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Spiro K. Kiousis, Ph.D., APR

Dr. Spiro Kiousis, APR, is executive associate dean for the College of Journalism and Communications and is a professor of public relations at the University of Florida. His current research interests include political public relations, political communication, and digital communication. Specifically, this interdisciplinary research explores the interplay among political public relations efforts, news media content, and public opinion in traditional and interactive mass mediated contexts.

In his free time, he enjoys traveling and sampling craft beer.

Publications

  REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES  

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Kiousis, S., Strömbäck, J., & McDevitt, M. (2015). Influence of Issue Decision Salience on Vote Choice: Linking Agenda Setting, Priming, and Issue Ownership. International Journal Of Communication, 9, 22. Retrieved from https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/3008

Cheng, Z., Golan, G. J., & Kiousis, S. (2015). The Second-Level Agenda-Building Function of the Xinhua News Agency. Journalism Practice, 10(6), 744–762. https://doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2015.1063079

Golan, G. J., & Kiousis, S. K. (2010). Religion, Media Credibility, and Support for Democracy in the Arab World. Journal of Media and Religion, 9(2), 84–98. https://doi.org/10.1080/15348421003738793

Golan, G. J., Kiousis, S. K., & McDaniel, M. L. (2007). Second-level agenda setting and political advertising. Journalism Studies, 8(3), 432–443. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616700701276190

Kiousis, S. (2002). Killing the Messenger: an exploration of presidential newspaper coverage and public confidence in the press. Journalism Studies, 3(4), 557–572. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670022000019164

Kiousis, S. (2003). Job Approval and Favorability: The Impact of Media Attention to the Monica Lewinsky Scandal on Public Opinion of President Bill Clinton. Mass Communication and Society, 6(4), 435–451. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15327825mcs0604_6

Kiousis, S. (2004). Explicating Media Salience: A Factor Analysis of New York Times Issue Coverage During the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election. Journal of Communication, 54(1), 71–87. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-2466.2004.tb02614.x

Kiousis, S. (2005). Compelling Arguments and Attitude Strength: Exploring the impact of second-level agenda setting on public opinion of presidential candidate images. Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, 10(2), 3–27. https://doi.org/10.1177/1081180x05276095

Kiousis, S. (2011). Agenda-Setting and Attitudes: Exploring the impact of media salience on perceived salience and public attitude strength of US presidential candidates from 1984 to 2004. Journalism Studies, 12(3), 359–374. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670x.2010.501149

Kiousis, S., Kim, J. Y., Carnifax, A. C., & Kochhar, S. (2014). Exploring the role of the Senate Majority Leader’s political public relations efforts. Public Relations Review, 40(3), 615–617. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2014.04.003

Kiousis, S., Kim, J. Y., Kochhar, S. K., Lim, H.-J., Park, J. M., & Im, J. S. (2016). Agenda-building linkages between public relations and state news media during the 2010 Florida Senate Election. Public Relations Review, 42(1), 240–242. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2015.07.009

Kiousis, S., Kim, J. Y., Ragas, M., Wheat, G., Kochhar, S., Svensson, E., & Miles, M. (2014). Exploring New Frontiers of Agenda Building During the 2012 US Presidential Election Pre-Convention Period. Journalism Studies, 16(3), 363–382. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670x.2014.906930

Kiousis, S., Kim, S.-Y., McDevitt, M., & Ostrowski, A. (2009). Competing for Attention: Information Subsidy Influence in Agenda Building during Election Campaigns. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 86(3), 545–562. https://doi.org/10.1177/107769900908600306

Kiousis, S., & McCombs, M. (2004). Agenda-Setting Effects and Attitude Strength: Political figures during the 1996 presidential election. Communication Research, 31(1), 36–57. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093650203260205

Kiousis, S., & McDevitt, M. (2008). Agenda Setting in Civic Development: Effects of curricula and issue importance on youth voter turnout. Communication Research, 35(4), 481–502. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093650208315978

Kiousis, S., McDevitt, M., & Wu, X. (2005). The Genesis of Civic Awareness: Agenda Setting in Political Socialization. Journal of Communication, 55(4), 756–774. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-2466.2005.tb03021.x

Kiousis, S., Mitrook, M., Wu, X., & Seltzer, T. (2006). First- and Second-Level Agenda-Building and Agenda-Setting Effects: Exploring the Linkages Among Candidate News Releases, Media Coverage, and Public Opinion During the 2002 Florida Gubernatorial Election. Journal of Public Relations Research, 18(3), 265–285. https://doi.org/10.1207/s1532754xjprr1803_4

Kiousis, S., Bantimaroudis, P., & Ban, H. (1999). Candidate Image Attributes: Experiments on the substantive dimension of second level agenda setting. Communication Research, 26(4), 414–428. https://doi.org/10.1177/009365099026004003

Kiousis, S., Park, J. M., Kim, J. Y., & Go, E. (2013). Exploring the Role of Agenda-Building Efforts in Media Coverage and Policymaking Activity of Healthcare Reform. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 90(4), 652–672. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077699013503157

Kiousis, S., Laskin, A., & Kim, J. Y. (2011). Congressional agenda building: Examining the influence of congressional communications from the speaker of the house. Public Relations Journal, 5(1), 1-14.

Kiousis, S., Ragas, M. W., Kim, J. Y., Schweickart, T., Neil, J., & Kochhar, S. (2016). Presidential Agenda Building and Policymaking: Examining Linkages Across Three Levels. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 10(1), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/1553118x.2015.1090441

Kiousis, S., & Shields, A. (2008). Intercandidate agenda-setting in presidential elections: Issue and attribute agendas in the 2004 campaign. Public Relations Review, 34(4), 325–330. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2008.07.004

Kiousis, S., & Strömbäck, J. (2010). The White House and public relations: Examining the linkages between presidential communications and public opinion. Public Relations Review, 36(1), 7–14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2009.08.013

Kiousis, S., & Xu Wu. (2008). International Agenda-Building and Agenda-Setting. International Communication Gazette, 70(1), 58–75. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748048507084578

McDevitt, M., & Kiousis, S. (2014). Active Political Parenting: Youth Contributions During Election Campaigns. Social Science Quarterly, 96(1), 19–33. https://doi.org/10.1111/ssqu.12127

Ragas, M. W., & Kiousis, S. (2010). Intermedia Agenda-Setting and Political Activism: MoveOn.org and the 2008 Presidential Election. Mass Communication and Society, 13(5), 560–583. https://doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2010.515372

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