martes, febrero 08, 2011

Elihu Katz en Segovia



Elihu Katz, profesor de la Annenberg School de UPenn y discípulo aventajado del mítico sociólogo Paul F. Lazarsfeld, pronunciará la lección inaugural del seminario regional que la World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) celebrará en Segovia del 17 al 18 de marzo bajo el apadrinamiento de IE University y la organización de la profesora Magdalena Wojcieszak.

El programa (reproducido abajo a partir de la web del seminario) prevé presentaciones a cargo de distinguidos investigadores en comunicación política, desde Robert Entman a Shanto Iyengar, pasando por jóvenes pero asentados valores por los que no oculto mi admiración como Matthew Hindman o Talia Stroud. Puro delicatessen intelectual.

En diciembre de 2008 Katz viajó a Leeds, Inglaterra, para rememorar los comienzos de la investigación en comunicación junto a su colega Jay G. Blumler. Las intervenciones de ambos las resumí en este informe.

Aprovecho para recordar que el documental The long road to Decatur (Glenda Balas, 2008), en el que se detalla la dificultosa gestación del legendario estudio de Katz y Lazarsfeld, Personal influence (1950), se puede descargar gratis online. El propio Katz me advirtió durante su visita a Leeds de la existencia de una reciente edición francesa del famoso libro con un estudio introductorio del sociólogo francés Éric Maigret.

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Programa de la segunda edición del simposio Transnational Connections
Segovia, 17-18 de marzo de 2011

(disponible también en formato PDF)

Day 0. March 16 – Madrid

20:00 Welcome remarks from Begoña González Cuesta (Dean of IE School of Communication) and Patricia Moy (World Association of Public Opinion Research) (Serrano 105, S-001 y S-002, IE Business School, Madrid)

Day 1. March 17 - Segovia

08:00 Bus to Segovia, leaving from hotel NH Zurbano (Zurbano, 79-81, Madrid, 28003, 914 414 500)
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome from Magdalena Wojcieszak, the Symposium organizer, IE School of Communication

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
10:15 - 11:15 Elihu Katz, Annenberg School for Communication, Univ. of Pennsylvania
“Some Dilemmas of Deliberative Democracy”
PANEL PRESENTATIONS

11:15 - 11:45 COFFEE BREAK

11:45 - 13:15 MEDIA, NETWORKS, AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
Dave Karpf, Rutgers Univ.
“Internet-Mediated Organizations and the Changing Public Sphere”

José Manuel Robles, Stefano de Marco, Mirko Antino, Univ. Complutense de Madrid
“Political participation, Internet, collective action and digital activism”

Camilo Cristancho-Mantilla, Univ. Autónoma de Barcelona
“Protest mobilization and disagreement in online issue networks”

Daniel Mutibwa, Univ. of Leeds
“Romantic, Missionary-like and Oppositional: Gauging the Significance of Third Sector Media As Sites of Grassroots Organising. A Comparative Study of Britain and Germany”


11:45 - 13:15 MEDIA FRAMES AND PUBLIC OPINION
Richard Doherty, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
“Economic gain or ecological sustainability? Framing, environmental movements, and communication theory

Rita Figueiras & Barbora Petrova, Masaryk Univ.
“Mixed-gender campaigning communication: Comparing in Portugal and Slovakia”

Janet Takens, Anita van Hoof & Jan Kleinnijenhuis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
“The effect of process oriented and personalized news on the strength of vote determinants “

Porismita Borah, Maryville Univ., USA
“Does it matter where you read the news story? Interplay of news frames and incivility in the political blogosphere -- influence of incivility and news frames on willingness to participate, attitude certainty, open-mindedness and information seeking”


11:45 - 13:15 METHODOLOGICAL AND MEASUREMENT ISSUES AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS

Wolfgang Donsbach, Dresden Univ. of Technology
“Have you heard about…? Measuring political knowledge and news sources on a day-to-day basis”

