Collier, Jessica

Seeking Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Language Studies Configure

Email address: jrcollier@utexas.edu
Personal website: http://jessicarcollier.com
Hometown: Shenandoah, VA
B.A. Degree: Psychology and Government, University of Virginia
M.A. Degree: Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
Current Research Interests: Jessica uses primarily quantitative methods to explore how media organizations, political actors, and technology platforms interact in ways that can be beneficial or detrimental to democracy.
 
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud
 
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2021
 
 

Collier, J.R., Dunaway, J., & Stroud, N.J. (forthcoming). Pathways to deeper news engagement: Factors influencing click behaviors on news sites. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

Kim, Y., Collier, J.R., & Stroud, N.J. (2021). The effectiveness of gain and loss frames in news subscription appeals. Digital Journalism. doi: 10.1080/21670811.2021.1873812

Collier, J.R., Kim, Y., & Stroud, N.J. (2020). How news images affect clicking on subscription appeals. Journalism Practice. doi: 10.1080/17512786.2020.173262

Collier, J.R. (2021). Conservatives and misinformation. In S. Jarvis (Ed.). Conservative Political Communication: How Right-Wing Media and Messaging Re(Made) American Politics. New York: Routledge.

Stroud, N.J. & Collier, J.R. (2018). Selective exposure and homophily during the 2016 presidential campaign. In B.H. Warner, D.G. Bystrom, M.S. McKinney, & M.C. Banwart (Eds.). An Unprecedented Election: Campaign Coverage, Communication, and Citizens Divided. (p. 21-39). Santa Monica, CA: Praeger.

Van Duyn, E., & Collier, J.R. (2018). Priming and fake news: The effects of elite discourse on evaluations of news media. Mass Communication & Society22(1): 29-48. doi:10.1080/15205436.2018.1511807

Stroud, N.J. & Collier, J.R. (2018). Selective exposure and homophily during the 2016 presidential campaign. In B.H. Warner, D.G. Bystrom, M.S. McKinney, & M.C. Banwart (Eds.) An Unprecedented Election: Campaign Coverage, Communication, and Citizens Divided. (pp. 21-39). Santa Monica, CA: Praeger.

Collier, J.R. & Stroud, N.J. (2018). Using links to keep readers on news sites. The Center for Media Engagement. White paper. https://mediaengagement.org/research/links/ 

Stroud, N.J., Kim, Y., & Collier, J.R. (2018). Subscription messages. The Center for Media Engagement. White paper. https://mediaengagement.org/research/subscription-messages/

- Article of the Year Award (with Emily Van Duyn) for best article published in Mass Communication & Society in 2019 (Awarded 2020)  

- University Graduate Continuing Fellowship, Graduate School, University of Texas Austin (2019-2020)

- Honorable Mention, Seymour Sudman Student Paper Competition, American Association for Public Opinion Research (2019)

- Roderick P. Hart Student Achievement Award, Moody College of Communication (2019)

- Moody Graduate Fellowship, UT-Austin (2016 - 2020)

- Professional Development Award, The Graduate School, University of Texas at Austin (2017)

- Graduate School Recruitment Fellowship, UT-Austin (2016- 2017)

- Pruden Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2014 - 2016)

Collier, J.R., Kim, Y., & Stroud, N.J. (2019, May). News images and clicking on subscription appeals. Paper to be presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference; Washington, D.C.

Kim, Y., Collier, J.R., & Stroud, N.J. (2019, May). Gain and loss frames in news subscription appeals. Paper to be presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference; Washington, D.C.

Van Duyn, E. & Collier, J.R. (2019, January). Incivility and indifference: Online deliberation and norms of opinion formation. Paper to be presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference; Austin, TX.

Collier, J.R. (2018, November). Incidental disengagement: Effects of negative elite coverage on public participation. Paper presented at the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Conference; Chicago, IL.

Collier, J.R. (2018, November). Accurate identification of news: Understanding the role of media literacy and public opinion. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, Political Communication Division; Salt Lake City, UT.

Van Duyn, E. & Collier, J.R. (2018, August). The indifferent citizen: Appraisals of indifference in deliberation. Paper presented at the American Political Science Association, Political Communication Pre-Conference; Boston, MA.

Collier, J.R. (2017, November). Political identity and situational goals: The influence of cooperation and competition on intergroup bias. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, Political Communication Division; Dallas, TX.

Van Duyn, E. & Collier, J.R. (2017, August). Priming and fake news: The effect of elite discourse on evaluations of news media. Paper presented at the American Political Science Association, Political Communication Pre-Conference; San Francisco, CA.

Collier, J.R. (2016, March). Netflix and the Hill: Priming effects of entertainment media on candidate evaluations. Paper competitively selected by the Open Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Southeast Colloquium; Baton Rouge, LA. 

Collier, J.R. (2016, March). Everbody's a cynic: Twitter and the 2015 State of the Union address. Paper competitively selected by the Open Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Southeast Colloquium; Bato Rouge, LA.