2017 Int’ Journal of Press/Politics Conference

IJPPI’m proud to present the 2017 International Journal of Press/Politics Conference, hosted September 27-29 by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

The conference hashtag will be #IJPP17.

The full program including abstracts is here [PDF], and an overview with titles and presenters is below–we will be covering many issues relevant for the International Journal of Press/Politic‘s mission: to advance our understanding of the relations between news media and politics in a global perspective.

With more than 60 researchers from almost 20 countries and a keynote by Talia Stroud, it will be a truly international event and it is one I really look forward to–the third installment of what I hope will be an annual event, with the best and most relevant papers submitted to the journal for later publication.



Thursday 28 September

PANEL 1A: Risk and Conflict Reporting

Towards a ‘reflexive’ turn in digital journalism research – cosmopolitan relational ‘loops’ as a model for assessing transnational ‘risk’ journalism: a case study from Pakistan

Ingrid Volkmer, Kasim Sharif and Andrea Carson

Conflict Framing in the News and Informal Political Discussions

Camilla Bjarnøe and David Hopmann

Terrorism and Climate Change: Two Global Phenomena Divided by A Common Professional Journalism

Hillel Nossek

Which Atrocities Matter? Investigating Determinants of News Coverage of Human Rights

Scott Maier


PANEL 1B: Online Media & Audience Behaviours

Who is Pulling the Cart in the Horse Race? Comparing News Media Agendas with User Agendas in Election Seasons

Jacob Ørmen and Casper Petersen

The role of the online press in the emergence and visibility of Local Publics in a municipal election in France

Franck Bousquet

No Spillover: A Longitudinal Analysis of the Effects of Political Communication Online and Off

Benjamin R. Warner and Michael W. Kearney

Media, Public Opinion, and Political Participation

Yossi David


PANEL 2A: Online Media & Contentious Politics

ICTs and Contentious Politics in the Digital Age: Towards a synthetic framework

Jun Liu

Fault in the language: Political rhetoric, partisan media and mass polarization on Facebook

Fawad Baig and Sehrish Mushtaq

The rejection of multicultural democracy on right-wing news websites: A comparative analysis of the agenda-building articulations of right wing alternative media movements in the US, Austria and Germany

Lea Hellmueller and Matthias Revers

Online newspapers as target of strategic user-generated content —Dealing with hate-speech, fake news and hidden propaganda.

Lena Frischlich, Svenja Boberg, and Thorsten Quandt


PANEL 2B: China in Local and International News

 International Politics: It’s the Economy, (Metaphorically). Metaphors of China in the Financial Press

Minyao Tang and Tianbo Xu

State Sovereignty or Freedom of Navigation: the Rhetoric Battle between China and the US for a Dominating Narrative in the Controversy over South China Sea.

Fan Min and Zhang Xiaomei

From CCTV to CGTN: An assessment of China’s Go global media strategy and ongoing development of its news operation

Jie Shao and James Stanyer

Adieu to Contra-News and Hegemonic Channels: Is the Multipolar World Order the Premise for a More Balanced News Flow?

Massimo Di Ricco


PANEL 3B: The case of the US Media System

Washington Reporters as “Beltway Insiders”: Space, Place, and Elitism

Nikki Usher and Scott Nover

From Liberal to Polarized Liberal? Contemporary US news in Hallin and Mancini’s typology of news systems

Efrat Nechushtai

Passion and Politics: Voters’ emotion, perceived candidate image, and decisions in 2016 US presidential election

Denis Wu and Renita Coleman

The hybrid media system in the 2016 US presidential election

Kelly Fincham


PANEL 3B: ‘Fake News’ and Media Trust

Conceptualizing ‘Fake News’ for Political Communication Research

Jana L. Egelhofer and Sophie Lecheler

Explaining Media Trust

Oliver Quiring, Schemer, Christian, Jackob, Nikolaus, Schultz, Tanjev & Ziegele, Marc

They won’t get fooled (again)? Exploring consumption of and trust to “alternative” online news media in the Czech Republic

Vaclav Stetka and Jaromir Mazak

A Study to Examine the Third-Person Effects of Fake News during the Presidential Election in South Korea.

Wi-Geun Kim, Thomas J. Johnson, and Joseph Yoo


Friday 29 September

PANEL 4A: Media in Hybrid and Authoritarian Regimes

Scaling Down: The Menu of Media Manipulation in Subnational Hybrid Regimes

J.A. Brambila

Reporting transitional justice: the issue of media bias in Serbian and Kenyan contexts

Aleksandra Krstić and Judith Lohne

The Journalisms of Islam:  Contending views in Muslim Southeast Asia

Janet Steele

Access Journalism, (Anonymous) Sources, and Authoritarian Regimes: Western Media Coverage of North Korea

Helen Cho


PANEL 4B: Comparative Perspectives on the 2016 US Election

The whole world is watching. A comparative study on how the US 2016 election was covered in the news.

Peter Van Aelst, Rens Vliegenthart, and Amber Boydstun

“Trumping” National Interests: Comparative Analysis of Chinese, Russian, and Mexican International News

Yin Wu, Larisa Doroshenko, Shreenita Ghosh, Xiaomei Sun, and Maria Guadalupe Herrera Villalobos

The “World Watches the US Election:” Comparing global media perspectives on the US Presidential Election

Randolph Kluver, Skye Cooley, and Robert Hinck


PANEL 5A: Populism and UK Politics

Personality politics in media coverage over time; the UK case 1992-2013

Inaki Sagarzazu, Ana Ines Langer, and Johannes Gruber

Media and political participation: fostering inclusive governance

Sophie Baskett

Brexit and the Political Value Space of Constituencies on Twitter

Marco Bastos, Dan Mercea, and Andrea Baronchelli

“We Need to Talk About Immigration”: Media Coverage of Immigration During the 2015 UK General Election and 2016 EU Referendum Campaigns

Martin Moore and Gordon Ramsay


PANEL 5B: Press Freedom and State-Media Relations

Destroying the Messenger: A Comparative Analysis of the Recent Political Attitude towards Press Freedom in Democratic Societies

Wiebke Lamer

The role of Vietnamese state-owned media in improving governance: The case study of a farmer who shot at the police

Tran Le Thuy

‘Undemocratic’ Representations of Democracy: Politics and the Political Economy of Media in India

Ruhi Khan and Danish Khan

The Press Coverage of Corruption in France, Italy and United Kingdom: Integrity Safekeeping or Penal Populism?

Roberto Mincigrucci and Anna Stanziano


PANEL 6A: Global News, Public Broadcasting and Comparative Research

How Media Ownership Matters for Public Service Orientation: A Comparison of Commercial, Civil Society, and Public Media in the U.S., Sweden, and France

Rodney Benson

Desperately Seeking Global News

Alexa Robertson

Dual Screening, Public Service Broadcasting, and Political Participation in Eight Western Democracies

Cristian Vaccari and Augusto Valeriani

Developing a cross-nationally comparative discourse approach to researching mediated political communication

Mats Ekström and Julie Firmstone


PANEL 6B: Political Elites and Political Communication

The performances of mainstream politicians: politics as usual?

Stephen Coleman and Julie Firmstone

What Can I Do For You?  MP-Constituent Interaction Beyond the Electoral Context

Nikki Soo

A Trojan Horse for Marketing? Solutions Journalism in the French Regional Press

Pauline Amiel and Matthew Powers

Rethinking journalist-politician relations in the age of post-truth politics. Strategies of de-legitimization

Arjen van Dalen


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