January 10, 2008: APSA Offers Expert Sources for Journalists Writing on 2008 Primaries, Election APSA Media Advisory

CONTACT: Bahram Rajaee

American Political Science Association Offers Expert Sources for Journalists Writing on 2008 Primaries, Election

Washington, DC—The American Political Science Association invites all journalists writing on the 2008 primaries and election to use its MediaConnect service to find expert sources and scholars that can help provide context and analysis for news stories or topics related to politics.  MediaConnect was established in 2007 and provides journalists with easy and rapid access to the expertise of hundreds of political scientists across the country on all aspects of politics at the local, state, and national levels.

MediaConnect draws on a growing, self-selected pool of scholars that are members of the Association and who are interested in responding to press inquiries.  This pool is diverse in terms of research topics—including the full range of American and international politics—as well as geography, gender, ethnicity, and type of institution of higher education.

Journalists interested in using this free service can contact the Association by emailing [email protected] or can visit www.politicalsciencenews.org for more information.  Requests for sources or experts must include the following: name and affiliation of the requestor; contact information; relevant deadline; and brief description of the story. 

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The American Political Science Association (est. 1903) is the leading professional organization for the study of politics and has over 14,000 members in 80 countries. For more news and information about political science research visit the APSA media website, www.politicalsciencenews.org.

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