Welcome to politicalcommunication.org

For those interested in the study of political communication.

From the International Communication Association (ICA) and the American Political Science Association (APSA) Political Communication Divisions!


Political Communication

Official Facebook group of APSA Section and ICA Division on Political Communication.

The Political Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) and the Political Communication Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) foster thought at the intersection of political life and communication.

The group is curated by the Editor of their joint newsletter, the Political Communication Report, currently Björn Buß (Leuphana U of Lüneburg & U of Greifswald, Germany).

People who are interested in this area of research can follow us and meet other members through various other (social) media:

Website: politicalcommunication.org
The Political Communication Report (PCR) is published here three times a year, featuring short articles of current interest on thinking in the field along with grant opportunities, books released, and more; post conference activities and minutes; link to the joint research journal Political Communication; host a blog; and keep records of current leadership and past activities and history.

Twitter: twitter.com/poli_com
Followers keep abreast of news and opportunities like calls for papers, conferences, and job postings of interest to the political communication research community.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/groups/PoliCom-Political-Communication-2787353
More than 5,000 members engage in discussions, post and search for jobs, announce promotions, and build networks for research.

Thomas Poell

Thomas PoellFriday, May 19th, 2017 at 7:38pm

We are glad to announce the CfP for a special issue of the Chinese Journal of Communication on ‘The Platformization of Chinese Society’

Björn Buß

Björn BußThursday, May 18th, 2017 at 10:43pm

***CfP: MeCCSA 2018 "Creativity and Agency", London South Bank University (UK), January 10-12***

Deadline for abstracts (250 words): September 18

"We welcome scholarly papers, panels, practice contributions, film screenings, and posters across the full range of interests represented by MeCCSA and its networks, including, but not limited to:

✓ Cultural and media policy
✓ Film and television studies and practice
✓ Radio studies and practice
✓ Representation, identity, ideology
✓ Social movements
✓ Digital games studies
✓ Women’s media studies
✓ Disability studies within media studies
✓ Approaches to media pedagogy
✓ Children, young people and media
✓ Diasporic and ethnic minority media
✓ Political communication
✓ Methodological approaches"

Edoardo Novelli

Edoardo NovelliWednesday, May 17th, 2017 at 8:22pm

Liang Jiang

Liang JiangMonday, May 15th, 2017 at 2:53pm

Dear all, I’m looking for works on the relationship between online public deliberation and immigrant (or ethnic minority) political participation for a postgraduate course. Anyone have recommendations?

Björn Buß

Björn BußMonday, May 15th, 2017 at 9:27pm

***Short course "Political Communication and Campaigning", King's College London (UK), July 17-28***

Registration deadline: asap

"This intensive and interactive course will teach participants how to design and structure a successful 21st century political campaign. Participants will receive hands-on training from some of the leading experts and professionals in the field, and will have the opportunity to create a communication strategy for a fictional candidate standing in a UK General Election. Delegates will learn how to read poll results and use survey data, how to develop a clear and consistent campaign message and how to plan an effective digital communication strategy on social media and the web. Students will look at case studies covering different political campaigns from all over the world and speak to campaign communication professionals, academic experts, researchers and strategists.

By the end of this course students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to:

✓ Understand the founding aspects of political marketing
✓ Understand how different political and electoral systems affect the strategy of candidates and parties
✓ Read and interpret data coming from surveys and qualitative research
✓ Position a candidate within the political scenario and identify the key targets and constituencies
✓ Design a general campaign strategy and develop a clear and consistent message for candidate/party
✓ Plan a digital political campaign on social media and the web
✓ Understand the key roles and tasks within a campaign
✓ See how successful case studies can be translated into winning election campaigns
✓ Structure and present a clear and effective strategy proposal

Course highlights

✓ keynote speeches by leading political campaign professionals, including from the UK 2015 General Election campaign
✓ expert lectures on political communication, polling, qualitative research and digital campaigning
✓ Topics covered include: opinion polls, surveys and data-driven strategy, electoral systems, social media, digital campaigning and fundraising, message development, visual creativity, microtargeting and voter mobilisation
✓ Hands-on training and campaign simulation

Course facilitators

✓ Dr Martin Moore (Senior Research Fellow at King's College London and director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power at King's)
✓ Lorenzo Pregliasco (Journalist and Political Consultant, and Co-founder and Managing Partner of Quorum, Italian Research and Communication Strategy Agency)
✓ Dr Gordon Ramsay (Research Fellow at King's College London and deputy director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication and Power at King's)
✓ Giovanni Diamanti (Pollster and Chief Election Strategist, and Co-founder and Managing Partner of Quorum, Italian Research and Communication Strategy Agency)


Several high profile academics and political communications practitioners will teach on the programme, including:

✓ Craig Elder (Co-founder Edmonds Elder (digital consultants to the Conservative Party))
✓ Matthew Elliott (Chief Executive Vote Leave (invited))"


via Lorenzo Pregliasco

Radidja Nemar

Radidja NemarMonday, May 15th, 2017 at 8:55pm

Dear Friends,

We are recruiting a Junior Media Assistant to work with us. If you think you fit the profile or someone you know does please apply/forward.

Ideally we are looking for someone with experience in campaigning and multimedia production to join our team for six months. We are a young and diverse team of human rights lawyers providing pro bono legal assistance to victims of severe human rights violations in the Arab region (Our website: https://www.alkarama.org/en)

We are looking for someone proactive and creative who is passionate about advancing social justice and human rights.

The position is in Geneva Starting form 15 June 2017 or other agreed upon date for 6 months

CAVEAT : Unfortunately, we can only hire people who are legally allowed to work in Switzerland, (i.e. EU citizenship or Swiss Residency Permit)

The deadline to apply is 31 May 2017. Please note that early applications are encouraged and that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated in strict confidentiality.

Link to apply here: https://alkarama.orangehrmlive.com/recruitmentApply/jobs.html#4