Social Studies
MN

Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Preparing students for professional work in the complex and critically important media world and for informed, thoughtful engagement in their communities and in public life.

Studying Better Business Behavior at the Minnesota State Fair

Dr. Amy O’Connor is studying what people expect from corporations at the great Minnesota get-together!

Learning from Political Splits in Spain

Clara’s research focuses on the role of media in the construction of Spanish and Catalan identities in light of the Catalan secessionist movement.

Politics, Public Discourse and the Press

Dr. Sid Bedingfield shares his recent work on the history of journalism in political struggles for racial justice.

Multiple Screens Are Not Always Bad For Attention

Research shows many devices can be distracting, but actively using one to engage with another can boost attention and memory.

Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility

Dr. Hyejoon Rim studies how people respond to corporations’ charitable campaigns.

Who Puts Politics on TV?

Dr. Christopher Terry talks research on media regulation in our contentious political climate.

Chatbots, Mobile Apps, and the Future of Journalism

Dr. Valerie Belair-Gagnon uses social science to examine how the norms and practices of journalism are changing through emerging technology.

Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Research from UMN’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication shows how confusing coverage of health news can contribute to poor nutrition.