wonklife:

“While I believe this growing relationship between journalists and political scientists has helped to improve the quality of political coverage, it’s clear we’re not reaching everyone. I was curious if it was possible to measure political science’s penetration of journalism. Below is one attempt: I used a Google News search to count the number of times the term “political scientist” appears in the text of New York Times and Washington Post articles annually. This is far from a perfect measure. Nonetheless, two trends emerge: we are quoted more in election years, and we are quoted with decreasing frequency.”
(via Enik Rising: Political scientists, bloggers, and journalists)

wonklife:

While I believe this growing relationship between journalists and political scientists has helped to improve the quality of political coverage, it’s clear we’re not reaching everyone. I was curious if it was possible to measure political science’s penetration of journalism. Below is one attempt: I used a Google News search to count the number of times the term “political scientist” appears in the text of New York Times and Washington Post articles annually. This is far from a perfect measure. Nonetheless, two trends emerge: we are quoted more in election years, and we are quoted with decreasing frequency.”

(via Enik Rising: Political scientists, bloggers, and journalists)