University of Missouri

PCI Mission

Political Communication Institute Mission

Communication is central to democratic institutions and political processes. Conceived as the achievement of communication, democracy and the practice of politics are constructed through the interaction of citizens, elected leaders and candidates, and media. The mission of the Political Communication Institute (PCI) at the University of Missouri is to develop knowledge and promote greater understanding of the role of ethical and effective communication in developing a vibrant participatory democracy and political processes representative of and responsive to all citizens.

In fulfillment of its mission, the Institute will: