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The International Journal of Press/Politics

The International Journal of Press/Politics


eISSN: 19401620 | ISSN: 19401612 | Current volume: 29 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

The International Journal of Press/Politics (IJPP) is an interdisciplinary journal for the analysis and discussion of the role of the press and politics in a globalized world. The Journal publishes theoretical and empirical research which analyzes the linkages between the news media and political processes and actors.

IJPP’s articles cover a wide range of topics, including the following:

  • Press and political institutions (e.g. the state, government, political parties, social movements, unions, interest groups, business)
  • Politics of media coverage of social and cultural issues (e.g. race, language, health, environment, gender, nationhood, migration, labor)
  • Dynamics and effects of political communication (e.g. election campaigning, advocacy, grassroots mobilization, political advertising, lobbying)
  • Politics and media systems
  • Relation between politics and journalistic practice

The Journal also publishes comparative, cross-national research from various theoretical and methodological approaches across the social sciences. It features long and short research articles, commentary on pedagogy and current news headlines from around the world, and a book review section.


The International Journal of Press/Politics is an interdisciplinary journal for the analysis and discussion of the role of the press and politics in a globalized world. The Journal is interested in theoretical and empirical research on the linkages between the news media and political processes and actors. Special attention is given to the following subjects: the press and political institutions (e.g. the state, government, political parties, social movements, unions, interest groups, business), the politics of media coverage of social and cultural issues (e.g. race, language, health, environment, gender, nationhood, migration, labor), the dynamics and effects of political communication (e.g. election campaigning, advocacy, grassroots mobilization, political advertising, lobbying), politics and media systems, and the relation between politics and journalistic practice. The Journal encourages comparative, cross-national research from various theoretical and methodological approaches across the social sciences. It features long and short research articles, commentary on pedagogy and current news headlines from around the world, and a book review section.

Editor in Chief
Cristian Vaccari Loughborough University, UK
Associate Editors
C. W. Anderson University of Leeds, UK
Danielle K. Brown University of Minnesota, USA
Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon University of Pennsylvania,USA
Sophie Lecheler University of Vienna, Austria
Book Review Editor
Summer Harlow Texas A&M University, USA
Managing Editor
David Smith University of Leicester, UK
Editorial Board
Toril Aalberg Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Rasha A. Abdulla The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Christian Baden The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Catie Snow Bailard George Washington University, USA
Geoffrey Baym Temple University, USA
W. Lance Bennett University of Washington, USA
Rodney Benson New York University, USA
Amber E. Boydstun University of California at Davis, USA
Andrea Carson La Trobe University, Australia
Andrew Chadwick Loughborough University, UK
Claes de Vreese University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Johanna Dunaway Texas A&M University, USA
Shira Dvir Gvirsman Tel Aviv University, Israel
Frank Esser University of Zurich, Switzerland
Deen Freelon University of North Carolina, USA
Homero Gil de Zúñiga University of Salamanca, Spain & Pennsylvania State University, USA
Kimberly Gross George Washington University, USA
Daniel C. Hallin University of California, San Diego, USA
Thomas Hanitzsch Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Summer Harlow Texas A&M University, USA
Christina Holtz-Bacha University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Sallie Hughes University of Miami, USA
Kate Kenski University of Arizona, USA
Minchul Kim Chung-Ang University, South Korea
Young Mie Kim University of Wisconsin, USA
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, UK
Sanne Kruikemeier Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
Ana Langer University of Glasgow, UK
Regina G. Lawrence University of Oregon, USA
Francis Lee The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Seth C. Lewis University of Oregon, USA
Rousiley Maia Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Paolo Mancini Università di Perugia, Italy
Duncan McCargo National Technological University of Singapore, Singapore
Noha Mellor University of Sharjah, UAE
Sharon Meraz University of Illinois, USA
Sabina Mihelj Loughborough University, UK
Cristina Mislán University of Missouri, USA
Eugenia Mitchelstein Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina
Taberez Ahmed Neyazi National University of Singapore, Singapore
Pippa Norris Harvard University, USA & University of Sydney, Australia
Sarah Oates University of Maryland, USA
Henrik Örnebring Karlstad University, Sweden
Jennifer Pan Standford University, United States
Radhika E. Parameswaran Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Chris Paterson University of Leeds, UK
Barbara Pfetsch Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Mauro Porto Tulane University, USA
Jason Reifler University of Exeter, UK
Maria Repnikova Georgia State University, USA
Allisa Richardson University of Southern California, USA
Magdalena Saldaña Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Jen Schradie Sciences Po - Paris
Holli A Semetko Emory University, USA
Alexandra Siegel University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Stuart N. Soroka University of California, Los Angeles, USA
James Stanyer Loughborough University, UK
Janet Steele George Washington University, USA
Nicole Stremlau University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Jesper Strömbäck University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Talia Stroud University of Texas, Austin, USA
Yannis Theocharis Technische Universität München, Germany
Nikki Usher University of San Diego, USA
Sebastián Valenzuela Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Peter Van Aelst University of Antwerp, Belgium
Katrin Voltmer University of Leeds, UK
Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Cardiff University, UK
Silvio Waisbord George Washington University, USA
Stefaan Walgrave University of Antwerp, Belgium
Magdalena Wojcieszak University of California at Davis, USA
Gadi Wolfsfeld Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Kate Wright University of Edinburgh, UK
Guobin Yang University of Pennsylvania
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