Graduate Students

Bethany Conway

Research Associate, National Institute for Civil Discourse

Bethany Conway is a doctoral student and teaching associate in the University of Arizona Department of Communication. She is currently a research assistant on the Politics, Civility, and the Media Project, funded by the National Institute for Civil Discourse Graduate Incentives for Growth Award. Her research interests include media coverage of government policy, media effects, public opinion, and the changing journalism environment.



Conway, B. A. (In press). Addressing the ‘medical malady’: Second-level agenda setting and public approval of 'Obamacare'. International Journal of Public Opinion Research.

Conway, B. A., Kenski, K., & Wang, D. (In press). Twitter use by presidential primary candidates during the 2012 campaign. American Behavioral Scientist.

Conference papers:

Conway, B. A., Kenski, K., Wang, D. (2013). Using Twitter to bypass traditional news? Intermedia agenda setting during the 2012 presidential primaries. Accepted for presentation at the National Communication Association annual meeting. Washington, D.C.

Conway, B. A. (2013). Crisis frames across media and distances: An analysis of local, regional, and national news coverage of the Tucson shooting. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication August 2013 Conference. Washington, D.C.