WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.
Autocratic or authoritarian leaders work to control just about everything that affects the lives of those they rule, particularly information. Restricting the news and information individuals can access makes them reliant on the state, as they make sense of the world. It can also make them easier to rule. Authoritarianism and information are the focus of this episode of stats and stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined by regular panelists John Bailer, Chair of Miami statistics department and Richard Campbell of media journalism and film. Their guest Arturas Rozenas, an assistant professor at New York University's Department of Politics. His research focuses on authoritarian states, electoral competition and statistical methodology. He came to the studio after traveling to Miami on a visit sponsored by the Havighurst Center for Russian and post-Soviet studies as part of the colloquium series on Russian media strategies at home and abroad.