My research questions relate to news media and politics, political communication, and the impact of changing communication technologies on media effects, public opinion, and political behavior. Most of my work has implications for civic literacy, engagement, and democratic deliberation. Broadly, I focus on questions such as: What makes news more or less informative? How are changes to the contemporary communication landscape influencing elite and mass linkages and political polarization? What are the effects of mobile communication on citizen news engagement and civic literacy? What are the causes and consequences of news bias toward women and racial and ethnic groups?
- Ph.D. in Political Science, Rice University - (Houston, Texas, United States) 2006
- M.A. in Political Science, Rice University - (Houston, Texas, United States) 2004
- M.A. in Political Science, University of North Texas - (Denton, Texas, United States) 2002
- B.A. in Political Science, University of North Texas - (Denton, Texas, United States) 1999
- Darr, J. P., Perry, B. N., Dunaway, J. L., & Sui, M. (2020). Seeing Spanish: The Effects of Language-Based Media Choices on Resentment and Belonging. Political Communication. 37(4), 1-24.
- Padgett, J., Dunaway, J. L., & Darr, J. P. (2019). As Seen on TV? How Gatekeeping Makes the U.S. House Seem More Extreme. Journal of Communication. 69(6), 696-719.
- Arceneaux, K., Dunaway, J., Johnson, M., & Wielen, R. (2019). Strategic Candidate Entry and Congressional Elections in the Era of Fox News. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE. 64(2), 398-415.
- Darr, J. P., Hitt, M. P., & Dunaway, J. L. (2018). Newspaper Closures Polarize Voting Behavior. Journal of Communication. 68(6), 1007-1028.
- Sui, M., Paul, N., Shah, P., Spurlock, B., Chastant, B., & Dunaway, J. (2018). The Role of Minority Journalists, Candidates, and Audiences in Shaping Race-Related Campaign News Coverage. JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION QUARTERLY. 95(4), 1079-1102.
- Sui, M., Dunaway, J., Sobek, D., Abad, A., Goodman, L., & Saha, P. (2020). U.S. News Coverage of Global Terrorist Incidents. Media, Terrorism and Society. (pp. 161-184). Routledge.
- Dunaway, J., Searles, K., Sui, M., & Paul, N. (2018). The Move to Mobile. Ridout, T. N. (Eds.), New Directions in Media and Politics. (pp. 143-157). Routledge.
- Dunaway, J. L., Searles, K., Fowler, E. F., & Ridout, T. N. (2018). 23. Political Advertising. Mediated Communication. (pp. 431-454). De Gruyter Mouton.
- Dunaway, J. L., Searles, K., Fowler, E. F., & Ridout, T. N. (2018). Political Advertising. Napoli, P. M. (Eds.), Mediated Communication. Walter de Gruyter.
- Dunaway, J., Darr, J. P., & Hitt, M. P. (2021). Local newspapers can help reduce polarization with opinion pages that focus on local issues. - An article submitted to The Conversation
- Darr, J., Padgett, J., & Dunaway, J. (2021). 46,218 news transcripts show ideologically extreme politicians get more airtime. - An article submitted to The Conversation
- Darr, J. P., Dunaway, J., & Hitt, M. P. (2019). When newspapers close, voters become more partisan. - An article submitted to The Conversation