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The 1st Scandinavian Audience Oriented Political Communication Workshop

The Research group for media use and audience studies and the Digital Social Science Core Facility at the University of Bergen will host the first Scandinavian audience oriented political communication workshop. This workshop brings together researchers from the Scandinavian countries working on political communication and audiences/citizens. The goal is to meet, get to know more about each other’s work, and hopefully in the future start a network of audience oriented political communication research in the Scandinavian countries.

Date: 27th November
Place: DIGSSCORE (Sofie Lindstrøms Hus, second floor)
We aim for around 40 minutes of presentation and 20 minutes for questions for each presenter
10:15: Coffee and mingling
10:30: Introduction to the workshop by Erik Knudsen
10:45: David Nicolas Hopmann: Compensator, Amplifier, or Distractor? The Moderating Role of Informal Political Talk on the Effect of News Media Use on Current-Affairs Learning Among First-Time Voters.
11:45: Coffee break (with lunch served during the presentation by Adam Shehata)
12:00 Adam Shehata: Internet Use and Political Interest: Growth Curves and Reinforcing Spirals During Adolescence
13:00 Coffee break
13:15 Melanie Magin: A Spiral of Silence in the Echo Chamber? Symmetric and Asymmetric Mobilization of Opinion Camps in the Debate on the Refugee Crisis
14:15 Coffee break
14:25 Erik Knudsen: Determinants of Source Credibility: Evidence from the U.S.
15:25 Concluding words by Erik Knudsen
15:35 End

  • David Nicolas Hopmann is a Professor WSR at the Centre for Journalism and the Department of Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark. 
  • Melanie Magin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
  • Adam Shehata is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Gothenburg.
  • Erik Knudsen is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies and the Digital Social Science Core Facility at the University of Bergen