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Skewes, Elizabeth Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Skewes conducts research in a variety of areas related to journalism. Her main focus is media coverage of U.S. presidential politics, and she is working on projects related to the 2008, 2012 and 2016 campaigns, including a project on second tier candidates. Her research focuses on news coverage, but includes political information in popular culture and in online media. Her other primary area of research examines media coverage of crime and crime victims, and she currently is working on a longitudinal study that examines how coverage of victims and killers involved in mass tragedies has changed since the mid-1960s. She also is merging the two areas to examine how mass tragedy gets politicized, especially during an election campaign.

keywords

  • political communication, media ethics, media sociology, journalistic practices

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Teaching

courses taught

  • JRNL 3651 Media Law and Ethics (Spring 2019)
  • CMCI 1020 Concepts and Creativity 2: Media, Communication, Information (Spring 2019)
  • JRNL 4841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • JRNL 4931 Internship (Spring 2019)
  • JRNL 5851 Graduate Professional Project (Spring 2019)
  • JRNL 3651 Media Law and Ethics (Fall 2018)
  • JRNL 3202 Covering Political Campaigns (Fall 2018)
  • JRNL 4841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • JRNL 4931 Internship (Fall 2018)
  • JRNL 5841 Graduate Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • JRNL 5851 Graduate Professional Project (Fall 2018)
  • JRNL 5931 Internship (Fall 2018)
  • JRNL 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Fall 2018)
  • JRNL 4931 Internship (Summer 2018)
  • JRNL 3651 Media Law and Ethics (Summer 2018)
  • JRNL 3651 Media Law and Ethics (Spring 2018)
  • JRNL 4841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • JRNL 4931 Internship (Spring 2018)
  • JRNL 5851 Graduate Professional Project (Spring 2018)
  • MDRP 7021 Proseminar in Media and Communication Theory 2 (Spring 2018)

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