overview

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?

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles27
  • 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.
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  • Dunaway, J. (2018). Doris A. Graber's Contributions to Political Communication. POLITICAL COMMUNICATION. 35(3), 506-507.
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  • 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.
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  • Dunaway, J., Searles, K., Sui, M., & Paul, N. (2018). News Attention in a Mobile Era. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. 23(2), 107-124.
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  • Darr, J. P., Hitt, M. P., & Dunaway, J. L. (2018). Newspaper Closures Polarize Voting Behavior. Journal of Communication. 68(6), 1007-1028.
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Books2
  • West, S. M., & Dunaway, J. (2017). Mass Media and American Politics (Tenth Edition).
  • Graber, D. A., & Dunaway, J. L. (2014). Mass Media and American Politics. CQ Press.
Chapters2
  • 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.
Email
jdunaway@tamu.edu
First Name
Johanna
Last Name
Dunaway
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Communication; 4234 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4234
USA