Natalie Jomini Stroud
Dr. Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud (Ph.D., Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 2006) is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Assistant Director of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation. She is broadly interested in how the media affect our political behaviors and attitudes and how 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. Niche News received the International Communication Association's 2012 Outstanding Book Award. Stroud's work on selective exposure has received several additional awards, including the Michael Pfau Outstanding Article Award from the National Communication Association and the K. Kyoon Hur Award from the International Communication Association. Her research 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.