UPCP US Presidential Elections

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The 2020 US Presidential Election

Political Communication

The 2020 US Presidential Election is approaching. Our journal has a rich tradition of publishing high quality research on campaigning, media coverage of elections, political advertising, social media platforms, and the impact of media and communication on electoral engagement and voting. A significant portion of this work uses the US as a case. These are often very influential studies in our field, despite (and sometimes because of) the unique features of both the US electoral system, media system, and campaign and advertising context.

In this special curated online collection of prior work that has appeared in the journal we remove the subscription threshold so that the knowledge is open access for all until after the elections.  The selected works display the richness of this research tradition. It includes work on the role of tech and tech companies in US (presidential) politics, the changing nature and consumption context of political debates, (targeted) political advertising on social media platforms, and much more. We are thankful to T&F for making this work widely available in the coming period.

Enjoy reading the articles with free access via this page only until December 31, 2020.

Claes de Vreese
Editor, Political Communication

Article Title Author(s) Volume & Issue Year
Asymmetry of Partisan Media Effects?: Examining the Reinforcing Process of Conservative and Liberal Media with Political Beliefs Jay D. Hmielowski, Myiah J. Hutchens & Michael A. Beam 2020
The Effect of Associative Racial Cues in Elections Adam J. Berinsky, Justin de Benedictis-Kessner, Megan E. Goldberg & Michele F. Margolis 2020
Just Locker Room Talk? Explicit Sexism and the Impact of the Access Hollywood Tape on Electoral Support for Donald Trump in 2016 Jesse H. Rhodes, Elizabeth A. Sharrow, Jill S. Greenlee & Tatishe M. Nteta 2020
Troll Factories: Manufacturing Specialized Disinformation on Twitter Darren L. Linvill & Patrick L. Warren 2020
Sourcing and Automation of Political News and Information over Social Media in the United States, 2016-2018 Samantha Bradshaw, Philip N. Howard, Bence Kollanyi & Lisa-Maria Neudert 37 (2) 2020
Coordinating a Multi-Platform Disinformation Campaign: Internet Research Agency Activity on Three U.S. Social Media Platforms, 2015 to 2017 Josephine Lukito 37 (2) 2020
Using Big Data and Algorithms to Determine the Effect of Geographically Targeted Advertising on Vote Intention: Evidence From the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election Tobias Konitzer, David Rothschild, Shawndra Hill & Kenneth C. Wilbur 36 (1) 2019
The Stealth Media? Groups and Targets behind Divisive Issue Campaigns on Facebook Young Mie Kim, Jordan Hsu, David Neiman, Colin Kou, Levi Bankston, Soo Yun Kim, Richard Heinrich, Robyn Baragwanath & Garvesh Raskutti 35 (4) 2018
Technology Firms Shape Political Communication: The Work of Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, and Google With Campaigns During the 2016 U.S. Presidential Cycle Daniel Kreiss & Shannon C. McGregor 35 (2) 2018
Do Bilinguals Respond More Favorably to Candidate Advertisements in English or in Spanish? Alejandro Flores & Alexander Coppock 35 (4) 2018
The Changing Nature of Political Debate Consumption: Social Media, Multitasking, and Knowledge Acquisition Jeffrey A. Gottfried, Bruce W. Hardy, R. Lance Holbert, Kenneth M. Winneg & Kathleen Hall Jamieson 34 (2) 2017
The Tech Industry Meets Presidential Politics: Explaining the Democratic Party’s Technological Advantage in Electoral Campaigning, 2004–2012 Daniel Kreiss & Christopher Jasinski 33 (4) 2016
The Ground Game in the 2012 Presidential Election Seth Masket, John Sides & Lynn Vavreck 33 (2) 2016
Early Voting and Campaign News Coverage Johanna Dunaway & Robert M. Stein 30 (2) 2013
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