Peer-reviewed Publications, Book Chapters, & Books
An interdisciplinary political communication reading list by our members
Polarization, misinformation, & bias
- Barnidge, Matthew. Forthcoming. “How Geographic Mobility Contributes to Exposure to Political Difference on Social Media Platforms.” Telematics & Informatics.
- Diehl, Trevor, Ramona Vonbun-Feldbauer and Matthew Barnidge. Advance online. “Tabloid News, Anti-Immigration Attitudes, and Support for Right-Wing Populist Parties.” Communication and the Public. https://doi.org/10.1177/2057047319884122
- Barnidge, Matthew, Bumsoo Kim, Cynthia Peacock, Yonghwan Kim and Michael Xenos. Forthcoming. “Social Networks and the Avoidance of Cross-Cutting Political Information: How Social Media Networks Shape the Likelihood of Unfriending (and Other Related Behaviors).” Social Science Computer Review.
- Velasquez, Alcides, Matthew Barnidge and Hernando Rojas. 2021. “Group Consciousness and Corrective Action: The Mediating Role of Pro-Attitudinal Selective Exposure and Perceived Media Bias.” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 19(5): 105-125. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077699020949249
- Bauer, A.J. and Anthony Nadler. 2023. "What Is Disinformation to Democracy?" Bulletin of Technology and Public Life. citap.pubpub.org/pub/u4qzry5p/release/1
- Bauer, A.J. 2021. “Propaganda in the Guise of News: Fulton Lewis, Jr. and the Origins of the Fairness Doctrine,” Radical History Review 141, 7-29. https://doi.org/10.1215/01636545-9170682
- Bauer, A.J. and Anthony Nadler, eds. 2021. “Propaganda Analysis Revisited,” The Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Misinformation Review, 2:2. https://misinforeview.hks.harvard.edu/article/volume-issue/volume-2-issue-2/
- Boman, C. D. (2021) Examining characteristics of pre-bunking strategies to overcome PR disinformation attacks. Public Relations Review. 47, 5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2021.102105
- Boman, C.D. & Schneider, E.J. (2021). Finding an antidote: Testing the use of proactive crisis strategies to protect organizations from astroturfing attacks. Public Relations Review. 47, 1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2020.102004
- White, Mark H., Christian S. Crandall, and Nicholas T. Davis. 2021. “Vicarious Justifications for Prejudice in the Application of Democratic Values.” Social Psychological and Personality Science.
- Lee, J.-Y., Choi, J., & Britt, R. K. (2021). Social media as risk-attenuation and misinformation-amplification station: How social media interaction affects misperceptions about COVID-19. Health Communication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2021.1996920
- Lee, J.-Y., & Kim, Y.-W. (2021). How terrorism cues affect attitude polarization over undocumented immigrants via negative emotions and information avoidance: A terror management theory perspective. The Social Science Journal. https://doi.org/10.1080/03623319.2021.1884777
- Hoewe, J., Panek, E., Peacock, C., Sherrill, L., & Wheeler, S. (2021). Using Moral Foundations to Assess Stereotypes: Americans’ Perceptions of Immigrants and Refugees. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/15562948.2021.1949657
- Peacock, C., Hoewe, J., Panek, E., Willis, G.P (2021). Hyperpartisan news use: Relationships with partisanship, general news use, and affective and cognitive involvement. Mass Communication & Society, 24(2), 210-232. https://doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2020.1844902
Journalism & News
- Barnidge, Matthew. Advance online. “Incidental Exposure and News Engagement: Testing Temporal Order and the Role of Interest.” Digital Journalism. https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2021.1906290
- Barnidge, Matthew and Michael Xenos. 2021. “Social Media News Deserts: Digital Inequalities and Incidental Exposure on Social Media Platforms.” New Media & Society. Advance online. https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448211059529
- Bauer, A.J., Anthony Nadler, and Jacob Nelson, 2021. “What is Fox News? Partisan Journalism, Misinformation, and the Problem of Classification,” Electronic News. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F19312431211060426
- Creech, B. and Maddox, J. (2022). Of essential workers and working from home: Journalistic discourses and precarities of a pandemic economy.” Journalism.
