October, 2011
Volume 21, Issue 3




Hello and welcome to The Political Communication Report, the newsletter for the Political Communication Divisions of the International Communication Association (ICA) and the American Political Science Association (APSA)!

In this edition, please find:

(a) Roundtable: The Flow of Political Information in the Digital Age: What's Better and What's Worse?

Stellar scholars in the field of Political Communication were asked about their thoughts on this question in a roundtable at the 2012 APSA conference. We are thrilled that the panelists graciously agreed to write up their thoughts and share them as our special feature for the newsletter.

         Scott L. Althaus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

         Michael X. Delli Carpini, University of Pennsylvania and Bruce A. Williams, University of Virginia

         Shanto Iyengar, Stanford University

         W. Russell Neumann, University of Michigan

         Gadi Wolfsfeld, Hebrew University

A sincere thanks to Scott Althaus for his suggestion to include this as a newsletter feature!

(b) A new dataset for our political communication datasets collection:

          Prof. Limor Peer shares details about a data archive for experimental studies created by The Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University.

(c) Announcements with particular relevance to the field. Please make particular note of the call for papers from both for the ICA and APSA Political Communication Divisions!

Let me also remind you about our new blog, maintained by Maegan Stephens. This blog allows members to post their announcements at any time.

Thank you to the contributors who helped with this newsletter! I invite your feedback and suggestions.

Wishing you a wonderful and productive Fall,

Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud
Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin