Political Communication

Political Communication is the official journal of the APSA Political Communication Section and the ICA Political Communication Division, published by Taylor & Francis.

It is an international journal, published quarterly, that features cutting-edge theory-driven empirical research at the intersection of politics and communication. Its expansive subject is the site of rapid changes and pressing policy concerns worldwide. The journal welcomes all research methods and analytical viewpoints that advance understanding of the practices, processes, content, effects, and policy implications of political communication. Regular symposium issues explore key issues in depth.

You can find the journal’s website here.

Regina Lawrence – University of Oregon

Founding Editor
Doris A. Graber –  University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Associate Editors
Kevin Arceneaux – Temple University, USA
Johanna Dunaway – Texas A&M, USA
Frank Esser – University of Zurich, Switzerland
Daniel Kreiss – University of North Carolina, USA
Eike Mark Rinke – University of Leeds, UK
Kjerstin Thorson – Michigan State University, USA

Forum Editor
Mike Wagner – University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA

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Filter Bubbles, Echo Chambers, and Fake News: How Social Media Conditions Individuals to Be Less Critical of Political MisinformationSocial Media and Political Agenda SettingHow Does Local TV News Change Viewers’ Attitudes?The Case of Sinclair BroadcastingInformation Credibility under Authoritarian Rule: Evidence from ChinaCorrective Actions in the Information Disorder. The Role of Presumed Media Influence and Hostile Media Perceptions for the Countering of Distorted User-Generated ContentHighlighting Similarities between Political Parties Reduced Perceived Disagreement on Global WarmingIncreased Media Choice and Political Knowledge Gaps: A Comparative Longitudinal Study of 18 Established Democracies 1995-2015Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Voting Advice ApplicationsStrategy Framing in News Coverage and Electoral Success: An Analysis of Topic Model Networks ApproachThe Winner-Loser Spiral in Political News Coverage:Investigating the Impact of Poll Coverage on Subsequent Party CoverageBelieving and Sharing Information by Fake Sources: An ExperimentStrategy News Is Good News: How Journalistic Coverage of Politics Reduces Affective PolarizationMobilization vs. Demobilization Discourses on Social MediaWhen “Following” the Leader Inspires Action: Individuals’ Receptivity to Discursive Frame Elements on Social MediaFacing the Electorate: Computational Approaches to the Study of Nonverbal Communication and Voter Impression FormationCollective Civic Moderation for Deliberation? Exploring the Links between Citizens’ Organized Engagement in Comment Sections and the Deliberative Quality of Online DiscussionsThe Impact of News Consumption on Anti-immigration Attitudes and Populist Party Support in a Changing Media EcologyComputational Social Science and the Study of Political CommunicationGendered News Coverage and Women as Heads of GovernmentComputational Identification of Media Frames: Strengths, Weaknesses, and OpportunitiesMoral Conviction, Emotion, and the Influence of Episodic versus Thematic FramesHow the Politicization of Everyday Activities Affects the Public Sphere: The Effects of Partisan Stereotypes on Cross-Cutting InteractionsBiased Representation of Politicians in Google and Wikipedia Search? The Joint Effect of Party Identity, Gender Identity and ElectionsAllies or Agitators? How Partisan Identity Shapes Public Opinion about Violent or Nonviolent ProtestsCapturing Clicks: How the Chinese Government Uses Clickbait to Compete for VisibilityExplaining Media Coverage of Constitutional Court Decisions in Germany: The Role of Case CharacteristicsPolitical Polarization on the Digital Sphere: A Cross-platform, Over-time Analysis of Interactional, Positional, and Affective Polarization on Social MediaNothing More than Feelings? How Emotions Affect Attitude Change during the 2016 General Election DebatesWhy Don’t We Learn from Social Media? Studying Effects of and Mechanisms behind Social Media News Use on General Surveillance Political KnowledgeWhen Do Partisans Stop Following the Leader?Dynamics of Campaign Reporting and Press-Party Parallelism: Rise of Competitive Authoritarianism and the Media System in TurkeyDictionaries, Supervised Learning, and Media Coverage of Public PolicyDo Gender Cues from Images Supersede Partisan Cues Conveyed via Text? Eye Movements Reveal Political Stereotyping in Multimodal Information EnvironmentsAdvancing Interdisciplinary Work in Computational Communication ScienceMedia Effects in the Viewer’s Choice Era: Testing Revised Agenda-Setting and Priming HypothesesNew Conflicts in the Briefing Room: Using Sentiment Analysis to Evaluate Administration-press Relations from Clinton through TrumpChoosing to Avoid? A Conjoint Experimental Study to Understand Selective Exposure and Avoidance on Social MediaIt’s a Matter of Timing. How the Timing of Politicians’ Information Subsidies Affects What Becomes NewsHow Propaganda Techniques Leverage Their Advantages: A Cross-national Study of the Effects of Chinese International Propaganda on the U.S. and South Korean AudiencesPoliticians’ Self-depiction and Their News Portrayal: Evidence from 28 Countries Using Visual Computational AnalysisThe Trouble with Sharing Your Privates: Pursuing Ethical Open Science and Collaborative Research across National Jurisdictions Using Sensitive Data