The Wesleyan Media Project was established in 2010 to track advertising in federal elections, and it is a successor to the Wisconsin Advertising Project, which tracked political advertising between 1998 and 2008. Our real-time tracking is made possible this year through the generous support of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund and Wesleyan University.
The Project is a collaboration among Professors Erika Franklin Fowler (Wesleyan University), Michael M. Franz (Bowdoin College) and Travis N. Ridout (Washington State University). We especially thank Ken Goldstein, Sunlight Foundation, Knight Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, MacArthur Foundation and our respective institutions, including Wesleyan’s Quantitative Analysis Center, for their support in previous election cycles.
Visit our Data Access page to learn more about obtaining data from the Wesleyan Media Project.