College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Lauren Furey

Lauren Furey

Office: Building 1-307
Phone: 909-869-4588

Lauren Furey (Ph.D., University of Florida) is an Assistant Professor of Communication. She received her M.A. in journalism, with a focus in business and economics reporting, from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and her B.A. in communications, with a concentration in journalism, from the University of North Florida. She teaches in the journalism option.

Prior to teaching, Professor Furey worked as a journalist and has published in newspapers like the Jacksonville Business Journal, The Florida Times-Union, Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Daily News Egypt, Daily Star Egypt and Pakistan Christian Post. Her research focuses on media literacy and effects, specifically how news content and features, like personalization, interactivity and platform, affect audience attitudes, opinions, behavior and comprehension of news.

Professor Furey teaches:

  • Reporting I
  • Reporting II
  • Advanced Communication Research

Sample Publications:

Cho, M., Furey, L. D., & Schweickart, T. L. (2016). Communicating CSR on social media: Strategies, stakeholders, and public engagement on corporate Facebook. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly.

Furey, L. D., & Kalyanaraman, S. (2016, June). Taking the power back: Does interactivity enhance attitudes and memory of mediate political communication? Paper presented to the Political Communication Division of the 2016 International Communication Association Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.

Schweickart, T. L., & Furey, L. D. (2016, June). Advancing agenda-building: Exploring causal relationships. Paper presented to the Public Relations Division of the 2016 International Communication Association Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.
*Second place student paper

Furey, L. D., & Hall, A. E. (2015, August). An issue divided: How business and national news differ in Affordable Care Act coverage. Paper presented to the Newspaper and Online News Division of the 2015 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, San Francisco, California.
*Third place student paper