Polkom-Monday: Not in my backyard

POLKOM invites you to join our lunch meeting this upcoming Monday with Iris Segers from the Department of Media and Communication. Iris will present the following: ‘Not in my backyard’ – A comparative ethnographic discourse analysis of anti-asylum-seeker centre protests in the Netherlands Iris Segers will briefly present her PhD project about anti-asylum seeker centre protests in the Netherlands. After sketching the background and key events … Continue reading Polkom-Monday: Not in my backyard

POLKOM-Monday: Political Communication in a High-Choice Media Environment: A Challenge for Democracy

POLKOM invites you to join our lunch meeting this upcoming Monday with professor Frank Esser. Abstract: During the last decades media environments and political communication systems have changed fundamentally. These changes have major ramifications for the political information environments and the extent to which they aid people in becoming informed citizens. Against this background, the purpose of this article is to review research on key … Continue reading POLKOM-Monday: Political Communication in a High-Choice Media Environment: A Challenge for Democracy

POLKOM-Monday: Strategic Communication and Context

Monday 27th March  professor Cristina Archetti from the Department of Media And Communication will talk about the following: Strategic Communication and Context: Making Sense of “Post-Truth Politics”, “Fake News” and the “Age of Misinformation” Although “strategic communication” figures as a key policy tool across a range of domains, from tackling the threat of the extremist ideology of ISIS to countering Russian propaganda, this concept appears to … Continue reading POLKOM-Monday: Strategic Communication and Context

POLKOM-Monday: Finnish elites, trust and political conflict

Monday 20. March Lotta Lounasmeri from The  University of Helsinki will present the following: Finnish elites, trust and political conflict  The project focuses on discovering factors affecting the creation and maintenance of elite trust relations in the Finnish polity in two comparative cases from the energy sector. The objective is to analyze, what happens and how members of the elite react, when a political process becomes … Continue reading POLKOM-Monday: Finnish elites, trust and political conflict

POLKOM-monday: From gatekeeping to navigating: managing the immigration debate in Scandinavian newspapers

POLKOM invites you to POLKOM-monday with Postdoctoral Fellow Karoline Ihlebæk from the Department of Media and Communication, UiO: In this study, I explore editorial attitudes and practices when managing debates about immigration. A key responsibility for the news media is to facilitate the public debate. Even if the editorial power of the news media has been contested and transformed as a result of the growing importance of … Continue reading POLKOM-monday: From gatekeeping to navigating: managing the immigration debate in Scandinavian newspapers

POLKOM-monday: Baking, Skiing – Governing – Exploring the popularity of personalized posts on Norwegian political Instagram accounts

POLKOM-monday with associate professor Anders Olof Larsson from Westerdals: Baking, Skiing – Governing – Exploring the popularity of personalized posts on Norwegian political Instagram accounts The Internet is sometimes pointed to as having increased tendencies of personalization in politics. While studies have gauged the degree to which political actors focus on their private or personal sides rather than on their more official or political sides in their … Continue reading POLKOM-monday: Baking, Skiing – Governing – Exploring the popularity of personalized posts on Norwegian political Instagram accounts

POLKOM-monday: Comparing Political Journalism

Professor Frank Esser will speak about his recently published book “Comparing Political Journalism” (Routledge 2017). It is a systematic, in-depth study of the factors that shape and influence political news coverage today. Looking at newspapers, television news, and news websites from 16 countries, it assesses what kinds of media systems are most conducive to producing quality journalism. A range of causal factors are explored to explain key features of contemporary political … Continue reading POLKOM-monday: Comparing Political Journalism