POLKOM-monday: A Marriage of Love or Convenience? Gender and Candidate’s Use of Social Media during the European Election 2014

 Social media provides a unique opportunity for politicians to control their message and has altered campaign tactics to avoid traditional media outlets, which often filter and interpret campaign messages. Despite this development, the potentially different opportunities for male and female candidates in their online campaigning efforts are a rather unexplored area. In this study, we address the importance of gender and how politicians use social … Continue reading POLKOM-monday: A Marriage of Love or Convenience? Gender and Candidate’s Use of Social Media during the European Election 2014

POLKOM-monday: Tweeting Politics

  The presentation will focus on the use of Twitter as a political communication tool outside election campaigns, by top politicians and leading political journalists in France. Through a qualitative approach, based on interviews with members of this group, the uses and media logic of Twitter for politicians and journalists will be examined, through the prism of three major communication functions of Twitter: monitoring, disseminating … Continue reading POLKOM-monday: Tweeting Politics

Rhetorics with Cheryl Glenn

A leading scholar-teacher of rhetoric and writing, Cheryl Glenn is Liberal Arts Research Professor of English and Women’s Studies, John Moore Teaching Mentor, and co-founder of Penn State’s Center for Democratic Deliberation. Professorand On-Site Director of the Bread Loaf Graduate School of English, Santa Fe Campus. Over the course of her career, she has won numerous research, scholarship, teaching, and mentoring awards and has delivered … Continue reading Rhetorics with Cheryl Glenn