Markus Prior is the Director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics and Associate Professor of Politics and Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Prior won the 2008 Emerging Scholar Award from the American Political Science Association's Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior Section. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford's Department of Communication in 2004. He is the author of Post-Broadcast Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2007), which won the 2009 Goldsmith Book Price, awarded by Harvard's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, and, as an earlier version, the E. E. Schattschneider Award for the best dissertation in American politics, awarded by the American Political Science Association. The book examines how broadcast television, cable television, and the Internet have changed politics in the United States over the last half-century. His work has also appeared in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and Political Communication.
1. Post-Broadcast Democracy: How Media Choice Increases Inequality in Political Involvement and Polarizes Elections