James H. Shumaker Term Professor
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
M.A., University of Oklahoma
B.A., University of Central Florida
Anne Johnston’s research interests include political communication, political advertising, women political bloggers, diversity issues in the media, and media’s framing of sex trafficking. She is the co-author of the 2001 book, "Videostyle in Presidential Campaigns: Style and Content of Televised Political Advertising." The book provides a comprehensive analysis of more than 1,200 televised presidential ads from 1952 to 1996.
She has authored articles that have appeared in Political Communication, Journal of Communication, Journalism Quarterly, Political Communication Review, Journal of Applied Communication Research and Women’s Studies and has chapters in books on U.S. and French political advertising, election communication, women and media, methodology used in political advertising research, and media’s coverage of the global sex trade.
She is co-director of The Irina Project (TIP), which provides resources for the responsible and accurate reporting of sex trafficking.
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