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Jason Peifer

The Media School

Expert Bio

Jason Peifer is an associate professor of journalism in The Media School at Indiana University. With professional experience in public radio, Peifer teaches on topics related to public opinion, media ethics, political humor/entertainment, the foundations of journalism and news literacy.

His research explores facets of citizens’ uncertainty about and trust in public institutions, especially as related to journalism practices, non-traditional news sources and perceptions of the news media’s importance. Some of Peifer’s most recent work includes examining the driving forces and consequences of hostility toward journalism and the efficacy of different forms of journalistic transparency.

Areas of Expertise

Media perceptions, news trust, journalism studies, political communication, political entertainment, satirical news.