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Saguaro National Park West, Tucson, Ariz. (Nov. 2016)

I am a Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University and this fall, I will be joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota.

I study the changing media landscape and its impact on journalistic practice, elite messaging, and how citizens engage in political and civic life. At the Reuters Institute, my focus is primarily on news audiences. I lead a project aimed at better understanding the attitudes and behaviors of infrequent users of news—sometimes called “news avoiders.” Separately, I am also developing a book manuscript on public opinion polling and its role in news coverage of American politics.

I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016, and from 2005-2011, I was a researcher on the editorial page of the New York Times.

My CV and bio are here, and my contact information is here. You can also occasionally find me posting to this blog or this Twitter feed.

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