Dr. Barry Hollander

Professor, Journalism

About: Barry Hollander’s research interests include political communication and, in particular, how people learn from mainstream and alternative sources of news.

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Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Florida
M.A., Mass Communication, University of Florida
B.S., Journalism, University of North Alabama

Research Interests and Activities

Dr. Hollander studies the social and political effects of media, in particular how people learn about public affairs and the consequences of such knowledge. He has published extensively in such academic journals as Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and Political Communication.

Teaching Specialties

His primary teaching areas are basic and advanced reporting, with special emphasis on data journalism. At the graduate level he teaches Public Opinion and other special topics.


He is a former reporter at daily newspapers in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida.

Awards and Fellowships

Dr. Hollander has been the Department of Journalism’s teacher the year, honored as a Student Government teacher of the year, and received the UGA Honors Program’s top teaching award.

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