University of Wisconsin–Madison
309 Hiram Smith Hall (map)
1545 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1215
E-mail: scheufele at wisc.edu
Google Plus: +dietram
During the academic year, click here to schedule an appointment through Google Calendar.
(Click here for current C.V.)
May 19, 2015: Online-first version of new article with Leona Yi-Fan Su et al. in Journalism Quarterly on rapidly changing information environments (for science and technology) in the U.S.
April 12, 2015: New book chapter on motivated reasoning in online news environment with Sara Yeo and Mike Cacciatore
March 2, 2015: New online first article with Elizabeth Corley and Youngjae Kim in Science and Engineering Ethics on scientists' sense of social responsibility surrounding emerging technologies
February 9, 2015: New article in The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science with Sara Yeo et al. on how people seek out (partisan) sources for science news
January 15, 2015: Talk at NAS Roundtable workshop on Public Interfaces of GMOs, Washington, DC
December 29, 2014: Interview with John Munson on WPR's Joy Cardin Show
December 5, 2014: Elected to Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften (German National Academy of Science and Engineering)
November 20, 2014: WAA Showcase Series talk on the future of media and journalism in an age of social media, Madison, WI
October 26, 2014: Plenary talk on Making Science Relevant in Today’s Society at The Wilflife Society Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
October 20, 2014: Talk on public interfaces of Complex Materials, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
October 2, 2014: New Op-Ed in The Scientist with Sara Yeo et al. on social media use among academics
September 19, 2014: Talk on bridging public-science divides at Duke Science & Society Science Communication Fellows Program
September 18, 2014: New article in PNAS on the inherent political nature of public debates surrounding (modern) science
September 18, 2014: New study with Xuan Liang et al. in JQ on the links between scientists' Twitter presence, media contacts and their academic impact
July 1, 2014: Conversation with National Geographic's Dan Vergano about the broader implications of Facebook's user experiments
June 26, 2014: New study with Timothy Fung et al. in Energy Policy on how ideology (re)shapes judgments about renewable energy
June 24, 2014: New study with Mike Cacciatore et al. in PS: Political Science on the origins of misinformation in politics
May 28, 2014: Talk on science-public interfaces at NAS Industrialization of Synthetic Biology workshop
May 25, 2014: New chapter with Amy Becker on political media effects in Casten Reinemann's edited volume on Political Communication
May 16, 2014: New online-first version of article in Science Communication with Leona Su et al. on real and perceived knowledge gaps in new media environments
May 15/16, 2014: Keynote on building better science-public interfaces, Research Council of Norway
April 30, 2014: New guest editorial in Materials Today with Sara Yeo et al. discussing the lack of attention to EHS and health in nanotech discussions on Twitter
April 17, 2014: Kellet Award from UW-Madison
April 10, 2014: Google+ online discussion with Union of Concerned Scientists on the future of societal debates about science in highly polarized political environments (invite here)
March 21, 2014: New Materials Today column with Sara Yeo et al. on the absence of environmental health and safety content from Twitter debates surrounding nanotechnology
February 15, 2014: Talk at annual AAAS meeting on new technologies, public trust, and deference toward scientific authority
February 1, 2014: Keynote talk at DGPuK/Universität Zürich conference on the changing nature of science communication
January 17, 2014: TEDx talk on why
disagreement is a central part of (online) democracy
January 6, 2014: Online-first version of Energy Policy article with Sara Yeo et al. on U.S. public opinion on nuclear energy after Fukushima
Yeo, S. K., Cacciatore, M. A., & Scheufele, D. A. (2015). News selectivity and beyond: Motivated reasoning in a changing media environment. In O. Jandura, C. Mothes, T. Petersen & A. Schielicke (Eds.). Publizistik und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung: Festschrift für Wolfgang Donsbach (pp. 83-104). Berlin: Verlag Springer.
Binder, A. R., Cacciatore, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., & Brossard, D. (2014). The role of news media in the social amplification of risk. In H. Cho, T. Reimer, & K. A. McComas (Eds.), The Sage handbook of risk communication (pp. 69-85). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Liang, X., Su, L. Y.-F., Yeo, S. K., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., Xenos, M., Nealey, P., & Corley, E. A. (2014). Building buzz: (Scientists) communicating science in new media environments. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 91(4), 772-791. doi: 10.1177/1077699014550092
Fung, T. K. F., Choi, D. H., Scheufele, D. A., & Shaw, B. R. (2014). Public opinion about biofuels: The interplay between party identification and risk/benefit perception. Energy Policy, 73, 344-355. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2014.05.016
Yeo, S. K., Cacciatore, M. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2014). Science gone social. The Scientist, 28(10), 27-28.
Scheufele, D. A. (2014). Science communication as political communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(Supplement 4), 13585-13592. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1317516111
Cacciatore, M. A., Yeo, S. K., Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M., Choi, D-H., Brossard, D., Becker, A. B., & Corley, E. A. (2014). Misperceptions in polarized politics: The role of knowledge, religiosity, and media. PS: Political Science & Politics, 47(3), 654-661. doi: 10.1017/S1049096514000791
Kim, J., Yeo, S., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2014). Disentangling the influence of value predispositions and risk/benefit perceptions on support for nanotechnology among the American public. Risk Analysis, 34(5), 789-980. doi: 10.1111/risa.12141
Cacciatore, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., & Corley, E. A. (2014). Another (methodological) look at knowledge gaps and the Internet’s potential for closing them. Public Understanding of Science, 23(4), 377-395. doi: 10.1177/0963662512447606
Anderson, A. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M. A., & Ladwig, P. (2014). “The Nasty Effect:” Online incivility's effect on risk perceptions of emerging technologies. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 19(3), 373-387. doi: 10.1111/jcc4.12009
Li, N., Anderson, A. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., (2014). Channeling science information seekers' attention? A content analysis of top-ranked vs. lower-ranked sites in Google. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 19(3), 562-575. doi: 10.1111/jcc4.12043
Becker, A. B., & Scheufele, D. A. (2014). Media effects on political behavior. In C. Reinemann (Ed.), Handbooks of Communication - Volume 18: Political Communication(609-626). Berlin, Germany: de Gruyter.
Su, L. Y.-F., Cacciatore, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Xenos, M. (2014). Inequalities in scientific understanding: Differentiating between factual and perceived knowledge gaps. Science Communication, 36(3), 352-378. doi: 10.1177/1075547014529093
Yeo, S. K., Xenos, M., Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (2014). Disconnected discourses. Materials Today, 17(2), 48-49. doi: 10.1016/j.mattod.2014.01.002
Yeo, S. K., Cacciatore, M. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Runge, K., Su, L. Y., Kim, J., Xenos, M. A., & Corley, E. A. (2014). Partisan amplification of risk: American perceptions of nuclear energy risk in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Energy Policy, 67, 727-736. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.11.061.
Fung, T., & Scheufele, D. A. (2014). Social norms, spirals of silence and framing theory: An argument for considering cross-cultural differences in media effects research. In W. Donsbach, C. T. Salmon & Y. Tsfati (Eds.), The spiral of silence: New perspectives on communication and public opinion (pp. 131-144). New York: Routledge.