Bethany Conway

About Bethany Conway

California Polytechnic State University

Bethany Conway is a doctoral candidate and teaching associate in the University of Arizona Department of Communication. She is currently a research assistant on the Politics, Civility and the Media Project, funded by the National Institute for Civil Discourse Graduate Incentives for Growth Award. Her interests include reporting of government policy, election strategies and coverage, media effects, public opinion, and the changing journalism environment. Her current research focuses the role of new media in campaigns and the ways in which source networks influence journalists’ coverage of elections and policy.

Selected Publications


Conway, B. A., Kenski, K., & Wang, D. (2013). Twitter use by presidential primary candidates during the 2012 campaign. American Behavioral Scientist, 57, 1596-1610.

Conway, B. A. (2013). Addressing the ‘medical malady’: Second-level agenda setting and public approval of 'Obamacare'. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 25, 535-546.


Conway, B. A., & Stryker, R. (2013). Media and politics. National Institute for Civil Discourse Research Brief No. 9. Available at



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Bethany Conway
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences