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
- 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. 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.