The research of Todd R. Vogts (PhD, Kansas State University, 2023) focuses on mis- and disinformation, the intersection of media and democracy, sports media, community and rural journalism, and journalism education.

Journals Articles

Vogts, T. R. (2023). U.S. Student Media Associations’ Mission Statements Provide Discursive Leadership in Support of Civic Culture. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator0(0).

Book Chapters

Vogts, T.R., & Groshek, J. “Sowing seeds of distrust: Investigating the spread of mis- and disinformation by exploring the pathways for rural Americans to news.” Book chapter proposal accepted for Political Communication in 2020: Social, Cultural, and Ideological Rifts between Red and Blue America in the Digital Age, D. Schill & J.A. Hendricks (Eds.).

Other Projects

Cultivating Misinformation

Rural Media Research Institute


Dissertation Research (2023): 

  • What’s right (leaning) with Kansas media: The cultivation of misinformation in rural America (link)
    • Advisor: Jacob Groshek, Ph.D.

Thesis Research (2018): 

  • Effects of Journalism Education on Student Engagement: A Case Study of a Small-Town Scholastic Press Program (link)
    • Advisor: Keith Greenwood, Ph.D.