Alyssa Appelman, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication in the College of Informatics at Northern Kentucky University. She teaches undergraduate courses in journalism and mass communication.
Alyssa's research focuses on journalistic message credibility. Through a media psychology framework, she empirically tests the effects of journalistic norms and practices. She has conducted projects on the effects and significance of grammatical errors, stylistic errors and factual errors in news articles. She also has conducted studies that specifically examine message effects and information processing in digital and social media. Her work employs experimental analyses, as well as other quantitative methods.
Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals:
Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
Newspaper Research Journal
Communication Research Reports
Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
College Media Review
Computers in Human Behavior
She also presents her work at national and international conferences:
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
International Communication Association
National Communication Association
World Journalism Education Congress
Society of Professional Journalists
ACES: The Society for Editing
Alyssa earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her doctorate in mass communications from The Pennsylvania State University.