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  • Dr. Danna Young, Associate Professor, Communication

    Associate Professor, Communication
    University of Delaware
    250 Pearson Hall
    Newark, DE 19716


    ​Dannagal Goldthwaite Young (PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2007) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. Her research interests include political media effects, public opinion, political satire and the psychology of political humor. Her work on the role and effects of late-night comedy in the changing political environment has been published in numerous journals including Media Psychology, Political Communication, International Journal of Press/Politics, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and Mass Media and Society.

    Courses Taught

    Communication 245, Mass Communication and Culture

    Communication 418/618, Entertainment and Politics

    Communication 452/652, Communication and Persuasion

    Communication 408: New Media Project Development


    2016 Speaker for Annual Robert M. Pockrass Memorial Lectureship at the Department of Film/Video and Media Studies at Penn State

    2016 Nominated for University of Delaware’s Excellence in Teaching Award

    2016 Nominated for University of Delaware’s Mentoring Award

    2015 Top paper award in the Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association

    2015 Top paper award in the Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association

    2014 Recipient of Harvard’s Kennedy School Research Grant as Co-PI with Matthew Baum to develop a game-based web application: Mobilizing voter turnout through social networking

    2014 UD Excellence in Teaching Award

    2013 Distinguished Research Fellow of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, Univ of PA


    Young, D. G, Anderson, K. (2017). Media Diet Homogeneity in a Fragmented Media Landscape. Atlantic Journal of Communication. Forthcoming.

    Jones, P. E., Young, D. G., & Brewer, P. (forthcoming 2016). The Effects of Traditional News, Partisan Talk, and Political Satire Programs on Perceptions of Presidential Candidate Viability and Electability. Atlantic Journal of Communication.



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