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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How Negative Media Coverage Impacts Platform Governance: Evidence from Facebook, Twitter, and YouTubeDefending Democracy: Prioritizing the Study of Epistemic InequalitiesMoralization of Rationality Can Stimulate Sharing of Hostile and False News on Social Media, but Intellectual Humility Inhibits itEngaging Populism? The Popularity of European Populist Political Parties on Facebook and Twitter, 2010–2020Editors’ Introduction: Global Crises, Contentious Politics and Social MediaThe Effects of COVID-19 Infection on Opposition to COVID-19 Policies: Evidence from the U.S. CongressEpistemic Vulnerability: Theory and Measurement at the System LevelJustifying an Invasion: When Is Disinformation Successful?Emotionalized Social Media Environments: How Alternative News Media and Populist Actors Drive Angry ReactionsThe Nature of Visual Disinformation Online: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Alternative and Social Media in the NetherlandsThe Same Views, the Same News? A 15-Country Study on News Sharing on Social Media by European PoliticiansRefuse to Say Just What You Mean: Anti- “Woke” Rhetoric As an Exercise in Destructive AbstractionTrump Goes to Tulsa on Juneteenth: Placing the Study of Identity, Social Groups, and Power at the Center of Political Communication ResearchFacebook as an Avenue to News: A Comparison and Validation of Approaches to Identify Facebook ReferralsAuditing Entertainment Traps on YouTube: How Do Recommendation Algorithms Pull Users Away from NewsCountering the “Climate Cult” – Framing Cascades in Far-Right Digital NetworksFacebook Usage and Outgroup Intolerance in MyanmarMedia Coverage, Advertising, and Electoral Volatility: The Crucial Role of Party CompetenceHyperpartisan, Alternative, and Conspiracy Media Users: An Anti-Establishment Portrait‘’Reenviado Muchas Veces”: How Platform Warnings Affect WhatsApp Users in Mexico and ColombiaSocial Media Use and Political Engagement in Polarized Times. Examining the Contextual Roles of Issue and Affective Polarization in Developed DemocraciesThe Honest Broker versus the Epistocrat: Attenuating Distrust in Science by Disentangling Science from PoliticsPoliticians, Newspapers, and Immigration Referendums: Exploring the Boundaries of Media EffectsThe Mobilizing Power of Visual Media Across Stages of Social-Mediated ProtestsThe Fleeting Allure of Dark Campaigns: Backlash from Negative and Uncivil Campaigning in the Presence of (Better) AlternativesA Virtual Battlefield for Embassies: Longitudinal Network Analysis of Competing Mediated Public Diplomacy on Social MediaRight-Wing Authoritarian Attitudes, Fast-Paced Decision-Making, and the Spread of Misinformation About COVID-19 VaccinesLocal Government, Social Media and Management of COVID-19: The Case of Chilean Mayoral CommunicationGoing Beyond Affective Polarization: How Emotions and Identities are Used in Anti-Vaccination TikTok VideosBroadcasting Messages via Telegram: Pro-Government Social Media Control During the 2020 Protests in Belarus and 2022 Anti-War Protests in RussiaHow Science Influencers Polarize Supportive and Skeptical Communities Around Politicized Science: A Cross-Platform and Over-Time ComparisonPoliticization of Science in COVID-19 Vaccine Communication: Comparing US Politicians, Medical Experts, and Government Agencies