Program of the Fifth Conference of The International Journal of Press/Politics #ijpp19

Next week, Loughborough University will host the fifth conference of The International Journal of Press/Politics. I look forward to welcoming 65 delegates from five continents and eighteen different countries, who will present research covering 50 countries across all continents but Antarctica.

Below is the conference program. The event will be held at Holywell Park Conference Centre. Please stop by if you can, and engage with the event on Twitter with the hashtag #ijpp19.

Monday, September 16

Keynote Speech (Stephenson Lecture Theatre)

  • Welcome: Cristian Vaccari (Loughborough University)
  • On the Increasing Viability of ‘Good News’
    Stuart Soroka (University of Michigan)

Panel 1A (Brunel-Murdoch Room): The Changing Infrastructure of Journalism
Chair: C.W. Anderson (University of Leeds)

  • Facebook and the platformization of local information infrastructure
    Kjerstin Thorson and Mel Medeiros (Michigan State University)
  • Philanthropy in US Journalism and the Power Geometry of Place
    Nikki Usher and Sanghoon Kim (University of Illinois)
  • Churnalism, press releases, and wire copy: a comparative analysis of textual reuse in UK and US online news
    Tom Nicholls and Lucas Graves (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford)

Panel 1B (Pascal Room): Shaping Public Discourse in Contemporary Media
Chair: David Deacon (Loughborough University)

  • The Go-Betweens: Political Discourse Management Practices on Social Media among Political Aides – A Comparative Study
    Chen Sabag-Ben Porat and Sharon Haleva-Amir (Bar Ilan University)
  • European elections 2019: the first “Social-order” electoral campaign? A transnational and comparative analysis among 28 nations.
    Edoardo Novelli (Università degli studi di Rona Tre)
  • Keep Calm and Carry On? A Long-Term Comparison of Crisis Communication by Executives in the European Union
    Olga Eisele, Petro Tolochko, and Hajo Boomgaarden (University of Vienna)

Panel 2A (Brunel-Murdoch Room): Understanding Contemporary News Ecosystems
Chair: Andrew Chadwick (Loughborough University)

  • Integrating the social geography of the lifeworld into the study of media use and opinion formation
    Chris Wells (Boston University), Lewis A. Friedland, Ceri Hughes, Jiyoun Suk, Michael Wagner, and Dhavan V. Shah (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Transnational networking and (dis-)integration among right-wing digital news ecologies in Europe and the US
    Annett Heft (Freie Universität Berlin and Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society), Curd Knüpfer (Freie Universität Berlin and Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society), Eva Mayerhöffer (Roskilde University), and Susanne Reinhardt (Freie Universität Berlin and Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society)
  • Analyzing the interrelated public agenda in a time of high-choice media environment
    Giovanni Boccia Artieri (Università di Urbino Carlo Bo) and Sara Bentivegna (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)

Panel 2B (Pascal Room): Comparative Research in Political Communication
Chair: Jay Blumler (University of Leeds)

  • Red economy, blue economy. How media-party parallelism affects the partisan economic perception and attribution gap
    Arjen van Dalen (University of Southern Denmark)
  • Media heritage and fact-checking: A cross-national study
    Salma El idrissi and Drew Margolin (Cornell University)
  • Conspiracy Believers in Europe: A Comparative Study of their Characteristics
    Annemarie Walter and Hugo Drochon (University of Nottingham)

Panel 3A (Brunel-Murdoch Room): Political Communication and Representation in the UK
Chair: Andrea Carson (La Trobe University, Melbourne)

  • Who Represents the Islamic State? Analysing the Interplay between Media, Political and Public Representations of the Islamic State During the November 13th 2015 Paris Attacks
    Jared Ahmad (University of Sheffield)
  • Partisan Century: Continuities and Changes in Newspaper Editorialising during UK General Elections from 1918 to 2017
    Dominic Wring and David Deacon (Loughborough University)
  • Defining “Fiscal Sustainability” for the UK Press: The Office for Budget Responsibility
    Catherine Walsh (Cardiff University)

Panel 3B (Pascal Room): Political Actors’ Use of Social Media
Chair: Jason Gainous (University of Louisville)

  • Hostile media perceptions and social media in Latin American elections
    Francisco Brandao (University of Brasilia)
  • Have Political Jargons Divided the Nation? Evidence from the 2019 Indonesia’s General Election
    Nia Kurniasih, Dicky R. Munaf, Harry Nuriman, Prima Roza, and Ridwan Fauzi (Institut Teknologi Bandung)
  • Platformization of Political Communication and Public Opinion Formation in India: A Comparative Study of the “Chowkidar” Campaigns of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress as an Election Plank
    Sangeeta Mahapatra (GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg)

Panel 4 (Stephenson Lecture Theatre): Political Communication and Identity
Chair: Stephen D. Reese (University of Texas at Austin)

  • Political Identity-Ownership: Symbolic Contests to Represent Members of the Public
    Shannon C. McGregor (University of Utah), Daniel Kreiss (University of North Carolina), and Regina G. Lawrence (University of Oregon)
  • Analyzing gender differences in the (re)presentation of men and women in parliamentary debates
    Lucy Kinski (Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf) and Stefanie Walter (University of Bremen)
  • Movement-Media Relations in the Hybrid Media System: A Case Study from the US Transgender Rights Movement
    Thomas J. Billard (University of Southern California)

Tuesday, September 17

Panel 5A (Brunel-Murdoch Room): Effects of Political Communication
Chair: Kimberly Gross (George Washington University)

