College of Communication and Information Sciences
Journalism and Creative Media
Dr. Jennifer Hoewe is an assistant professor in the department of journalism and creative media at The University of Alabama. Her research examines the social and psychological effects of media consumption on individuals’ attitudes and behaviors as well as public opinion. Specifically, she studies the media’s ability to create and perpetuate stereotypes and in-group, out-group relationships while also considering the influence of political orientations on media creation and consumption. This research includes a focus on how media coverage of people as well as the environment encourages group formation and policy decisions based not on information and knowledge but on the politics involved.