Research

ResearchDr. Dimitrova's research focuses on Political Communication and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Professor Dimitrova's primary area of interest is cross-cultural media coverage of conflict events, such as wars and terrorist attacks. Publications about international news framing of the 2003 Iraq War and media coverage of national elections in Bulgaria, Sweden and the United States have appeared in leading mass communication journals such as Communication Research and Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. Recent articles have examined the use and abuse of online footnotes in academic journals. Since joining the Iowa State faculty, Dr. Dimitrova has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters and also co-authored a book. You can see a list of selected publications below. A complete list of publications and research projects is available in her vita.

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Identifying antecedents of the strategic game frame: A longitudinal analysis (pdf)

The effects of digital media on political knowledge and participation in election campaigns: Evidence from panel data (pdf)

Exploring semi-structural differences in television news between the United States and Sweden (pdf)

The half-life of Internet references cited in communication journals (pdf)

Political and media systems matter: A comparison of election news coverage in Sweden and the United States (pdf)

Profiling the adopters of e-government information and services: The influence of psychological characteristics, civic mindedness, and information channels (pdf)

Mission accomplished? Framing of Iraq War in the elite newspapers in Sweden and the United States (pdf)