Jonathan M Ladd


Associate Professor


McCourt School of Public Policy
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Jonathan Ladd is an associate professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Department of Government at Georgetown and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a faculty affiliate of the Massive Data Institute and a faculty liaison to the Institute of Politics and Public Service. He is on the editorial boards of Political Behavior and American Politics Research , an associate editor of Research & Politics and a co-editor of's political science blog Mischiefs of Faction.

He studies the news media, partisan polarization and public opinion. His book, Why Americans Hate the Media and How it Matters, won the Goldsmith Book Prize from Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and the McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research. His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior and Political Psychology. He is currently involved in several projects investigating the relationship between the information environment and political polarization.


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  • Ph.D. (2006) Princeton University, Politics
  • M.A. (2003) Princeton University, Politics
  • B.A. (2000) Tufts University, Political Science