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.

Alaaddin F. Paksoy

Alaaddin F. PaksoySunday, November 19th, 2017 at 1:12am

16th Communication in the Millennium (CIM-2018) is going to be held between 25-28 April 2018 at Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey.

The theme of CIM 2018 is “#Communication: Today and Future”
You can submit your abstract about any topic related to media and communication studies. However, this year we will focus on a special theme and organize panels about the titles below:

• Today and Future of Communication Education�
• Today and Future of Communication Graduates �
• Today and Future of PR and Advertising
�• Today and Future of New Media
�• Today and Future of Cinema and TV�
• Today and Future of Interpersonal Communication�
• Today and Future of Media effect Studies�
• Today and Future of Critical Studies�
• Today and Future of Communication Research Methods�
• Today and Future of Photography

Deadline for abstract submission is 12 January 2018.

Please click the website for details:

Björn Buß

Björn BußFriday, November 17th, 2017 at 5:58pm

***Out now in 'Political Communication': Living in the Past or Living in the Future? Analyzing Parties’ Platform Change In Between Elections,The Netherlands 1997–2014, by Mariken Van Der Velden (Institut für Politikwissenschaft - IPZ at Universität Zürich), Gijs Schumacher (University of Amsterdam - Political Science at University of Amsterdam / Universiteit van Amsterdam), and Barbara Vis (Utrecht University)***


Diana Rieger

Diana RiegerFriday, November 17th, 2017 at 5:31pm

Dear researchers in Political Communication,

in 2018, the journal Studies in Communication | Media will publish a Special Issue on "Hate and Counter-voices in the Internet: Perspectives from communication science on hate speech, radicalization and prevention in online media".

Deadline for Extended Abstracts: 14th of January, 2018.
Notifications: Beginning of February
Invitations to full papers will be sent out afterwards and will be due on 1st of April, 2018.
Read more about the CfP here:

More information on the journal: http://www.scm.nomos.de/

We are looking forward to your submissions!

Gianpietro Mazzoleni

Gianpietro MazzoleniThursday, August 31st, 2017 at 9:50pm

Annual Conference of the Italian Association of Political Communication (Rome 14-16 Dec. 2017). Deadline extension.

Björn Buß

Björn BußWednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 10:40pm

***New book 'How Political Actors Use the Media. A Functional Analysis of the Media’s Role in Politics' (eds. Peter van Aelst and Stefaan Walgrave (UAntwerpen)***



✓ Information and Arena: The Dual Function of the News Media for Political Elites - Peter Van Aelst and Stefaan Walgrave

Part I Conceptualizing Media Infuence in Politics

✓ An Intervening Intermediary: Making Political Sense of Media Infuence - Gunnar Thesen
✓ Celebrities as Political Actors and Entertainment as Political Media - Regina Lawrence and Amber Boydstun
✓ Political Public Relations and Mediatization: The Strategies of News Management - Jesper Stromback and Frank Esser
✓ Too Powerful or Just Doing Their Job? Explaining Differences in Conceptions of Media Power Among Politicians and Journalists - Rens Vliegenthart and Morten Skovsgaard Hansen

Part II The Media as a Source of Information

✓ What Politicians Learn from the Mass Media and Why They React to It: Evidence from Elite Interviews - Julie Sevenans
✓ The Media Independency of Political Elites - Stefaan Walgrave, Julie Sevenans, Alon Zoizner Wilson and Matthew Ayling
✓ When Politicians React to the Media: How the Attitudes and Goals of Political Elites Moderate the Effect of the Media on the Political Agenda - Alon Zoizner Wilson, Yair Fogel-Dror and Tamir Sheafer

Part III The Media as a Political Arena

✓ Moving Beyond the Single Mediated Arena Model: Media Uses and Infuences Across Three Arena’s - Aeron Davis
✓ The Charm of Salient Issues? Parties’ Strategic Behavior in Press Releases - Caroline Dalmus, Regula Hänggli Fricker and Laurent Bernhard
✓ News Tone and the Government in the News: When and Why Do Government Actors Appear in the News? - Christoffer Green-Pedersen, Peter B. Mortensen and Gunnar Thesen

Part IV Combining Information and Arena

✓ Why Do Politicians Use the Media When Making Laws? A Study On the Functional Use of Mass Media During Legislative Processes - Lotte Melenhorst and Peter Van Aelst
✓ Information Source and Political Arena: How Actors from Inside and Outside Politics Use the Media - Nayla Fawzi
✓ Elaborating and Specifying the Information & Arena Framework - Stefaan Walgrave and Peter Van Aelst"

via Jesper Stromback

Michael Rozansky

Michael RozanskyThursday, November 16th, 2017 at 7:47am

New study of Donald Trump's rhetorical signature available on Political Science Quarterly's Early View: https://t.co/4WiHBqI8no