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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Media, Film & Journalism Studies


Faculty & Staff

David Coppini, PhD

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

Phone: 303-871-4368


Areas of Focus

Media and Politics, International Communication, Social Media, Strategic Communication, Audience Research

Spring 2018 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. or by appointment. 


  • 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.

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