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.

PCD 2023 Awards Call - DEADLINE is July 4!

2023 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Kelly L. Winfrey
  • Vice Chair: Joshua M. Scacco
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Cynthia Peacock
  • Immediate Past Chair: Ashley Muddiman
  • Secretary: Benjamin King Smith
  • Web Master: Joel Reed
  • Nominating Committee
    • Daniel Chick
    • Chrys Egan
    • Dakota Park-Ozee
    • Shannon Poulsen
    • Alcides Velazquez

2023 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Cynthia Peacock
    • Joshua M. Scacco
    • Kelly L. Winfrey
  • Nominating Committee: Ashley Muddiman

PCD Membership (2013-2023)

*Official count taken each January.

109th Annual Convention -- National Harbor, MD -- November 16 - 19, 2023.


Convention Resources


  • PCD Call -- Deadline: Thursday, March 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific.


Award Calls


Business Meeting Minutes
Business Meeting Minutes - Previous Years