The 2020 US Presidential Election
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