Dr. Knobloch-Westerwick’s research examines the selection, processing, and effects of mediated communication. A key thread in her work pertains to antecedents and consequences of selective exposure to mediated messages. Her publications include three books; the latest monograph came out in 2015. Further, she has 33 peer-reviewed publications in flagship journals of the communication discipline, in addition to about 40 publications in other peer-reviewed journals and 29 book chapters (per November 2016, published or in press). A bibliometric study from 2017 ranked Dr. Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick as the #1 most productive scholar in central communication journals, and tied for #6 in a wider sample of journals (2012-2016).