CfP: Post-Truth and Affective Publics’ Challenges to Social Ties. Disinformation, Populism, Data-Driven Propaganda

CALL FOR EXTENDED ABSTRACTS: ICA PRECONFERENCE 2022 Metz, France

Endorsed by the following ICA divisions: Journalism Studies, Political Communication. Deadline for Extended Abstracts: January 31, 2022, 23:59 GMT

THEME

The recent global resurgence of populism, most notably in countries with strong democratic traditions, has brought the issue of politics’ relationship to truth to the forefront of academic debates, firmly entrenching the notion that we have now entered an era of post-truth. As they effectively harness the affordances of unregulated social platforms and the potential of personal data commodification to advance their political agendas, populist leaders across the globe also exploit both the systemic flaws of media systems and the conditions that predispose part of the citizenry to believe in alternative narratives regardless of their factual accuracy. This preconference examines how the interplay between such dynamics severely challenges social ties and enables populism around the world.

The acceleration of innovation in communication technology and the increasing commodification of personal data have combined with the already hyper-segmented offer of legacy media to throw news media ecologies across the globe in a state of flux. Through selective exposure, users are provided with infinite opportunities to reinforce their pre- existing attitudes and engage with the political process affectively, a phenomenon further compounded by new challenges to journalistic authority that accelerate already existing trends and shake traditional informational hierarchies to their cores. The resulting audience polarization in turn jeopardizes the possibility of a common citizenship, as users are effectively barred from cultivating shared patterns of representation of the social world.

Read more in the call for papers

Authors should submit an extended abstract of 1000-1500 words to: crem-ica-preconference-2022-metz-contact@univ-lorraine.fr
by January 31, 2022.

Organizer Center for Research on Mediations (CREM), Université de Lorraine

Steering committee François Allard-Huber, Nicolas Hubé, Angeliki Monnier, Sebastien Mort, Jacques Walter, Sandrine D’Alimonte

Sponsorship This preconference has received endorsements from the ICA Journalism Studies Division, the ICA Political Communication Division, the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA), the French Society of Information and Communication Sciences (SFSIC), as well as the Association for the Study of Journalism (GIS Journalism, France).This preconference is made possible in part thanks to the generous support from the French National Research Agency (ANR, project M-Phasis) and the European Commission (Erasmus+ project Fact-checking and Media Literacy)

Old media persistence. An ECREA preconference on the relevance and persistence of traditional media

An ECREA preconference co-organized by three ECREA Thematic Sections: Communication History, Radio Research, Television Studies

This preconference will take place in Braga, Portugal at the main campus of the University of Minho on October 1st and 2nd, 2020.

The Call for Contributions is available here.

Please send your 500 word abstract and a short bio of 100 words to info@oldnewspersistence.com. Deadline for submissions is 30 March 2020. Authors will receive word of acceptance by 30 April 2020.

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Towards a polyphony of memory? Media, Communication and Memory in the Digital Age

ECREA COMMUNICATION HISTORY PRECONFERENCE, LUGANO, 31 OCTOBER 2018

Program and Book of Abstracts (BoA)

The program is now online on our conference website: https://ecreahistorylugano2018.wordpress.com/program/ ! It includes a keynote, a podium, several panels and an art performance.

Special Artist Performance and Crowdfunding

As you can see in the program we invited the artist Antonia Rehnen for a 30 min. slot to present her short film “Memories wrapped in paper planes” followed by a Q+A (find more info here: https://ecreahistorylugano2018.wordpress.com/special-artist-performance/). To finance her performance and the expenses she has we decided to add the option to donate an amount you think is suitable during your registration. We hope you find this to be a worthy investment and a fruitful addition to an academic conference.

Registration

It is now possible to register for the pre-conference. We use Eventbrite to manage the payments (credit card only). Please visit the website following the link below and choose the ticket for the fee that applies to you as well as the amount you might want to donate to our artist. Eventbrite charges a small additional service fee for processing the payment. We would highly appreciate if you register as soon as possible and ideally no later than 10 September: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/ecrea-lugano-2018-pre-conference-towards-a-polyphony-of-memory-tickets-48375577655

Venue:
Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano

Organisers:
Manuel Menke (University of Augsburg, Germany)
Berber Hagedoorn (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

Website of the Preconferencehttps://ecreahistorylugano2018.wordpress.com