ECPR General Conference
Universität Hamburg, Hamburg
22 - 25 August 2018

How Political News Affects and is Affected by Social Media

Social Media
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Peter Van Aelst
Universiteit Antwerpen
Panel Discussant
Antal Wozniak
University of Exeter
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25/08/2018 11:00
Building: VMP 5 Floor: 4 Room: 4047
The increasing importance of the Internet and social media as a means of communication and information has changed how political news is produced, distributed and consumed. More and more journalists are influenced by discussions on blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other platforms. In addition, politicians have more digital opportunities to directly influence the public while bypassing the traditional media. These trends not only challenge some of the established theoretical insights in the field of political communication but simultaneously also offer new opportunities to study how information spreads and how the public deals with it. This panel welcomes papers that study aspects of the changing relationships between news media, politicians and citizens in the social media age.

Paper List

“Old News, New Communication? How Politicians Use Traditional Media in Their New Media” View Paper Details
Creatures of Habit? Explaining Pathways to Online News Use in the Context of Browsing Sessions View Paper Details
Echo Chamber: How Do We Construct Public Opinion Using Emotions? View Paper Details
It's a Matter of Timing. How Politicians' Strategic Timing Can Affect What Becomes News View Paper Details
Targeting Opinion Leaders in the Twittersphere View Paper Details
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