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Jonathan M Ladd


Associate Professor


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Jonathan Ladd is an associate professor with appointments in the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Department of Government. He studies the news media, partisan polarization and public opinion. His book, Why Americans Hate the Media and How it Matters (Princeton, 2012), examines the contentious relationship between journalists, political leaders and the mass public throughout American history. It 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, Public Opinion Quarterly, the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior and Political Psychology. He is also a regular contributor at the political science blog Mischiefs of Faction. He is currently involved in several projects investigating the relationship between the information environment and mass-level partisanship. For more information, see his homepage.


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