Jay Hmielowski

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Assistant Professor Jay Hmielowski and CJC doctoral students Eve Heffron and Michael Munroe are the co-authors of “You’ve Lost That Trusting Feeling: Diminishing Trust in the News Media in Rural Versus Urban U.S. Communities” published in The Social Science Journal…

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Posted: September 13, 2021

Levels of political polarization continue to escalate in the U.S., causing an increasingly wide chasm between liberals and conservatives. Existing research suggests that this divide could be engendered in part because certain segments of the population rely heavily on partisan media outlets as a source of news. University of Florida…

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Posted: September 7, 2021

The U.S. is currently moving forward with modernizing the energy grid. Part of that process involves updating the meters that track electricity use on people’s houses. Currently, most houses use old analog meters to assess electricity use. Most of these analog meters are currently being replaced with smart meter technology.…

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Posted: April 20, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Assistant Professor Jay Hmielowski is the co-author of “Understanding Public Support for Smart Meters: Media Attention, Misperceptions and Knowledge” published in the Journal of Risk Research on Dec. 29. Hmielowski, Alex Kirkpatrick and Amanda Boyd studied literature on misinformation by…

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Posted: January 5, 2021

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Assistant Professors Jay Hmielowski and Myiah Hutchens are the co-authors of a blog “Conservatives Are More Likely Than Liberals to Exist in a Media Echo Chamber” posted on the London School of Economics US Centre’s blog on American Politics and…

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Posted: December 23, 2020

This article originally appeared on the London School of Economics US Centre’s daily blog. As partisan news networks like Fox News and MSNBC have risen in popularity, so has the polarization of many Americans’ political views. In new research, Jay Hmielowski, Myiah Hutchens, and Michael Beam find that while both liberal and conservative media contribute…

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Posted: December 22, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Assistant Professors Jay Hmielowski and Myiah Hutchens are quoted in “In Volusia, Many Trump Supporters Still Refuse to Believe Biden Won” published in The Daytona Beach News Journal on Nov. 16. The article focuses on why people believe that Donald…

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Posted: November 18, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Assistant Professors Jay Hmielowski and Myiah Hutchens are the co-authors of a blog “Why Trying to Break People Out of the Echo Chambers Might Be Counterproductive” posted on the London School of Economics US Centre’s blog on American Politics and…

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Posted: October 5, 2020

In the U.S., people have become polarized around a number of issues based on a variety of potential dividing lines including where they live, their age, their political beliefs, and their race/ethnicity. One pressing issue where different ideological groups believe in different things is climate change. From a political perspective,…

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Posted: October 2, 2020

This article originally appeared on the London School of Economics US Centre’s daily blog. Concerns over political polarization has led to calls for people to reach out and talk to those with opposing views. But, in new research, Jay Hmielowski, Myiah Hutchens and Michael Beam find that these conversations may in fact be pushing people…

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Posted: October 2, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications faculty members who were part of a COVID-19 healthy behaviors research team were included in the opinion piece “Looking Out for One Another – Our Shared Responsibility” by UF Vice President for Student Affairs D’Andra Mull. It was published in The Independent…

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Posted: July 29, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Assistant Professor Jay Hmielowski is the co-author of “Media Use, Race, and the Environment: The Converging of Environmental Attitudes Based on Self-Reported News Use” published in Environmental Values July 2020 edition. Hmielowski and Troy Elias from the University of Oregon…

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Posted: July 7, 2020