Editors & Contributors

About the Editors
Gianpietro Mazzoleni is Professor of Sociology of Communication and Political
Communication in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the Università
degli Studi di Milano, Italy. He is internationally known for his work on the impact
of media on the political systems and on the communication patterns of political
institutions and actors. He served as program planner and chair of the Political
Communication Division in the ICA – International Communication Association
(2003–2006). He was co-founder and editor of the Italian Journal of Political Communication (Comunicazione Politica) 2000–2013, and member of the editorial board
of leading journals in the field (Political Communication, European Journal of Communication, International Journal of Press/Politics, and others). He has written several
book chapters and articles that appeared in international journals, among others the
European Journal of Communication and Political Communication. He is coeditor of
The Media and Neo-Populist Movements in a Comparative Perspective (Praeger, 2003),
and of Journalists and Media Accountability: An International Study of News People in
the Digital Age (Peter Lang, 2014); coauthor of The Politics of Representation: Election
Campaigning and Proportional Representation (Peter Lang, 2004), The Media in
Europe (Sage, 2004), and Political Pop (Il Mulino, 2009); and author of the best-selling
handbook La comunicazione politica (3rd edition, Il Mulino, 2012), published also in
Spanish and Hungarian.
Associate Editors
Kevin G. Barnhurst is Professor Emeritus of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He worked in international economics for the US government and a
UN research center before becoming a professor. His dissertation at the University of
Amsterdam examined young adults’ experiences of citizenship in Spain and the United
States. He has been an editorial board member of Political Science & Politics and International Encyclopedia of Political Science, as well as a contributor, and has served International Communication Association (ICA) as chair of the Political Communication
Division and member of the Journal of Communication and other editorial boards. He
was Senior Fulbright Scholar in Peru, Research Fellow at Columbia University in New
York and Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Visiting Professor at the
Universities of Copenhagen, Tampere, and Munich, Distinguished Fulbright Chair in
Italy, and Leadership Chair at University of Leeds (2013–2015).
Ken’ichi Ikeda (PhD from University of Tokyo) has been Professor in the Department
of Media Studies at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan since April 2013, after 21 years
of teaching at the University of Tokyo. He is interested in social/political participation
and the mediated effects of social networks on political behavior. He represents
Japan in three international comparative projects: Asian Barometer Study (ABS),
World Values Survey (WVS), and Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES).
Among his numerous publications are Social Networks and Japanese Democracy: The
Beneficial Impact of Interpersonal Communication in East Asia (2011, Routledge),
Political Discussion in Modern Democracies (Coed., 2010, Routledge), “Recreation and
Participation: Testing the Political Impact of Social Interaction” (2012, Social Science
Quarterly, 43), “Core Discussion Networks in Japan and America” (2012, Human
Communication Research, 38), “Multiple Discussion Networks and Their Consequence
for Political Participation” (2011, Communication Research, 38), and “The Impact of
Diversity in Informal Social Networks on Tolerance in Japan” (2009, British Journal of
Political Science, 39).
Rousiley C. M. Maia is Professor of Political Communication in the Department of
Social Communication at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil.
She has a PhD in political science (Nottingham University, UK). Her main research
areas are deliberative theory, public sphere, collective action, everyday conversation,
and theory of recognition. Her books include Recognition and the Media (Palgrave,
2014), Deliberation, the Media and Political Talk (Hampton Press, 2012), Media e
Deliberação (FGV, 2008), and Comunicação e Democracia (with Wilson Gomes, Paulus,
2008). She has coedited titles addressing the public sphere and civic engagement,
the Internet, and political participation in Brazil. Some of her recent work has
been published in Journal of Communication, International Press Politics, Journal of
Community Informatics, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, Political Studies,
Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais, Lua Nova, E-Compos, European Political Science
Review, and Journal of Political Power.
