Political Communication

(The median citation count of Political Communication is 3. 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
The Real Problems with the Problem of News Deserts: Toward Rooting Place, Precision, and Positionality in Scholarship on Local News and Democracy17
When Do Partisans Stop Following the Leader?17
Cross-Platform Emotions and Audience Engagement in Social Media Political Campaigning: Comparing Candidates’ Facebook and Instagram Images in the 2020 US Election16
The Impact of News Consumption on Anti-immigration Attitudes and Populist Party Support in a Changing Media Ecology15
Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Voting Advice Applications14
Correcting the Misinformed: The Effectiveness of Fact-checking Messages in Changing False Beliefs13
Mobile News Learning — Investigating Political Knowledge Gains in a Social Media Newsfeed with Mobile Eye Tracking13
From the Living Room to the Meeting Hall? Citizens’ Political Talk in the Deliberative System13
Politicians’ Self-depiction and Their News Portrayal: Evidence from 28 Countries Using Visual Computational Analysis13
When Do Politicians Use Populist Rhetoric? Populism as a Campaign Gamble13
Network Amplification of Politicized Information and Misinformation about COVID-19 by Conservative Media and Partisan Influencers on Twitter12
Believing and Sharing Information by Fake Sources: An Experiment12
Keep Them Engaged! Investigating the Effects of Self-centered Social Media Communication Style on User Engagement in 12 European Countries12
Dictionaries, Supervised Learning, and Media Coverage of Public Policy12
Testing Inequality and Identity Accounts of Racial Gaps in Political Expression on Social Media12
An Agenda for Studying Credibility Perceptions of Visual Misinformation12
How Propaganda Techniques Leverage Their Advantages: A Cross-national Study of the Effects of Chinese International Propaganda on the U.S. and South Korean Audiences11
Just Locker Room Talk? Explicit Sexism and the Impact of the Access Hollywood Tape on Electoral Support for Donald Trump in 201611
Does Talking to the Other Side Reduce Inter-party Hostility? Evidence from Three Studies11
The Automatic Analysis of Emotion in Political Speech Based on Transcripts10
How the Politicization of Everyday Activities Affects the Public Sphere: The Effects of Partisan Stereotypes on Cross-Cutting Interactions10
Corrective Actions in the Information Disorder. The Role of Presumed Media Influence and Hostile Media Perceptions for the Countering of Distorted User-Generated Content10
What’s Not to Like? Facebook Page Likes Reveal Limited Polarization in Lifestyle Preferences10
An Eye for an Eye? An Integrated Model of Attitude Change Toward Protest Violence10
Strategy Framing in News Coverage and Electoral Success: An Analysis of Topic Model Networks Approach10
Gendered News Coverage and Women as Heads of Government9
The Campaign Disinformation Divide: Believing and Sharing News in the 2019 UK General Election9
The Political Landscape of the U.S. Twitterverse8
Successfully Overcoming the “Double Bind”? A Mixed-Method Analysis of the Self-Presentation of Female Right-wing Populists on Instagram and the Impact on Voter Attitudes8
Facing the Electorate: Computational Approaches to the Study of Nonverbal Communication and Voter Impression Formation8
Beyond Policy: The Use of Social Group Appeals in Party Communication8
Biased Representation of Politicians in Google and Wikipedia Search? The Joint Effect of Party Identity, Gender Identity and Elections8
Raising the Floor or Closing the Gap? How Media Choice and Media Content Impact Political Knowledge8
Strategy News Is Good News: How Journalistic Coverage of Politics Reduces Affective Polarization7
Farewell to Big Data? Studying Misinformation in Mobile Messaging Applications7
The Data Abyss: How Lack of Data Access Leaves Research and Society in the Dark7
How Rally-Round-the-Flag Effects Shape Trust in the News Media: Evidence from Panel Waves before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis7
Information Credibility under Authoritarian Rule: Evidence from China7
Increased Media Choice and Political Knowledge Gaps: A Comparative Longitudinal Study of 18 Established Democracies 1995-20157
The Effects of Partisan Media in the Face of Global Pandemic: How News Shaped COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy6
When “Following” the Leader Inspires Action: Individuals’ Receptivity to Discursive Frame Elements on Social Media6
