George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow Colloquium: Andrew Daniller (Ph.D. '17)

"Fraud, Hacking, and Stupid Voters: How Partisan Media Contribute to Delegitimizing Election Narratives"
Andrew Daniller Annenberg School for Communication
15 Apr 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Annenberg School Room 500

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About the Talk

"Fraud, Hacking, and Stupid Voters: How Partisan Media Contribute to Delegitimizing Election Narratives"

How do ordinary citizens interpret the outcomes of elections? In this talk, Daniller will employ content analyses of TV news program transcripts as well as of responses to open-ended questions from a series of national election studies to answer this question. In particular, he will examine whether partisan news outlets are more likely to emphasize delegitimizing explanations for election outcomes; i.e., those which call into question the fundamental integrity of this most basic democratic institution.

About Andrew Daniller

Andrew Daniller is currently a George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication. He successfully defended his dissertation, entitled "Politics as Sport: The Effects of Partisan Media on Perceptions of Electoral Integrity," at ASC in December 2016. Prior to arriving for the Annenberg Ph.D. program, Daniller completed his Master’s degree in Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University and Bachelor’s degrees in Government & Politics and Economics at the University of Maryland.

Daniller's research focuses on the role of media in shaping citizens’ trust of democratic institutions and processes. His dissertation research demonstrates that exposure to like-minded partisan media exacerbates the distrust of the electoral process typically felt by voters who supported a losing candidate or party. The reemergence of partisan media in the United States therefore appears to undermine support for elections themselves.

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