Hartmut Wessler is Professor of Media and Communication Studies at the University
of Mannheim, Germany, and a member of the Mannheim Center for European Social
Research (MZES). He serves as vice-chair of the review board for the social sciences and
headed the PhD program “Formations of the Global” at the University of Mannheim
from 2009 to 2012. His research focuses on the comparative analysis of political communication and mediated deliberation as well as on transnational communication, particularly focusing on the issue of climate change. He is the author of Öffentlichkeit als Prozess
[The Public Sphere in Processual Perspective] (Westdeutscher Verlag, 1999) and coauthor of Transnationalization of Public Spheres (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and Transnationale Kommunikation (Springer VS, 2012). He has edited and coedited six books and
written numerous book chapters and articles, which have appeared in Journal of Communication, Communication Theory, Political Communication, and Media, Culture &
Society, among others.
Silke Adam University of Bern, Switzerland
Giorgia Aiello University of Leeds, UK
David L. Altheide Arizona State University, USA
Gloria Álvarez-Benito University of Seville, Spain
David J. Andersen Iowa State University, USA
Terry H. Anderson Texas A&M University, USA
C. W. Anderson The College of Staten Island, USA
Janelle Applequist University of South Florida, USA
Leonardo Avritzer Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Christian Baden The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Meital Balmas The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Mauro Barisione Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
David Barnard-Wills Trilateral Research & Consulting, UK
Ozen Bas Indiana University, USA
Geoffrey Baym Temple University, USA
W. Lance Bennett University of Washington, USA
William L. Benoit Ohio University, USA
Laura W. Black Ohio University, USA
Jay G. Blumler University of Leeds, UK
Pablo J. Boczkowski Northwestern University, USA
Federico Boni Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Porismita Borah Washington State University, USA
Paul Bowman Cardiff University, UK
Michael Brüggemann University of Hamburg, Germany
Erik P. Bucy Texas Tech University, USA
Donatella Campus University of Bologna, Italy
Maria José Canel Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Diana B. Carlin Saint Louis University, USA
Gordon S. Carlson Fort Hays State University, USA
Robin Celikates University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cristopher Cepernich University of Turin, Italy
Clifford G. Christians University of Illinois–Urbana, USA
Terry N. Clark University of Chicago, USA
Kevin Coe University of Utah, USA
Vera Schattan P. Coelho Brazilian Centre for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP),
Sharon Coen University of Salford, UK
Stephen Coleman University of Leeds, UK
Sue Collins Michigan Technological University, USA
Edward Comor University of Western Ontario, Canada
Charles Conrad Texas A&M University, USA
John Corner University of Leeds, UK
Peter Dahlgren Lund University, Sweden
Mathis Danelzik Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Germany
Jenny L. Davis James Madison University, USA
Afonso de Albuquerque Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Christ’l De Landtsheer Antwerp University, Belgium
Lidia De Michelis Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Claes H. de Vreese University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bernhard S. Debatin Ohio University, USA
Donatella Della Porta European University Institute, Italy
Giovanna Dell’Orto University of Minnesota, USA
Jean-Philippe Deranty Macquarie University, Australia
Mario Diani University of Trento, Italy; ICREA-UPF, Spain
Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska University of Wrocław, Poland
Patrick Donges University of Greifswald, Germany
Wolfgang Donsbach Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Tobias Eberwein Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
Christiane Eilders Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Mats Ekström University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Julia Elad-Strenger Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel
Frank Esser University of Zürich, Switzerland
Manuela Farinosi University of Udine, Italy
Luisella Farinotti Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM,
Leopoldina Fortunati University of Udine, Italy
Christian Fuchs University of Westminster, UK
Dieter Fuchs University of Stuttgart, Germany
Yuko Fujigaki The University of Tokyo, Japan
Kentaro Fukumoto Gakushuin University, Japan
Iginio Gagliardone University of Oxford, UK
John Gastil Pennsylvania State University, USA
Stephanie Geise University of Erfurt, Germany
Rachel K. Gibson University of Manchester, UK
Eytan Gilboa Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Nathan D. Gilkerson Marquette University, USA
Anne-Marie Gingras Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Giovanni Giorgini University of Bologna, Italy
