Dunaway, Johanna individual record
Associate Professor

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?

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selected publications
Academic Articles28
  • 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.
  • 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.
Institutional Repository Documents1
Internet Publications1
  • Darr, J. P., Dunaway, J., & Hitt, M. P. (2019). When newspapers close, voters become more partisan. - An article submitted to The Conversation
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Texas A&M University; Communication; 4234 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4234