Jay Hmielowski

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

As election season continues, scholars want to know what communication behaviors look like during a campaign cycle. Do communication behaviors increase? Do events like debates and polls affect an individual’s quest for information? Does it matter where voters live, for example in a battleground state? University of Florida College of…

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Posted: June 22, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Assistant Professors Jay Hmielowski and Myiah Hutchens are the co-authors of “Communication Behaviors During Presidential Elections: An Examination of Time, Events and Battleground States” published in Public Opinion Quarterly on June 11. In the article, Hmielowski, Hutchens, William Kelvin, David…

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Posted: June 16, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Assistant Professors Jay Hmielowski and Myiah Hutchens are the co-authors of “Asymmetry of Partisan Media Effects?: Examining the Reinforcing Process of Conservative and Liberal Media with Political Beliefs” published in the Journal of Political Communication on May 23. Hmielowski, Hutchens…

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Posted: May 27, 2020

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Assistant Professors Jay Hmielowski and Myiah Hutchens are the co-authors of “Talking Politics: The Relationship Between Supportive and Opposing Discussion with Partisan Media and Credibility Use” published in Communication Research on April 21. Hmielowski and Hutchens, along with Sarah Staggs…

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Posted: April 27, 2020

While media is often blamed for exacerbating the ideological and political gap between political parties, discussing politics among friends and family also has a significant impact on increasing polarization, particularly when individuals of opposing political affiliations are not participating in open dialogue. University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications…

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Posted: February 5, 2020

Research has generally shown that use of liberal and non-partisan news outlets tends to be associated with people being concerned about the issue of climate change. By contrast, use of conservative leaning outlets tends to be associated with questioning the existence of climate change. But, two areas of interest in…

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Posted: December 18, 2019

Research has shown that political satire could play an important role in informing people about political issues. Moreover, these increases in knowledge could then result in people increasing their use of hard news content. This idea of satire increasing news use has been called the Gateway Hypothesis. This theory is…

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Posted: November 4, 2019

Jay Hmielowski, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations assistant professor, is the co-author of “The Social Dimensions of Smart Meters in the United States: Demographics, Privacy and Technology Readiness” published in Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 35, Sept. 2019. Hmielowski, along with Amanda Boyd, Genevieve…

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Posted: August 23, 2019

Jay Hmielowski will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UF CJC) this fall as assistant professor in the Public Relations Department. He will be teaching public relations research. Hmielowski is currently an associate professor in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University…

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Posted: April 23, 2019