Political Communication Section @ ECPR 2020 – Call for Papers

Political Communication Section @ ECPR 2020 – Call for Papers

Great news! The section proposal for another political communication section at the ECPR General Conference in Innsbruck 2020 (26-28 august) has been accepted! The section, led by Patrick Van Erkel (University of Antwerp) and Luzia Helfer (Geneva University) is now welcoming proposals for both individual papers and panels! You can find the CfP on the ECPR website, and below. Deadline for submissions: 18 february 2020 at midnight, UK time. AbstractPolitical communication research lies at the intersection of long-standing research traditions…

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ECPR approves shift to Standing Group on Political Communication

ECPR approves shift to Standing Group on Political Communication

The Steering Committee of the Research Network is happy to announce that the Executive Committee of the ECPR has approved our request to shift from a Research Network to a full Standing Group! We would like to thank all members for their support since the inception of the research network. The shift towards a Standing Group allows us to apply for ECPR funding, which will help us organize events for our members, and the Standing Group will be able to…

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Steering Committee Election Results

Steering Committee Election Results

Following the open call for candidates for the first Steering Committee of the network, we are happy to announce that four members of the Research Network nominated themselves: Loes Aaldering (University of Vienna), Iain McMenamin (Dublin City University), Jonas Lefevere (Vesalius College / Free University of Brussels) and Katjana Gattermann (University of Amsterdam). The constitution indicates that if only four members nominate themselves, and at least three members are part of ECPR member institutions, they are declared elected. As such, we are proud…

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The Decline of the Gatekeepers? Political Communication in Challenging Times

The Decline of the Gatekeepers? Political Communication in Challenging Times

Extended call for papers: ECPR General Conference University of Hamburg, 22-25 August 2018 Section summary (see CfP on the ECPR website here) In their seminal piece published nearly a decade ago, Bennett and Iyengar (2008) argued that drastic shifts in global communications challenged the foundations of political communication. During the ensuing decade, the upheaval caused by these trends has only increased: political rhetoric is increasingly populist, media fragmentation continues unabated, internet-based communication continues its rapid rise, and the disintegration of the…

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Constitution of the Research Network: Election Results.

Constitution of the Research Network: Election Results.

The Research Network on Political Communication has organized elections so the members can vote on the constitution of the network. Thank you to all members for casting their vote on our constitution. 76 out of 111 members participated (68.47%). The election results clearly confirmed support for the proposed constitution. Three votes were not submitted; the remaining votes were: 72 yes, 1 no. In line with our constitution, Art. 13, the constitution is therefore accepted!

Research Network on Political Communication

Research Network on Political Communication

Welcome to the homepage of the ECPR Research Network on Political Communication. The research network was established in 2017 to provide scholars working in the field of Political Communication a platform to share insights and connect with one another. Political communication is a growing field of study, and tackles the interplay between politics, media and the public. As such, the research network harbors a diverse array of scholars, ranging from those that study the interplay between politicians and journalists (politics-media),…

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