Stephanie Lynn Edgerly

  • 278 Citations
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Research Interests

Her research explores how features of new media alter the way audiences consume news and impact political engagement. She is particularly interested in the mixing of news and entertainment content, how individuals and groups create and share news over social networking websites, and how audiences selectively consume media. Recent research projects include exploring how different individuals understand and make sense of the news media landscape.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

… → 2012

MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

… → 2008

BA, University of California, Santa Barbara

… → 2005

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 278 Citations
  • 26 Article
  • 5 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate
1 Citation (Scopus)

News, entertainment, or both? Exploring audience perceptions of media genre in a hybrid media environment

Edgerly, S. L. & Vraga, E. K., Jun 1 2019, In : Journalism. 20, 6, p. 807-826 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Design of experiments
social function

The Blue Check of Credibility: Does Account Verification Matter When Evaluating News on Twitter

Edgerly, S. & Vraga, E. K., Apr 1 2019, In : Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 22, 4, p. 283-287 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


When Do Audiences Verify? How Perceptions About Message and Source Influence Audience Verification of News Headlines

Edgerly, S. L., Mourão, R. R., Thorson, E. & Tham, S. M., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Do parents still model news consumption? Socializing news use among adolescents in a multi-device world

Edgerly, S., Thorson, K., Thorson, E., Vraga, E. K. & Bode, L., Apr 1 2018, In : New Media and Society. 20, 4, p. 1263-1281 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mobile phones
Mobile devices
5 Citations (Scopus)

New Media, New Relationship to Participation? A Closer Look at Youth News Repertoires and Political Participation

Edgerly, S., Vraga, E. K., Bode, L., Thorson, K. & Thorson, E., Mar 1 2018, In : Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. 95, 1, p. 192-212 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

political participation
new media