Maria Elizabeth Grabe
Department of Telecommunications.
Research Associate, Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Radio-TV Center, Room 323
mgrabe 'at' indiana.edu
Joined IU in 1995 as a faculty member in the School of Journalism and moved to the Department of Telecommunications in 2006. Member of the Graduate Faculty with the endorsement to direct doctoral dissertations.
- B.A. Communication/English from The University of Johannesburg
- Honors degree Communication (with distinction) from The University of Johannesburg
- M.A. Communication (with distinction) from University of Johannesburg
- M.A. International Journalism from Baylor University
- Ph.D. Mass Media and Communication from Temple University
Mass communication theory and research methods.
- Experimental research in the information processing area: Tabloid news, differences between new and traditional media, and gender and social class of the audience
- Content analysis of mostly news narratives: Crime and politics
Most recent publications:
Grabe, M. E. & Samson, L. (forthcoming). Sexual cues emanating from the anchorette chair: Implications for perceived professionalism, fitness for beat, and memory for news. Communication Research.
Yang, J. & Grabe, M. E. (forthcoming). Knowledge acquisition gaps: A comparison of print versus online news sources.New Media & Society.
Grabe, M. E. (forthcoming). News as reality-inducing, survival-relevant, and gender-specific stimuli. In S. Craig Roberts (Ed.) Applied Evolutionary Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Grabe, M. E. & Bucy, E. P. (2009). Image Bite Politics: News and the Visual Framing of Elections. Oxford University Press.
Grabe, M. E., Kamhawi, R. & Yegiyan, N. (2009). Informing citizens: How people with different levels of education process television, newspapers, and web news. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 53(1), 90-111.
Bucy, E. P. & Grabe, M. E. (2008). “Happy Warriors” Revisited: Hedonic and Agonic Display Repertoires of Presidential Candidates on the Evening News. Politics and the Life Sciences, 27(1), 78-98.
Grabe, M. E., Yegiyan, N., & Kamhawi, R. (2008). Experimental evidence of the knowledge gap: Message arousal, motivation, and time delay. Human Communication Research, 34 (4), 550-571.
Wise, K., Lee, S., Lang, A., Fox, J. R. & Grabe, M. E. (2008). Responding to change on TV: How viewer-controlled changes in content differ from programmed changes in content. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 5 2(2), 182-199.
Kamhawi, R. & Grabe, M. E. (2008). Engaging the female audience: An evolutionary psychology perspective on gendered responses to news valence frames. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 52 (1), 1-19.
- Editorial board member of Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, The Web Journal of Mass Communication Research, and Ecquid Novi
- Former chair of the Journalism Studies Division of the International Communication Association
Documentary news producer at the South African Broadcasting Corporation, South Africa (1985-1990) and KCTF Public Television in 1992.