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
- Padgett, J., Dunaway, J. L., & Darr, J. P. (2019). As Seen on TV? How Gatekeeping Makes the US House Seem More Extreme. Journal of Communication. 69(6), 696-719.
- Dunaway, J. (2018). Doris A. Graber's Contributions to Political Communication. POLITICAL COMMUNICATION. 35(3), 506-507.
- Arceneaux, K., Dunaway, J., & Soroka, S. (2018). Elites are people, too: The effects of threat sensitivity on policymakers' spending priorities. PLoS ONE. 13(4), e0193781-e0193781.
- Dunaway, J., Searles, K., Sui, M., & Paul, N. (2018). News Attention in a Mobile Era. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. 23(2), 107-124.
- Darr, J. P., Hitt, M. P., & Dunaway, J. L. (2018). Newspaper Closures Polarize Voting Behavior. Journal of Communication. 68(6), 1007-1028.
- Darr, J. P., & Dunaway, J. L. (2018). Resurgent Mass Partisanship Revisited: The Role of Media Choice in Clarifying Elite Ideology. American Politics Quarterly. 46(6), 943-970.
- 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.
- Turcotte, J., Kirzinger, A., Dunaway, J., & Goidel, K. (2017). The Many Layers of Local: Proximity and Market Influence on News Coverage of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Social Science Quarterly. 98(3), 993-1009.
- Sui, M., Dunaway, J., Sobek, D., Abad, A., Goodman, L., & Saha, P. (2017). US News Coverage of Global Terrorist Incidents. Mass Communication and Society. 20(6), 895-908.
- Potter, J. D., & Dunaway, J. L. (2017). Voters' Perceptions of Party Platforms: The Role of Changing Information Contexts. Social Science Quarterly. 98(3), 804-817.
- Davis, N. T., & Dunaway, J. L. (2016). Party Polarization, Media Choice, and Mass Partisan-Ideological Sorting. Public Opinion Quarterly. 80(Specialissue1), 272-297.
- Potter, J. D., & Dunaway, J. L. (2016). Reinforcing or Breaking Party Systems? Internet Communication Technologies and Party Competition in Comparative Context. POLITICAL COMMUNICATION. 33(3), 392-413.
- Dunaway, J. L., Davis, N. T., Padgett, J., & Scholl, R. M. (2015). Objectivity and Information Bias in Campaign News. Journal of Communication. 65(5), 770-792.
- Wilkinson, B. C., Garand, J. C., & Dunaway, J. (2015). Skin Tone and Individuals’ Perceptions of Commonality and Competition with Other Racial and Ethnic Groups. RACE AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS. 7(3), 181-197.
- Dunaway, J., & Lawrence, R. G. (2015). What Predicts the Game Frame? Media Ownership, Electoral Context, and Campaign News. POLITICAL COMMUNICATION. 32(1), 43-60.
- Dunaway, J., & Stein, R. M. (2013). Early Voting and Campaign News Coverage. POLITICAL COMMUNICATION. 30(2), 278-296.
- Dunaway, J. (2013). Media Ownership and Story Tone in Campaign News. American Politics Quarterly. 41(1), 24-53.
- Dunaway, J., Lawrence, R. G., Rose, M., & Weber, C. R. (2013). Traits versus Issues: How Female Candidates Shape Coverage of Senate and Gubernatorial Races. POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY. 66(3), 715-726.
- Weber, C., Dunaway, J., & Johnson, T. (2012). It's All in the Name: Source Cue Ambiguity and the Persuasive Appeal of Campaign Ads. Political Behavior. 34(3), 561-584.
- Dunaway, J. (2011). INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTS ON THE INFORMATION QUALITY OF CAMPAIGN NEWS. Journalism Studies. 12(1), 27-44.
- Dunaway, J., Goidel, R. K., Kirzinger, A., & Wilkinson, B. C. (2011). Rebuilding or Intruding? Media Coverage and Public Opinion on Latino Immigration in Post-Katrina Louisiana. Social Science Quarterly. 92(4), 917-937.
- Dunaway, J., Branton, R. P., & Abrajano, M. A. (2010). Agenda Setting, Public Opinion, and the Issue of Immigration Reform. Social Science Quarterly. 91(2), 359-378.
- Branton, R. P., & Dunaway, J. (2009). Slanted Newspaper Coverage of Immigration: The Importance of Economics and Geography. POLICY STUDIES JOURNAL. 37(2), 257-273.
- Branton, R. P., & Dunaway, J. (2009). Spatial Proximity to the US-Mexico Border and Newspaper Coverage of Immigration Issues. POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY. 62(2), 289-302.
- Branton, R., & Dunaway, J. (2008). English- and Spanish-Language Media Coverage of Immigration: A Comparative Analysis. Social Science Quarterly. 89(4), 1006-1022.
- Dunaway, J. (2008). Markets, Ownership, and the Quality of Campaign News Coverage. Journal of Politics. 70(4), 1193-1202.
- Branton, R., Dillingham, G., Dunaway, J., & Miller, B. (2007). Anglo voting on nativist ballot initiatives: The partisan impact of spatial proximity to the US-Mexico border. Social Science Quarterly. 88(3), 882-897.
- 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., Searles, K., Sui, M., & Paul, N. (2018). The Move to Mobile. Ridout, T. N. (Eds.), New Directions in Media and Politics, 2nd Ed. (pp. 143-157). Routledge.