Political Communication

(The H4-Index of Political Communication is 18. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Political Polarization on the Digital Sphere: A Cross-platform, Over-time Analysis of Interactional, Positional, and Affective Polarization on Social Media171
Social Media and Political Agenda Setting87
Can Interparty Contact Reduce Affective Polarization? A Systematic Test of Different Forms of Intergroup Contact75
Filter Bubbles, Echo Chambers, and Fake News: How Social Media Conditions Individuals to Be Less Critical of Political Misinformation55
The Impact of Political Sophistication and Motivated Reasoning on Misinformation44
Capturing Clicks: How the Chinese Government Uses Clickbait to Compete for Visibility42
Why Don’t We Learn from Social Media? Studying Effects of and Mechanisms behind Social Media News Use on General Surveillance Political Knowledge37
Uncivil Communication and Simplistic Argumentation: Decreasing Political Trust, Increasing Persuasive Power?32
Collective Civic Moderation for Deliberation? Exploring the Links between Citizens’ Organized Engagement in Comment Sections and the Deliberative Quality of Online Discussions30
Computational Social Science and the Study of Political Communication28
Dynamics of Campaign Reporting and Press-Party Parallelism: Rise of Competitive Authoritarianism and the Media System in Turkey27
Asymmetry of Partisan Media Effects?: Examining the Reinforcing Process of Conservative and Liberal Media with Political Beliefs23
Allies or Agitators? How Partisan Identity Shapes Public Opinion about Violent or Nonviolent Protests23
Choosing to Avoid? A Conjoint Experimental Study to Understand Selective Exposure and Avoidance on Social Media22
How Does Local TV News Change Viewers’ Attitudes? The Case of Sinclair Broadcasting21
Computational Identification of Media Frames: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Opportunities21
Media Coverage of Campaign Promises Throughout the Electoral Cycle20
How News Feels: Anticipated Anxiety as a Factor in News Avoidance and a Barrier to Political Engagement18
How Political Efficacy Relates to Online and Offline Political Participation: A Multilevel Meta-analysis18