Political Communication Research Group
The Political Communication Research Group (PCRG) is a collaborative research group of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates.
In PCRG, students get hands-on experience with the entire communication research process from study design through publication. PCRG meets weekly for 2 hours and is open to all students.
The group collaborates to design a study and collect data, then divides into subgroups to analyze and write up the results for submission to academic conferences and journals.
Current study: PCRG News Portal
PCRG is currently running a study in which participants use a custom news portal powered by Google News for one week.
This study aims to shed light on how news could better serve citizens in a democracy by providing fine-grained data about news uses and effects. This news portal is visible only to about 1000 research participants, and
only for the week of June 12, 2017 to June 16, 2017.
PCRG faculty include Ray Pingree, Katie Searles, Nathan Kalmoe, and Josh Darr.
- Turcotte, J., York, C., Irving, J., Scholl, R., & Pingree, R.J. (2015). News Recommendations from Social Media Opinion Leaders: Effects on Media Trust and Information Seeking. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.
- Pingree, R. J., Scholl, R. M., Sui, M., & Paul, N. (2015). When Corrections Succeed: Overcoming Partisan Motivated Reasoning with Non-Polarized Partisan Cues. International Communication Association 2015, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- Sui, M., Pingree, R., Paul, N, & Ding, I. (2014). News as Judge or Stenographer: Partisan Differences in Effects of Adjudicating Factual Disputes. Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, Montreal, August 8, 2014
- Turcotte, J., York, C., Irving, J. M., Scholl, R., & Pingree, R. (2014). News Recommendations from Social Media Opinion Leaders: Effects on Media Trust and Information Seeking. Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, Montreal, August 7, 2014
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