Author

Vince Benigni

Vince Benigni

Vince Benigni has four decades of experience in mass/digital media and strategic communication. He has taught a variety of courses in those fields as a Professor of Communication to both undergraduate and graduate students. He has served as the College's Faculty Athletics Representative (12 years) and his department's Graduate Director (five years) among his appointments, and received the College's Distinguished Service Award in 2015. He has also authored a number of guest columns that have appeared in various news outlets.

Commentary

Yes, debates do help voters decide – and candidates are increasingly reluctant to participate

By: and - August 24, 2023

Former President Donald Trump’s decision to skip the first Republican presidential debate last night – and likely the others – may be a sign that candidate debates will be the next casualty of the highly polarized political environment in the United States. “The public knows who I am & what a successful Presidency I had […]