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David Weiss

  • Associate Professor
  • Co-chair of Communication and Journalism
  • Communication and Journalism

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Dr. David Weiss is an associate professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at The University of New Mexico, where he also serves as department co-chair. He offers graduate level courses, with content that has examined communications theory from different traditions; analyzed how theory deals with the production, content, and reception of mass communication; and explored the impact of mass communication on society, on institutions, and on the individual. Weiss’ research interests include media discourse, political and religious communication, and the media and popular culture industries. 


  • PhD, University of New Mexico (2005)

Research Areas

  • Strategic Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Media Discourse
  • Political And Religious Communication
  • Media And Popular Culture Industries

Latin American Studies Courses

  • CJ 566 Mass Communication Theories
  • CJ 568 Media Structures & Institution

*Latin America-related courses offered during the past three years*