Talks

Keynote Speeches and Plenary Appearances

‘Long Live Democracy?’, closing plenary panel with Kurt Barling, Helen Margetts, and Zizi Papacharissi. Internet, Politics and Policy 2018 conference, Oxford, UK, 20-21 September 2018.

‘Online Disinformation in Context: Media, Institutions, and Platforms’. International conference ‘Online Campaigning 2017: Fake News, Bots und Propaganda?’, Center for Advanced Internet Studies, Bochum, Germany, 23-24 November 2017.

‘Social Media and Political Engagement in Comparative Perspective’, international conference ‘La nueva comunicación y los procesos de movilización política: partidos, medios y ciudadanos’ [New communication and processes of political mobilization: Parties, media, and citizens], Universidad Internactional Menéndez Palayo, Valencia, Spain, 16-18 November 2016.

 

Invited Talks

‘Social Media and Political Participation in Comparative Perspective’. 6th International Summer School in Political Communication and Electoral Behavior, University of Milan, Italy, 9 July 2018.

‘Do tabloids poison the well of social media? Explaining democratically dysfunctional news sharing’. University of Liverpool, Department of Communication and Media, Liverpool, UK, 19 April 2018.

‘Social Media and Political Engagement’. Laval University, Fifth International Workshop on Political Communication, Quebec City, Canada, 22-23 April 2016.

‘Dual Screening the Political: Media Events, Social Media, and Citizen Engagement’. University of Oxford, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford, UK, 16 February 2016.

‘Social Media and Political Engagement: Old and New Puzzles’. University of California at Santa Barbara, Center for Information Technology and Society, Santa Barbara, USA, 3 November 2014.

‘What Happens on Twitter… Does Not Stay on Twitter. The Role of Social Media in Online and Offline Political Engagement’. University of Manchester, Institute for Social Change, Manchester, UK, 25 February 2014.

‘Comparing Internet Politics: Parties, Candidates, and Citizens in Seven Western Democracies (2006-2010)’. University of Oxford, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Oxford, UK, 21 June 2011.

‘A Europe Wide Web? Online Campaigning in the Continent’. University of Oporto, Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences, Oporto, Portugal, 9 March 2011.

‘The 2010 Regional Elections in Italy: What Happened and what it Means’. Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation, 2 June 2010.

 

Conference Presentations

A. Chadwick, C. Vaccari, B. O’Loughlin (2018). ‘Do tabloids poison the well of social media? Explaining democratically dysfunctional news sharing’. Presented at the workshop ‘Integrating and Analyzing Data from Surveys and Social Media’, Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS), Bochum, Germany, 19-20 February, at the workshop ‘Super-size me! Is there room in National Election Studies for big data?’, University of Manchester, 14 May, the International Communication Association annual meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, 24-28 May, the American Political Science Association annual meeting, Boston, USA, 30 August-2 September, and at the Internet, Politics and Policy 2018 conference, Oxford, UK, 20-21 September 2018.

Gibson, R., Musayev, J., Southern, R., Smyth, P., Vaccari, C. (2018). ‘Assessing the Impact of Twitter on the Outcome of the 2017 UK General Election’. Presented at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, Boston, USA, 30 August-2 September.

C. Vaccari, A. Valeriani (2017). ‘Digital Political Talk and Political Participation: Comparing Established and Third Wave Democracies’. Presented at the Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) global conference, New York City, NY, USA, 3-4 November and the American Political Science Association annual meeting, Boston, USA, 30 August-2 September.

Vaccari, A. Valeriani (2017). ‘Dual Screening, Public Service Broadcasting, and Political Participation in Eight Western Democracies’. Presented at the International Communication Association annual meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, 25-29 May and at the International Journal of Press/Politics conference, Oxford, UK, 28-29 September.

Valeriani, C. Vaccari (2017). ‘Political Talk on Mobile Instant Messaging Services: A Comparative Analysis of Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom’. Presented at the International Communication Association annual meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, 25-29 May.

