Andrew Chadwick is the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony of Mevi16, the annual meeting of Finland's Association of Media and Communication Studies. The conference will be held Friday 8 and Saturday 9 April, 2016, at the Arcada UAS campus, Helsinki.
The title of Andrew's talk is "Media, Engagement, and Political Power Today: Rebalancing the Information-Action Ratio."
Here's the theme:
"The information-action ratio is a powerfully pessimistic theme in Neil Postman's classic work of broadcast-era media criticism, Amusing Ourselves to Death. Drawing on my research on the interactions between political elites, professional media, and citizen activists, in this talk I will consider if, in the era of the hybrid media system, the information-action ratio is being rebalanced. When it comes to political communication, are mass publics still stuck in a 'great loop of impotence'?"