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Political Communication Center

The Political Communication Center (PCC) at the University of Oklahoma was the first academic center in the United States to focus on the role of communication in the political system. The PCC's founding director was Lynda Lee Kaid, who established the PCC in 1985 as an interdisciplinary center in the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma.

The Department of Communication offers an undergraduate, a master's, and a PhD specialization in political communication. Areas of study include mass media impact on voting behavior and public events; communication between political figures and the public; government-press relations; political advertising; and social, psychological, and political antecedents of public opinion. The programs of the center prepare students for careers in academic teaching and research; for positions in government with ...

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