September, 2014
Volume 24, Issue 2

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

In this winter issue of PCR, please find:

(a) Feature: Currents in Political Communication Scholarship – A Program Planner’s Perspective

Political communication is an ever-changing, dynamic field of study. It is also a extensive (and expanding) field that covers a lot of ground and widely varying research questions. Given its dynamism and extensiveness, it may be easy to loose sight of the larger developments that characterize the field. Who better to see the wood for the trees than someone who oversees the reviewing and programming process of one of the largest political communication conferences worldwide? In this issue, Jesper Strömbäck, ICA Political Communication programm planner from 2012-2014 offers  his observations on where the field was and where it has gone in the last years. An insightful inside perspective on the larger trends in political communication scholarship.

(b) Feature: Books by Division Members

Division members have been active and published several new books since our last overview a year ago. Find out about these recent polcomm book publications by division members in a sortable list.

(c) Announcements with particular relevance to the field and our divisions, including several calls for applications, papers, and book chapters.

If you have not already done so, please also join our divisions on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media channels to receive the most up-to-date information on job postings, calls for papers, etc.!

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this newsletter! Please feel encouraged to send any feedback and suggestions you might have on this issue or possible improvements to PCR.

Wishing you all the best for a good start into the new academic year,

Eike Mark Rinke
Research Associate, University of Mannheim (Germany)