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The CampaignsOnline.org is a nonpartisan research and educational project of the Center for the Study of American Government at Johns Hopkins University.

In 2003, Alexis Rice, Project Director of CampaignsOnline.org and Fellow at the Center for the Study of American Government at Johns Hopkins University, released the first academic research examining the impact of political blogging.

This groundbreaking research on political blogging and the use of the Internet in campaigning has been cited around the world and Rice has appeared on TV, radio, and been interviewed for many news stories on the subject matter.

Stay Informed About the 2006 Campaign:
For the latest news on campaign blogging and use of the Internet check out CampaignsOnline Blog

2006 Reports:
coming soon

2004 Reports:

The Power of the Internet
November 2004
Overview of 2004 election

Campaigns Online: The Profound Impact of the Internet, Blogs, and E-Technologies in Presidential Political Campaigning
January 2004
Report examines the phenomenon of online campaigning and studies the trends evolving in the 2004 Presidential election.

The Use of Blogs in the 2004 Presidential Election
October 2003
Report examines the use of blogs in Presidential Campaigning and finds only four of the nine of the Democratic candidates have created official blogs.

CampaignsOnline in the News:

Anxious Out-of-Towners Turn to Blogs
The Palm Beach Post
Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Blogging and Credibility
The Current, CBC Radio
January 17, 2005

Internet Donations Spur 55% Rise in 2004 Fund Raising
December 31, 2004

Internet Finds its Niche in Politics
The Baltimore Sun
November 7, 2004

Internet Changed Dynamics of 2004 Presidential Race (can be found on Lexis/Nexis)
Washington Internet Daily
November 5, 2004

US Campaign Trail Takes to the Net
(can be found on Lexis/Nexis)
New Scientist
August 21, 2004

Politics Online

Blogging – Covering Politics a New Way
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)
March 2, 2004

Internet Now Part of Political Playbook
The Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts)
February 8, 2004

Beltway Bloggers
The Washington Post
February 7, 2004

Following Dean's Example, Kerry Turns Online
CBS MarketWatch
February 3, 2004

The Cyber Road To the White House?
The Johns Hopkins Gazette
February 2, 2004

State's Caucus to Test New Dean Machine
The Seattle Times
January 31, 2004

Faith in Net's Force Rises, Falls With Dean
CNET News.com
January 29, 2004

Blog Revolution Transforms Politics
The Tallahassee Democrat
January 15, 2004

Meet the Press
On the January 11, 2004 show, Tim Russert, the host of NBC's Meet the Press, made reference to the Campaignsonline report "The Use of Blogs in the 2004 Presidential Election". (transcript can be found on Lexis/Nexis)

Blogs Open New Political Front
NPR's All Things Considered
Nov. 24, 2003

Internet Weblogs Soar Due to Recent Presidential Campaigns
The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
November 21, 2003

Most Candidates Try Blog Rolling
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA)
October 26, 2003






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