Emily K Vraga

Don and Carole Larson Professorship in Health Communications

20092020

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2020

Creating News Literacy Messages to Enhance Expert Corrections of Misinformation on Twitter

Vraga, E. K., Bode, L. & Tully, M., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Communication Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

How do social media users process cancer prevention messages on Facebook? An eye-tracking study

Chou, W. Y. S., Trivedi, N., Peterson, E., Gaysynsky, A., Krakow, M. & Vraga, E., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Patient Education and Counseling.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

That’s Not News: Audience Perceptions of ‘News-ness’ and Why it Matters

Edgerly, S. & Vraga, E. K., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Mass Communication and Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2019

Accidentally Attentive:Comparing visual, close-ended, and open-ended measures of attention on social media

Vraga, E. K., Bode, L., Smithson, A. B. & Troller-Renfree, S., Oct 2019, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 99, p. 235-244 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Designing and Testing News Literacy Messages for Social Media

Tully, M., Vraga, E. K. & Bode, L., Jan 1 2019, In : Mass Communication and Society. 23, 1, p. 22-46 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

News, entertainment, or both? Exploring audience perceptions of media genre in a hybrid media environment

Edgerly, S. & Vraga, E. K., Jun 1 2019, In : Journalism. 20, 6, p. 807-826 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Testing Logic-based and Humor-based Corrections for Science, Health, and Political Misinformation on Social Media

Vraga, E. K., Kim, S. C. & Cook, J., Jul 3 2019, In : Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. 63, 3, p. 393-414 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Blue Check of Credibility: Does Account Verification Matter When Evaluating News on Twitter

Edgerly, S. & Vraga, E. K., Apr 1 2019, In : Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 22, 4, p. 283-287 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations
2018

A mixed methods approach to examining the relationship between news media literacy and political efficacy

Tully, M. & Vraga, E. K., Jan 1 2018, In : International Journal of Communication. 12, p. 766-787 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Cancer and Social Media: A Comparison of Traffic about Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, and Other Reproductive Cancers on Twitter and Instagram

Vraga, E. K., Stefanidis, A., Lamprianidis, G., Croitoru, A., Crooks, A. T., Delamater, P. L., Pfoser, D., Radzikowski, J. R. & Jacobsen, K. H., Feb 1 2018, In : Journal of Health Communication. 23, 2, p. 181-189 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Do parents still model news consumption? Socializing news use among adolescents in a multi-device world

Edgerly, S., Thorson, K., Thorson, E., Vraga, E. K. & Bode, L., Apr 1 2018, In : New Media and Society. 20, 4, p. 1263-1281 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

I do not believe you: how providing a source corrects health misperceptions across social media platforms

Vraga, E. K. & Bode, L., Oct 3 2018, In : Information Communication and Society. 21, 10, p. 1337-1353 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Scopus citations

New Media, New Relationship to Participation? A Closer Look at Youth News Repertoires and Political Participation

Edgerly, S., Vraga, E. K., Bode, L., Thorson, K. & Thorson, E., Mar 1 2018, In : Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. 95, 1, p. 192-212 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
8 Scopus citations

News media literacy, perceptions of bias, and interpretation of news

Tully, M., Vraga, E. K. & Smithson, A. B., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journalism. 21, 2, p. 209-226 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Scientific risk communication about controversial issues influences public perceptions of scientists’ political orientations and credibility

Vraga, E., Myers, T., Kotcher, J., Beall, L. & Maibach, E., Feb 2018, In : Royal Society Open Science. 5, 2, 170505.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
5 Scopus citations

See Something, Say Something: Correction of Global Health Misinformation on Social Media

Bode, L. & Vraga, E. K., Sep 2 2018, In : Health communication. 33, 9, p. 1131-1140 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Scopus citations

Studying Politics Across Media

Bode, L. & Vraga, E. K., Jan 2 2018, In : Political Communication. 35, 1, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

The potential role of actively open-minded thinking in preventing motivated reasoning about controversial science

Stenhouse, N., Myers, T. A., Vraga, E. K., Kotcher, J. E., Beall, L. & Maibach, E. W., Jun 2018, In : Journal of Environmental Psychology. 57, p. 17-24 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

What Viewers Want: Assessing the Impact of Host Bias on Viewer Engagement with Political Talk Shows

Bode, L., Vraga, E. K., Alvarez, G., Johnson, C. N., Konieczna, M. & Mirer, M., Oct 2 2018, In : Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. 62, 4, p. 597-613 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
2 Scopus citations
2017

Controversy matters: Impacts of topic and solution controversy on the perceived credibility of a scientist who advocates

Beall, L., Myers, T. A., Kotcher, J. E., Vraga, E. K. & Maibach, E. W., Nov 2017, In : PloS one. 12, 11, e0187511.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
5 Scopus citations

Does Engagement in Advocacy Hurt the Credibility of Scientists? Results from a Randomized National Survey Experiment

Kotcher, J. E., Myers, T. A., Vraga, E. K., Stenhouse, N. & Maibach, E. W., May 4 2017, In : Environmental Communication. 11, 3, p. 415-429 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
34 Scopus citations
11 Scopus citations

Skipping politics: Measuring avoidance of political content in social media

Bode, L., Vraga, E. K. & Troller-Renfree, S., Apr 1 2017, In : Research and Politics. 4, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
9 Scopus citations

Social Media Engagement With Cancer Awareness Campaigns Declined During the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Vraga, E. K., Radzikowski, J. R., Stefanidis, A., Croitoru, A., Crooks, A. T., Delamater, P. L., Pfoser, D. & Jacobsen, K. H., Dec 2017, In : World Medical and Health Policy. 9, 4, p. 456-465 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Using Expert Sources to Correct Health Misinformation in Social Media

