News Hole: The Demise of Local Journalism and Political Engagement
Sep 21, 2021
Danny Hayes
News Hole: The Demise of Local Journalism and Political Engagement

Danny Hayes is professor of political science at George Washington University. He received
his Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, where he also earned a
master’s degree in Government and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. A former journalist,
Professor Hayes’ research focuses on the media, public opinion, and elections. He is the co-
author of three books published by Cambridge University Press: News Hole: The Demise of
Local Journalism and Political Engagement (2021); Women on the Run: Media, Gender, and Political
Campaigns in a Polarized Era (2016); and Influence from Abroad: Foreign Voices, the Media, and U.S.
Public Opinion (2013). His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and
has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, and
numerous other academic journals. He has also served as an editor and contributor for The
Monkey Cage, a politics and political science blog at the Washington Post. He was the recipient
of the 2018 Kenny Prize for Innovation in Teaching of Introductory Courses, and three
times has been named George Washington University’s best professor by the student
newspaper, The Hatchet.

https://politicalscience.columbian.gwu.edu/danny-hayes