Vaccari, Chadwick, and O'Loughlin's "Dual Screening the Political" Wins the Walter Lippmann Award

Cristian Vaccari, Andrew Chadwick, and Ben O'Loughlin's article "Dual Screening the Political: Media Events, Social Media, and Citizen Engagement" (Journal of Communication 65 (6), pp. 1041–1061) has been recognized at this year's American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting held in Philadelphia.

The study was given the 2016 APSA Political Communication Section's Walter Lippmann Award for the Best Article in the Field of Political Communication.

The study finds that “lean-forward” dual screening practices, such as commenting live on social media as a political debate unfolds, and engaging with conversations via Twitter hashtags, have the strongest and most consistent positive associations with political engagement.

Cristian Vaccari speaking at international symposium on social media and politics in Stockholm on June 20

Newpolcom's Dr Cristian Vaccari is speaking at next week's international symposium "Re/Constructing Politics through Social & Online Media: Research Agendas & Problem-Oriented Analyses" on June 20 in Stockholm .

The two-day international symposium brings together leading international experts working on politics and communication in the context of social & online media. The symposium is interdisciplinary in nature and gathers scholars following various theoretical and methodological standpoints within a variety of social sciences incl. political communication, media studies, political science or political sociology. 

Dr. Vaccari will present research conducted with Newpolcom's Professors Andrew Chadwick and Ben O'Loughlin on dual screening during the 2015 general election ITV leaders' debate.

The full symposium program can be found here.