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.

Recent research

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