Election Night News & Voter Turnout:
Solving the Projection Puzzle William C. Adams
"Adams has put together a remarkable and persuasive collection of studies on an important issue, using a unique, multi-method approach that sets a great example for scholarship."
- Trevor Thompson,
Public Opinion Quarterly
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William Adams is Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University. His research interests span several disciplines, including political science, mass communication, and social psychology, as well as public administration and public policy. In addition to Election Night News and Voter Turnout, books that he has authored/edited include Television Coverage of the 1980 Presidential Campaign, Television Coverage of the Middle East, Television Coverage of International Affairs, Television Network News: Issues in Content Research (with Fay Schreibman), and a Rand monograph, An Assessment of Telephone Survey Methods (with William Lucas).

Scholarly studies by Professor Adams have been published in journals such as Public Opinion Quarterly, Policy Studies Journal, Journal of Broadcasting, Journal of Politics, Journalism Quarterly, Foreign Service Journal, Journal of Church and State, Experimental Study of Politics,, Policy Review, Political Communication and Persuasion, Public Administration Review, Public Opinion, and Presidential Studies Quarterly. His articles have also been published in books such as Media Power in Politics, Media and Momentum, Practicing Texas Politics, Doing Public Administration, The President and the Public, and Television: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies.

Professor Adams earned his Ph.D. in political science from George Washington University, and his B.A. and M.A. from Baylor University. For many years, he was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Communication and a member of the Board of Visitors of the Vanderbilt University Television News Archive. He has conducted research for organizations such as United Space Alliance (the space shuttle), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. State Department, Pew Charitable Trusts, Goodwill Industries, and Reuters. He has lectured at many universities abroad and traveled extensively in more than 120 countries.

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