POLKOM-monday: Hillary Clinton in the News – Gender and Authenticity in American Politics

We are pleased to invite you to lunch with professor Shawn Parry-Giles from the University of Maryland. This lunch meeting is being held the upcoming Monday 24th of October at 12.00 at room 205. Theme:  Shawn Parry-Giles is a professor of communication and director of UMD’s Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership. An expert in political communications, rhetoric, and politics and the media, she is a frequent guest on NPR. In her … Continue reading POLKOM-monday: Hillary Clinton in the News – Gender and Authenticity in American Politics

POLKOM-monday: A Bad Workman Blames his Tweets

    A Bad Workman Blames his Tweets: The Consequences of Citizens’ Uncivil Twitter Use when Interacting with Party Candidates Existing studies focusing on politicians’ adoption of Twitter have found that they use it primarily as a broadcasting tool. We argue that citizens’ impolite and/or uncivil behavior is one possible explanation for such decisions. Social media conversations are rife with harassment and politicians are a … Continue reading POLKOM-monday: A Bad Workman Blames his Tweets

From the ‘Act of Free Choice’ betrayal to a social media revolution

Tanah Papua, Asia-Pacific news blind spots and citizen media: From the ‘Act of Free Choice’ betrayal to a social media revolution Abstract: For five decades Tanah Papua, or the West Papua half of the island of New Guinea on the intersection of Asia and the Pacific, has been a critical issue for the region with a majority of the Melanesian population supporting self-determination, and ultimately … Continue reading From the ‘Act of Free Choice’ betrayal to a social media revolution