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Last Name
Franklin Fowler
Wesleyan University
Campaign advertising, news media, local news, political communication, elections, campaign finance, health politics, public opinion
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Personal Info

About Me

Erika Franklin Fowler (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison) is Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University where she directs the Wesleyan Media Project, which tracks and analyzes all political ads aired on broadcast television in real-time during elections. Fowler specializes in political communication – local media and campaign advertising in particular – and her work on local coverage of politics and policy has been published in political science, communication, law/policy, and medical journals. She is also co-author of Political Advertising in the United States.

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Media Coverage

Fowler’s work with the Wesleyan Media Project has been featured extensively in local, national and even some international coverage of U.S. elections.

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