Jason A. Johnson

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Jason Adam Johnson is an American professor of political science and communications, political commentator, and writer. He is the author of the book Political Consultants and Campaigns: One Day to Sell.


Johnson is currently a tenured professor in the School of Global Journalism & Communication at Morgan State University (MSU) located in Baltimore, Maryland, where he will teach courses focused on political and international journalism.[1]Johnson formerly was a professor of political science and communications at Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio, where he taught American politics, comparative politics, campaign management and communications.[2] In October 2010, Johnson was named the Politics Editor for The Source magazine.[3]

Johnson is the author of Political Consultants and Campaigns: One Day to Sell.

Johnson served as campaign manager on legislative races in Virginia, South Carolina and Maryland. In the field of international and comparative politics, Johnson worked on the 2001 London mayoral campaign, and as an international election monitor in Mexico and South Africa.

Johnson earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Johnson has been quoted as an expert on politics by such newspapers as the Wall Street Journal,[4] The Hill,[5] the Cincinnati Enquirer,[6] Akron Beacon Journal,[7] and The Plain Dealer.[8] He has also appeared in the online edition of Essence magazine and Black Enterprise Magazine.[9]

Johnson is frequent television commentator locally, nationally and internationally. He is a regular commentator on Al Jazeera English[10] and has appeared on Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor.[11] In Ohio, Johnson is a regular political commentator on WKYC[12] and WOIO[13] in Cleveland, WKBN-TV[14] and WYTV[15] in Youngstown.

Johnson makes regular radio appearances on WHYY-FM in Philadelphia,[16] WCPN in Cleveland,[17] the Basheer Jones Show on WERE AM 1490 in Cleveland, and CKNW in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Morning Edition.[18]

Johnson is a regular columnist for the Chicago Defender,[19] the Michigan Chronicle,[20] the New Pittsburgh Courier,[21] and the Memphis Tri-State Defender.[22] Johnson is Senior Politics Editor of Politic365.com and has also been a regular contributor to TheLoop21.com.[23]


  1. ^ Watson, Jamal Eric. "Morgan State Bolsters Journalism School with Jason Johnson". diverseeducation.com. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Biography, Jason Johnson". Hiram College. 
  3. ^ "Getting Brand New". The Source. 2010-10-27. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. 
  4. ^ Maher, Kris (2011-09-26). "Firefighters Battle Labor-Curbs Bill". Wall Street Journal. 
  5. ^ Swanson, Ian (2010-01-19). "Republican victory could affect more than healthcare legislation". The Hill. 
  6. ^ Wilkinson, Howard (2008-07-13). "Will Ohio, Ky. Vote for a black man?". Cincinnati Enquirer. 
  7. ^ Warsmith, Stephanie (2007-12-15). "Brunner seeks election overhaul". Akron Beacon Journal. 
  8. ^ Kroll, John (2008-03-08). "Race mattered more in Ohio primary than in any other state". The Plain Dealer. 
  9. ^ "Biography, Jason Johnson". Hiram College. 
  10. ^ "President Obama Marks 100 Days in Office". Al Jazeera English. 2009-04-29. 
  11. ^ "Inner City Life". The O'Reilly Factor. 2000-07-24. 
  12. ^ "Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings". WKYC-TV. 2009-07-15. 
  13. ^ "Dr. Jason Johnson analysis from Democratic Convention". WOIO, 19 Action News. 2008-08-27. 
  14. ^ "Jason Johnson analyzes the 2004 Presidential Election". WKBN CBS-27. 2004-11-09. 
  15. ^ "New Anti-Obama Ad Airing in Valley". WYTV. 2008-08-22. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. 
  16. ^ "Radio Times: National political roundup: 2009 & 2010". WHYY-FM. 2009-12-31. 
  17. ^ "Tubbs Jones Was A Rising Star in Democratic Politics". WCPN. 2008-08-21. Archived from the original on 2008-10-29. 
  18. ^ "Black GOP Lawmakers Face Tricky Relations with Democrats". Morning Edition, National Public Radio. 2011-01-05. 
  19. ^ Johnson, Jason (2009-09-09). "MySpace and Facebook start to look like America". Chicago Defender. Archived from the original on 2009-09-23. 
  20. ^ "Dr. Jason Johnson's Theories". Michigan Chronicle. 
  21. ^ Johnson, Jason (2009-12-23). "Saying goodbye to the 'Lost Decade'". New Pittsburgh Courier. 
  22. ^ "Jason Johnson: Articles by this Author". Memphis Tri-State Defender. Archived from the original on 2009-12-09. 
  23. ^ "Obama's Place in the 2012 Election 'Bracket' Is the Real March Madness". TheLoop21.com. Archived from the original on 2011-03-11. 

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