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Jesse Abdenour is an academic expert in journalism studies, news quality, news audiences, documentary filmmaking, and copyright law. His research focuses on the production of quality nonfiction information and how it can be effectively communicated to audiences. Abdenour is interested in the entire path of communication, including the elements that constitute quality nonfiction messages, how these messages are produced, the ways in which consumers process such content, and how message quality can be maintained in the face of financial, institutional, and governmental challenges. His present work examines how ownership affects news quality and how nonfiction content can impact trust and message efficacy.
Journalism study finds narrative engagement key to trust, belief in news facts (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Oct. 31, 2019)
How journalists cover mass shootings: 5 recent studies to consider (Journalist's Resource, December 2018)
Study: Competition between TV stations spurs investigative journalism (Columbia Journalism Review, Jan. 3, 2018)
Study: Corporate TV news outlets do more investigative reports (Around the O, Dec. 29, 2017)
What type of journalist are you? (Columbia Journalism Review, Jan. 24, 2017)