The diversity of current newpolcom research is being highlighted at this year’s American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia next week.
First up is the APSA Political Communication Section Annual Preconference hosted by Temple University on Wednesday August 31. Among the wide range of panels is a session on Media and Political Engagement featuring Cristian Vaccari and Augusto Valeriani’s research on instant messaging services and political engagement in Italy, the UK, and Germany, plus a roundtable on Theory and Theory Building chaired by Regina Lawrence and featuring Geoffrey Baym, Andrew Chadwick, Daniel Kreiss, and Dannagal Young.
On Friday September 2 At the main APSA conference, Andrew Chadwick, Ben O’Loughlin, and Cristian Vaccari will be presenting the latest findings on the 2015 UK leaders’ debates from their newpolcom dual screening project, on the panel How We Use the News Now (PCC, 112-B, 2.00-3.30pm). They will also be presented with their Best Article Award at the Political Communication Section Business Meeting. The award is for their first dual screening paper: Vaccari, C., Chadwick, A., and O’Loughlin, B. (2015). Dual Screening the Political: Media Events, Social Media, and Citizen Engagement. Journal of Communication 65 (6), pp. 1041–1061.
Cristian Vaccari’s work on online voter contacting is featured in a panel on Social Media and Electoral Campaigns on Saturday September 3 (Marriott, Salon KL, 2.00-3.30pm).
Andrew Chadwick is convener of a Saturday roundtable discussion on The Past, Present, and Future of Digital Politics Research (Marriott, Salon KL, 4.00-5.30pm). The session will feature Jessica Baldwin-Philippi, Leticia Bode, Shelley Boulianne, David Karpf, Daniel Kreiss, and Chris Wells.
And on Sunday September 4 Nick Anstead and Andrew Chadwick will present their paper Primary Definers Online: Social Media and Think Tank Authority in the UK to the panel Digital Adaptations: Institutions and Behavior in the Digital Age (PCC, 104-A, 10.00-11.30am).