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Communication & Journalism Department|Professors


I study political communication, entertainment media, public opinion, and new media. My area of research concerns the intersection of mass and interpersonal communication on political and social outcomes, especially how uncertainty, emotion, and engagement in political entertainment influence political discussion.

My dissertation concerned how mass media (news stories, news editorials, and satire) can incite uncertainty within the audience, and how that uncertainty can, in turn, impact political discussion.

I have eight published journal articles and five published book chapters. Two manuscripts are currently in-press.

I am a multi-method researcher and use surveys, focus groups, and experimental design in my research. Statistical abilities include structural equation modeling, OLS regression, and formal mediation/moderation investigation.

I have experience teaching online journalism, news writing, reporting, editing, persuasive communication, visual communication, online media, research methods, and mass communication and society.

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Journal Publications

Landreville, K. D., Holbert, R. L., & LaMarre, H. L. (in press). The Influence of Late-Night TV Comedy Viewing on Political Talk: A Moderated-Mediation Model. International Journal of Press-Politics.

Landreville, K. D., & LaMarre, H. L. (in press). Working through political entertainment: How negative emotion and narrative engagement encourage political discussion intent. Communication Quarterly.

LaMarre, H. L., & Landreville, K. D. (2009). When is fiction as good as fact? Comparing the influence of documentary and historical reenactment films on engagement, affect, issue interest, and learning. Mass Communication & Society, 12(4), 537-555.

LaMarre, H. L., Landreville, K. D., & Beam, M. A. (2009). The irony of satire: Political ideology and the motivation to see what you want to see in The Colbert Report. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 14(2), 212-231.

Holbert, R. L., LaMarre, H. L., & Landreville, K. D. (2009). Fanning the flames of a partisan divide: Debate viewing, vote choice, and perceptions of vote count accuracy. Communication Research, 36(2), 155-177.

Kaid, L. L., Postelnicu, M., Landreville, K., Yun, H. J., & Hendren, A. G. (2007). The effects of political advertising on young voters. American Behavioral Scientist, 50(9), 1137-1151.

Trammell, K. D., Williams, A. P., Postelnicu, M., & Landreville, K. D. (2006). Evolution of Online Campaigning: Increasing Interactivity in Candidate Web Sites and Blogs through Text and Technical Features. Mass Communication & Society, 9(1), 21-44.

Williams, A. P., Trammell, K. D., Postelnicu, M., Landreville, K. D., & Martin, J. D. (2005). Blogging and Hyperlinking: Use of the Web to Enhance Viability During the 2004 US Election. Journalism Studies, 6(2), 177-186.

Landreville, K. D. (2003). Newspaper Coverage of the Florida 2002 Gubernatorial Debates. University of Florida. Journal of Undergraduate Research, 4(6).

Book Chapters

Williams, A. P., Kaid, L. L., Landreville, K. D., Fernandes, J., Yun, H. J., Bagley, D, & Urriste, S. (2008). The representation of the European Union elections in news media coverage around the world. In Kaid, L. L. (Ed.), The EU expansion: Communicating shared sovereignty in the parliamentary elections (pp. 153-173). New York: Peter Lang.

Postelnicu, M., Martin, J. D., & Landreville, K. D. (2006). The role of campaign web sites in promoting candidates and attracting campaign resources. In A. P. Williams & J. C. Tedesco (Eds.), The internet election: Perspectives on the web in campaign 2004 (pp. 99-110). Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Kaid, L. L., Postelnicu, M., Landreville, K. D., Williams, A. P., Hostrup, C., Urriste, S., Fernandes, J., Yun, H. J., & Bagley, D. (2005). Campaigning in the New Europe: News Media Presentations of the 2004 European Union Parliamentary Elections. In C. Holtz-Bacha (Ed.), Massenmedien im Europawahlkampf (The Mass Media in the European Election Campaign).

Williams, A. P., Martin, J. D., Trammell, K. D., Landreville, K., & Ellis, C. (2004). Late night talk shows and war: Entertaining and informing through humor. In R.D. Berenger (Ed.), Global Media Go to War (pp. 131-138). Spokane, WA: Marquette Books.

Trammell, K. D., Kaid, L. L., Williams, A. P., & Landreville, K. D. (2003). Under the International Spotlight: Marketing Politics through Debates. In J. Biberman & A. Alkhaji (Eds.), Business Research Yearbook: Global Business Perspectives, Vol. X. (pp. 902-906). International Academy of Business Disciplines and McNaughton & Gunn: Saline, Michigan.


Top Three Student Paper Award in the Communication Technology Division at the 2009 Conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston, MA.

First Place Student Paper Award in the Mass Communication & Society Division at the 2008 Conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

Top 4 Student Paper Award in Political Communication at the 2006 International Communication Association Annual Conference, Dresden, Germany.

The Center for European Studies at the University of Florida Travel Grant for $750 to assist travel expenses to the 2006 International Communication Association Annual Conferences, Dresden, Germany.

Outstanding Master's Student Award. College of Journalism and Communications. University of Florida. Nominated by Cory Armstrong and Melinda McAdams. Summa cum Laude. Highest Honors Graduate from the UF College of Journalism and Communications with a 3.97 upper division GPA (May 2004)

University Scholars Program. Awarded $2,500 for undergraduate research on the Florida 2002 gubernatorial race. Mentored by Dr. Lynda Lee Kaid (May 2002 March 2003)

Florida Bright Future's Scholarship.  Awarded 100 percent tuition payment and $500 a semester (August 2000 May 2004)

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