Janie Diels, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication & New Media Studies
Joined Alma College Faculty in 2006
Office Hours: MWF 11:30-12:30, TTH 10:30-11:30 and by appointment
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- Ph.D., Communication, Cornell University (2006)
- M.S., Communication, Cornell University (2002)
- B.A., Communication & Psychology, UW-Madison (1997)
The structure and regulation of US media institutions and the impact of that structure and regulation on media content. The role of both entertainment and news media in the formation of attitudes about social groups and current events.
- Janie Diels (with William A. Gorton). "Is political talk getting smarter? An analysis of presidential debates and the Flynn effect." Public Understanding of Science. 2011, 20 (5) September 2011.
- Janie Diels, Ph.D. (with John Besley. "Public meetings in entertainment television programming: Using procedural justice to analyze fictional civic participation." Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. Due September 2009
Selected Chapter Book Publications
- "Scientific Abstraction in Presidential Debates." In Communication and Language Analysis in the Public Sphere, edited by Roderick P. Hart, Hershey PA: IGI Global, 2014.
- "Nanotechnology in the Media: A Preliminary Analysis." In Nanotechnology: Societal Implications II: Individual Perspectives, edited by Mihail C. Roco and William Sims Bainbridge, 258-65. Dordrecht: Springer, 2007.
- Janie Diels (with William A. Gorton).  ""Real America" versus "Washington Insiders": Using Social Labels to Foster Group Identity and Affiliation in Political Discourse." Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago. March 31, 2011.
- Janie Diels, Ph.D..  "Belief in a Just World, Television News and Support for Arab and Muslim American's Civil Liberties." Canadian Political Science Association. Vancouver. May, 2008.