Jonathan Ladd is an associate professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Department of Government and Director of the Baker Poll at Georgetown University. He also serves as a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is on the editorial boards of Political Behavior and American Politics Research and a writer at the political science blog Mischiefs of Faction on Vox.com. He is also a faculty liaison to the Institute of Politics and Public Service and a faculty affiliate of the Baker Center for Leadership & Governance and the Massive Data Institute.
He studies the news media, partisan polarization and public opinion. His book, Why Americans Hate the Media and How it Matters, won the Goldsmith Book Prize from Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and the McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research. His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior and Political Psychology. He is currently involved in several projects investigating the relationship between the information environment and political polarization.