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Professor Andrew Chadwick

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Professor of Political Communication

Andrew Chadwick (BSocSc Birmingham, MSc London School of Economics, PhD London School of Economics, FRSA) is Professor of Political Communication and a member of the Centre for Research in Communication and Culture.

Andrew’s books include The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power (Oxford University Press, 2013, 272pp; Second Edition, 2017, 346pp), which won the 2016 International Journal of Press/Politics Book Award for an outstanding book on media and politics published in the previous ten years and the American Political Science Association Information Technology and Politics Section Best Book Award, 2014; The Handbook of Internet Politics, co-edited with Philip N. Howard (Routledge 2009, 528pp), and Internet Politics: States, Citizens, and New Communication Technologies (Oxford University Press, 2006, 400pp), which won the American Sociological Association Best Book Award (Communication and Information Technologies Section) and is among the most widely-cited books in its field. 

Andrew founded the Oxford University Press book series Oxford Studies in Digital Politics and was a founding Associate Editor of the Journal of Information Technology and Politics and continues as a Senior Editorial Board member for the journal, which is published by Routledge. He also serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Press/Politics (Sage) and Social Media and Society (Sage).

During 2013 and 2014 Andrew served (unpaid) as one of the eight founding Commissioners on the Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement. In recent years, he has made print and broadcast media appearances, including on BBC Radio Four’s Thinking AllowedThe Moral Maze, and The World at One, as well as Sky News. He has authored articles for the British and U.S. press, including The Independent and the Washington Post.

Andrew recently co-edited (with Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Syracuse University) a 2016 special issue of the International Journal of Press/Politics on Digital Media, Power, and Democracy in Parties and Election Campaigns.

The second edition of The Hybrid Media System, featuring an extensive new chapter applying the conceptual framework to the extraordinary 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and the rise of Donald Trump, published in August 2017.

Andrew is currently working on four new research projects: a series of journal articles on dual screening and political engagement (with Cristian Vaccari and Ben O'Loughlin); a project on UK tabloid news sharing on social media (also with Cristian and Ben); a project on media and think tank authority, supported by the British Academy/Leverhulme grant scheme; and a new book, Social Media and the Future of Democracy, to be published by Oxford University Press.

For more information about Andrew Chadwick’s research, publications, teaching, and PhD supervision, visit his personal webpage. You can also follow him on Twitter.