December, 2014
Volume 24, Issue 3

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: Advertising Data for Political Communication Research

Our insights into the causes, contents, and consequences of political communication depend on the empirical data available to us. Data on political advertising practices are among the most important sources for political communication researchers. In this feature, Travis Ridout (Washington State U) provides an overview of three outstanding sources of high-quality data on political advertising in the United States which will be of interest for many of our members.

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

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Thanks to all 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 happy holidays, a restful end of the year, and a good start into the new one. 

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