Dr. Elizabeth Skewes

Dr. Elizabeth Skewes

Department of Journalism Chair at CU Boulder

Idea Worth Sharing: With the 2020 election on the horizon, it’s up to each of us to be well informed citizens as we consider our votes. In an age of misinformation and disinformation, that can be difficult. But it’s not impossible, and a few simple approaches can help. 

Elizabeth researches news practices and the media’s role in electoral politics. She is working on two new areas, one involving media coverage of mass tragedies, and the other on the efficacy of immersive storytelling. She is the author of Message Control: How News Is Made on the Presidential Campaign Trail. She was a reporter for newspapers in West Virginia, Florida, New York and Colorado.

She has an undergraduate degree in political science from UCLA, a master’s in journalism from Ohio State, a doctorate in public communication from Syracuse University, and is chair of CU Boulder’s Department of Journalism.