Monthly Archives: February 2011

New issue of Political Communication Report

Now the new issue of the Political Communication Report, the newsletter for the Political Communication Divisions of the International Communication Association and American Political Science Association, has been published.

Upcoming Conference: “Transnational Connections”

Now the registration for WAPOR’s regional seminar “Transnational Connections: Challenges and Opportunities in Communication and Public Opinion Research”, co-sponsored by the ECREA Political Communication Section, is open.

The conference will take place at the IE University in Segovia, Spain, on March 17-18, 2011. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Elihu Katz from the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

More information about the conference, program and registration is available at the website

Sourcebook for Political Communication Research just published

Now Routledge has published the new Sourcebook for Political Communication Research. Methods, Measures, and Analytical Techniques. The book is edited by Erik P. Bucy and R. Lance Holbert and should be of interest to all political communication scholars. More information about the book can be found at the publisher’s website.

Call for Papers: Comparing Political Communication Across Time and Space

Now the Call for Papers for the 2011 Political Communication Section Conference is out. The theme of the Conference is Comparing Political Communication Across Time and Space, and it will be held between October 20-21 in Madrid, Spain. The deadline for abstracts is May 16, 2011.

The full Call for Papers can be downloaded here. We are particularly interested in papers that address the following aspects:

Longitudinal and/or cross-national comparisons

* of the behavior or attitudes of political actors, for example different aspects of political campaigning and of public sector organizations communication (such as governments, parliaments, etc.)

* of the behavior or attitudes of media actors, for example the media coverage of politics and election campaigns.

* of the behavior or attitudes of citizens as they relate to political communication institutions, actors or processes, for example their levels of political knowledge and participation.

* on the relationships between political institutions and actors; media institutions and actors; and the citizenry.

Further, we look for papers that longitudinally or cross-nationally

* address the impact of system-level factors on political communication processes, behaviors, attitudes or linkages.

* test the applicability of theories originated in one context in another context.

Call for Papers: Public Opinion and the Internet

Now the Call for Papers for the 64th Annual Conference of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) has been published. The theme of the conference, to be held in Amsterdam 21-23 September 2011, is Public Opinion and the Internet, and the call welcomes both regular research papers and panel proposals. More information can be found at WAPOR’s webpage.