Vaccari (2017). ‘Social media, political parties, and political engagement in comparative perspective’. Presented at the International Communication Association preconference ‘Political Communication in the Online World: Empirical Findings and Theoretical Perspectives’, San Diego, CA, USA, 25 May.

Vaccari, C. Wagemann (2016). ‘Transnationalized Election Campaigns: A Content Analysis of the German and Italian National Elections 2013’. Presented at the international workshop ‘Populism, Prejudices, and Perspectives’, Frankfurt, Germany, 11-12 November and at the International Communication Association annual meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, 25-29 May 2017.

Vaccari (2016). ‘Online Mobilization in Comparative Perspective: Digital Appeals and Political Engagement in Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom’. Presented at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1-4 September and at the annual conference of the Political Studies Association, Brighton, UK, 21-23 March.

Valeriani, C. Vaccari (2016). ‘WhatsApp…ening to Political Discussion? Mobile Instant Messaging and Political Engagement in Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom’. Presented at the Political Communication preconference of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, 31 August, at the European Consortium for Political Research general conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 7-10 September, and at the Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) global conference, New York City, NY, USA, 14-15 October.

Chadwick, B. O’Loughlin, C. Vaccari (2016). ‘Why People Dual-Screen Political Debates and Why It Matters for Democratic Engagement’. Presented at the Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) global conference, Florence, 23-24 May, at the international workshop ““Re/Constructing Politics through Online and Social Media”, Stockholm, Sweden, 20-21 June, at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1-4 September, and at the Political Science Association Media and Politics Group annual conference, London, UK, 12-13 December.

Vaccari (2016). ‘An Overview of Cyberparty Supporters’. Presented at the international conference ‘Cyberparties: Popular Politics in Digital Times’, King’s College London, UK, 13 May.

O’Loughlin, C. Vaccari, J. Dennis, B. Aslan (2016). ‘Media. Migration. and Violence: #PrayforParis. #PrayforSyria and the Dynamics of Antagonism‘. Presented at the international workshop ‘Communication and Conflict: Iraq and Syria’, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK, 7 May.

Vaccari, A. Chadwick, B. O’Loughlin, A. Valeriani (2015). ‘Dual Screening the Political: Media Events, Social Media, and Citizen Engagement’. Presented at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 3-6 September.

Valeriani, C. Vaccari (2015). ‘Accidental exposure to politics on social media as participation equalizer: Inadvertent encounters with political information, interest in politics and online participation in Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom’. Presented at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 3-6 September.

Vaccari, A. Valeriani (2015). ‘Party campaigners or citizen campaigners? How social media contribute to deepening and broadening party-related engagement in comparative perspective’. Presented at the international workshop ‘Digital Media, Power and Democracy in Election Campaigns’, Washington, DC, USA, 2-3 July and at the International Journal of Press/Politics annual conference, Oxford, UK, 16-18 September.

Vaccari, A. Valeriani, P. Barberá, R. Bonneau, J. Jost, J. Nagler, J. Tucker (2014). ‘Polarization is Not Destiny: A Comparative Study of Australian, German, and Italian Political Users of Twitter’. Presented at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, Washington, DC, USA, 28-31 August.

Vaccari, A. Valeriani (2014). ‘Party politics or social media politics? Party-related engagement on social media in comparative perspective’. Presented at the World Congress of the International Political Science Association, Montreal, Canada, 20-24 July.

Vaccari, A. Valeriani, P. Barberá, R. Bonneau, J. Jost, J. Nagler, J. Tucker (2014).’Political Expression on Social Media as a Pathway to Engagement: Political Discussion among Twitter Users in Italy’. Presented at the International Communication Association annual meeting, Seattle, WA, USA, 22-26 May 2014, and at the international workshop ‘Civic political engagement and social change in the new digital wave’, Paris, France, 24-27 June.