Theodore L. Glasser Stanford University, USA
Maria Elizabeth Grabe Indiana University, USA
Michael Griffin Macalester College, USA
Jostein Gripsrud University of Bergen, Norway
Carlo Guarnieri University of Bologna, Italy
Albert C. Gunther University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Jan M. Gutteling University of Twente, The Netherlands
Kyu S. Hahn Seoul National University, South Korea
Daniel C. Hallin University of California, San Diego, USA
Cees J. Hamelink VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Chris Hanretty University of East Anglia, UK
Hiroo Harada Senshu University, Japan
Emily Harmer Loughborough University, UK
A. W. Harris Humboldt State University, USA
John Hartley Curtin University, Australia; Cardiff University, UK
Francisco Herreros Institute for Public Goods and Policies, Spanish National Research
Centre (IPP-CSIC), Spain
Airo Hino Waseda University, Japan
Shirley S. Ho Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jochen Hoffmann Aalborg University, Denmark
Christina Holtz-Bacha University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Ken’ichi Ikeda Doshisha University, Japan
Isabel M. Íñigo-Mora University of Seville, Spain
Robert L. Ivie Indiana University, USA
Sharon E. Jarvis University of Texas at Austin, USA
Courtney N. Johnson University of Washington, USA
Dennis W. Johnson George Washington University, USA
Willy Jou University of Tsukuba, Japan
Lotta Junnilainen University of Helsinki, Finland
Wulf Kansteiner Aarhus University, Denmark
Hans Mathias Kepplinger Institut für Publizistik, Universität Mainz, Germany
Bert Klandermans VU University, The Netherlands
Katharina Kleinen-von Königslöw University of Vienna, Austria
Christoph Klimmt Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Germany
Randolph Kluver Texas A&M University, USA
Katherine R. Knobloch Colorado State University, USA
Tetsuro Kobayashi National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Małgorzata Kołodziejczak Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Merle-Marie Kruse University of Bremen, Germany
Anup Kumar Cleveland State University, USA
Risto Kunelius University of Tampere, Finland
Minako Kusafuka The University of Tokyo, Japan
Sabine Lang University of Washington, USA
Sophie Lecheler University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hye-Yon Lee Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Jihye Lee University of Pennsylvania, South Korea
Nadia Leihs University of Erfurt, Germany
Louis Leung School of Journalism & Communication, The Chinese University of Hong
Kong, China
Darren G. Lilleker Bournemouth University, UK
James H. Liu Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Steven Livingston George Washington University, USA
Ven-hwei Lo Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Gregory Ferrell Lowe University of Tampere, Finland
Eeva Luhtakallio University of Tampere, Finland
Anker Brink Lund Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Kazufumi Manabe Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Paolo Mancini Università di Perugia, Italy
Marco Maraffi Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Frank Marcinkowski University of Münster, Germany
Tim Markham Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Francisco Paulo Jamil Almeida Marques Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
Lionel Marquis University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Stefan Marschall Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Alice Mattoni European University Institute, Italy
Nonna Mayer Centre d’études européennes de Sciences Po, France
Matthew P. McAllister Pennsylvania State University, USA
Brian McNair Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Denis McQuail University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Joshua Meyrowitz University of New Hampshire, USA
Bernard Miège Stendhal University, France
Alex Mintz Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel
Eugenia Mitchelstein Northwestern University, USA
Michael Morgan University of Massachusetts, USA
Vincent Mosco Queen’s University, Canada
Patricia Moy University of Washington, USA
Ralph Negrine University of Sheffield, UK
Eduardo Neiva University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Kimberly A. Neuendorf Cleveland State University, USA
Danny Osborne University of Auckland, New Zealand
Diana Owen Georgetown University, USA
Stylianos Papathanassopoulos National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,
John Parkinson Griffith University, Australia
Katy Parry University of Leeds, UK
Gianfranco Pasquino SAIS Europe, Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center, Italy
Janice Peck University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Marcus Abilio Pereira Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Enrique Peruzzotti Di Tella University and National Scientific and Technical Research
Council (CONICET), Argentina
Barbara Pfetsch Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Victor Pickard University of Pennsylvania, USA
