Jonathan M Ladd

Title

Associate Professor

Department

McCourt School of Public Policy
In the news

In the news

  • "Since the 1990s, the Clintons have been caught in a cycle of escalation with the political press. The press investigates some possible wrongdoing from the Clintons. The Clintons perceive the investigation to be grossly unfair, and in response stonewall and restrict press access. The press sees this obstruction as suspicious and investigates harder. The Clintons stonewall harder, the press investigates harder, and the cycle continues," Jonathan Ladd, associate professor of public policy, on the Clinton's historic tensions with the media. Why Clinton Can Campaign In Listen-Only Mode May 21, 2015, NBC News
  • “I think that Hillary [would] govern more liberally than Bill did on several issues but [would] still disappoint the most liberal members of the Democratic Party,” Jonathan Ladd, associate professor of public policy, on the potential of the Democratic front-runner to drastically alter the ideological foundations of the party. What does the left want (besides Liz Warren for president)? May 19, 2015, Christian Science Monitor
  • “People who say they distrust the media in general are more likely to consume news from partisan outlets, outlets that already agree with them, and this will reinforce their positions, whether those positions are right or wrong,” Jonathan Ladd, associate professor of public policy, on his book that explores the historical trends of American distrust of the press and how this affects public policy. Why everyone hates the media December 23, 2013, Salon Magazine
  • “The Nate Silver analogue of the 1800s would have just started his own paper, because it was so cheap to start one,” Jonathan Ladd, associate professor of public policy, on former NY Times reporter Nate Silver’s new position at ESPN. Journalism’s New Marquee Brothers August 21, 2013, Reuters
  • "If the Republican Party wants to make an ideological shift, if they want to modify their vision on immigration, say, it matters a lot if Fox commentators and management are willing to go along with that," Jonathan Ladd, associate professor of public policy, on the dynamics between the GOP and Fox News. The GOP-Fox Circus Act April 29, 2013, The Nation
  • "Regardless of the other candidates' performances in New Hampshire or even what happens in the South Carolina primary next week, Mitt Romney is extremely likely to be the Republican nominee," Jonathan Ladd, assistant professor of government and public policy, on the likelihood of Mitt Romney's nomination as the Republican presidential candidate. What's Fueling Romney's Success? January 11, 2012, CNN
  • “We have had incumbents in the past who were a good deal less popular than Obama and, even then, third-party challengers haven’t been ultimately successful," Jonathan Ladd, assistant professor of government and public policy, on the possibility of a successful third-party presidential candidate. Is the Stage Set For a Third-Party Presidential Candidate? November 24, 2011, ABC News