political communication

Who’s Helping Who in the Game of Lobbying?

Who’s Helping Who in the Game of Lobbying?

October 27, 2020

What are the ethical risks and rewards of political lobbying? Read More
Social Media Influencers and the 2020 U.S. Election: Paying ‘Regular People’ for Digital Campaign Communication

Social Media Influencers and the 2020 U.S. Electio...

October 14, 2020

The Center for Media Engagement's propaganda research team reports on the phenomenon of social media influencers as an avenue for political campaign communications, describes the challenges this issue poses to…
Setting the Terms of the Debate

Setting the Terms of the Debate

October 1, 2020

What ethical trade-offs accompany different ways of framing advocacy campaigns in political communication? Read More
The Ethics of Word Choice

The Ethics of Word Choice

September 28, 2020

Is ambiguity and creative wordplay ethical in political communication? Read More
Freedom Of Skepticism and the Social Responsibility of the Powerful

Freedom Of Skepticism and the Social Responsibilit...

September 17, 2020

How much skepticism of experts is ethical for powerful leaders during a pandemic? Read More
Angry for Change

Angry for Change

September 8, 2020

Is anger - and angry political rhetoric - good for democracy? Read More
Political Speech or Legalized Bribery?

Political Speech or Legalized Bribery?

September 1, 2020

Lobbying may be legal in politics, but is it ethical? Read More
Campaign Promises and Vague Rhetoric

Campaign Promises and Vague Rhetoric

August 12, 2020

What are the ethical uses and abuses when it comes to using ambiguity in political communication? Read More
The Paradox of Pathos

The Paradox of Pathos

August 1, 2020

What are the ethical promises and perils of using emotional messages in politics? Read More
How to Talk to People Who Disagree with You Politically

How to Talk to People Who Disagree with You Politi...

July 30, 2020

How can you communicate with people you disagree with politically? This report reveals five strategies you can use. Read More
Ghosting the People?

Ghosting the People?

July 13, 2020

Is using a ghostwriter in presidential communication ethical? Read More
Whose Image is It to Use?

Whose Image is It to Use?

July 9, 2020

What ethical choices lie behind the use of images for advocacy campaigns? Read More
Fighting (Online) Fire with Fire?

Fighting (Online) Fire with Fire?

June 22, 2020

What are the ethics of using counterspeech to fight online harassment? Read More
Pandemic Prime Time for the Cuomo Brothers

Pandemic Prime Time for the Cuomo Brothers

May 26, 2020

What ethical concerns arise with the brotherly interactions between Governor Cuomo and journalist Cuomo? Read More
Politics in the Age of Digital Information Overload

Politics in the Age of Digital Information Overloa...

May 21, 2020

What are the ethics of Facebook allowing potentially misleading political ads? Read More
Campaigning for Your Enemies

Campaigning for Your Enemies

May 7, 2020

Is it ethical to campaign for opponents you know you can beat? Read More
Ethics and the Tweeter-in-Chief

Ethics and the Tweeter-in-Chief

March 5, 2018

What are the ethical issues with President Trump's use of Twitter? Read More
Media Criticism in Turbulent Times

Media Criticism in Turbulent Times

February 14, 2018

April 25, 2018: What is the role of media criticism in our turbulent political times? Read More