MARCH 29-30, 2012
Dr. Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud (Ph.D., Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2006) is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Assistant Director of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at the University of Texas at Austin. She is broadly interested in how the media affect our political behaviors and attitudes and how, in turn, our political behaviors and attitudes affect our media use. Her recent book, Niche News: The Politics of News Choice (Oxford University Press, 2011) explores the causes, consequences, and prevalence of partisan selective exposure, the preference for likeminded political information. Her research on this topic has received several awards, including the K. Kyoon Hur Award from the International Communication Association. Her work has appeared in Political Communication, Journal of Communication, Political Behavior, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, and the International Journal of Public Opinion Research. She teaches courses in public opinion, media effects and politics, and quantitative research methods. She received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the Communication Studies Graduate Community in 2010 and is an invited member of the Society for Teaching Excellence at the University of Texas. Stroud has done consulting work for the Federal Communication Commission and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and occasionally blogs as a member of Politico.com’s Arena.