Political Communication Division

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The purpose of the Political Communication Division (PCD) is to support the work of scholars and practitioners engaged in the research, teaching, and practice of political communication. The scope of the PCD is broad, as the study of communication and politics may encompass the communicative activity of citizens, individual political figures, public and governmental institutions, the media, political campaigns, advocacy groups, and social movements. The PCD recognizes and encourages research that addresses political communication topics in all contexts and levels of analysis, employing a variety of methodologies. Research presented by PCD members at NCA’s Annual Convention regularly addresses such topics as political campaigns, media and politics, presidential rhetoric, social movements, political advertising, campaign debates, civic engagement, the public sphere, women and politics, international and comparative politics, and new media and politics.


  • Chair: Ashley Muddiman, University of Kansas

  • Vice Chair: Kelly L. Winfrey, Iowa State University

  • Vice Chair Elect: Joshua M. Scacco, University of South Florida

  • Secretary, Freddie J.Jennings, University of Arkansas

  • Web Master: Benjamin K. Smith, California State University, East Bay

Nominating Committee:
  • Jessica R. Collier, Center for Media Engagement, University of Texas at Austin (Chair)
  • Joshua P. Bolton, Salisbury University
  • Jordan M. Foley, Washington State University
  • Sangwon Lee, New Mexico State University
  • Annelise Russel, University of Kentucky
  • Colene J. Lind, Kansas State University (immediate past Chair of PCD)
Legislative Assembly
  • Ashley Muddiman, University of Kansas (PCD Chair)
  • Kelly L. Winfrey, Iowa State University (PCD Vice Chair)
  • Joshua M. Scacco, University of South Florida (PCD Vice Chair Elect)

PCD Membership 

Official count taken each January.

108th Annual Convention -- New Orleans, LA -- Nov. 17 - 20, 2022

Convention Calls
  • PCD Call -- Deadline: Thu, 3/31 2022 3:00 AM EDT
Award Calls
  • PCD Call- Submission Deadline: July 4, 2022
Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election