NYU's Mcilwain, Expert On Political Communication, Available for Comment On Obama and Clinton Campaigns


New York University’s Charlton McIlwain, who co-directs the Project on Race in Political Communication (RaceProject.org), is available for comment on the Democratic primary race between Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

An expert on political communication, particularly with regards to race, McIlwain is positioned to speak to a number of issues, including racial appeals in political advertisements, media coverage of the campaigns, and the extent to which endorsements, such as those by Oprah Winfrey and Senator Ted Kennedy, can influence a campaign.

In his research, with North Central College’s Stephen Maynard, of more than 300 ads in past campaigns where black candidates were involved 500

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