Contact and Overview
Wednesday: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Friday: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
And by appointment
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Iowa
Ph.D., National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
B.A., M.A., Belarusian National Technical University
Currently Teaching (Spring 2023)
COM 1300 Journalism Matters: An Intro
COM 4420 Multimedia Storytelling
COM 1300 Journalism Matters
COM 2610 News Reporting and Writing
COM 4420 Multimedia Storytelling
COM 4610 Mobile Journalism
Teaching and Research Specialties
Computational Social Studies
- Kananovich, V. (2022). # presidentspartingwords at a critical juncture: Reclaiming the autonomous subject in social media discourse on coronavirus in Belarus. Journal of Communication Inquiry, 46(3), 244-267.
- Perreault, G., Kananovich, V., & Hackett, E. (2022). Guarding the firewall: How political journalists distance themselves from the editorial endorsement process. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. (Online first.)
- Young, R., Kananovich, V., & Johnson, B. G. (2021). Young adults’ folk theories of how social media harms its users. Mass Communication and Society. (Online first.)
- Kananovich, V., & Perreault, G. (2021). Audience as Journalistic Boundary Worker: The Rhetorical Use of Comments to Critique Media Practice, Assert Legitimacy, and Claim Authority. Journalism Studies, 22(3), p. 322-341.
- Kananovich, V. & Young, R. (2019). Too Hard to Shout Over the Loudest Frame: Effects of Competing Frames in the Context of the Crystallized Media Coverage on Offshore Outsourcing. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 27(2), 99–113.
- Kananovich, V. (2018). Framing the taxation–democratization link: An automated content analysis of cross-national newspaper data. International Journal of Press/Politics, 23(2), 247–267.
- Kananovich, V. & Durham, F. D. (2018). Reproducing the imprint of power: Framing the “Creative Class” in Putin’s Russia. International Journal of Communication, 12, 1087–1113.
- Kananovich, V. (2016). Progressive artists, political martyrs, or blasphemous hussies? A content analysis of the Russian media coverage of the Pussy Riot affair. Popular Music and Society, 39(4), 396–409.
- Kananovich, V. (2015). “Execute not pardon”: The Pussy Riot case, political speech, and blasphemy in Russian law. Communication Law and Policy, 20(4), 343–422.
- Kananovich, V. (2014). Pussy Riot vs. civil obedience: A critical discourse analysis of two texts. Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, 16, 65–81.
Selected Grants and Fellowships
- Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) grant, Appalachian State University (2021).
- University Research Council (URC) Grant, Appalachian State University (2020-2021).
- Graduate College Summer Fellowship, The University of Iowa (2018).
- Graduate and Professional Student Government Research Grant, The University of Iowa (2017-2018).
- Murray Research Grant, The University of Iowa, School of Journalism and Mass Communication (2017).
- Top Reviewer, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Cultural and Critical Studies Division (2022).
- Top Scholar Award, Leslie G. Moeller Chapter of the Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication (2019).
- Graduate Research Excellence Award, The University of Iowa (2019).
- Rita Mitra Subramanian Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research, The University of Iowa (2018, 2019).
- Carl J. Nelson Memorial Research Award, The University of Iowa (2019).
- Best Student Poster Award, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), International Communication Division (2018).
- Top Two Paper, Moeller Student Competition, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Mass Communication and Society Division (2018).
- Top Paper, 19th Annual Jakobsen Memorial Graduate Conference, The University of Iowa (2017).
- John F. Murray Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for Research, The University of Iowa (2017).
Title: Assistant Professor, Digital Journalism
Department: Department of Communication
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-8498