2014 roundup of research-based ideas for improving coverage of elections, including providing context and depth on issues such as voter ID laws, exit polls and the role of outside money.
2014 research brief on the impact and implications of “computational management” of election campaigns, by Daniel Kreiss of UNC Chapel Hill and the Scholars Strategy Network.
2013 study in Political Communication demonstrating the short-lived effects of political advertising and implications for democracy.
Updated June 2013: A review of scholarly studies that examine Twitter use by politicians, policymakers and the public.
Updated May 2013: A review of scholarship and resources related to negative campaign advertising and its effects.
2013 report from the Pew Research Center demonstrating how discussions on Twitter often do not reflect more general national sentiment.
2013 study in The Journal of Politics on the idea that there is a universally successful strategy for political messages that attempt to rebut contrary claims.
2011 study in the International Journal of Press/Politics investigates the influence of political ideology on a viewer’s perceptions of satirist Stephen Colbert.
2008 paper from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center reviews the history of exit polls in the United States and examines their evolution and emerging problems.
2012 study from Louisiana State University in The Journal of Politics on the impact of religious messaging in political advertisements.