Yanqin Lu

Ph.D. Student

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    I am a Ph.D. student in the Media School at Indiana University. My research interests include political communication, emerging communication technologies, and international communication. More specifically, my research examines political communication processes in the changing media environment, with an emphasis on the effects of selective exposure and cross-cutting discussions.

    My research has appeared or is forthcoming in New Media & Society, Computers in Human Behavior, and Journal of Media Psychology. Also, I have presented more than a dozen papers at major conferences, such as the annual meetings of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and the International Communication Association (ICA).


    Lu, Y., & Myrick, J. G. (in press). Cross-cutting exposure on Facebook and political participation: Unraveling the effects of emotional responses and online incivility. Journal of Media Psychology.

    Lu, Y., Heatherly, K. A., & Lee, J. K. (2016). Cross-cutting exposure on social networking sites: The effects of SNS discussion disagreement on political participation. Computers in Human Behavior, 59, 74-81. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2016.01.030

    Heatherly, K. A., Lu, Y., & Lee, J. K. (2016). Filtering out the other side? Cross-cutting and like-minded discussions on social networking sites. New Media & Society. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1177/1461444816634677