School of Communication
Joseph Graf is a full-time professor of Public Communication. He is former research director for the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet, which promotes Internet politics to improve civic engagement. He has published extensively in political communication and online politics and is focused on the intersection of civic involvement and new media technology. Graf has taught as a visiting professor at The George Washington University. He began his career as a newspaper reporter in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
DegreesBA Journalism, University of Wisconsin - Madison; MA Journalism and Mass Communication, The Ohio State University
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Graf, Joseph, and Jeremy Mayer. “Campaign Press Coverage – Instantaneous.” In Campaigns on the Cutting Edge (2nd edition), edited by Richard Semiatin. Washington: CQ Press, 2012.
Graf, Joseph and Sean Aday. Selective Attention to Online Political Information. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 52 (March 2008): 86-100.
Graf, Joseph. "What Changed it All: Online Media in Elections." In Voting in America (vol. 2), edited by Morgan E. Felchner, 174-182.
Graf, Joseph. "New Media - The Cutting Edge of Campaign Communications." In Campaigns on the Cutting Edge, edited by Richard Semiatin, 48-68. Washington: CQ Press, 2008.
Graf, Joseph. "Demographics," in Carol Darr and Joseph Graf (Eds.), Poli-fluentials: The New Political Kingmakers. Report published by the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet, October 2007.
Graf, Joseph. The Audience for Political Blogs: New Research on Blog Readership. Report published by the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet, October 2006.
Graf, Joseph. "Donors and Fundraising in the 2004 Presidential Campaigns." National Civic Review 95 (fall 2006): 35-41.
Graf, Joseph, Grant Reeher, Michael Malbin and Costas Panagopoulos. Small Donors and Online Giving: A Study of Donors to the 2004 Presidential Campaigns. Report published by the Institute for Politics, Democracy the Internet, March 2006.
Graf, Joseph. Pioneers in Online Politics: Nonpartisan Political Web Sites in the 2000 Campaign. Report published by the Institute for Politics, Democracy the Internet, August 2004.
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