Vincent Fitzgerald, Ph.D. - College of Mount Saint Vincent
Division of Communication, Art, and Media

Vincent Fitzgerald, Ph.D.

Vincent FitzgeraldProfessor of Communication
Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.A., William Paterson University
B.A., William Paterson University

 


vincent.fitzgerald@mountsaintvincent.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Public opinion poll use in political campaigns
  • Media coverage of political campaigns
  • Television news
  • Analyzing political debates
  • Media’s effect on society and culture
  • Mass communication theory

Courses

  • COMM 210 Public Speaking
  • COMM 312 Radio and TV News Writing
  • COMM 313 Sports Writing
  • COMM 316 TV News
  • COMM 331 Media Criticism
  • COMM 490 Seminar in Communication

Book
Fitzgerald, V.M. (2018). The Influence of Polls on Television News Coverage of Presidential Campaigns. Lanham, MD: Lexington.

Presentations
“Race in Music, Video Games, and Televsion.” National Communication Association Conference, Salt Lake City, November, 2018.

“A Critical History of U.S. Television News Coverage of Presidential Campaigns,” National Communication Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nev., November 2015.

“News, Satire, and Credibility,” National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, Ill., November 2014

“Analyzing Content in Political Communication,” National Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, Cailf., November 2010

“A Functional Approach to Campaign Content,” National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, Ill., November 2009

“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Covering Presidential Elections on University TV,” Broadcast Education Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nev., April 2009

“Campaign Communication,” International Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, Calif., May 2007

“Political Debates and the Visual Image in Politics,” National Communication Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November 2006

“Communication Between the Wheelchair-Bound and Ablebodied,” National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, Ill., November 1999

“The Press and the State in an International Context,” International Communication Association Conference, San Francisco, Calif., May 1999

“A Critical Analysis of Television Network News Use of Public Opinion Polls During Presidential Campaigns,” National Communication Association Conference, San Diego, Calif., November 1996

“Polls and Issues:  Television News Coverage of Presidential Campaigns,” International Communication Association Conference, Chicago, Ill., May 1996

“Public Opinion Polls and Network News Coverage of Presidential Campaigns,” National Communication Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November 1995

“The View from the Wheelchair:  The Physically Disabled Person’s Perspective of Communication with Ablebodied Strangers,” Eastern Communication Association Conference, Washington, D.C., April 1994

Publications
“Where’s the proof?” The Riverdale Press, p. 11, October 2008

Fitzgerald, V. M. and Kubey, R., “Opinion polls are bad for politics (Part I),” Mass media: Opposing viewpoints (2nd ed.). San Diego, Calif., Greenhaven Press, 1999

“Advertising and the end of the world,” Feedback, 40 (1), 54, 1999

Fitzgerald, V. M. and Kubey, R., “Poll-happy media need to cool it,” The Christian Science Monitor, p. 18; syndicated internationally by The Los Angeles Times, October 1996