viernes, septiembre 09, 2011

Programa de ECREA en Madrid

La principal asociación europea de investigadores en comunicación, ECREA, celebrará la conferencia de su sección de Comunicación en Política en Madrid, bajo el título “Comparing political communication across time and space”, los días 20 y 21 de octubre en la Facultad de Ciencias de la Información de la Complutense. Las sesiones se retransmitirán en directo a través de Internet. El programa, que reproducimos a continuación, puede consultarse online en la web de la Asociación de Comunicación Política, la anfitriona del simposio.



20TH and 21ST October, 2011, MADRID.

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Avda. Complutense s/n,
Facultad Ciencias de la Información


Thursday 20th October

12.00 Registration.

12.45 Welcome/Introduction

13.00 PLENARY PANEL 1. Communicating politics: professionalization and popularization
  • Chair: Jesper Strömback, Mid Sweden University,

Popularization of politics: a comparative analysis
  • Gianpietro Mazzoleni, Università degli Studi di Milano
  • Patricia Moy, University of Washington
  • Michael Xenos, University of Wisconsin-Madison

What factors explain the professionalization of political campaigning? Evidence from a comparison between Swiss cantonal elections
  • Stefanie Knocks, University of Bern

Dissolved politics: Trends in televised leaders’ debates reports in Canada, 1968-2008
  • Frederick Bastien, Laval University

A comparative perspective in government communication? Looking at government communication across 13 countries
  • María José Canel, Madrid Complutense University
  • Karen Sanders, CEU San Pablo University

14.15 PLENARY PANEL 2. Role perceptions and performance of journalists
Chair: María José Canel, Madrid Complutense University.

Journalists’ trust in public institutions in 18 Countries
  • Rosa Berganza, University Rey Juan Carlos
  • Thomas Hanitzsch, University of Munich

Making sense of press freedom. A comparison of journalists’ interpretations of press freedom in six new democracies
  • Katrin Voltmer, University of Leeds

Perceptions of journalists on the political agenda-setting power of the media in comparative perspective
  • Peter Van Aelst, University of Antwerp/Leiden University
  • Arjen Van Dalen, University of Southern Denmark

A comparison of interpretative political journalism in Swedish election campaigns 1998-2010
  • Lars Nord, Mid Sweden University
  • Jesper Strömbäck, Mid Sweden University

15.30 Coffee break

16.00 PARALLEL PANEL 3. The mediatisation of political institutions.
  • Chair: Magdalena Wojcieszak, IE School of Communication, Madrid,

Comparing newspaper coverage of parliaments across time and space
  • Rene Jainsch, Dresden University of Technology

Studying the tango: A longitudinal analysis of parliamentary questions and media coverage in the Netherlands
  • Peter Van Aelst, University of Antwerp/Leiden University
  • Rens Vliegenthart, University of Amsterdam

Powerful but communicative as well? Similarities and differences in the communicative relationship between the administration and the media in Germany and Switzerland.
  • Marlis Prinzing, Macromedia University for Media and Communication

How much does communication matter? A comparison between strategies of Italian governments: 2001-2011
  • Giuliano Bobba, University of Turin.

16.00 PARALLEL PANEL 4. Constructed realities and public attention.
Room: 542, 5th floor, Old Building Facultad de Ciencias de la Información. See map for indications.
  • Chair: Guillermo Velasco, Universidad Panamericana Guadalajara, México,

The impact of different political and media systems on European TV programs
  • Steffen Kolb, University of Fribourg

Good old days or bright futures? A discursive reconstruction of the structural transformation of the British public sphere 1960-2005
  • Thomas Haeussler, University of Bern

A case of identity: The role of political culture proximity in international newsworthiness
  • Tamir Sheafer, Hebrew University
  • Shaul Shenhav, Hebrew University
  • Elad Segev, Tel Aviv University
  • Janet Takens, VU University Amsterdam

Tracing differences in media logic: A comparative content analysis of newspapers across six democracies and five decades
  • Frank Esser, University of Zurich
  • Andrea Umbricht, University of Zurich

17.15 PARALLEL PANEL 5. Campaign images and campaign agendas.
  • Chair: Gianpietro Mazzoleni. University of Milan.

Marketing the candidate. Personalization in election posters in Austrian national election campaigns, 1945 – 2008
  • Lore Hayek, University of Innsbruck

New perspectives on agenda formation: Agenda building processes during election campaigns in Austria, 1970-2008
  • Gabriele Melischek, Commission for Comparative Media and Communication Studies, Austria
  • Josef Seethaler, Commission for Comparative Media and Communication Studies, Austria

Mapping political reporting styles. The struggle between journalist-centered and politician-centered election communication in the United States, Great Britain, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, and Spain
  • Frank Esser, University of Zurich
  • Florin Buechel, University of Zurich