Vraga, E. K. & Bode, L., Oct 1 2017, In : Science Communication. 39, 5, p. 621-645 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations

Which Candidates Can Be Mavericks? The Effects of Issue Disagreement and Gender on Candidate Evaluations

Vraga, E. K., Feb 1 2017, In : Politics and Policy. 45, 1, p. 4-30 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations
2016

Beyond Self-Reports: Using Eye Tracking to Measure Topic and Style Differences in Attention to Social Media Content

Vraga, E., Bode, L. & Troller-Renfree, S., Apr 2 2016, In : Communication Methods and Measures. 10, 2-3, p. 149-164 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations

Blurred lines: Defining social, news, and political posts on Facebook

Vraga, E. K., Bode, L., Smithson, A. B. & Troller-Renfree, S., Jul 2 2016, In : Journal of Information Technology and Politics. 13, 3, p. 272-294 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Effective messaging to communicate news media literacy concepts to diverse publics

Vraga, E. K. & Tully, M., Sep 1 2016, In : Communication and the Public. 1, 3, p. 305-322 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations
7 Scopus citations

Party differences in political content on social media

Vraga, E., Jan 1 2016, In : Online Information Review. 40, 5, p. 595-609 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

"That show really spoke to Me!": The effects of compatible psychological needs and talk show host style on audience activity

Edgerly, S., Gotlieb, M. R. & Vraga, E. K., Jan 1 2016, In : International Journal of Communication. 10, p. 1950-1970 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2015

How individual sensitivities to disagreement shape youth political expression on Facebook

Vraga, E. K., Thorson, K., Kligler-Vilenchik, N. & Gee, E., Apr 2015, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 45, p. 281-289 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

56 Scopus citations
5 Scopus citations

In Related News, That Was Wrong: The Correction of Misinformation Through Related Stories Functionality in Social Media

Bode, L. & Vraga, E. K., Aug 1 2015, In : Journal of Communication. 65, 4, p. 619-638 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

86 Scopus citations

Issue-Specific Engagement: How Facebook Contributes to Opinion Leadership and Efficacy on Energy and Climate Issues

Vraga, E. K., Anderson, A. A., Kotcher, J. E. & Maibach, E. W., Apr 3 2015, In : Journal of Information Technology and Politics. 12, 2, p. 200-218 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations
18 Scopus citations
2014

A new space for political behavior: Political social networking and its democratic consequences

Bode, L., Vraga, E. K., Borah, P. & Shah, D. V., Apr 2014, In : Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. 19, 3, p. 414-429 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
98 Scopus citations

Filmed in Front of a Live Studio Audience: Laughter and Aggression in Political Entertainment Programming

Vraga, E. K., Johnson, C. N., Carr, D. J., Bode, L. & Bard, M. T., Jan 2014, In : Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. 58, 1, p. 131-150 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Navigational Structures and Information Selection Goals: A Closer Look at Online Selectivity

Edgerly, S., Vraga, E. K., McLaughlin, B., Alvarez, G., Yang, J. H. & Kim, Y. M., Oct 2 2014, In : Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. 58, 4, p. 542-561 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Political influence across generations: partisanship and candidate evaluations in the 2008 election

Vraga, E. K., Bode, L., Yang, J. H., Edgerly, S., Thorson, K., Wells, C. & Shah, D. V., Feb 1 2014, In : Information Communication and Society. 17, 2, p. 184-202 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

The rules of engagement: Comparing two social protest movements on YouTube

Vraga, E. K., Bode, L., Wells, C., Driscoll, K. & Thorson, K., Mar 1 2014, In : Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 17, 3, p. 133-140 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations
2013

Directing the Dialogue: The Relationship Between YouTube Videos and the Comments They Spur

Edgerly, S., Vraga, E. K., Dalrymple, K. E., Macafee, T. & Fung, T. K. F., Sep 11 2013, In : Journal of Information Technology and Politics. 10, 3, p. 276-292 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Hearing and Talking to the Other Side: Antecedents of Cross-Cutting Exposure in Adolescents

Borah, P., Edgerly, S., Vraga, E. K. & Shah, D. V., May 1 2013, In : Mass Communication and Society. 16, 3, p. 391-416 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations

YOUTUBE, TWITTER AND THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT: Connecting content and circulation practices

Thorson, K., Driscoll, K., Ekdale, B., Edgerly, S., Thompson, L. G., Schrock, A., Swartz, L., Vraga, E. K. & Wells, C., Apr 1 2013, In : Information Communication and Society. 16, 3, p. 421-451 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

72 Scopus citations
2012

Modifying perceptions of hostility and credibility of news coverage of an environmental controversy through media literacy

Vraga, E. K., Tully, M., Akin, H. & Rojas, H., Oct 1 2012, In : Journalism. 13, 7, p. 942-959 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Public broadcasting, media engagement, and 2-1-1: Using mass communication to increase the use of social services

Shah, D. V., McLeod, D. M., Rojas, H., Sayre, B. G., Vraga, E., Scholl, R. M., Jones, C. & Shaw, A., Dec 2012, In : American journal of preventive medicine. 43, 6 SUPPL.5, p. S443-S449

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

The correspondent, the comic, and the combatant: The consequences of host style in political talk shows

Vraga, E. K., Edgerly, S., Bode, L., Carr, D. J., Bard, M., Johnson, C. N., Kim, Y. M. & Shah, D. V., Mar 1 2012, In : Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. 89, 1, p. 5-22 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations