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Communication & Journalism Department

Kristen Landreville, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies | Associate Professor

Education

2010 PhD, Communication, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Dissertation Title: “What Was That Supposed to Mean?”: Mass-Mediated Ambiguous Political Messages, Uncertainty, and Interpersonal Discussion

2006 MA, Mass Communication, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

2004 BS, Journalism, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Summary

Kristen researches and teaches political communication, science communication, and journalism. Broadly, her research seeks to understand how people consume, process, and discuss various narratives in news, politics, and science. She uses social scientific, quantitative research methods. She is trained in experimental design for the social sciences, survey design and public opinion research, quantitative content analysis of media coverage, and advanced statistical analysis for the social sciences.

She has received $200,000 in grant money from the National Science Foundation to improve the state of science journalism in Wyoming. She directs a summer science journalism internship program and works with the Wyoming Press Association to administer of Best of Science Reporting Award and to organize science journalism workshops at the annual state press association convention. She has also received $7,350 in grant money for research and outreach in political campaigns.

Thus far in Kristen’s career, she has published 18 peer-reviewed journal articles, 6 book chapters, and 41 conference presentations. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Communication and Mass Communication & Society.

Kristen serves the COJO department as the Director of Graduate Studies, which involves advising its 25 MA students, recruiting for the program, and administering the program. Kristen has chaired 22 MA theses and served on another 21 MA theses committees since 2010. She participated in the 2015-2016 UW LEAD program for future leaders of the University of Wyoming.

She regularly engages in statewide service, outreach, and engagement activities that benefited Wyoming K-12 students, Wyoming residents, and Wyoming journalists. Many of these interactions focused on increasing media literacy, understanding political communication and fake news, and improving science journalism. From attendance at these events, Kristen has reached more than 500 Wyoming residents in an outreach and engagement capacity.

She has taught at each course level (1000 through 5000), and she has taught in a diverse set of classroom environments (e.g., large introductory lecture-style courses, technology-focused classes in computer labs, basic and advanced writing courses, graduate seminars, first-year seminars). She was a faculty fellow with the UW High School Institute from 2013 to 2018, teaching Multimedia Storytelling & Media Literacy.

Journal publications

Peifer, J., & Landreville, K. D. (2020). Spoofing presidential hopefuls: The roles of affective disposition, emotions, and intertextuality in prompting the social transmission of debate parody. International Journal of Communication, 14, 200-220. doi: 1932–8036/20200005

Landreville, K. D., & Niles, C.* (2019). “And that’s a fact!”: The roles of political ideology, PSRs, and perceived source credibility in estimating factual content in partisan news. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 63(2), 177-194. doi: 10.1080/08838151.2019.1622339 *Graduate student.  

Diercks, D.,* & Landreville, K. D. (2017). The indirect effects of partisanship and partisan media on knowledge about same-sex marriage policy: Exploring the knowledge and belief gap hypotheses. Mass Communication & Society, 20(2), 192-212. doi: 10.1080/15205436.2016.1230221 *Graduate student

Staggs, S. M.,* & Landreville, K. D. (2017). The impact of pretrial publicity on “eye for an eye” retributivist support and malicious perceptions of criminal offenders. Mass Communication & Society. doi: 10.1080/15205436.2016.1167917. *Graduate-student

Landreville, K. D. (2015). Satire as uncertain territory: Uncertainty expression in discussion about political satire, opinion, and news. HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research, 28(4), 559-582. doi: 10.1515/humor-2015-0105

Landreville, K. D., White, C., & Allen, S. (2015). Tweets, polls, and quotes: Gatekeeping and bias in on-screen visuals during the final 2012 presidential debate. Communication Studies. doi: 10.1080/10510974.2014.930919.

LaMarre, H. L., Landreville, K. D., Young, D. G., & Gilkerson, N. (2014). Humor works in funny ways: Examining humorous tone as a key determinant in political satire message processing. Mass Communication & Society, 17(3). doi: 10.1080/15205436.2014.891137

Holbert, R. L., Lee, J., Esralew, S., Walther, W. O., Hmielowski, J. D., & Landreville, K. D. (2013). Affinity for political humor: An assessment of internal factor structure, reliability, and validity. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 26(4), 551-572. doi: 10.1515/humor-2013-0034

Landreville, K. D., & LaMarre, H. L. (2013). Examining the intertextuality of fictional political comedy and real-world political news. Media Psychology, 16(1), 347-369. doi: 10.1080/15213269.2013.796585

Dylko, I., Beam, M. A., Landreville, K. D., & Geidner, N. (2012). Gatekeeping and YouTube: News filters and the intermedia dynamic in the age of the user-generated content. New Media & Society, 15(4), 832-849. doi: 10.1177/1461444811428899

Landreville, K. D., & LaMarre, H. L. (2011). Working through political entertainment: How negative emotion and narrative engagement encourage political discussion intent in young Americans. Communication Quarterly, 59(2), 200-220. doi: 10.1080/01463373.2011.563441

Landreville, K. D., Holbert, R. L., & LaMarre, H. L. (2010). The Influence of Late-Night TV Comedy Viewing on Political Talk: A Moderated-Mediation Model. International Journal of Press-Politics, 15(4), 482-498. doi: 10.1177/1940161210371506

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. doi:10.1080/15205430903237915

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. doi:10.1177/1940161208330904

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. doi:10.1177/0093650208330248

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. doi: 10.1177/0002764207300039

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. doi:10.1207/s15327825mcs0901_2

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. doi:10.1080/14616700500057262

Grants and Funded Projects

Funded Projects as PI:

2017-2022, Senior Personnel (Broader Impacts Collaborator for “Improving the State of STEM Journalism in Wyoming), “Linking Microbial Life to Ecosystem Services across Wyoming’s Dynamic Landscape”, Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1, National Science Foundation, $194,245 micro-budget of the $20 million budget

2016, “Germany Meets the US”: 2016 Campus Weeks, German Embassy in Washington D.C., $7,192.36

2015-2016, More than a meme: Elaboration and uncertainty in 2016 presidential campaign memes, Caitlin Long Excellence Fund, $350.

2012-2013, Small Town, Big Election: A Look at New, Alternative, and Emerging Media Sources Used by Rural Residents during the 2012 Presidential Campaign, Malcolm Wallop Fund for Conversations on Democracy, $6,000.

2011-2012, Changing Hearts and Minds with Multimedia Journalism: How Multimedia Impacts Story Comprehension, Attitude Change, and Recall, University of Wyoming College of Arts & Sciences, $1,000.

Journal Editorial Board Member

Journal of Communication, September 2019 - present. 2018 5-Year Impact Factor: 6.718. ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 5/88 (Communication)

Mass  Communication & Society, September 2012 – present. 2018 2-Year Impact Factor: 2.189

Engagement & Outreach: Workshops, Lectures, & Panels

2019, “Fake News! Fake News!”, Online Zoom Presentation to Teton Science School’s Theory of Knowledge 12th grade class (20 in attendance), Jackson, WY.

2019, “Fake News! Fake News!”, Presentation at Saturday University (110 in attendance), National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY.

2019, “The Psychology of Fake News”, Presentation at Science on Tap at Speedgoat (35 in attendance), Laramie, WY.

2019, “Career Day: Journalism”, Presentation at the 2019 Snowy Range Academy Career Day (60 students in attendance), Laramie, WY.

2019, “Models and Approaches to Science Journalism”, Presentation at the 2019 Annual Winter Convention of the Wyoming Press Association (37 journalists/editors in attendance), Cheyenne, WY.

2019, “Demystifying Scientists”, Organizer and Moderator at 2019 Annual Winter Convention of the Wyoming Press Association (13 journalists/editors in attendance), Cheyenne, WY.

2018, “Political Civility, Political Media, and Political Talk”, Guest Lecture for Dr. Anne Alexander’s Economics, Law, and Government (ECON 1200) course (50-minute lecture, 150 undergraduates in attendance), Laramie, WY.

2018, Research Methods in Communication Lecture to Kazakh Journalism Graduate Students (two-hour lecture, 9 in attendance), Laramie, WY.

2018, Media Literacy, Photography, and Blogging Course, Faculty Instructor, University of Wyoming High School Institute (a three-week course for 15 Wyoming high school sophomores), Laramie, WY. 

2018, “Creating a Culture of Science Communication at UW”, Sabbatical Presentation and Discussion (40 in attendance), University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (available via Zoom).

2018, “Fake, False, and Misleading News,” Board of Visitors (20 in attendance), College of Arts & Sciences, University of Wyoming, Presenter, Laramie, WY.

2018, Demystifying the Media, Panelist for Science Journalism Discussion (8 in attendance), University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.

2017, The Science of Science Communication Guest Lecture to Graduate Course on The Art of Science Communication (8 in attendance), University of Wyoming, Guest Lecturer, Laramie, WY.

2017, Fake News Invasion: Spotting “Fake News” and Finding “Real Answers”, Workshop Presented to the University of Wyoming Libraries Employee Support Committee Summer Seminar (25 in attendance), Workshop Presenter, Laramie, WY.

2017, Media Literacy Workshops (Three Workshops on June 20-21), University of Wyoming GEAR UP Camp (a four-day camp for income-eligible Wyoming high school students; 75 students in attendance), Faculty Instructor, Laramie, WY.

2017, Media Literacy, Photography, and Blogging Course, University of Wyoming High School Institute (a three-week course for 15 Wyoming high school sophomores), Faculty Instructor, Laramie, WY. 

2017, Demystifying the Media: A Guide for Scientists, with Panelists Bob Beck (News Director, Wyoming Public Radio), Kristine Galloway (Reporter, Wyoming Tribune Eagle), and Emilene Ostlind (Editor, Western Confluence Magazine) (22 faculty and students in attendance), University of Wyoming, Panel Developer and Moderator, Laramie, WY.

2017, Media Misinformation, Viral Deception, and “Fake News”, University of Wyoming Library Workshop with COJO Librarian Liaison Piper Martin (20 faculty and staff in attendance), Workshop Developer and Presenter, Laramie, WY.

2016, Improving Science Communication with Wyoming Journalists and Media Outlets (10 scientists in attendance), Workshop Developer and Presenter, Wyoming Citizen Science Conference, Lander, WY.

2016, Featuring Writing Session, Faculty Instructor to 30 High School Students, Wyoming High School Student Press Association Annual Meeting, Casper, WY.

2016, Presidential Debate Viewing Sessions, Co-Organizer with Dr. Travis Cram, University of Wyoming students and community members (350 people in attendance), Laramie, WY.

2016, Media, Youth, and Politics, Panelist (250 people in attendance), Wyoming Youth Voter Summit (hosted by the Wyoming Secretary of State, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.

2016, Deconstructing the First Presidential Debate, Panelist (125 people in attendance), University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.

2016, Multimedia Storytelling and Media Literacy Course, Faculty Instructor, University of Wyoming High School Institute (a three-week course for Wyoming high school sophomores), Laramie, WY. 

2015, Multimedia Storytelling and Media Literacy Course, Faculty Instructor, University of Wyoming High School Institute (a three-week course for Wyoming high school sophomores), Laramie, WY. 

2014, Self-Expression and Storytelling with Multimedia Course, Faculty Instructor, University of Wyoming High School Institute (a three-week course for Wyoming high school sophomores), Laramie, WY.

2014, Contributor to the University of Wyoming Research Blog

2013, Self-Expression and Storytelling with Multimedia Course, Faculty Instructor, University of Wyoming High School Institute (a three-week course for Wyoming high school sophomores), Laramie, WY. 

2013, The 2012 Presidential Election, New Media, & Wyoming Voters, Board of Visitors, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Wyoming, Presenter, Laramie, WY.

2012, Small Town, Big Election: Use of Alternative/Emerging Media in Rural Wyoming, The Malcolm Wallop Fund’s Forum on Politics & Social Media, Presenter, Laramie, WY.

2012, Young Voters and the 2012 Presidential Debates, The Malcolm Wallop Fund’s Forum on Politics & Social Media, Presenter, Laramie, WY.

2012, Social Media Tools For Promoting Your Cause, The Good Mule of the University of Wyoming, Presenter, Laramie, WY.

2012, Gathering and Promoting News (And Yourself) with Social Media, Wyoming Press Association, Presenter, Laramie, WY.

2012, Tech for Web Reporting, Wyoming Press Association, Presenter, Laramie, WY.

Awards and Honors

2018, Publons Award for Peer-Review of Manuscripts

2017, Standard-Bearer for the College of Arts & Sciences Master’s Degree Candidates at the Graduation Ceremony

2016, Accepted into the University of Wyoming Active Learning Institute by the Ellbogen Center for Teaching and Learning, a 4-day conference on implementing active learning techniques in the classroom, $500 Reward

2016, First Place Winner of the Active Learning Institute’s Best Active Learning Presentation, $100 Reward

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)

Dr. Kristen Landreville, Ph.D.

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Dr. Kristen Landreville is an associate professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication and Journalism.

Contact Information

435 Ross Hall | (307) 314-9090 | klandrev@uwyo.edu

Courses Taught

COJO 3530: Multimedia Production | COJO/POLS 3550: Political Communication | COJO 5800: Foundations of Communication & Media | COJO/ENR 4700: Media, Science, & Society | COJO 4530/5530: Web Design and Management | COJO 5070: Quantitative Research Methods
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