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Johanna Dunaway, Associate Professor of Communication, Texas A&M University. Johanna Dunaway explores the intersection of media and politics as they relate to the institutional, contextual and technological factors that influence news media coverage and consumption, campaigns and political communication, public opinion, political attitudes and behavior, and electoral outcomes.

46,218 news transcripts show ideologically extreme politicians get more airtime

Professors Joshua Darr, Jeremey Padgett and Johanna Dunaway research how changes in the media have shifted the incentives of elected officials and the considerations of voters, and what that means for American democracy. In recent work, they showed that extremely conservative and extremely liberal legislators receive far more airtime on cable and broadcast news than their moderate counterparts.

Subjects: AI, Communications, Congress, KM, Legislative, Social Media