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Stephanie Edgerly

Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

Professor, journalism and integrated marketing communications
Faculty associate at Institute for Policy Research


Areas of Focus

  • “Fake news”
  • New media
  • Audience insight
  • Youth and young adult audiences
  • Political and civic participation
  • Social media
  • News avoidance


  • Explores how features of new media alter the way audiences consume news and impact political engagement
  • Focuses on the mixing of news and entertainment content, how individuals and groups create and share news over social networking websites, and how audiences selectively consume news