- Miller, K. C. (2021). Hostility Toward the Press: A Synthesis of Terms, Research, and Future Directions in Examining Harassment of Journalists. Digital Journalism, 1-20.
- Miller, K. C. (2021). Harassment’s Toll on Democracy: The Effects of Harassment Towards US Journalists. Journalism Practice, 1-20.
- Hedding, K. J., Miller, K. C., Abdenour, J., & Blankenship, J. C. (2019). The Sinclair effect: Comparing ownership influences on bias in local TV news content. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 63(3), 474-493.
Rhetoric, Culture, & Social Movements
- Bauer, A.J. (2023). Why So Serious? Studying Humor on the Right. Media, Culture & Society. doi.org/10.1177/01634437231154779
- Ohl, J. (2021). Of beetles and men: Public memory, Southern liberal kitsch, and the Boll Weevil Monument at 100. Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 51, 1-14. (Lead article)
- Ohl, J. (2020). Seeing World War I and poster propaganda with fresh eyes. The Public Historian, 42, 114-128.
Social & Digital Media Cultures
- Maddox, J. (2022). Micro-celebrities of Information. Mapping calibrated expertise and knowledge influencers among social media veterinarians. Information, Communication, & Society.
- Maddox, J. & Schroeder, J. (forthcoming). Moral dimensions of the marketplace: Cancel culture (wars) and the battle for liberalism in the digital public sphere. Accepted, forthcoming, Communication & Critical/Cultural Studies.
- Maddox, J. (2021). What do creators and viewers owe to each other? Microcelebrity, reciprocity, and transactional tingles in the ASMR YouTube community. First Monday, 26(1). https://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/10804/10037
Technology, Platforms, & Apps
- Hu, S., Boman, C. D., Warner, B. R. (2021). Waiting for a match: Mitigating reactance in prosocial health behavior using psychological distance. Health Communication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2021.1974662
- Lee, J.-Y., & Shin, S. Y. (2021). Something that they never said: Multimodal disinformation and source vividness in understanding the power of AI-enabled deepfake news. Media Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/15213269.2021.2007489
- Maddox, J. and Kanthawala, S. (2022). The revolution will be forwarded: Interrogating India’s WhatsApp Imaginary. Journal of Communication Inquiry.
- Creech, B. & Maddox, J. (2022). Thus spoke Zuckerberg: Journalistic discourse, executive personae, and the personalization of tech industry power. New Media & Society.
- Maddox, J. (2021). On the limits of platform-centric research: YouTube, ASMR, and Affordances Bilingualism. International Journal of Communication, 15, 1-21. https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/16305/3371
- Kanthawala, S. and Maddox, J. (2022). Hiding in the echo chamber: Fact-checking failures and individual strategies of accuracy determination on WhatsApp in India. Asian Journal of Communication.
- Sweeney, M.E. (2021). Digital assistants. In Agostinho, D., D’Ignazio, C., Ring, A., Thylstrup, N.B., & Veel, K. (Eds.), Uncertain Archives. Baltimore, Maryland: MIT Press.
- Sweeney, M.E., Davis, E. (2020). Alexa, are you listening? An exploration of smart voice assistant use and privacy in libraries. Information Technology and Libraries 39(4), pp. 1-21.