Dan Cassino, Farleigh Dickinson Univ.'s PublicMind Poll
“Bias in legislative generic ballot questions: building a better House election forecast”
Patricia Goerman, Leticia Fernández, Rosanna Quiroz, U.S. Census Bureau
“Translation of Survey Items on Country Specific Programs: The Case of Translating U.S. Educational Level Questions into Spanish”

Pawel Sobkowicz
“Computer simulations of opinions in a three state networked society”

13:15 - 14:15 LUNCH

14:30 - 16:00 UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC OPINION POLLS

Katarzyna Staszynska, Kozminski Univ., Poland
“Perception of public opinion polls in a developing democracy”

Miguel Vicente-Marino, Univ. of Vallodid-Segovia Campus, Spain
“Public and published opinion about climate change: who is the one to blame?”

Michael Traugott, Univ. of Michigan, USA
“Understanding the causes of problems of pre-election polls in cross-national comparison”

Robert Luskin, James Fishkin, & Kyu Hahn, University of Texas at Austin, USA
“Deliberation and Net Attitude Change”


14:30 - 16:00 MEDIA, KNOWLEDGE AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION

Lilach Nir, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem
“Do Shared News Environments Reduce Barriers to Political Engagement?”

Lisa Mueller & Bruno Wuest, Univ. of Zurich
“Bringing the Media In: How the Press System Affects Electoral Participation in Established Democracies”

Marta Fraile, European Univ. Institute
“Testing the Knowledge Gap: A Comparison of Traditional Media and Internet in Finland and Spain”

Marina Popescu, Univ. of Essex, UK
“Can Mass Media Inform Citizens? How Media Systems Influence Citizens’ Political Knowledge and Knowledge Inequalities”


14:30 - 16:00 POLITICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND THE INTERNET AROUND THE GLOBE

Matthew Hindman, George Washington Univ., USA
“Online News and the Red Queen: Power Laws, Traffic Churn, and Why Saving Journalism Is Harder Than We Think”

Jorge Luis Salcedo Maldonado, Univ. Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain
“Conflicts about the regulation of intellectual property in Internet: comparing the issue networks in UK and Spain”

Jennifer Brundidge, Homero Gil de Zúñiga, Univ. of Texas at Austin, Kelly Garrett , Hernando Rojas
“Mobilization and Demobilization among Liberals and Conservatives: The Impact of Political Blogs o Voter Choice and Participation in the 2008 Election Cycle”

Marko M. Skoric, Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore
“Media, New and Old, and Civic and Political Participation in Singapore”

16:00 - 16:30 COFFEE BREAK

THEMATIC WORKSHOPS

16:30 - 18:30 KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE, AND MISINFORMATION: QUESTIONS OF DEFINITION, MEASUREMENT AND EXPLANATION
Led by Robert Luskin, Univ. of Texas, Austin

16:30 - 18:30 PERCEPTIONS OF THE MEDIA & THE PUBLIC
Led by Albert Gunther & Hernando Rojas, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

16:30 - 18:30 NEW MEDIA AND THEIR SOCIOPOLITICAL IMPACT
Led by Matthew Hindman, George Washington Univ.

18:30 - 18:40 Thank you and the end of Day 1

Day 2. March 18 - Segovia

09:00 - 09:30 2 simultaneous campus tours: by Juan José Prat and Miguel Larrañaga

PANEL PRESENTATIONS

09:30 - 11:00 MEDIA INFLUENCES ON PERCEPTIONS

Krzysztof Zagorski, Kozminski Univ., Poland
“Impact of economic news on evaluation of nation’s and family’ s conditions”

Mariano Torcal & Fabiola Mota, Universidad Pompeu Fabra
“Spanish Public Opinion on the Models of the State: The role of partisan elite in shaping public opinion”

Maria Jose Canel, Univ. Complutense de Madrid, Spain
“Who is responsible for this? Public perceptions of public policies and their implications for government communication”

Philemon Bantimaroudis & Stelios Zyglidopoulos, Univ. of Aegean, Greece
“Cultural Agenda Setting”


09:30 - 11:00 POLITICAL DELIBERATION

Joseph Chan & Baohua Zhou, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong
“Expressive Behaviors across Discursive Spaces and Issue Types”

Ernesto Ganuza, Regina Lafuente, Fernando Garrido, Francisco Frances, IESA/CSIC, Spain
“How deliberation influences on individual attitudinal net”

Wenjie Yan & Zhongdang Pan Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
“Entrapment of One’s Blind Spot: Perceptions of Bias in Others and Deliberative Prospect”

Magdalena Wojcieszak, IE Univ.
"Deliberation Reconsidered: What Happens When People with Extreme Views Encounter Disagreement?"

