In the News: Kummer in Financial Times; Rothenbuhler on DVR Effects; Cross on Gun Laws, Attitudes

| May 15, 2013

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University includes:

Webster Vienna’s Kummer is Financial Times Professor of the Week

The Financial Times selected Webster University professor Christopher Kummer as its “Professor of the Week.” Kummer is director of the graduate business program at the Webster Vienna campus and faculty member in Webster’s George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology.

Each week, the publication selects a business school professor, an expert in his or her field, to defines a key term for its online economics, business and finance glossary. Read the profile of Kummer at the FT site.

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Dean Rothenbuhler on NBC Affiliate: Digital Viewing Habits

Eric Rothenbuhler, dean of the Webster University School of Communications, was part of a segment by NBC affiliate KSDK discussing the nature of “time shifting” television viewing via digital video recorders (DVRs). St. Louis is reportedly the biggest user of DVRs to delay watching shows.

Rothenbuhler says digital video recorders have started a revolution and the TV viewer is winning. “The revolution of the DVR is the way it changes the audience experience, allows audiences to choose when where and how they watch their television, and the way in which that upsets the business model of television,” he said.

Read or watch the segment at KSDK here.

Professor Cross on NPR Affiliate: Gun Laws and Changing Attitudes


St. Louis National Public Radio affiliate KWMU spoke with Webster University College of Arts & Sciences professor Remy Cross for its segment examining gun ownership and changing attitudes towards ownership and control among Americans. Cross is an assistant professor of sociology with a background in law and society, social movements, protest policing, social problems and deviance.

Referencing data from the Pew Research Institute that shows increased acceptance of gun ownership among younger generations, reporter Sean Sandefur investigated possible reasons why, and why new regulations are so strenuously advocated against.┬áRead more or listen to the segment at St. Louis Public Radio’s website.

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