Welcome to politicalcommunication.org

For those interested in the study of political communication.

From the International Communication Association (ICA) and the American Political Science Association (APSA) Political Communication Divisions!


Political Communication

Official Facebook group of APSA Section and ICA Division on Political Communication.

The Political Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) and the Political Communication Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) foster thought at the intersection of political life and communication.

The group is curated by the Editor of their joint newsletter, the Political Communication Report, currently Eike Mark Rinke (U of Mannheim, Germany).

People who are interested in this area of research can follow us and meet other members through various other (social) media:

Website: politicalcommunication.org
The Political Communication Report (PCR) is published here three times a year, featuring short articles of current interest on thinking in the field along with grant opportunities, books released, and more; post conference activities and minutes; link to the joint research journal Political Communication; host a blog; and keep records of current leadership and past activities and history.

Twitter: @poli_com
Followers keep abreast of news and opportunities like calls for papers, conferences, and job postings of interest to the political communication research community.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/groups/PoliCom-Political-Communication-2787353
More than 5,000 members engage in discussions, post and search for jobs, announce promotions, and build networks for research.

Björn Buß

Björn BußThursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 3:46am

***CfA: Postdoc position at the Laboratory for Internet Studies at Education and research in Russia: Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg (Russia)***

Deadline: March 15

"The job involves:

✓ working under the direct supervision of Olessia Koltsova, director of the Laboratory for Internet Studies;

✓ working on LINIS's research projects in two broad areas:
✓automatic detection of online public opinion, public agenda and sentiment, especially concerning important social problems (e.g. ethnic conflicts);
✓social structures in social networking sites, including online communities, personal friendship networks, patterns of self-disclosure, privacy and strategies of link formation.

✓ writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with the members of the Lab

✓ participation in organization of the events and other contribution to the Lab’s development

✓ Some teaching, pursuing candidate’s own research in parallel with working in the lab, as well as public presentations of its results are also encouraged.

The Lab offers access to its databases and analytical software, as well as mathematical modeling, software development and data processing support."

via Olessia Koltsova in International Communication Association

Björn Buß

Björn BußThursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 3:03am

***CfA: Lecturer in Political Science at Royal Holloway, University of London (UK)***

Deadline: April 9

"The [Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway] is ranked 10th in the U.K. in research intensity. It is home to six research centres:

✓ Centre for International Public Policy
✓ Centre for Islamic & West Asian Studies
✓ Centre for Politics of Africa, Asia & the Middle East
✓ Contemporary Political Theory Research Group
✓ Democracy and Elections Unit
✓ New Political Communications Unit

We welcome applications from scholars with a specialism in elections and campaigns, public opinion; political institutions, policy and parties;social movements, immigration, and multiculturalism. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute both to our Democracy and Elections Unit and to teaching on its MSc Elections, Campaigns, andDemocracy. The essential qualification for this role is educated to PHD level or equivalent."

Björn Buß

Björn BußWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 8:10am

***CfA: ECREA Summer School 2017; Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan (Italy); July 24-August 4***

Deadline for application (400 words abstract of PhD project): April 1

"The ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2017 brings together members of the European research community in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication and cultural studies. The main emphasis of this summer school is not on a particular theme, but on providing structural and individuated PhD-support for young European scholars, through a variety of working forms, including feedback seminars, workshops, and lectures. The summer school aims to provide a supportive international setting where doctoral students can present their ongoing work, receive feedback on their PhD-projects from international experts and meet students and academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the future."

via Tobias Steiner in YECREA

Björn Buß

Björn BußWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 7:38am

***CfP: International Conference MediAsia2017 "History, Story, Narrative" with PolComm stream; Kobe (Japan); October 27-29***

Deadline: June 7

"The conference theme for MediAsia2017 is "History, Story, Narrative", and the organisers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

Submissions are organised into the following thematic streams:

✓ Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
✓ Digital Media and Use of New Technology in Newsgathering
✓ Communication Theory and Methodology
✓ Critical and Cultural Studies, Gender and Communication
✓ Media Disaster Coverage
✓ Media History
✓ International Communication
✓ Law, Policy & Media Ethics
✓ Newspapers & Magazines as Print/Digital Media
✓ Mass Communication
✓ Broadcast Media & Globalization
✓ Journalism
✓ Education & Scholastic Journalism
✓ Sports, Media & Globalization
✓ Media Management and Economics
✓ Political Communication and Satire
✓ Visual Communication
✓ Media & Education: Training journalists
✓ Social Media & Communication Technology
✓ Film Direction and Production
✓ Film Criticism and Theory
✓ Film and Literature: Artistic Correspondence
✓ Biography
✓ Film History
✓ Documentary History
✓ Archive-Based Studies
✓ Films and Digital Distribution (use of the internet and video sharing)"

Björn Buß

Björn BußWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 7:22am

***CfP: International Conference "Muslim Identity, Media, and Culture"; UNIVERSITI SAINS ISLAM MALAYSIA [USIM] in Nilai (Malaysia); August 8-9***

Deadline for abstracts (250 words): April 28

"The 2016 Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s candidacy and win fundamentally transformed the relationships between Muslim identity, media, and culture. Following Trump’s win, many wondered how polls, news, entertainment, mainstream and social media shape the Muslim cultural identity and their everyday life. Media discourses on Muslim identity and social integration often fuelled by an anti-Muslim political culture or the politics of anti-extremism. Because the media commonly set their agenda around these sociopolitical discourses, a large part of Islamic culture and everyday life of Muslims remain obscured. Moreover, there is a sense in which Muslims have, in some studies and reports, reduced to a function of their religion while other dimensions of their identity and experience have been ignored. Therefore, this conference seeks to answer such questions as:

✓ How do media shape our understanding of Muslim identity and culture?
✓ What role did/can media play in constructing/destructing Muslim identity and culture?
✓ How do news, media, and entertainment outlets set their agenda and portray Muslims and Islamic culture?
✓ What kinds of methodological approaches adopted by scholars to examine Muslim identity politics from various socioeconomic, religiopolitical, and cultural backdrops?
✓ What kinds of media texts and pedagogical approaches can we use in the classroom to contextualise the development of Muslim identity surrounding such events as an election campaign, intellectual discourse on Islamophobia, global terrorism, and intercultural communication, while providing important spaces of discussion, conversation, and exchange?"

Björn Buß

Björn BußWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 7:14am

***CfP: Conference "Streaming, Binge-Watching & Second Screening: Online Social Television in Perspective"; Center for Mobile Communication Studies at Boston University College of Communication, Boston, MA; April 20-21***

Deadline for abstracts (500 words): March 13


✓ civility and elections
✓ political and civic participation
✓ mobile devices
✓ life satisfaction
✓ human relationships
✓ health communication
✓ television platforms
✓ social networks
✓ artificial intelligence
✓ algorithms
✓ metadata and meta-analyses
✓ academic performance
✓ ...