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
- 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.