My research interest primarily examines the interaction among multimedia journalism, digital storytelling, visual and political communication. A first stream of my scholarship focuses on the representation of immigration and ethnic groups in news media, the formation of stereotypes, the consequent impact on the audience and the support for public policies.
A second line of my research looks specifically at multi-platform storytelling, social media and politics. I am particularly interested in understanding how the interplay of visuals and text in media affects people’s attitudes, political support and online engagement.
Famulari, U., & Major, L. H. (2022). News stories and images of immigration online: A quantitative analysis of digital-native and traditional news websites of different political orientations and social media engagement. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 1-20.
Famulari, U. (2021). The strategic use of visuals on Facebook: A multimodal analysis of images and audience reactions during the campaign for the 2019 UK general elections. Visual Communication Quarterly, 28 (4), 199-211.
Famulari, U. (2020). Framing the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy: A quantitative content analysis of visuals and stories in U.S. cable news and newspaper websites. Journalism Studies, 21 (16), 2267-2284.
Famulari, U. (2020). Defining problems and struggling to find solutions: Framing Roma people in Italian news websites. Journal of Italian Media & Cinema Studies, 3(2), 375-397.
PhD in Media and Communication, Indiana University Bloomington, (November, 2022)
Newest selected publications
Famulari, U. and Major, LH. (2022) 'News stories and images of immigration online: A quantitative analysis of digital-native and traditional news websites of different political orientations and social media engagement'. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 20. ISSN: 1545-6870
Famulari, U. (2021) 'The Strategic Use of Visuals on Facebook: A Multimodal Analysis of Images and Audience Reactions During the Campaign for the 2019 UK General Election'. Visual Communication Quarterly, 28 (4). pp. 199 - 211. ISSN: 1555-1393
Famulari, U. (2020) 'Framing the Trump Administration’s “Zero Tolerance” Policy: A Quantitative Content Analysis of News Stories and Visuals in US News Websites'. Journalism Studies, 21 (16). pp. 2267 - 2284. ISSN: 1461-670X
Famulari, U. (2020) 'Defining problems and struggling to find solutions: Framing roma people in italian news websites'. Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, 8 (3). pp. 375 - 397. ISSN: 2047-7368
Famulari, U. (2016) 'The duce on the screen: The image of mussolini in the newsreels of the istituto luce'. Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, 4 (2). pp. 249 - 265. ISSN: 2047-7368