.
Dr. Valerie Martinez-Ebers, professor of political science, will particularly discuss Latino politics, women in politics and Latino and women voters. She recently wrote a Washington Post column, “Five Myths about Latino Voters,” and is the co-author of “Latino Lives in America: Making It Home,” “Latinos in the New Millennium,” and “Politicas: Latina Public Officials in Texas” She recently discussed Republicans’ appeal to Texas Latino voters for Scripps-Howard News Service.
Martinez-Ebers will be at UNT to appear on ntTV from 8-10 p.m. on Election Night. She can be reached at that time and during the day by cell phone, 940-390-2304. Reporters may also contact her at email@example.com to arrange interviews in advance.
Dr. Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, associate professor of political science, is the co-author of “Breaking Through the Noise: Presidential Leadership, Public Opinion and the News Media” and “The President's Speeches: Beyond ‘Going Public.’” Eshbaugh-Soha has published research in “American Journal of Political Science,” “Political Research Quarterly,” “Presidential Studies Quarterly” and “Congress and the Presidency,” and has contributed chapters to “Politics in the American States” and “Public Opinion and Polling around the World.”
Eshbaugh-Soha will be at UNT to appear on ntTV from 7-8 p.m. on Election Night. He asks that reporters contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 940-565-2329 in advance to set interviews.
Samra Bufkins, lecturer of strategic communications in UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism, will discuss social media and politics, including the use of Twitter on Election Night. She is the faculty advisor to the UNT Social Media Club.
Bufkins is available on Election Day at 940-565-2167 and on Election Night at 214-708-5653. She may also be reached on Twitter: @samjb.
Philip Paolino is an associate professor of political science. He researches mass political behavior, survey research, and political methodology, focusing upon elections, political psychology, and political participation. He has published articles in a number of scholarly journals, including "American Political Science Review," "American Journal of Political Science" and "Political Analysis."
Paolino will be at UNT to appear on ntTV from 7-8 p.m. on Election Night. He is available at other times at 703-310-7162.
Francisco Guzman, associate professor of marketing in UNT’s College of Business, can discuss political branding and how social media and new technology, such as text message campaign donations, has changed the way candidates develop their brands and reach the public.
Guzman may be reached Election Day and Election Night at GuzmanF@unt.edu or at 940-297-9779.
James E. Mueller, associate professor in UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism, will discuss media coverage of this year’s election, and coverage of the election returns. He is the author of “Towel Snapping the Press: Bush’s Journey from Locker Antics to Message Control” and “Tag Teaming the Press: How Bill and Hillary Clinton Work Together to Handle the Media.”
Mueller will be available Election Day and Election Night at 940-368-3528. Reporters may also contact him at his office at 940-565-2278 or at email@example.com to set up interviews in advance.