Research

ORCiD:  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0839-0264

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Under Review
Saffer, A., Dwyer, D. L., Harker, J., Etheridge, C., Turner, M., & Riffe, D. (2019). Interlocking among American newspaper organizations revisited: “Pressure from the top” and its influence on newsroom and content­­­.

Under Review
Dwyer, D. L.
, & Painter, C. (2020). Erasing the past: Untangling the conflicting journalistic loyalties and paradigmatic pressures of unpublishing.


Invited Publications

Napoli, P. M., & Dwyer, D. L. (2018). US media policy in a time of political polarization and technological evolution. Publizistik, 119. https://rdcu.be/6yTD

Dwyer, D. L., & Abernathy, P. M. (In press). News deserts. Encyclopedia of Journalism (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks: Sage.


Book Chapters

Dwyer, D. L. (forthcoming 2020). Watchdogs in the Digital Age: Digital surveillance, cybersecurity, and the evolution of journalist-confidential source relationships. University of Pennsylvania Law School Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) special volume on the intersection of national security and journalism. Oxford University Press.


Refereed Paper Presentations

Dwyer, D. L., and Painter, C. (2019, November). Erasing the past: Unpublishing’s challenges to traditional journalistic norms and ethics. Presented at the Center for Digital Ethics & Policy 9th Annual Digital Ethics Symposium, Loyola University, Chicago, IL.

Dwyer, D. L., Riffe, D., & Kifer, M. (2019, November). Gender Uprising? Populism, anger, political efficacy, and information seeking in Trump’s America. Presented at the 2019 Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR) annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Saffer, A., Dwyer, D. L., Harker, J., Etheridge, C., Turner, M., & Riffe, D. (2019, August). Interlocking among American news media. Presented to the Mass Communication & Society Division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference, Toronto, Canada.

Dwyer, D. L. (2018, August). Fake news and the Fourth Estate: The role of editorial messaging in repairing the journalistic paradigm. Presented to the Media Ethics Division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference, Washington, D.C.
*Winner, second place, Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii/AEJMC Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Research in Media Ethics*

Dwyer, D. L. (2018, August). Nothing but the facts? Journalistic objectivity and media adjudication of President Trump’s false claims. Presented to the Mass Communication & Society Division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference, Washington, D.C.
*Winner, Moeller Student Competition Award*

Dwyer, D. L. (2018, March). Protecting the credibility of the Fourth Estate: Journalists’ role in addressing the fake news dilemma. Presented to the Newspaper & Online News Division at the 2018 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Southeast Colloquium, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Gibson, R., & Dwyer, D. L. (2017, August). News coverage of transgender lives and issues within a family context. Presented to the LGBTQ Interest Group at the 2017 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference, Chicago, IL.
*Winner, Top Paper Award

Dwyer, D. L. (2017, March). Mug Shot mayhem? The right to privacy v. the right to know at the state and local levels. Presented to the Law & Policy Division at the 2017 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Southeast Colloquium, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX.

Luehrs, D. D. (2006, March). Free speech or free reign to censor: Hosty v. Carter’s threats to the university press and how editors and advisors can fight back. Presented at the 2006 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Southeast Colloquium, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.


Refereed Research-in-Progress Presentations

Dwyer, D. L. (2018, March). Nothing but the facts: A pilot study of objectivity and media adjudication of President Trump’s false claims. Research-in-progress presented to the Open Division at the 2018 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Southeast Colloquium, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.


Non-Refereed Paper Presentations

Dwyer, D. L. (2017, March). The pressure to unpublish: Journalists’ perspectives on an emerging ethical challenge in the Digital Age. Presented at the 2017 UNC School of Media and Journalism Spring Colloquium, Chapel Hill, NC.


Panel Presentations

Panelist (2020, August). Scandal, Stigma, and Sexualization: How Sharing Sensational and Sensitive Information Relates to Calls for Privacy Protection. Sponsored by the Media Law & Policy and Media Ethics divisions at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference (virtual due to COVID-19).

Panelist (2019, November). Extreme Speech Online: Moral Panic 2.0? Loyola University Center for Digital Ethics & Policy 9th Annual International Symposium on Digital Ethics, Chicago, IL.

Panelist (2017, November). Waging war against the media: Donald Trump battling the forces of the First Amendment and a free press. Freedom of Expression Division of the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Dallas, TX.


Invited Talks

Saffer, A., & Dwyer, D. L. (2019, September 6). Invited to present results of two-year, multi-method research study, Interlocking among American news media, to full faculty of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media.

Dwyer, D. L. (2020, February 12). Moderator and discussant for political film series showing of Wag the Dog and audience Q&A. https://humanities.unc.edu/event/cinema-school-wag-the-dog/


Master’s Thesis

Luehrs, D. D. (2008). Prior restraint on the college and university campus:
An exploratory study of administrators’ knowledge and attitudes (Unpublished master’s thesis). The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
Chair: Joseph R. Hayden, Ph.D.
Committee: Rick Fischer, Ph.D. | Elinor K. Grusin, Ph.D.