See the calendar on the right for the full schedule.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hmielowski to attend NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar

COPS member Jay Hmielowski will be one of 30 communication doctoral students from around the country who will be attending the 2010 NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar being held at the University of Utah on July 31-August 2. Jay's proposal, focusing on the role of intra-attitudinal ambivalence in public opinion formation and change, was accepted for presentation after a highly competitive review process. We are proud that Jay will be representing OSU and COPS at the gathering of some of the best young minds in the field. Well done, Jay!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Scholarship for the 2010 ICPSR Summer Program

A scholarship fund has been established in honor of Warren E. Miller for participation in the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) 2010 Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. The fund will provide financial support to outstanding pre-tenure scholars (assistant professors and advanced graduate students) in the social and behavioral sciences so they may attend one or two four-week sessions of the ICPSR Summer Program, held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Recipients of the Miller Scholarship will receive a fee waiver to cover Program enrollment and a stipend to help with expenses while staying in Ann Arbor.

Applicants to the Warren E. Miller Scholarship should have professional interests in one or more of the following areas of research (or in related fields):

Developing a common approach to understanding electoral behavior within or across nations
  1. Understanding the process of democratization in electoral systems
  2. Understanding the link between global politics and local electoral behavior
  3. Understanding how context influences political behavior
  4. Understanding how globalization causes change in political behavior
An application for the Warren E. Miller Scholarship should include:

  1. A completed Summer Program application form, submitted through the online registration system on the Summer Program web site.
  2. A vita
  3. A cover letter from the applicant, explaining his or her scholarly interests, background, and future research plans.
  4. Two letters of recommendation. For applicants who are faculty members, one of these letters should come from his or her Department Chair. For graduate student applicants, one of the letters should come from his or her faculty advisor.
  5. An official transcript (for graduate student applicants only)
Application materials should be submitted electronically. The e-mail address for doing so is:

Please be sure to put “MILLER SCHOLARSHIP AWARD” in the subject line of the message.

If necessary, hard-copy applications for the award also can be mailed to:

Miller Scholarship Award
ICPSR Summer Program
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
The deadline for applications is May 7, 2010.

Information about the 2010 ICPSR Summer Program, including the Program application form, is available on the ICPSR Summer Program webpage:

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the Warren E. Miller Scholarship or the ICPSR Summer Program. E-mail:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Political Communication-related Conference Calendar

Paper Deadlines
ICA (in US)
Polnet/ICA (International)

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

NCA Papers Accepted

Several COPS graduate students recently received the good word that their papers have been accepted for presentation at the upcoming annual meeting of the National Communication Association to be held in San Francisco (November). The COPS members include alumnus Heather LaMarre, now at the University of Minnesota, Kristen Landreville, who will soon be departing for a new position at the University of Wyoming, and current doctoral students Jay Hmielowski and Jayeon Lee. Congrats!

Garrett, R. K., Carnahan, D., & Lynch, E. A turn toward selectivity? Changes in Americans’ exposure to cross-cutting political outlets online. In Selective Exposure and Political Communication panel. Political Communication Division.

Landreville, K., D., Holbert, R. L., & LaMarre, H. L. The influence of late-night TV comedy viewing on political talk: A moderated-mediation model. Political Communication Division.

Hmielowski, J. D., Holbert, R. L., & Lee, J. Predicting the consumption of political TV satire: Affinity for political humor, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report. Political Communication Division.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Fishkin at Mershon

Wednesday April 14th from 12:00-1:30 at the Mershon Center (1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43201)

Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation

There is no paper for the talk.

Prof. Fishkin holds the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford University. He is also professor of political science and communication, director of Stanford's Center for Deliberative Democracy, and chair of the Department of Communication. Fishkin is author of a number of books including Democracy and Deliberation: New Directions for Democratic Reform (Yale University Press, 1991), The Dialogue of Justice (Yale University Press, 1992 ), and The Voice of the People: Public Opinion and Democracy (Yale University Press, 1995). He is co-author with Bruce Ackerman of Deliberation Day (Yale University Press, 2004), and his most recent book When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation was published by Oxford University Press in 2009. Fishkin is best known for developing Deliberative Polling and has conducted them in the United States, Britain, Australia, Denmark, Bulgaria, China, Greece and other countries.

To sign up for this event, please contact Beth Russell at russell.16@osu.eduby Monday, April 12, 2010.