12th Annual APSA Pre Conference on Political Communication
The School of Media and Public Affairs is proud to host the 12th Annual APSA Political Communication Pre Conference. The theme of the pre conference is "Digital Divides". W. Lance Bennet, Ruddick C. Lawrence Professor Communication and Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington and founder and director of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement, is the keynote speaker and will lecture on "The Logic of Connective Action: Rethinking Political Organization in the Digital Age." Following three panel sessions, Zac Moffatt and and Michael Slaby will close the conference with a conversation about "Digital Campaigns: 2012 and Beyond". A reception will follow. View the full schedule of events below.
To access the papers listed below, use the password: policomm2014.
Registration: 8:30 - 9 AM
Panel Session 1: 9:00 - 10:15 AM
Communication and Representation in a Digital Age
Panel Discussant: Ken Rogerson
- Abby Jones, "Changes Upon Changes? An Exploration of Shared Narratives in an Ever-changing Technological Media Environment"
- Sarah Oates, "Debunking the Myth of the 'Online' Revolution: Using the Russian Protests to Develop a Blended Internet Effects Model"
- Filippo Trevisan, Andrew Hoskins and Douina Mahlouly, "Googling for Votes: Using Publicly Accessible Search Enging Data to Capture Information Flows in Elections"
- Laura Roselle, "Identifying and Following Narratives: Methodological Issues and Scholarship in the Field"
The New Features of the News
Panel Discussant: Dave Karpf
- Morgan Marietta, "Your Facts or Mine? The Political Epistemology of the Online Fact Check Industry"
- Josh Scacco, "Facing the Digital News Divide: Opportunities and Challenges in Online News Production"
- Josh Pasek and Seung Mo Jang, "Reconsidering Agenda-Setting in the Digital Era: Evidence from Big Social Data"
- Terri Towner, "Information Hubs or Drains?: The Role of Online Sources in Campaign Learning"
The Internet and Political Behavior
Panel Discussant: Catie Bailard
- Leticia Bode, "Gender in Online Content Creation"
- Jill Edy and Patrick C. Meirick, "The Public Agenda in the Digital Age: Volatility and Diversity in Responses to the Most Important Problem Question"
- Mona Kleinberg and Richard R. Lau, "The Web as External Knowledge Bank: Does Internet Access Create a Disincentive to Committing Political Information to Memory?"
- Amir Schreiber, Israel Waismel-Manor, and Jaime Settle, "Divided We Stand? Reducing Second-level Digital Divide through an Eye-tracking Study"
Panel Session 2: 10:30 AM - 11:45 PM
Hybrid News Functions
Panel Discussant: Talia Stroud
- G. R. Boynton and Glenn W. Richardson, "The Globalization of Outrage: Taking to Twitter in Response to the Snowden Revelations"
- Andrew Chadwick and Simon Collister, "Boundary-Drawing Power and the Renewal of Professional News Organizations: the Case of the Guardian and the Edward Snowden NSA Leak"
- Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, "Varieties of Online Gatekeeping: A Comparative Analysis of News Media Websites, Search Engines, and Social Networking Sites as Gateways to News"
Political Communication During Election Seasons
Panel Discussant: Kimberly Gross
- Johanna Dunaway, "Divided by Media? Examining Links between Media Choice and Polarization"
- Lori Young, Stuart Soroka, Stephen J. Farnsworth and S. Robert Lichter, "The Automated Coding of Sentiment in Political News Coverage: Examining Newspaper Coverage of the 2013 Race for Governor of Virginia"
- Travis Ridout, "Issue Frame Ownership and Use in US Senate Campaign Advertising"
Panel Discussant: J.P. Singh
- Ben Epstein, "The E-Gov Epidemic: The Importance of How E-Government Services Diffuse amoung American Cities"
- Diana Owen, "Civic Education and the Making of Citizens in the Digital Age"
- Andrew Ross, "Global Sensitivity: Theorizing Communication Networks in the Digital Age"
Keynote Lecture: 12:00 - 12:45 PM
The Logic of Connective Action: Rethinking Political Organization in the Digital Age
W. Lance Bennett, University of Washington, Seattle
Lunch: 1:00 - 2 PM
Panel Session 3: 2:15 - 3:30 PM
International Citizen Engagement
Panel Discussant: Phil Howard
- Catie Bailard, "Are the Political Effects of Mobile Phones Contingent on Pre-Existing Social Capital?
- Christopher Cairns and Manfred Elfstrom, " Strikes, Social Media, and the Press: Why Chinese Authorities Allow or Suppress New and Old Media Coverage of Labor Disputes"
- Selen Ercan and Michael Jensen, "Communicating Community: The Enactment of Political Solidarity Online During the 2013 Turkish Protests"
- Jenifer Whitten-Woodring and Marc Hutchison, "Threatening News: How Media Freedom and Internet Access Magnify External Threats and Decrease Political Trust"
Panel Discussant: Andrew Chadwick
- Deen Freelon, "Who Let You in Here?! Divides of Ideology and Identity in Online Political Conversation Spaces"
- Sofie Marien, "The Effect of Television on the Development of Political Trust"
- Emily Sydnor, "Incivility in Contemporary Political Discourse"
Digital Campaigning: 2012 and Beyond: 4:00 - 5:30 PM (Jack Morton Auditorium)
This event is co-sponsored by the School of Media and Public Affairs and The Graduate School of Political Management's Shenkman Seminar Series
Zac Moffatt is the co-founder of Targeted Victory, a technology company and full service interactive advertising agency. Targeted Victory has served over 220 campaigns and organizations, including Mitt Romney for President, General Dynamics, Marco Rubio for Senate, and FedEx.
In 2011 and 2012 Zac was the Digital Director of Mitt Romney for President, where he managed a team responsible for the campaign's digital streategy: online advertising, social media, email marketing, and online fundraising. In 2012 Zac was named one of The Adweek 50, and was featured on PBS Frontline's special "The Digital Campaign."
Passionate and committed to helping humanity save the world, Michael Slaby is among the world’s leaders in digital and social media strategy, technology, and how together they can elevate mission-driven organizations. Currently, he is Managing Partner of Timshel -- a new company working to help solve social, civic, and humanitarian challenges with better technology, engagement capabilities development, and creative capital. Previously he was Fellow at Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Michael helped lead Obama for America as Chief Integration and Innovation Officer in 2012 where he oversaw the CTO, CIO, CAO, and ensured effective implementation and integration of technology across the entire campaign and as Deputy Digital Director and Chief Technology Officer in '08.
In addition, Michael has served as a technology and digital strategy advisor as well as board member to initiatives including the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, Fuck Cancer, Bright Pink, I Am That Girl, LiveStrong, Citizen Effect, and Jumo and was named to Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40 List for 2011 and their Tech 50 List in 2013. He lives in Chicago with his much more awesome wife, Lydia.
Reception: 5:45 PM
Immediately following "Digital Campaigning: 2012 and Beyond", please join us for food and drinks at a networking reception on the second floor of the Media and Public Affairs Building.
The 12th Annual APSA Preconference on Political Communication is sponsored by the APSA Political Communication Division, the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University, and the Wilson Grand Communications Fund for the School of Media and Public Affairs.