Nicole Smith Dahmen’s research focuses on ethical and technological issues in visual communication. She also has a special interest in science communication, which was the focus of her dissertation. A recent Journalism & Mass Communication Educator article named Dahmen 11 out of 35 for AEJMC top paper convention productivity over the last 10 years. As a graduate student, she won three top student paper awards at the AEJMC National Convention, one of which was the Eason Prize in the Science Communication Interest Group. Her research is published in such leading journals as Visual Communication Quarterly, Newspaper Research Journal, and Journalism Studies. In 2011 she was presented with an LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation undergraduate teaching award. She received her M.M.C. degree from the Manship School at LSU and her Ph.D. from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dahmen teaches courses in visual communication and public relations. She is the Manship School webmaster and the associate rector of the Manship School Residential College. She also serves as the social media editor for Journalism & Communication Monographs.
Dahmen, N. S., & Christensen, B. (forthcoming). A story of somber remembrance: Visual framing and iconicity in the 10-year commemorative coverage of 9/11. Newspaper Research Journal.
Song, F. W., West, J., Lundy, L., & Dahmen, N. (forthcoming). Women, pregnancy, and health information online: The making of informed patients and ideal mothers. Gender & Society.
Dahmen, N. S., & Miller, A. (2012). Redefining iconicity: A 5-year study of emerging visual themes of Hurricane Katrina. Visual Communication Quarterly, 19(1), 4-19.
Dahmen, N. S. (2012). Photographic framing in the stem cell debate: Integrating eye tracking data for a new dimension of media effects research. American Behavioral Scientist, 56(2), 189-203.
Wu, H. D., & Dahmen, N. S. (2010). Web sponsorship and campaign effects: Assessing the difference between positive and negative web sites. Journal of Political Marketing, 9(4), 314-329.
Dahmen, N. S. (2010). Construction of the truth and destruction of A Million Little Pieces: Framing in the editorial response to the James Frey case. Journalism Studies, 11(1), 115-130.
Dahmen, N. S. (2009). Snowflake white and politically right: Visual framing in the stem cell research debate. Visual Communication Quarterly, 16(1), 18-31.
Dahmen, N. S. (2008). Newspapers focus on conflict in stem cell coverage. Newspaper Research Journal, 29(3), 50-64.
Perlmutter, D. D., & Dahmen, N. S. (2008). (In)Visible evidence: Pictorially-enhanced disbelief in the 1969 Apollo Moon Landing. Visual Communication, 7(2), 229-251.