Publications and Presentations

Dr. Morin’s primary research interests focus on political communication, science communication, and social media. Although primarily quantitative in his approach, he embraces collaboration and has worked on qualitative and mixed-method projects as well.

Refereed Publications:

Morin, D., & Flynn, M.A. (2014). We are the Tea Party!: The use of Facebook as an online political forum for the construction and maintenance of in-group identification. Communication Quarterly62(1), 115-133

Morin, D., Ivory, J., & Tubbs, M. (2012). Celebrity and politics: Effects of endorser credibility and gender on voter attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors. The Social Science Journal49(4), 413-420.

Yun, G., Morin, D., Park, S., Joa, C., Labbe, B., Lim, J., Lee, S., & Hyun, D. (2016). Social media and flu: Media Twitter accounts as agenda setters. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 91, 67-73.

Flynn, M.A., Morin, D., Park, S., & Stana, A. (2015). Let’s get this party started!: An analysis of health risk behavior on MTV reality shows. Journal of Health Communication20(12), 1382-1390.

Flynn, M.A., Park, S., Morin, D.T., & Stana, A. (2015). Anything but real: Body idealization and objectification on MTV docusoap characters. Sex Roles72(5) 173-182.

Park, S., Flynn, M.A., Stana, A., Morin, D.T., & Yun, G. (2015). Where do I belong, from Laguna Beach to Jersey Shore?: Portrayal of minority youths on MTV reality shows. Howard Journal of Communications26(4), 381-402.

Ha, L.S., Wang, F., Fang, L., Yang, C., Hu, X., Yang, L., Lang, F., Ying, X., Morin, D. (2013). Political efficacy and the use of local and national news media among undecided voters in a swing state: A study of general population voters and first-time college student voters. Electronic News7(4), 204-222.

Yun, G., Morin, D., Ha, L., Flynn, M., Park, S., & Hu, X. (2018). The impact of local newspaper’s community capital perception on subscription/readership and advertising effects. In the revised and resubmit stage for a media-based academic journal.

Morin, D. (2018). To Debate or Not Debate?: Examining the Effects of Scientists Engaging in Debates Addressing Contentious Issues. In the review process for a science communication journal.

Morin, D., Flynn, M.A. (2018). The politics of source credibility: Examining the relationship between a political representative’s size and weight. In the review process for a health-based academic journal.

Yun, G., Morin, D., Joa, C., Labbe, B., Lim, J., Lee, S., & Hyun, D. (2018). Tweeting flu and setting the agenda on the Twitter Network. In the review process for a media-based academic journal.

Yun, G., Park, S., Joa, C., Jiang, J., Ha, L., Morin, D., & Lim, J. (2018). The local vs. hyperlocal newspaper: Community actor perception, readership, and advertising effects. In the review process for a mass communication-based academic journal.

Refereed Professional Presentations:

Morin, D. (2018). To Debate or Not Debate?: Examining the Effects of Scientists Engaging in Debates Addressing Contentious Issues. In the review process for the National Communication Association 2018 annual conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Morin, D., & Flynn, M.A. (2016). The politics of source credibility: Examining the Relationship between a political representative’s size and weight. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

Morin, D. (2014). Come a little closer: Examining spillover media effects from a priming perspective. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec.

Morin, D., & Yun, G. (2014). Peering over the ideological wall: Examining priming effects among political partisans. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec.

Yun, G., Morin, D., Joa, C., Labbe, B., Lim, J., Lee, S., & Hyun, D. (2014). Tweeting flu and setting the agenda on the Twitter Network. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal Quebec.

Yun, G., Park, S., Joa, C., Jiang, J., Ha, L., Morin, D., & Lim, J. (2014). The local vs. hyperlocal newspaper: Community actor perception, readership, and advertising effects. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal Quebec.

computer-3204251Flynn, M.A., Morin, D.T., Park, S., Stana, A., & Yun, G. (2013). Let’s get this party started!: Drinking, smoking, sexual behavior, and cast members’ desirability on MTV reality television shows. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference, London, U.K.

Morin, D., & Flynn, M.A. (2012). We are the Tea Party!: The use of Facebook as an online political forum for the construction and maintenance of in-group identification. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Yun, G., Morin, D., Ha, L., Flynn, M., Park, S., & Hu, X. (2012). The impact of local newspaper’s community capital perception on subscription/readership and advertising effects. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Park, S., Flynn, M. A., Stana, A., Morin, D. T., & Yun, G.(2012). Where do I belong, from  Laguna Beach to Jersey Shore?: A content analysis of minority characters on popular MTV reality shows. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Morin, D. (2012). Participation in public diplomacy: Towards a new public diplomacy model. Paper presented at the International Telecommunications Education and Research Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Morin, D. (2011). It’s all about connections: Examining agenda setting effects through network theory. Paper presented at the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Morin, D. (2011). The men and women behind the curtain: Corporate agenda setting and its impact on journalism and democracy. Paper presented at the Global Fusion Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Morin, D. (2010). Towards a new democratic order: An analysis of hybrid democracy and globalization. Paper presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Morin, D. (2010). Our liberty: A rhetorical analysis of Eugene V. Debs’ “Liberty” speech. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Morin, D., Tubbs, M., & Ivory, J. (2008). Celebrity and politics: Effects of endorser credibility and gender on voter attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.