Lori Young Presents at the AAPOR Conference for the 75th Anniversary Issue of Public Opinion Quarterly

Annenberg doctoral student Lori Young presented a paper co-authored with Professor Diana C. Mutz at the American Association of Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) Annual Public Opinion Quarterly Special Issue Conference: The Past, Present, and Future of Public Opinion Research, on September 27 in Washington, D.C.

The article, “Communication and Public Opinion: Plus Ça Change?” was published in the 75th Anniversary Issue of Public Opinion Quarterly (Vol. 75, issue 5, pages 1018–1044).

Abstract: Three central themes that have persisted throughout the history of research on communication and public opinion are examined in light of past, present, and future research. These themes include (1) ongoing concerns surrounding the political diversity of the communication environment; (2) selective exposure to political communication; and (3) the interrelationship between mass and interpersonal political communication. We explore the importance of these themes with an emphasis on how technological changes have made them, if anything, more relevant today than they were when first identified as central concerns of the discipline.