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2018 Political Advertising Year-end Summary Published in PS

(MIDDLETOWN, CT) September 27, 2019 -- New research published in PS by Erika Franklin Fowler, Michael M. Franz and Travis N. Ridout, co-directors of the Wesleyan Media Project, offers a post-mortem on political advertising in 2018, providing important context for that year’s “blue wave” in which...

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2016 Election Study Published

Wesleyan Media Project shares lessons, analysis from 2016 election cycle

  (MIDDLETOWN, CT) March 6, 2017 - The 2016 presidential campaign broke the mold when it comes to patterns of political advertising. But, in a new publication, the Wesleyan Media Project directors say “Not so fast” to those who argue that advertising no longer matters...
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2016 Post-Election Conference

On December 4 & 5 the Wesleyan Media Project and Department of Government co-hosted a 2016 post-election conference featuring more than 20 prominent political scientists, non-partisan experts and PBS NewsHour Correspondent John Yang ’80. Details on the panels and topics are below. Monday's panels were live streamed. We have posted a selection of presentations and papers below.   Read more