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 Eike Mark Rinke (U of Mannheim, 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: @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.

Björn Buß

Björn BußThursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 12:59am

***CfP: APSA Political Communication Section Preconference, University of San Francisco, August 30***

Deadline for abstracts (350 words): April 14

"The Political Communication Section of the American Political Science Association invites interested scholars to submit abstracts for papers to be presented at the 2017 Political Communication Preconference at the University of San Francisco.

To be considered, please submit an abstract of no more than 350 words (2,000 characters), plus 3-5 keywords, to the Political Communication Preconference submission site: https://survey.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8BRfa80U9LilHNz

The deadline for submission is no later than April 14, 2017.

The main conference theme is “The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences, and Aspirations.” Increasingly, the legitimacy of media and political news coverage is called into question as journalists and political elites bandy about terms like fake news and post-truth society. What are the implications for democratic communication in a society where individuals no longer agree on an underlying set of political facts? We invite papers that speak to broader questions of power, legitimacy and trust from a variety of frameworks, such as:

✓ Normative perspectives on democratic communication
✓ Applied research that deepens understanding or offers solutions
✓ Psychological investigations of the “post-truth” mentality
✓ Assessments of the role of emerging technologies and the changing media landscape.

For questions regarding the Pre-conference Call for Papers, please contact Emily Sydnor at sydnore@southwestern.edu."

via Eike Mark Rinke

Björn Buß

Björn BußWednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 8:59am

***CfP: ECREA Digital Culture and Communication Section Conference "Digital Culture meets data: Critical approaches", University of Brighton (UK), November 6-7***

Deadline for abstracts (350 words): May 20


"Organising committee: Ryan Burns, Aristea Fotopoulou, Leighton Evans, Ysabel Gerrard, Ana Jorge, Theodore Koulouris, Sander De Ridder, Maria Sourbati."

via Aristea Fotopoulou in YECREA

Björn Buß

Björn BußTuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 11:50am

***CfA: Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Defiance College in Defiance, OH***

Deadline: March 25

"We seek a critical and/or rhetorical scholar with interests in public/political communication, media, or the intersection of both."


Björn Buß

Björn BußTuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 8:37am

***CfA: SCRC Summer Schools "Social Computing in the Big Data Era" and "Usable Security and Privacy in Online Social Networks", Cyprus University of Technology / Τεχνολογικό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου in Limassol (Cyprus), July 17-21***

Deadline for applications: March 24


cc Network for Social Computing Research - NOTRE and ENCASE

Björn Buß

Björn BußTuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 8:15am

***CfP: Special Issue of Media Research - Medijska istraživanja
"Political Communication and Campaigning in South-East Europe", Guest-Editors: Jelena Jurišić and Lucia Vesnic-Alujevic***

Deadline for articles: May 31


"Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

✓ Historical development of campaigning,
✓ Comparative research of different electoral cycles and different countries,
✓ Campaigning in traditional and social media,
✓ Political advertising,
✓ Political rhetoric,
✓ Personalization,
✓ TV debates,
✓ Audiences, and
✓ Public opinion."

Björn Buß

Björn BußTuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 5:50am

***CfA: Lecturer "Political communication in France and in Europe" at Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC) in Paris (France)***

Deadline for applications: March 30

Unfortunately, the call is only in French: http://www.u-pec.fr/enseignant-chercheur/travailler-a-l-upec/recrutement-enseignant-chercheur/campagne-de-recrutement-des-maitres-de-conferences-session-synchronisee-2017--768293.kjsp?RH=1360224390305#LLSH