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International Journal of Communication Special Section

08 Jun 2015

International Journal of Communication, the world’s most important open access journal for media and communication research, has just published a special section on the role of qualitative methods in political communication research, co-edited by RISJ Director of Research Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Daniel Kreiss (UNC-Chapel Hill), David Karpf (George Washington University), and Matthew Powers (University of Washington).The special section collects a range of articles from all over the world showing how qualitative methods like field research, interviews, focus groups, and the like can advance our understanding of political communication processes and news media in a time of often rapid change. The section includes analysis of, for example, government PR, fact checking sites, and corporate strategic communications  as well as an introductory article by the four special section editors.