Michael Wagner

Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Wagner's research focuses on examining how political information flows through news sources and interpersonal conversations to shape attitudes and behaviors. Overarching themes in Wagner's work include 1) the structure of people's political opinions affect their polarization, knowledge, and participation in politics and 2) the ideological flow of the information they encounter affects what people think, believe and how they behave. Wagner serves as Director of the Center for Communication and Civic Renewal, speaking to dozens of civic groups each year, publishing op-eds & analyses in media outlets & consulting with various civic organizations


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