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Thursday, February 17, 2011

PCR profiles contemporary datasets

Check out the latest issue (v21/i1) of the Political Communication Report ( for a concise summary of five large, publicly available political-communication datasets. Though learning to navigate these datasets takes time, the rewards can be significant. Even if you don't normally work with survey data, it's worth looking through these collections to get a sense of what's out there.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Erik Nisbet a Go-To Source in Articles on Egypt Protests

I thought you all might be interesting in reading some of the articles in which our own Erik Nisbet has been quoted regarding the recent protests in Egypt that brought down Mubarak. As you know, Erik has done a considerable amount of research on political communication in the Middle East, making him an obvious pick to provide commentary and insight.

Big Think on al Jazeera and Egypt

NPR talkshow interview (also on the front page of the main OSU Arts and Sciences webpage currently)
Monkey Cage write-up on our polcomm article and The Atlantic's Daily Dish reference to his research regarding Egypt and
Article in Journalism section at About.Com based on interview

Friday, February 04, 2011

Nisbet on anti-Mubarak protests in Egypt

Erik Nisbet and Teresa Myer’s recent publication in Political Communication (available here) prompted GWU professor of political science John Sides to reflect on Al Jazeera's role in the current situation in Egypt. The post on the Monkey Cage also includes a thoughtful response from Erik on this issue.

On a related note, Erik has also discussed Al Jazeera’s impact on the Egyptian protests in a post of his own on