Media Storms: How Lurching News Coverage Can Skew (and Enhance) Our Perceptions of the World

Amber Boydstun delivered this talk on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Boydstun is an assistant professor of political science at UC Davis.

Boydstun is author of Making the News: Politics, the Media, and Agenda Setting (2013, Chicago) and co-author of The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence (2008, Cambridge). Boydstun earned her M.A. and Ph.D in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University

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The 2015 ISS conference series showcased world-class research by social scientists across UC Davis and by top researchers from across the country. Each day of the conference focused on a unique aspect of inquiry, including people in societies, perceptions and reality and the role of social networks in decision making. This conference was co-sponsored by the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, the Davis Humanities Institute and the Center for Regional Change.