Colin Porlezza University of Zurich, Switzerland
Mauro P. Porto Tulane University, USA
Paschal Preston Dublin City University, Republic of Ireland
Manuel Puppis University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Mugdha Rai University of Melbourne, Australia
Aaron D. Ray American University, USA
Marta Regalia University of Bologna, Italy
William Rehg Saint Louis University, USA
Bruno P. W. Reis Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Jaime R. Riccio Syracuse University, USA
Robert C. Richards, Jr Pennsylvania State University, USA
Kay Richardson University of Liverpool, UK
Sean Richey Georgia State University, USA
Kristina Riegert Stockholm University, Sweden
Eike Mark Rinke University of Mannheim, Germany
Rudolf M. Rizman University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Maria Roeder-Tzellos Arab-German Young Academy, Germany
Karen Ross Northumbria University, UK
Franziska S. Roth University of Mannheim, Germany
Ulrike Röttger University of Münster, Germany
Victor Sampedro Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Karen B. Sanders CEU San Pablo University, Spain
Michael Saward University of Warwick, UK
Margaret Scammell London School of Economics & Political Science, UK
Mike S. Schäfer University of Zurich, Switzerland
Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck University of Mannheim, Germany
Kim Christian Schrøder Roskilde University, Denmark
Holli A. Semetko Emory University, USA
Francisco Seoane Pérez University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Tamir Shaefer The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
James Shanahan Indiana University, USA
Pamela J. Shoemaker Syracuse University, USA
Christopher G. Sibley University of Auckland, New Zealand
Nancy Signorielli University of Delaware, USA
Filipe Carreira da Silva University of Lisbon, Portugal
Jane B Singer City University London, UK
Richard Skinner George Washington University, USA
Gretchen Soderlund University of Oregon, USA
Michael Soha University of New Hampshire, USA
Mira Sotirovic University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Brian G. Southwell RTI International, USA
Sergio Splendore Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
J. Michael Sproule San Jose State University, USA
Jeffrey St. Onge Defiance College, USA
Richard Stanton University of Sydney, Australia
James Stanyer Loughborough University, UK
Jürg Steiner University of North Carolina, USA; University of Bern, Switzerland
Adrian Steiner Association of Swiss Cantonal Banks, Switzerland
Maegan Stephens University of Texas at Austin, USA
Agnieszka Ste˛pińska Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
John Street University of East Anglia, UK
Jesper Strömbäck Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Emmanuel Taïeb French University Institute (Institut Universitaire de France) and
Université Lumière Lyon 2, France
Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Andrea Terry Texas A&M University, USA
Tanja Thomas University of Tübingen, Germany
James A. Thurber American University, USA
Daya Kishan Thussu University of Westminster, UK
Gavan Titley National University of Ireland Maynooth, Republic of Ireland
Hans-Jörg Trenz University of Copenhagen and ARENA, Denmark; University of Oslo,
Eric M Uslaner University of Maryland, College Park, USA; Southwest University of
Political Science and Law, China; Aarhus University, Denmark
Christian Vaccari Royal Holloway, University of London, UK; University of Bologna,
Marco Valbruzzi European University Institute, Italy
Chiara Valentini Aarhus University, Denmark
Arjen van Dalen Centre for Journalism, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Jan W. van Deth University of Mannheim, Germany
Teun A. Van Dijk Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Bart van Leeuwen Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Agnese Vardanega University of Teramo, Italy
Mónica Brito Vieira University of York, UK
Katrin Voltmer University of Leeds, UK
Peter Vorderer University of Mannheim, Germany
Gerhard Vowe Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Cardiff University, UK
Silvio Waisbord George Washington University, USA
Stefaan Walgrave University of Antwerp, Belgium
Wayne Wanta University of Florida, USA
Janet Wasko University of Oregon, USA
David H. Weaver Indiana University-Bloomington, USA
Ran Wei University of South Carolina, USA
Ye Weihua Cardiff University, UK
Gabriel Weimann University of Haifa, Israel
Robert A. White University of Nairobi, Kenya
Anna M. Wiederhold Wolfe University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Jeffrey Wimmer Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany
Ruth Wodak Lancaster University, UK
Magdalena Wojcieszak University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gadi Wolfsfeld Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel
Moran Yarchi Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel
Yuki Yasuda Kansai University, Japan
Kerem Yıldırım Koç University, Turkey
Dannagal G. Young University of Delaware, USA