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Media, Film & Journalism Studies

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Faculty & Staff

David Coppini, PhD

David CoppiniOffice Location: Media, Film & Journalism Studies Building, Room 103A

Phone: 303-871-4368

Email: [email protected]

About: David Coppini is an assistant professor in the department of Media, Film and Journalism studies at the University of Denver. He completed his Ph.D. in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Coppini has two main areas of research. First, he studies mass media effects on political attitudes and behaviors. His second area of research focuses on ways of reducing stereotypes in political and health contexts.

Office Hours, Winter Quarter 2020: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., or by appointment.

Selected Classes: 

  • MFJS 2280: Politics and Media
  • MFJS 2400: Strategic Communication Planning
  • MFJS 3110: Audience Research
  • MFJS 3410: Strategic Messaging
  • MFJS 3900/4912: Topics in MFJS – Social Media Strategies


  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • MA, University of Bologna
  • BA, University of Siena

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Coppini, D., Alvarez, G., Rojas, H. (2018). "Entertainment, News, and Inequality. How Colombian media shape perceptions of income inequality and why it matters." International Journal of Communication, 12, 1651-1674.
  • Coppini, D., Duncan, M., Wise, D., McLeod D., Bialik, C., Wu, Y. (2017). "When everyone's watching. Motivations-based Account of Selective Expression and Exposure." Computers in Human Behavior, 75, 766-774 .
  • McLaughlin, B., Davis, C., Coppini, D., Kim, Y. M., Knisely, S., & McLeod, D. (2015). "When women attack." Politics and the Life Sciences, 34(01), 44-56.
  • Coppini, D. (2013). "Screaming More, Listening Less? An Investigation of Participation and Deliberation Dynamics in the Italian Five Stars Movement." Proceedings from at the annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Denver, CO.

Website: David Coppini

Find out more about Dr. Coppini from his Faculty Spotlight article, featured in the Fall 2017 issue of the MFJS newsletter. Faculty Spotlight: New Faces at MFJS