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2010 Campaign Ad Studies Published

(MIDDLETOWN, CT) Jan. 11, 2011 -- Two comprehensive studies of the campaign ad trends from the 2010 election have been published by the researchers from The Wesleyan Media Project. “Advertising Trends in 2010” (click here for a local copy), by Erika Franklin Fowler of Wesleyan University and Travis Ridout of Washington State University, and “The Citizens United Election? Or Same as it Ever Was?” (click here for a local copy), by Michael Franz of Bowdoin College, appear in the most recent issue of The Forum, a Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics.
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January 11, 2011
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Wesleyan Media Project Launched

Offers comprehensive, non-partisan tracking and analysis of major political ads (MIDDLETOWN, CT) Sept. 23, 2010 -- Wesleyan University is launching a non-partisan initiative designed to perform comprehensive tracking and analysis of federal and state political advertisements by candidates, parties and special interest groups. The project launches at the onset of a political election season poised to break advertising records. Throughout the course of the 2010 election cycle, the Wesleyan Media Project will provide real-time, public information on the content and targeting of advertising in federal election campaigns across the country. In light of the Supreme Court’s recent Citizens United decision, the…
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September 23, 2010