Campaign Advertising & Ads as News (selected publications)
- Fowler, Erika Franklin, Michael M. Franz and Travis N. Ridout. 2016. Political Advertising in the United States. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
- Franz, Michael M., Erika Franklin Fowler and Travis N. Ridout. 2016. “Loose Cannons or Loyal Foot Soldiers? Toward a More Complex Theory of Interest Group Advertising Strategies.” American Journal of Political Science. DOI: 10.1111/ajps.12241. [Winner of the APSA Political Organization and Parties Section Jack Walker Award].
- Fowler, Erika Franklin, Travis N. Ridout and Michael M. Franz. 2016. “Political Advertising in 2016: The Presidential Election as Outlier?” The Forum, A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics 14(4): 445-469. [Summary available here.]
- Ridout, Travis N., Michael M. Franz and Erika Franklin Fowler. 2015. “Sponsorship, Disclosure and Donors: Limiting the Impact of Outside Group Ads.” Political Research Quarterly 68(1): 154-166.
- Ridout, Travis N. and Erika Franklin Fowler. 2012. “Explaining Perceptions of Advertising Tone.” Political Research Quarterly 65(1): 62-75.
- Fowler, Erika Franklin and Travis N. Ridout. 2009. “Local Television and Newspaper Coverage of Advertising.” Political Communication 26(2): 119-136.
Local Television News Coverage of Politics & Policy (selected publications)
- Gollust, Sarah E., Laura M. Baum, Jeff Niederdeppe, Colleen Barry and Erika Franklin Fowler. 2017. “Local Television News Coverage of the Affordable Care Act: Emphasizing Politics Over Consumer Information.” American Journal of Public Health e1-e7.
- Fowler, Erika Franklin. 2012. “Making the News: Is Local News Coverage Really That Bad?” in Travis N. Ridout (ed). New Directions in Media and Politics. New York: Routledge.
- Fowler, Erika Franklin, Matthew Hale, and Tricia Olsen. 2009. “Spanish- and English-Language Local Television Coverage of Politics and the Tendency to Cater to Latino Audiences.” International Journal of Press/Politics 14(2): 232-256.
- Fowler, Erika Franklin, Kenneth M. Goldstein, Matthew Hale, & Martin Kaplan. 2007. “Does Local News Measure Up?” Stanford Law & Policy Review 18(2): 410-431.
Health & Health Policy Messaging (selected publications)
- Fowler, Erika Franklin, Laura M. Baum, Colleen Barry, Jeff Niederdeppe and Sarah E. Gollust. 2017. “Media Messages and Perceptions of the Affordable Care Act During the Early Phase of Implementation.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 42(1): 167-195.
- Fowler, Erika Franklin and Sarah E. Gollust. March 2015. “The Content and Effect of Politicized Health Controversies.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 658(1): 155-171.
- Gollust, Sarah E., Colleen Barry, Jeff Niederdeppe, Laura Baum and Erika Franklin Fowler. 2014. “First Impressions: Geographic Variation in Media Messages During the First Phase of ACA Implementation.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 39(5): 1-10.
- Fowler, Erika Franklin, Sarah E. Gollust, Amanda F. Dempsey, Paula M. Lantz, and Peter A. Ubel. 2012. “Issue Emergence, Evolution of Controversy, and Implications for Competitive Framing: The Case of the HPV Vaccine.” The International Journal of Press/Politics 17(2): 169-189.
- Gollust, Sarah E., Amanda F. Dempsey, Paula M. Lantz, Peter A. Ubel, and Erika Franklin Fowler. November 2010. “Controversy Undermines Support for State Mandates on the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine.” Health Affairs 29(11): 2041-2046.
- Niederdeppe, Jeff, Erika Franklin Fowler, Kenneth M. Goldstein and James Pribble. 2010. “Does Local TV News Cultivate Fatalistic Beliefs About Cancer Prevention?” Journal of Communication 60(2): 230-253.
Other publications (selected)
- Fowler, Erika Franklin and Natalie Jomini Stroud. 2018. “Thinking Strategically About Informing the Public on Complex Issues,” John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s white paper series on media and democracy.
- Wesleyan Media Project and Center for Responsive Politics. 2018. “Report on Outside Group Activity, 2000-2016: Assessing Dark Money Trends & Magnitude,” additional research for the Campaign Finance Task Force’s The State of Campaign Finance in the U.S. report.