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The Department of Communication and Media offers many kinds of events, most free and open to the public. We organize and sponsor numerous lectures, workshops and conferences over the course of the academic year. Our programming covers a wide range of topics and features presenters from diverse disciplines and is designed to foster an understanding of the mass media and emerging media.


Social Media & Citizenship Symposium

Friday, March 16, 2018
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
3100 (Ehrlicher Room) North Quad Map
This symposium gathers together leading scholars working on a critical and salient theme in communication studies--namely, social media and citizenship. We are interested in work that deals with a broad range of related questions. How are social media changing the nature of participation, debate, and political protest? How do the affordances of social media platforms affect engagement and interaction? How are identities, and senses of belonging and citizenship, shaped by social media? How are social media changing the nature of political journalism? These as critical questions in the field.

Oscillating Networked Publics: Enclaves, Counter-publics, and the Contingent Uses of Social Media
SARAH FLORINI - Arizona State University

Measuring Communication Effects in a Networked Media Environment
SANDRA GONZÁLEZ-BAILÓN - University of Pennsylvania

What We Owe Each Other: Social Media Mobilization and the Obligations of Democratic Life
DANIEL KREISS - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Social Media and Political Inequalities
KJERSTIN THORSON - Michigan State University

Facilitating Interpersonal Support in Times of Major Public Crisis: Mobile Voice Calling Helps Us Cope with Existential Fears
TETSURO KOBAYASHI - City University of Hong Kong

Social Media Engagement and Political News in the 2016 Election
ASHLEY MUDDIMAN - University of Kansas

An Analysis of Deleted Tweets from the 2016 Presidential Election
CATIE SNOW BAILARD - George Washington University

This symposium is made possible by the John D. Evans Professor in LSA fund and LSA Communication Studies.
Building: North Quad
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: Communication Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Communication and Media

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