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

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

Frank Esser

  Political communication in small states: Resilience and the Nordic model. What are the main characteristics and differences of political communication practices in the Nordic countries, how do these compare with political communication in other small European countries, and what role is played vis-à-vis the resilience of the Nordic model? Non-elected political actors in the Nordic countries From corporatism to lobbyism: What is the current situation in the Nordic countries? What … Continue reading Frank Esser