Listed here are my academic publications, book reviews, and blog posts. You can also find my research via Google Scholar.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles 

Chadwick, A., McDowell-Naylor, D., Smith, A.P., & Watts, E. (2018) Authority Signalling: How the Relational Interactions between Journalists and Politicians Create Primary Definers in U.K Broadcast News. Journalism. (

Chapters in Edited Books

McDowell-Naylor, D. (Forthcoming) Researching the Next Wave of Campaigns: Empirical and Methodological Developments. In Dutton. W.H. (eds). A Research Agenda for Digital Politics. London: Edward Elgar Publishing.

McDowell-Naylor, D. (2019) #GE2017: Digital Media and the Campaigns. In Wring, D., Mortimore, R., & Atkinson, S. (eds). Political Communication In Britain: Campaigning, Media and Polling in the 2017 General Election. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Book Reviews

McDowell-Naylor, D. (2019) Review of Bucher, T. (2018) If…Then (Oxford University Press). Information, Communication, & Society

McDowell-Naylor, D. (2018) Review of Connolly, W. (2017) Facing The Planetary: Entangled Humanism and the Politics of Swarming (Duke University Press). Political Studies Review (

McDowell-Naylor, D. (2016) Review of Blackford, R. (2013) Humanity Enhanced: Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies (MIT Press). Political Studies Review (

Other Writing

Thomas, R. & McDowell-Naylor, D. (2019) UK election 2019: how the growing reach of alt-media is shaping the campaign. (

McDowell-Naylor, D. (2018) Nick Clegg and the Future of Democracy. Three-D Newsletter. (

McDowell-Naylor, D. (2017) ‘You and the Autonomous Vehicle’. NewPolCom Blog. (

McDowell-Naylor, D. (2016) ‘A Reflection on Phil Howard’s ‘Will The ‘Internet of Things’ Lock us Up or Set us Free’ Departmental Seminar’. NewPolCom Blog. (

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