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.

Claes H. de Vreese – University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

Associate Editors
Kimberly Gross – George Washington University, USA
Tamir Sheafer – Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Jesper Stromback – Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Forum Editor
Mike Wagner – University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA

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The Impact of News Consumption on Anti-immigration Attitudes and Populist Party Support in a Changing Media EcologyComputational Social Science and the Study of Political CommunicationTransition EssayGendered 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 KnowledgeResponse to Nikki Usher “The NYT in Trump’s America: A Failure for Liberals, A Champion for Liberalism”What Do We Do When Journalism Stops Working?The NYT in Trump’s America: A Failure for Liberals, A Champion for LiberalismWhen 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 HypothesesCan Interparty Contact Reduce Affective Polarization? A Systematic Test of Different Forms of Intergroup ContactNew Conflicts in the Briefing Room: Using Sentiment Analysis to Evaluate Administration-press Relations from Clinton through TrumpRaising the Floor or Closing the Gap? How Media Choice and Media Content Impact Political KnowledgeNegatively Affecting Voters’ Issue Considerations. An Experimental Study of Parties’ Attack CommunicationChoosing to Avoid? A Conjoint Experimental Study to Understand Selective Exposure and Avoidance on Social MediaFrom the Living Room to the Meeting Hall? Citizens’ Political Talk in the Deliberative SystemIt’s a Matter of Timing. How the Timing of Politicians’ Information Subsidies Affects What Becomes NewsUncivil Communication and Simplistic Argumentation: Decreasing Political Trust, Increasing Persuasive Power?Asymmetry of Partisan Media Effects?: Examining the Reinforcing Process of Conservative and Liberal Media with Political BeliefsJust Locker Room Talk? Explicit Sexism and the Impact of the Access Hollywood Tape on Electoral Support for Donald Trump in 2016How 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 DataThe Impact of Political Sophistication and Motivated Reasoning on MisinformationMedia Coverage of Campaign Promises Throughout the Electoral CycleMuslims Take Action. How Exposure to Anti-Islamic Populist Political Messages Affects Young Muslims’ Support for Collective Action: A Longitudinal ExperimentListening During Political Conversations: Traits and SituationsFraming Refugees: The Impact of Religious Frames on U.S. Partisans and Consumers of Cable News MediaWidening the Divide between Them and Us? The Effects of Populist Communication on Cognitive and Affective Stereotyping in a Comparative European SettingIn Validations We Trust? The Impact of Imperfect Human Annotations as a Gold Standard on the Quality of Validation of Automated Content AnalysisThe Effect of Associative Racial Cues in ElectionsAre Experts (News)Worthy? Balance, Conflict, and Mass Media Coverage of Expert ConsensusData Ops, Objectivity, and Outsiders: Journalistic Coverage of Data CampaigningSeeing Spanish: The Effects of Language-Based Media Choices on Resentment and BelongingTroll Factories: Manufacturing Specialized Disinformation on Twitter