Education: Ph.D. Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Minnesota
- Research Interests: My research program emphasizes ways in
which social structure, including local community power structures,
national political polarization, and politically-relevant identities,
affect communication organizations and processes.
- While earning PhD, I
supervised research on community newspapers as Research Assistant in the U
of Minnesota Rural Sociology department
- Dissertation and first
publication focused on community newspaper coverage of conflict with
Hindman, D. (1996). Community newspapers,
community structural pluralism, and local conflict with nonlocal groups. Journalism
Quarterly, 73, 708-721.*Article
included in the “Top 50 classic Journalism Quarterly and
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly articles for AEJMC’s
- Health disparities are the
focus of three publications, one of which emphasizes rural-urban
differences and the others have unexplored rural-urban components.
Hindman, D. and Yan, C. (2015). The knowledge gap vs.
the belief gap and abstinence-only sex education. Journal of Health
Communication: International Perspectives, 20(8), 949-957.
Hindman, D. (2012). Knowledge gaps, belief gaps, and
public opinion about health care reform. Journalism and Mass Communication
Quarterly, 89, 585-565.
Martinson, B. & Hindman, D. (2005).
Building a health promotion agenda in localnewspapers. Health
Education Research, 20(1): 51-60.
- Recent publications focus
on rural-urban differences in resident assessment of local news and access
to communication technologies
Hindman, D. and Beam, M. (2014). A rural drought in a
national flood: Washington state resident’s assessments of local news. Community
Journalism, 3(1). Available: http://journal.community-journalism.net/sites/default/files/hindman-cj2014.pdf
Hindman, D. (2000). The rural‑urban digital
divide. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 77(3),
- The rural-urban
differences in the relationship between communication and social capital
was focus of a recent publication
Hindman, D. & Yamamoto, M. (2011). Social capital
in a community context: A multilevel analysis of individual- and
community-level predictors of social trust. Mass Communication & Society,