  • The impact of news consumption on anti-immigration attitudes and populist party support in a changing information ecology
    Václav Štětka, Sabina Mihelj, and Fanni Tóth (Loughborough University)
  • Now we’re talking: Examining interpersonal political discussion on WhatsApp
    Susan Vermeer, Sanne Kruikemeier, Damian Trilling, and Claes de Vreese (Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam)
  • Moving the crowd: Mobilising and persuading at rallies in Africa
    Dan Paget (University College London)

Panel 5B (Pascal Room): Global Perspectives on Political Communication and Representation
Chair: Chris Wells (Boston University)

  • Mediating the opponent’s news: A study of inter-media citations in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    Yonatan Gonen, Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt, and Zohar Kampf (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • The Winner-Loser Spiral in Political News Coverage: Investigating the Impact of Poll Coverage on Subsequent Party Coverage
    Per Oleskog Tryggvason (University of Gothenburg)
  • Is there a discursive consensus? (Re)Conceptualisation of China’s “responsibility” in the China-US trade negotiation by Chinese and American media
    Xin Zhao (Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College)

Panel 6A (Brunel-Murdoch Room): Trust and Credibility in Fragmented Polities
Chair: Kjerstin Thorson (Michigan State University)

  • The Antecedents and Consequences of International Trust
    Kimberly Gross (George Washington University) and Paul R Brewer (University of Delaware)
  • A “Walter Cronkite” for the Digital News Generation: The Utility and Dangers of Individual-level Relationships of Trust
    Rachel Elizabeth Moran (Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California)
  • Credibility of digital political news in Spain: Comparison between traditional media and social media
    Reinald Besalu, Carles Pont-Sorribes, and Metzeri Sánchez Meza (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Panel 6B (Pascal Room): Journalism and Accountability
Chair: Seth Lewis (University of Oregon)

  • Hybridity and Framing Dynamics in Opensource Investigations
    Steven Livingston (School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University and Carr Center, Harvard University) and Gregory Asmolov (King’s College London)
  • Understanding global investigative journalism using a connective action framework of political protest in the digital age
    Andrea Carson (La Trobe University, Melbourne)
  • Free, but tame? How online and multiplatform journalists in nine European countries differ from their offline colleagues
    Imke Henkel (University of Lincoln), Neil Thurman (LMU Munich), Judith Möller (University of Amsterdam), and Damian Trilling (University of Amsterdam)

Panel 7A (Brunel-Murdoch Room): Misinformation and Disinformation
Chair: Steven Livingston (George Washington University)

  • The Era of Mobile (Mis)information? How Citizens Engage With Online Misinformation on WhatsApp and Facebook in Brazil
    Patricia Rossini (University of Liverpool), Jennifer Stromer-Galley (Syracuse University), Vanessa Veiga de Oliveira (Federal University of Minas Gerais), and Erica Anita Baptista (Federal University of Minas Gerais)
  • Multi-Stage Information Flows in Hybrid Media Systems: How A New Indexing Process Converts Disinformation into Mainstream News
    Curd Knüpfer (Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, Freie Universität Berlin), Lance Bennett (University of Washington), Vadim Voskresenskii (Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, Freie Universität Berlin), and Ulrike Klinger (Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Disinformation and hyperpartisanship on Twitter conversations during the 2018 Brazilian Presidential Campaign
    Felipe Bonow Soares (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) and Raquel Recuero (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and Federal University of Pelotas)

Panel 7B (Pascal Room): The Political Outcomes of Media Use: Knowledge, Disinformation, and Polarization
Chair: Regina G. Lawrence (University of Oregon)

  • Social Media News Consumption, News Finds Me Perceptions, and Political Knowledge
    Rune Karlsen (University of Oslo), Audun Beyer (Institute for Social Research), and Kari Steen-Johnsen (Institute for Social Research)
  • Understanding Susceptibility to Anti-Immigrant Disinformation
    Eileen Culloty and Jane Suiter (Dublin City University)
  • Echo chambers or attentive readers? The effect of media framing and media selection on social polarization
    Mariano Torcal (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Javier Lorenzo (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) and Sergio Martini (Università di Siena)

Panel 8A (Brunel-Murdoch Room): Engaging with News Online
Chair: Nikki Usher (University of Illinois)

  • Incidental Exposure to News on Social Media and News Repertoires in Europe and the USA
    Richard Fletcher, Anne Schulz, and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford)
  • Active vs. Passive Social Media Engagement with Critical Information: Protest Behavior in Two Asian Countries
    Jason Gainous (University of Louisville), Jason P. Abbott (University of Louisville), and Kevin M. Wagner (Florida Atlantic University)
  • Can Incivility be Democratic? Incivility in News Comment Section as a Power Struggle for Political Visibility
    Jane Yeahin Pyo (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Panel 8B (Pascal Room): The Co-Production of News
Chair: Sara Bentivegna (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)

  • Political control in the Modern Arab Newsroom
    Abeer Anajjar (American University of Sharjah)
  • Promoting Chinese Media to Africa: Is there room for China media model in African mediascape?
    Jijun Ran (China Foreign Affairs University)
  • Comparing Bespoke and Banal Data Visualization Histories: The United States and the United Kingdom
    C.W. Anderson (University of Leeds)

Final Roundtable and Closing Remarks (Stephenson Lecture Theatre)

Chair: Cristian Vaccari (Loughborough University)

  • Regina G. Lawrence (University of Oregon)
  • Sabina Mihelj (Loughborough University)
  • Nikki Usher (University of Illinois)


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