Negatively Affecting Voters’ Issue Considerations. An Experimental Study of Parties’ Attack Communication6
Power Sharing and Media Freedom in Dictatorships6
Editor’s Note6
Does the Ideology of the Newsroom Affect the Provision of Media Slant?6
Moral Conviction, Emotion, and the Influence of Episodic versus Thematic Frames6
No Reckoning for the Right: How Political Ideology, Protest Tolerance and News Consumption Affect Support Black Lives Matter Protests6
Nothing More than Feelings? How Emotions Affect Attitude Change during the 2016 General Election Debates6
Are Campaigns Getting Uglier, and Who Is to Blame? Negativity, Dramatization and Populism on Facebook in the 2014 and 2019 EP Election Campaigns6
Advancing Interdisciplinary Work in Computational Communication Science6
New Conflicts in the Briefing Room: Using Sentiment Analysis to Evaluate Administration-press Relations from Clinton through Trump5
In-House Vs. Outsourced Trolls: How Digital Mercenaries Shape State Influence Strategies5
Mobilization vs. Demobilization Discourses on Social Media5
The Trouble with Sharing Your Privates: Pursuing Ethical Open Science and Collaborative Research across National Jurisdictions Using Sensitive Data5
Non-News Websites Expose People to More Political Content Than News Websites: Evidence from Browsing Data in Three Countries5
Influencers as Empowering Agents? Following Political Influencers, Internal Political Efficacy and Participation among Youth5
Explaining Media Coverage of Constitutional Court Decisions in Germany: The Role of Case Characteristics5
Don’t Make My Entertainment Political! Social Media Responses to Narratives of Racial Duty on Competitive Reality Television Series4
Patterns of Bias: How Mainstream Media Operationalize Links between Mass Shootings and Terrorism4
Abating Dissonant Public Spheres: Exploring the Effects of Affective, Ideological and Perceived Societal Political Polarization on Social Media Political Persuasion4
The Effects of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Selective Exposure: Evidence from 17 Countries4
Differential Racism in the News: Using Semi-Supervised Machine Learning to Distinguish Explicit and Implicit Stigmatization of Ethnic and Religious Groups in Journalistic Discourse4
(Digital) Campaigning in Dissonant Public Spheres4
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Recognition Crisis: Coming to Terms with Identity, Attention and Political Communication in the Twenty-First Century4
“Stick to Sports”: Evidence from Sports Media on the Origins and Consequences of Newly Politicized Attitudes3
Predicting Vote Choice and Election Outcomes from Ballot Wording: The Role of Processing Fluency in Low Information Direct Democracy Elections3
Mediated Representation in the Age of Social Media: How Connection with Politicians Contributes to Citizens’ Feelings of Representation. Evidence from a Longitudinal Study3
Media-centric and Politics-centric Views of Media and Democracy: A Longitudinal Analysis ofPolitical Communicationand theInternational Journal of Press/Politics3
Do Gender Cues from Images Supersede Partisan Cues Conveyed via Text? Eye Movements Reveal Political Stereotyping in Multimodal Information Environments3
A Little More Conversation A Little Less Prejudice: The Role of Classroom Political Discussions for Youth’s Attitudes toward Immigrants3
A Scholarly Definition of Artificial Intelligence (AI): Advancing AI as a Conceptual Framework in Communication Research3
Commercial Companies in Party Networks: Digital Advertising Firms in US Elections from 2006-20163
Ethnic Campaign Appeals: To Bond, Bridge, or Bypass?3
Media-Politics Parallelism and Populism/Anti-populism Divides in Latin America: Evidence from Argentina3
Do Voting Advice Applications Affect Party Preferences? Evidence from Field Experiments in Five European Countries3
Issue Importance and the Correction of Misinformation3
How Science Influencers Polarize Supportive and Skeptical Communities Around Politicized Science: A Cross-Platform and Over-Time Comparison3
Media Effects in the Viewer’s Choice Era: Testing Revised Agenda-Setting and Priming Hypotheses3
“We Never Really Talked About politics”: Race and Ethnicity as Foundational Forces Structuring Information Disorder Within the Vietnamese Diaspora3
Politicization of Science in COVID-19 Vaccine Communication: Comparing US Politicians, Medical Experts, and Government Agencies3
Do Partisans Follow Their Leaders on Election Manipulation?3
Journalism and Democratic Backsliding: Critical Realism as a Diagnostic and Prescription for Reform3