Myiah Hutchens

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

Myiah Hutchens, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations assistant professor, was quoted in “Dis-United States: Biden’s Team Faces Reality of Rule During Trumpism” published in the South China Morning Post on Nov. 16. The article focuses on the recent Presidential election and the impact of possible…

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Posted: November 17, 2020

Myiah Hutchens, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations assistant professor, was featured in “Avoiding an Employee Election Meltdown,” a Peppercomm 2020 Election Playbook downloadable from peppercomm.com. In the handbook, she suggests three tips for civil discussions including allowing everyone to feel heard, avoiding repeating quips for…

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Posted: November 3, 2020

Myiah Hutchens, Public Relations Department assistant professor, was interviewed on Sept. 22, 2020 about her research on political communication. Below the video is an edited transcript of that interview. Q: How did you become interested in studying political communication?  Myiah Hutchens: The reason I’m interested in political communication and how…

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Posted: October 8, 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

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

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

Myiah Hutchens, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations assistant professor, commented in “Gov. Ivey Has Been Quiet on COVID-19. Does it Matter?” broadcast June 22 on WBHM-FM, the University of Alabama at Birmingham NPR affiliate. The story featured the Alabama governor’s lack of communication during the…

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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