Calendar

Sep
22
Fri
Dhavan Shah – Expression, Amplification, and Contention: Communication Mediation in a New Media Ecology
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Abstract: The Communication Mediation Model contends that conversation serves as a conduit for media influence on participation. Changes in communication systems, media audiences, and political campaigns call this model into question. Its current formulation fails to account for the growing convergence of news and talk via social media and the deepening institutional and social distrust accompanying heightened partisan polarization. Illustrating these changes with three studies that span conventional and computational methods, this presentation explores (1) the nature of online expression during presidential debates, (2) the factors that drive presidential campaign coverage, and (3) the influence of cloistered communication ecologies on the erosion of institutional legitimacy and social trust. An alternate model of mediated communication that emphasizes expression, amplification, and contention is proposed.

Sep
29
Fri
Political Communication Lab – Stewart Coles @ 1440 ISR
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Oct
6
Fri
Claes DeVrees
Oct 6 @ 1:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Oct
13
Fri
Political Communication Lab – 1. Kirill Zhirkov 2. Ozan Kuru @ 1440 ISR
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Oct
20
Fri
Political Communication Lab – Sedona Chinn @ 1440 ISR
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Oct
27
Fri
Political Communication Lab – Dan Hiaeshutter-Rice @ 1440 ISR
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Nov
10
Fri
Political Communication Lab – Alex Pineda @ 1440 ISR
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Jan
19
Fri
Political Communication Lab Meeting – Bert Bakker
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm