Research and Creative Interests:

  • Media Perceptions
  • Journalism Studies
  • Political Communication
  • News Trust
  • Engaged Journalism
  • Journalistic Transparency
  • Political Entertainment
  • Satirical News

Jason Peifer's research explores facets of citizens’ uncertainty about and trust in public institutions—especially as related to journalism practices, non-traditional news sources, and perceptions of the news media’s importance. His work also considers the consequences of such uncertainties. Some of Peifer’s most recent work includes examining the driving forces and consequences of hostility toward journalism and the efficacy of different forms of journalistic transparency.

Past Affiliations
Media Studies, Media Studies, Multimedia Communication, Multimedia Communication, Journalism, Journalism, Film Studies, Film Studies
PhD, Ohio State University