CV

Abbreviated CV

Melissa Tully
Assistant Professor
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The University of Iowa

HIGHER EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Mass Communications
University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.A. in Communication and English
Boston College 

PUBLICATIONS [See Research for abstracts]

ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-1850-3477

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Tully, M., & Vraga, E. K. (2017). Who experiences growth in news media literacy and why does it matter? Examining education, individual differences, and democratic outcomes. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator. Advance online publication.  doi: 10.1177/1077695817706572

Walkner, T. J., Weare, A. M., & Tully, M. (2017). “You get old. You get invisible”: Social isolation and the challenge of communicating with aging women. Journal of Women & Aging. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/08952841.2017.1304785

Young, R., Tully, M., & Dalrymple, K. E. (2017). #Engagement: Use of Twitter chats to construct nominal participatory spaces. Information, Communication & Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2017.1301518

Tully, M., & Vraga, E. K. (2017). Effectiveness of a media literacy advertisement in partisan versus nonpartisan online media contexts. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 61(1), 144­–162. doi: 10.1080/08838151.2016.1273923

Tuwei, D., & Tully, M. (2017). Producing communities and commodities: Safaricom and commercial nationalism in Kenya. Global Media and Communication, 31(1), 21–39. doi: 10.1177/1742766517694471

Young, R., Tully, M., & Ramirez, M. (2017). School administrator perceptions of cyberbullying facilitators and barriers to preventative action: A qualitative study. Health Education & Behavior, 44(3), 476–484. doi: 10.1177/1090198116673814 (originally published online in 2016)

Tully, M., & Tuwei, D. (2016). We are one Kenya: Representations of the nation, leadership, and de-ethnicized identity on reality TV. Media, Culture & Society, 38(8), 1119–1135. doi: 10.1177/0163443716635868

Vraga, E. K., & Tully, M. (2016). Effective messaging to communicate news media literacy concepts to diverse publics. Communication and the Public, 1(3), 305­–322. doi: 10.1177/2057047316670409

Dalrymple, K. E., Young, R., & Tully, M. (2016). “Facts, not fear”: Negotiating uncertainty on social media during the 2014 Ebola crisis. Science Communication, 38(4), 442-467. doi: 10.1177/1075547016655546

Vraga, E. K., & Tully, M. (2016). Effectiveness of a non-classroom media literacy intervention among different undergraduate populations. Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 71(4), 440–452. doi: 10.1177/1077695815623399 (originally published online in 2015)

Vraga, E. K., Tully, M., Kotcher, J. E., Smithson, A. B., & Broeckelman-Post, M. (2015). A multi-dimensional approach to measuring news media literacy. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 7(3), 41–53. (open access)

Tully, M. (2015). Investigating the role of innovation attributes in the adoption, rejection, and discontinued use of open source software for development. Information Technologies & International Development, 11(3), 55–69.

Ekdale, B., Singer, J. B., Tully, M., & Harmsen, S. (2015). Making change: Diffusion of technological, relational, and cultural innovation in the newsroom. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 92(4), 938–958. doi: 10.1177/1077699015596337

Vraga, E. K., & Tully, M. (2015). Media literacy messages and hostile media perceptions: Processing of nonpartisan versus partisan political information. Mass Communication and Society, 18(4), 422–448. doi: 10.1080/15205436.2014.1001910

Ekdale, B., Tully, M., Harmsen, S. & Singer, J. B. (2015). Newswork within a culture of job insecurity: Producing news amidst organization and industry uncertainty. Journalism Practice, 9(3), 383–398. doi: 10.1080/17512786.2014.963376 (originally published online in 2014)

Tully, M., & Ekdale, B. (2014). Sites of playful engagement: Twitter hashtags as spaces of leisure and development in Kenya. Information Technologies & International Development, 10(3), 67–82.

Ekdale, B., & Tully, M. (2014). Makmende amerudi: Kenya’s collective reimagining as a meme of aspiration. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 31(4), 283­–298. doi: 10.1080/15295036.2013.858823 (open access; originally published online in 2013)

Tully, M. (2014). Conflict resolution and reconciliation through recognition: Assessing an integrated peace media strategy in Kenya. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 42(1), 41–59. doi: 10.1080/00909882.2013.861604 (originally published online in 2013)

Tully, M. & Ekdale, B. (2014). The Team online: Entertainment-education, social media, and cocreated messages. Television & New Media, 15(2), 139–156. doi: 10.1177/1527476412455952 (originally published online in 2012)

Vraga, E. K., Tully, M., Akin, H. & Rojas, H. (2012). Modifying perceptions of hostility and credibility of news coverage of an environmental controversy through media literacy. Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism, 13(7), 942­–959. doi: 10.1177/1464884912455906

Vraga, E. K., Tully, M. & Rojas, H. (2009). Media literacy training reduces perception of bias. Newspaper Research Journal, 30(4), 68–81.

Fair, J. E., Tully, M., Ekdale, B., & Asante, R. K. B. (2009). Crafting lifestyles in urban Africa: Young Ghanaians in the world of online friendship. Africa Today, 55(4), 29–49.

Book chapters

Young, R., Dalrymple, K. D., & Tully, M. (2016). Twitter chats and public engagement: Examining concern and critique in questions about the Ebola epidemic. In J. Goodwin (Ed.), Confronting the challenges of public participation: Issues in environmental, planning and health decision-making (pp. 289­–301). Charleston, SC: CreateSpace.

Tully, M. (2015). The local and the global in ICTD initiatives: Analyzing implementers and audiences, a case study of Voice of Kibera. In G. R. Halegoua & B. Aslinger (Eds.), Locating emerging media (pp. 65–79). New York: Routledge.

Tully, M. (2013). Microblogging and crises: Information needs and online narratives during two “bombing” events in Nairobi, Kenya. In J. E. Hayes, K. Battles, & W. Hilton-Morrow (Eds.), War of the Worlds to Social Media: Mediated Communication in Times of Crisis (pp. 237­–256). New York: Peter Lang.

Tully, M. (2011). Ushahidi and the Kenyan blogosphere: Alternative online media in the 2007 post-election crisis in Kenya. In B. A. Musa & J. K. Domatob (Eds.), Communication, culture, and human rights in Africa (pp. 153–171). Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Tully, M. (2010). All’s well in the colony: Newspaper coverage of the Mau Mau Movement, 1952–1956. In T. Falola & H. Ter Haar (Eds.), Narrating war and peace in Africa (pp. 56–75). Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press.

RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Vraga, E. K., & Tully, M. (2017, June). Engaging with the other side: Using news media literacy messages to reduce partisan selective exposure. National Association for Media Literacy Education 2017 Conference, Chicago, CA.

Tully, M., & Vraga, E. K. (2017, May). A mixed-methods approach to examining the relationship between news media literacy and political efficacy. International Communication Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Tully, M., Dalrymple, K. E., & Young, R. (2017, May). Contextualizing nonprofits’ use of links on Twitter during the 2014 Ebola epidemic. International Communication Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Young, R., Tully, M., & Dalrymple, K. E. (2017, May). #Engagement: Use of Twitter chats to construct nominal participatory spaces during health crises. International Communication Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Weare, A. M., Walkner, T. J., & Tully, M. (2017, May). State of intervention: An analysis of Iowa community leaders’ discourse, governmentality, and the battleground for the childbearing teen body. International Communication Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Vraga, E. K., & Tully, M. (2016, August). A message testing approach to news media literacy PSAs. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Tully, M., Harmsen, S., Singer, J. B., & Ekdale, B. (2016, June). Connect and engage: Civic journalism values and newsroom norms in the digital era. International Communication Association Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

Vraga, E. K., & Tully, M. (2016, January). News media literacy and The Daily Show: Effects on media skepticism and political efficacy. Southern Political Science Association Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Tully, M., Young, R., & Dalrymple, K. E. (2015, November). Information flows on social media: How nonprofit organizations used government information on Twitter during the 2014 Ebola epidemic. Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Tully, M., Harmsen, S., Singer, J. B., & Ekdale, B. (2015, October). Connect and engage: Negotiating community and newsroom values and practice. Negotiating Culture: Integrating Legacy and Digital Cultures in News Media Conference, Reuters Institute, Oxford, UK

Young, R., Dalrymple, K. E., & Tully, M. (2015, August). “Facts, not fear”: Negotiating uncertainty on social media during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Tuwei, D., & Tully, M. (2015, August). Producing communities and commodities: Safaricom and commercial nationalism in Kenya. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Tully, M., & Vraga, E. K. (2015, May). The influence of partisan versus nonpartisan media contexts on evaluations and effectiveness of a media literacy advertisement. International Communication Association Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Tully, M., & Tuwei, D. (2015, May). We are one Kenya: Representing the nation and de-ethnicizing Kenyan identity. International Communication Association Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

CURRENT GRANTS

“Examining the Effectiveness of Embedding News Media Literacy Messages in a News Aggregator,” Major Project Grant, Internal Funding Initiative, The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED), 2016­–2017 (with Emily K. Vraga)

“Parenting for Safe and Civil Online Behavior: Strategies and Barriers,” R49 CE002108-05, NCICP/CDC, The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center (IPRC), 2016–2017 (with Rachel Young and Marizen Ramirez)

COURSES TAUGHT [See Teaching for syllabi]

  • Approaches to Media Communication (graduate seminar, upcoming fall 2017)
  • Social Media Today
  • Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Global Digital Media (graduate seminar)
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