Sentiment :: Politics :: Citizenship
August 28, 2013
Political Communication APSA Pre-Conference 2013
The 11th Annual American Political Science Association Preconference on Political Communication will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This year's theme is Sentiment, Politics, and Citizenship.
The preconference is jointly sponsored by the APSA Political Communication Division and the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The co-chairs are Andrew Rojecki, Associate Professor in Communication and Zizi Papacharissi, Professor and Head of Communication at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Conference Theme: Sentiment, Politics and Citizenship
The study of political communication is at an inflection point. As communication technology has become more individualized the quality of messages has become more personal and emotional. At the same time the sheer number of such messages has increased by an order of magnitude. Moreover, these messages have become more public and open to scholarly analysis. Prior to the inflection point scholars generally relied on qualitative methods for analyzing the emotive content of messages. Now the sheer number of messages available from sources such as Twitter allows quantitative mappings of very large datasets, frequently referred to as big data analysis. This scalar inversion has led to the increased study of sentiment and emotion as components of citizenship, politics and public opinion.
|Time||SCE 605 (Student Center East)||SCE 603|
|8:30 - 9:00||Registration|
|9:00 - 9:15||Welcome|
|9:20 - 10:35|| Panel A1: Social Media and Politics
Obama and Romney on Facebook & Twitter: Sentiment in the 2012 Social Campaign
Deen Freelon, American UniversityBinders Full of Tweets: Stimulus-Response Curves in Twitter Reactions to News Events
Lauren Guggenheim, University of Michigan
Josh Pasek, University of Michigan
Social Media as Activated Public Opinion
Political Conversations on Facebook: An Exploration of Practices
|Panel A2: Framing and Persuasion
On the Limits of Reframing Effects: The Asymmetric Stickiness of Loss and Gain Frames
Which Political Ads Persuade?
Erika Franklin Fowler, Wesleyan University Travis N. Ridout, Washington State University
Michael Franz, Bowdoin College
Gender, Party, and Social Media Message Resonance Among Young Voters During the 2012 Presidential Campaign
Information Seeking in an Age of (Un)Reliable Information
|10:45 - Noon||Panel B1: Political Participation
Creating Electoral Accountability in the Age of Mediatisation
Nick Anstead, London School of Economics
Online and Offline Political Participation: The Role of Political Efficacy
Elections in the Echo Chamber: Does One-Sided Partisan News Undermine Democratic Legitimacy?
You've Got (No) Mail: How Parties and Candidates Respond to Email Inquiries in Western Democracies
|Panel B2: Local Media/New Media
Political Journalism in Old and New Media
Post-Print Democracy: Effects of Newspaper Closure on Voter Turnout
News from the Field: The Strategic Interaction of Campaigns and Local Media
The Partisan Distribution of Media Markets and Campaign News Slant
|12:15 - 1:15||Lunch
Who Stole the American Dream?
|1:30 - 2:45||Panel C: Big Data: Theory & Method
Big Data, Big Issues: Applying Public Opinion Theory, Machine Learning, and Large-Scale Text Analysis to Explore Issue Opinions and Information Flow Across Traditional and Social Media
The Automated Coding of Sentiment in Network Election-Period News
The Dynamics of Public Attention: Agenda-Setting in the New Media Environment
|3:00 - 4:15||Plenary Roundtable
Comparative Political Communication and Its Importance for the Future
Stephen Farnsworth, University of Mary Washington
Daniel C. Hallin, University of California, San Diego
Abby Jones, George Washington University
Gadi Wolfsfeld, Hebrew University
|4:30 - 6:00||Reception|
This event is generously supported by the Martha and Victor Harnack Endowment.
To register for the preconference, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, affiliation, and preferred email address.
The conference will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street. Directions via public or private transportation may be obtained through the map below. Please enter the Student Center through the Halsted Street entrance, and follow signs to the rooms SCE (Student Center East) 605 and 603.
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