11:00 - 11:30 COFFEE BREAK

PANEL PRESENTATIONS

11:30- 13:00 SELECTIVITY & ITS EFFECTS

Michael Meffert, Leiden Univ
“Partisan Selectivity for Information and Media Sources”

Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud, Univ. of Texas at Austin
“Perceptions of bias in the media”

Jan Kleinnijenhuis, Janet Takens, Wouter van Atteveldt, Anita van Hoof, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
“Partisan news exposure and news effects: A ten‐wave longitudinal study”

Albert Gunther, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
“Information or Affirmation? Partisan Selective Exposure and the Hostile Media Effect”


11:30- 13:00 JOURNALISM: CONTEXT AND CONTENT

Regina Lawrence, Louisiana State Univ.
“Debunking Sarah Palin: Mainstream News Coverage of “Death Panels”

Ibrahim Al-Marashi, IE Univ.
“Reporting on the ‘Shia Bomb:’ Relationship between IR Theory and mainstream U.S. and Middle Eastern news coverage of Iran's nuclear program”

Minha Kim, Sungkyunkwan Univ., South Korea
“Conversational News & Peace Journalism Approach to Media Portrayals of Conflicts”

Motti Neiger, Eyal Zandberg, Oren Meyers, Netanya Academic College, Israel

“Serving the enemy? - Conceptualizing journalistic criticism and public opinion toward it during war and conflict”


11:30- 13:00 POLITICAL PARTICIPATION INTERNATIONALLY

Andrew Rojecki, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, USA
“Tea Party Politics: Making Virtue of Necessity and Necessity of Virtue

Jacob Groshek &Jiska Engelbert, Erasmus Univ. Rotterdam,Netherlands
“A Cross-National Comparison of Populist Political Movements and Media Uses in the United States and the Netherlands”

Joan Font Fábregas, CSIC, Clemente Navarro, Univ. Pablo Olavide, Spain
“Closeness and the evaluation of participatory instruments in Spanish cities”

Weiyu Zhang, Tan Tarn How, Chung Siyoung, National Univ. of Singapore
“Political cynicism and political communications in an authoritarian society”

13:00 - 14:15 LUNCH

PANEL PRESENTATIONS

14:15 - 15:45 POP POLITICS

Gianpietro Mazzoleni, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
“The success of “pop politics events” in Italy: structural determinants and peculiar audiences”

Michael Xenos, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison & Patricia Moy, Univ. of Washington USA
“The Daily Showand the Nightly News: Agenda Overlap between Political Entertainment and Traditional News Outlets”

Katja Friedrich, Ludwig Maximilians Universitat-Munchen
“Spaces of the (un-)political: Political effects of entertainment media”

Katy Parry, Univ. of Liverpool
“Comedy, Political Subjectivity and the Formation of ‘Public Opinion’”


14:15 - 15:45 NEW WAYS OF LOOKING AT POLITICAL COMMUNICATION

Robert Entman, George Washington Univ., USA
“Polarization and Asymmetric Partisan Warfare”

Kevin G. Barnhurst,Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, USA
"The New “Media Affect” and Representation in Political Communication."

Lance Holbert, Ohio State Univ.
“The Shifting of Explanatory Principles in Political Communication Research: A Call for Diversification”

Shanto Iyengar, Stanford Univ., USA
“Future Directions in Political Communication Research: Experimentation with Online Panels.”

THEMATIC WORKSHOPS

16:15 - 18:15 POLARIZATION Led by Shanto Iyengar, Stanford Univ

16:15 - 18:15 AGENDA SETTING IN THE REAL WORLD Led by Roland Schatz, Media Tenor

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