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Robertson School professors interviewed about media coverage on government controversies

Feb 8, 2019

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Robertson School professors Jeff South, Judi Crenshaw and Marcus Messner were interviewed this week by news organizations about the recent controversies involving Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring

Journalism Professor Jeff South was interviewed on NewsRadio 1140-WRVA on Tuesday. South discussed on the news show "Richmond's Morning News with John Reid" the sexual assault allegations against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and the Washington Post's decision not to publish the accusation made against Fairfax by a woman last year.  Please click on the Facebook post below to listen to the entire interview.

Public Relations Instructor Judi Crenshaw was interviewed about the controversies by Roben Farzad on Wednesday for the NPR podcast "Full Disclosure" alongside Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist Jeff Schapiro and Richmond journalist Samantha Willis. The podcast is available online on the NPR website and will air on WCVE 88.9 FM on Saturday at 6 p.m. and on Sunday at 8 p.m.

In addition, Associate Director Dr. Marcus Messner was quoted in an article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Thursday about crisis communication management. Messner said that the governor's team “should have gotten their story right on the first attempt.” According to the article, Messner added that "everybody on the governor’s team should have understood within the first hour that the crisis was of such a magnitude that it could bring down the governor." Dr. Messner was also interviewed for a story on the website of WRIC-8NEWS.