Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Gowen 1A

The elections are over, but the analysis of what happened has only just begun to pour in. The Center for Communication and Civic Engagement & The Center for American Politics and Public Policy will sponsor a workshop that will focus on the role of old and new media in this historic campaign. In three presentations different scholars will give a preview on their research and ask for your input. Join us in the conversation.

  1. Covering elections abroad: How the EU press covered the campaign compared to U.S. newspapers? (Peter Van Aelst, visiting scholar at CCCE)
  2. The mediatization and framing of election news: The U.S. campaign on the broadcast news (Jesper Strömback, Mid Sweden University, visiting professor at the University of Florida)
  3. Digital networks and the viral campaign (Lance Bennett, Muzammil Hussain, Deen Freelon and Chris Wells, CCCE). Mark Smith (CAPP) leads the discussion.

Lunch will be provided to the first 20 participants.