Research by Allison Archer, assistant professor of leadership studies, was highlighted in Harvard's Neiman Lab news roundup, "Explainers are tedious. Fact-checks can feel partisan. Is there a third way?" Archer's paper "Political Advantage, Disadvantage, and the Demand for Partisan News" explores how the outcomes of political elections affect consumption of partisan news.

"She finds that 'when parties are electorally advantaged in presidential contests, demand for their affiliated newspapers decreases relative to demand for papers affiliated with disadvantaged parties,'" the roundup reports.

Archer, a political scientist, looked at circulation data from two local Floridian newspapers as well as "aggregate circulations of local, daily partisan papers in the United States."

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Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies
Political Psychology
Political Communication
Mass Media
Public Opinion
Experimental Methods