Political Communication

(The TQCC of Political Communication is 8. 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
Allies or Agitators? How Partisan Identity Shapes Public Opinion about Violent or Nonviolent Protests23
Asymmetry of Partisan Media Effects?: Examining the Reinforcing Process of Conservative and Liberal Media with Political Beliefs23
Choosing to Avoid? A Conjoint Experimental Study to Understand Selective Exposure and Avoidance on Social Media22
Computational Identification of Media Frames: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Opportunities21
How Does Local TV News Change Viewers’ Attitudes? The Case of Sinclair Broadcasting21
Media Coverage of Campaign Promises Throughout the Electoral Cycle20
How Political Efficacy Relates to Online and Offline Political Participation: A Multilevel Meta-analysis18
How News Feels: Anticipated Anxiety as a Factor in News Avoidance and a Barrier to Political Engagement18
When Do Partisans Stop Following the Leader?17
The Real Problems with the Problem of News Deserts: Toward Rooting Place, Precision, and Positionality in Scholarship on Local News and Democracy17
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
When Do Politicians Use Populist Rhetoric? Populism as a Campaign Gamble13
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gendered News Coverage and Women as Heads of Government9
The Campaign Disinformation Divide: Believing and Sharing News in the 2019 UK General Election9
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
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