U.S. and international coverage of the election of Barack Obama: Trends and differences
  • Salma Ghanem, Central Michigan University

17.15 PARALLEL PANEL 6. Changing technologies-changing politics?
Room: 542, 5th floor, Old Building Facultad de Ciencias de la Información. See map for indications.
  • Chair: Pablo López Rabadan, Universidad Jaume I,

Institutionalized political change and mobile phones: Exploring global trends and linkages from the post-war era through the information age
  • Jacob Groshek, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Alex Farivar, University of Michigan

Comparing online politics: Parties’ and candidates’ websites in seven Western democracies (2006-2010)
  • Cristian Vaccari, University of Bologna

The effect of elections on the digitisation of political communication. A panel study looking for the role of political interest and cognitive mobilisation
  • Pablo Porten, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany
  • Jens Wolling, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany

18.30 End of day one

Friday 21st October

9.30 PLENARY KEY NOTE: Promise fulfilled? Comparative research in political communication systems.
  • Speaker: Barbara Pfetsch. Free University of Berlin
  • Chair: Katrin Voltmer, University of Leeds

10.30 PLENARY PANEL 7. Audience responses to political messages
Chair: Claes de Vreese, Claes De Vreese, University of Amsterdam,

Candidate‐voting revisited. A longitudinal analysis of individual media usage and voting behaviour
  • Reimar Zeh, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Direct democracy and political socialization: Comparing Switzerland and the Netherlands
  • Judith Möller, University of Zürich
  • Ruth Kunz, University of Zürich
  • Frank Esser, University of Zürich
  • Claes De Vreese, University of Amsterdam

Youth conceptions on elections and mediated democracy: what patterns reveals timeline?
  • María José Brites, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Cristina Ponte, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Isabel Menezes, Universidade do Porto

The dynamics of political interest and news media consumption: A longitudinal perspective
  • Jesper Strömbäck, Mid Sweden University
  • Monika Djerf-Pierre, University of Gothenburg
  • Adam Shehata, Mid Sweden University

11.45 Coffee break

12.15 Business Meeting

13.15 Lunch. Restaurante Museo del Traje. See map for indications.

15.00 PARALLEL PANEL 8. The mediatisation of European elections.
  • Chair: Frank Esser, University of Zurich,

Across time and space. Explaining over-time and cross-country variations in the coverage of European Elections
  • Hajo Boomgaarden, University of Amsterdam
  • Claes de Vreese, University of Amsterdam
  • Andreas Schuck, University of Amsterdam
  • Matthijs Elenbaas, University of Amsterdam
  • Rachid Azrout, University of Amsterdam
  • Rens Vliegenthart, University of Amsterdam
  • Joost Van Spanje, University of Amsterdam

Framing Europe: A cross-cultural analysis of party-political broadcasts for the 2009 EU elections
  • Manon Van der Laaken, University of Amsterdam

Transformations in second-order campaigning: A German-Finnish comparison on the occasion of the European parliamentary elections 2004 and 2009
  • Jens Tenscher, Universität Augsburg
  • Tom Moring, University of Helsinki
  • Juri Mykkänen, University of Helsinki

Between European and national public spheres: The Euroelections 2009 in British and German quality newspapers
  • Hannanh Middendorf, University of Muenster

15.00 PARALLEL PANEL 9. Crossing borders: Transnational communications and transnational connections.
Room: 542, 5th floor, Old Building Facultad de Ciencias de la Información. See map for indications.
  • Chair: Andreu Casero Ripollés, Universidad Jaume I,

In or out? A cross-national comparative newspaper analysis of reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and the EU against the background of a future EU accession
  • Romy Wohlert, Austrian Academy of Sciences

City-diplomacy in the EU context
  • Teresa La Porte, Universidad de Navarra

Mediating alliance: The role of the press in sustaining reciprocity in the US-Canada relationship
  • Katherine Dunsmore, Fairleigh Dickinson University NJ

Migrant minority media in Madrid and London: political actors in the migratory transnational field
  • Alicia Ferrández Ferrer, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

16.15 Coffee Break

16.30 PLENARY PANEL 10. The art of comparing political communication: methodological issues.
  • Chair: Barbara Pfetsch. Free University of Berlin.

Political vs. media logic or simply different worlds? A typology of political communication cultures across Europe
  • Barbara Pfetsch, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Eva Mayerhöffer, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Tom Moring, University of Helsinki

Media attention cycles
  • Steffen Kolb, University of Fribourg
  • Sünje Paasch-Colberg, University of Fribourg

Politicians’ peccadilloes in comparative context: Using fuzzy set qualitative case analysis (fsQCA) to explain the frequency of political sex scandals in eight democracies
  • James Stanyer, Loughborough University
  • John Downey, Loughborough University

5.45 Final Remarks

6.00 End of workshop


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