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.

Umar Jahun

Umar JahunFriday, December 15th, 2017 at 7:23am

Call for Assistant Editors (x2)

Networking Knowledge, Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, is calling for applications from dynamic, dedicated and passionate early career scholars and postgraduates to assist with the production of this open access journal.

The two positions we are looking to cover relate the operational processes of editorship, which are mostly managed online via the OJS system. Assistant editors support the peer-review process, update of databases and other editorial related tasks.

Applications are invited until the 30th of January 2018. Send your name, affiliation, key research interests and a short expression of interest to: patriciaprietoblanco@gmail.com

Networking Knowledge is an e-journal published by the MeCCSA-Postgraduate Network. The Network brings together around 400 postgraduate and early-career researchers in the fields of media, communications, and cultural studies.

The aim of Networking Knowledge is to provide a space where the best work of this thriving postgraduate community can be showcased. Featuring the work of postgraduate and early-career researchers, Networking Knowledge aims to encourage open debate across all levels of scholarship.

Maurice Vergeer

Maurice VergeerThursday, December 14th, 2017 at 1:45pm

Japan elections 2017: Looking for data on campaign finance for political parties and candidates in Japan. Specifically related to the Japanese elections of October 2017, but I'm not sure that's available (already). If there's data about annual political party finance, income, donations, expenditures, budgets, that'd be great as well.
So, not so much interested in legislation pertaining to finance and elections. That's covered well enough, but if anyone can point us to the financial data, that'd be awesome.
Thanks in advance

Björn Buß

Björn BußMonday, December 4th, 2017 at 12:32am

***CfP: Chapters for the Edited Volume 'House of Cards: Critical Essays on the Netflix Original Series'; ed. Scott Stoddart (Saint Peter's University)***

Deadline for abstracts: May 1


via Ryan Neville-Shepard in Political Communication Division of NCA

Björn Buß

Björn BußThursday, December 14th, 2017 at 3:04am

***CfP: Chapters for Edited Volume 'Climate Change, Media & Culture: Critical Issues in Environmental Communication', eds. Juliet Pinto, Ted Gutsche, and Paola Prado***

Deadline for abstracts: February 28

via Political Communication Interest Group at AEJMC

Björn Buß

Björn BußWednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 2:46am

***If you follow the US Senat special election in Alamaba (Doug Jones - D v Roy Moore - R), this article in Political Communication could be worth reading: Exposing Politicians’ Peccadilloes in Comparative Context: Explaining the Frequency of Political Sex Scandals in Eight Democracies Using Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis, by John Downey and James Stanyer (Loughborough University)***


Aaron Veenstra

Aaron VeenstraTuesday, December 12th, 2017 at 9:57am

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