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.

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.

Effective Communication with Doctors is Crucial for Preventative Care

Recent research highlights why provider-patient communication is so important, especially in rural communities.

Three Questions with Dr. Mark Snyder

Dr. Mark Snyder describes his work as a blend of social psychology and personality study, aimed at understanding “how individuals create their own social worlds” and how individual motivations translate into social action and altruism. The McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Psychology at the University of Minnesota…

Mass Media, Controversy, and Individual Health Decisions

Rebekah Nagler studies how media coverage of controversial health issues influences health decision making and behaviors, particularly among women.