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.

Anna D'ascenzio

Anna D'ascenzioMonday, February 19th, 2018 at 2:52am

I am looking for a contact with a professor in social science in Germany, who can help me? Thanks in advance.

Oleksiy Borovskiy

Oleksiy BorovskiyMonday, February 19th, 2018 at 2:50am

Björn Buß

Björn BußSaturday, February 17th, 2018 at 6:09pm

***New Pluto Press book: Digital Demagogue. Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Trump and Twitter, by Christian Fuchs (University of Westminster)***


Björn Buß

Björn BußSaturday, February 17th, 2018 at 5:04am

***Event: Conference 'Trump, Brexit and Corbyn: Social Media, Authenticity and Post-Truth Politics', Conference organisers: Petros Iosifidis (City, University of London) and Mark Wheeler (London Metropolitan University), City, University of London (UK), May 4***

Free registration: https://www.city.ac.uk/events/2018/may/trump,-brexit-and-corbyn-social-media,-authenticity-and-post-truth-politics

Confirmed Speakers (alphabetical):

✓ Jennifer Birks (University of Nottingham)
✓ Andrew Chadwick (Loughborough University)
✓ Julie Firmstone (University of Leeds)
✓ Darren Lilleker (Bournemouth University)
✓ James Mills (UK Parliament)
✓ Chris Rojek (City, University of London)
✓ Karin Wahl-Jorgensen (Cardiff University)
✓ Dominic Wring (Loughborough University)

Björn Buß

Björn BußTuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 3:24am

***Several positions (democracy and elections, voting behavior and public opinion) at the Social Science Research Institute at Åbo Akademi in Turku and Vaasa (Finnland)***

✓ Director of Research
✓ Project Researcher
✓ Doctoral student

Deadlines: February 28


Mariken Van Der Velden

Mariken Van Der VeldenSaturday, February 17th, 2018 at 1:49am

Call for Applications: Zurich Summer School for Women in Political Methodology

We invite applicants to apply for the Zurich Summer School for Women in Political Methodology, to be held in Zürich, Switzerland on 1 – 8 July, 2018. The application deadline is 16 March 2018 at midnight (CEST).

The Summer School aims to train researchers who identify as women in advanced social science methodology. Hosted by the Political Science Department of the University of Zurich, the 8-day program offers hands-on training on core computational methods, as well as opportunities for networking and collaboration.

Having taken place for the first time in 2017, this Summer School is part of a larger long-term initiative to increase women participation in this research field where women are typically underrepresented. Following the Visions in Methodology example, we plan to establish a network of women methodologists working in Europe, specifically targeted at providing training, mentorship, and network opportunities as a means of strengthening their career prospects in academia and beyond.

The summer school is designed for PhD students, as well as post-docs and early-career researchers who identify as women, and who work in the field of Political Science or related disciplines.

Participation in the summer school requires some prior statistical knowledge, as well as a basic R skills. If you are not familiar with R yet, we have put together a list of (free) online courses that will help you get up to speed (see our website).


The summer school offers 15 fellowships, of which 10 places are intended for external participants, and approximately 5 for participants from Zurich-based universities.

Participation includes accommodation tuition, accommodation, travel costs, lunch and two dinners.
Accommodation will be arranged privately, meaning that external students have the option to be hosted by participants from the University of Zürich or ETH Zürich.
Flights/transportation to/from Zürich are to be arranged by participants themselves. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 250 CHF (~217 Euro).

If you are applying from a Zurich-based university, please note that you might be requested to host an external participant during the summer school. This is part of our effort to promote collaboration between participants and build a network of likeminded scholars.


You can apply for the summer school here. Places in the summer school are limited, so this application is intended to determine if the course will be a good fit for you. 
The application deadline is 16 March 2018 at midnight (CEST).

For further information, see: www.zurichsummerschool.com.

The Zurich Summer School is supported by the University of Zurich’s Department of Political Science, University of Zurich’s Graduate Campus and the Center for Comparative and International Studies.

Upcoming Conferences

Other PolComm Events

6th Milan International Summer School

Political Communication and Electoral Behaviour

University of Milan (Italy)
July 8-14, 2018
deadline: February 1, 2018


Communicative Space - Political Space

U of Szeged (Hungary)
May 30-June 1, 2018
deadline: January 31, 2018

There are no upcoming events.