Nielsen, C. Vaccari (2013). ‘An Ever-More Unequal Playing Field? Comparing Congressional Candidates Across Digital Media, Earned Media, and Paid Media’. Presented at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, Chicago, USA, 29 August-1 September.

Vaccari, A. Valeriani (2013). ‘Follow the Leader! Dynamics and Patterns of Activity among the Followers of the Main Italian Political Leaders during the 2013 General Election Campaign’. Presented at the international workshop ‘Social Media and Political Participation’, New York University Florence, Italy, 10 May 2013, and at the conference of the Political Communication Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association, University of Milan, Italy, 19-20 September.

Vaccari, (2012) ‘You’ve Got (No) Mail: How Parties and Candidates Respond to Email Inquiries in Western Democracies’. Presented at the international workshop ‘Chasing the Digital Wave: International Lessons for the UK 2015 Election Campaign’, London, UK, 2 November, and at the Political Communication preconference of the American Political Science Association annual meeting, Chicago, USA, 28 August 2013.

Vaccari, R. Nielsen (2012). ‘What Drives Politicians’ Online Popularity? An analysis of the 2010 U.S. midterm elections’. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting, Chicago, USA, 12-15 April, and at the World Congress of the International Political Science Association, Madrid, Spain, 19-24 July.

Nielsen, C. Vaccari (2011). ‘Do People “like” Candidates on Facebook? Not really: From direct to institutional and indirect effects of social media in politics’. Presented at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, Seattle, USA, 1-4 September; European Consortium for Political Research general conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 25-27 August; the international conference ‘A Decade in Internet Time’, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford, UK, 21-24 September; and the World Congress of the International Political Science Association, Madrid, Spain, 19-24 July 2012.

Vaccari (2011). ‘From Echo Chamber to Persuasive Device? The Changing Role of the Internet in Campaigns’. Presented at the International Communication Association annual meeting, Boston, USA, 26-30 May.

Vaccari (2010). ‘A Europe Wide Web? Political Parties’ Websites in the 2009 European Parliament Elections’. Presented at the international workshop ‘Elections, Campaigning and Citizens Online’, Oxford, UK, 15 September, and at the international conference ‘Internet, Politics, Policy 2010: An Impact Assessment’, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford, UK, 16-17 September.

Campus, L. Ceccarini, C. Vaccari (2010). ‘Political Discussion in Italy between Mass Media and Ideology: Insights from the 2008 Election’. Presented at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, Washington, DC, USA, 2-5 September.

Vaccari (2010). ‘Institutional Media as Networked Political Actors: How Italian Media are Reclaiming Political Ground by Harnessing Online Participation’. Presented at the international symposium ‘Networking Democracy? New Media Innovations in Participatory Politics’, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 25-27 June.

Vaccari (2009). ‘“Technology is a Commodity”: The Internet in the 2008 US Presidential Election’. Presented at the Political Communication Preconference of the American Political Science Association annual meeting, Toronto, Canada, 2 September, and at the international workshop ‘Citizen Politics: Are the New Media Reshaping Political Engagement?’, Barcelona, Spain, 28-30 May.

Vaccari (2007). ‘Informative, but not Engaging: Italian Parties’ On Line Communication in the 2006 Elections’. Presented at the International Communication Association annual meeting, San Francisco, USA, 24-28 May, and at the European Consortium for Political Research general conference, Pisa, Italy, 6-8 September.

Vaccari (2006). ‘From Message to Organizational Device: The internet in the 2004 U.S. Presidential Campaign’. Presented at the International Communication Association annual meeting, Dresden, Germany, 19-23 June.

Vaccari (2005). ‘New Developments in Political Campaigning in Italy: What Next After the 2004 Local Elections?’ Presented at the International Communication Association annual meeting, New York City, USA, 26-30 May.

Vaccari, G. Mazzoleni (2004). ‘A Missed Opportunity to Talk Policy: Framing Immigration in Italy by Media and Political System’. Presented at the International Communication Association annual meeting, New Orleans, USA, 27-31 May.