- Borah, Porismita*, Matthew Barnidge* and Hernando Rojas. Advance online. “The Contexts of Political Participation: The Communication Mediation Model Under Varying Structural Conditions of the Public Sphere.” International Journal of Press/Politics. *First two authors share equal authorship. https://doi.org/10.1177/19401612211029466
- Barnidge, Matthew, Trevor Diehl, Lindsey Sherrill and Jiehua Zhang. 2021. “Attention Centrality and Audience Fragmentation: An Approach for Bridging the Gap Between Selective Exposure and Audience Overlap.” Journal of Communication 71(6): 898-921. https://doi.org/10.1093/joc/jqab023
- Bauer, A.J. 2021. “Agent and Archive: Chip Berlet and the Historicity of Right-Watchers,” in Pam Chamberlain, Matthew Lyons, Abby Scher, and Spencer Sunshine, eds., Exposing the Right and Fighting for Democracy: Celebrating Chip Berlet as Journalist and Scholar. Routledge.
- Katherine Clayton, Nicholas T. Davis, Brendan Nyhan, Ethan Porter, Timothy J. Ryan, and Thomas J. Wood. “Elite rhetoric can undermine democratic norms.” 2021. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(23).
- Lee, J.-Y., Choi, J., & Kim, J. (2021). Effects of online incivility and emotions toward in-groups on cross-cutting attention and political participation. Behaviour & Information Technology. https://doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2021.1969429
- Maddox, J. & Creech, B. (2020). Interrogating LeftTube: Contrapoints and the possibilities of critical media praxis on YouTube. Television & New Media, 22(6), 595-615. https://journals-sagepub-com.libdata.lib.ua.edu/doi/full/10.1177/1527476420953549
- Ohl, J. (2020). Reinvigorating civic education in communication through imitatio. Communication Teacher, 35, 1-5.
- Peacock, C., Dugger, H., Fanelli, J.K., Harris, A.J., McLelland, J.B., Richardson, L.A. (2021). Choosing a candidate: Traits, issues, and electability. American Behavioral Scientist, 65(3), 540-557. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764220978458
- Peacock, C. (2021). Diversity, disagreement, and expression across liberal, conservative, and mixed groups. Communication Studies, 72(1), 17-32. https://doi.org/10.1080/10510974.2020.1819843
- Schram, S. & Fording, R. (2020). Racial liberalism resurgent: Connecting multi-racial protests and electoral politics today. Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, 1-18.
Race, Class, Gender, & Sexuality in Politics, Media, & Communication
- Miller, Steven V and Nicholas T. Davis. 2021. “The effect of white social prejudice on support for American democracy.” Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, 6(2), 334 - 351.
- Maddox, J. & Creech, B. (2021). Leaning in, pushed out: Postfeminism, pandemic labor, and journalistic discourse. International Journal of Cultural Studies 25(2).
- Van Duyn, E., Peacock, C., & Stroud, N.J. (2021). The gender gap in online news comment sections. Social Science Computer Review, 39(2), 181-196. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894439319864876
- Miller, K. C. (2022). The “Price You Pay” and the “Badge of Honor”: Journalists, Gender, and Harassment. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 10776990221088761.
- Peacock, C., & Van Duyn, E. (2021). Monitoring and correcting: why women read and men comment online. Information, Communication & Society, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2021.1993957
- Sweeney, M.E. & Villa-Nicholas, M. (2022). Digitizing the ‘Ideal’ Latina Information Worker. American Quarterly, 74(1).
- Nadler, A. & Bauer, A.J., eds., 2019. News on the Right: Studying Conservative News Cultures
- Davis, N.T., Kirby, G., & Gaddie, K. (In Press) The Meanings of Democracy: How Americans Think About Democracy and Why It Matters. University of Michigan Press.
- Fording, R. (2020). Hard White: The Mainstreaming of Racism in American Politics. Oxford University Press.
- Hunt, L. W. (2021). The Police Identity Crisis: Hero, Warrior, Guardian, Algorithm. Routledge.
- Hunt, L. W. (2018). The Retrieval of Liberalism in Policing. Oxford University Press
- Maddox, J. (2022) The Internet is for Cats: Attention, Affect, and Animals in Digital Sociality. Rutgers University Press.
- Panek, E.T. (2021). Understanding Reddit. Routledge.