A panel in the 11th Central and Eastern European Communication and Media Conference (CEECOM 2018) is calling for papers. The theme of the panel is “Innovative methods in measuring political polarization in the age of hybrid media”. The panel will be held during the conference in 30 May – 1 June 2018 in Szeged, Hungary.
The organizer describes the panel: “Polarization in politics has recently acquired great importance as a subject of discussion in Central and Eastern Europe. The panel aims to bring media and communication scholars together and examine the application of new analytical tools in measuring political polarization in the media spaces. Inspired by the thesis of hybridity and the networked publics, we create forum for academic dispute in which we recognize the media sphere (incl. social media) as spatial imagination of representations and narratives on politics that carry the potential to make the invisible publicly visible and maintain connection between the key communicators. It is argued that today’s media ecosystem is more than a convergence of offline and online spaces: it is the transcendence into a new form of interactions by allowing for a rapid conversation on politics across multiple platforms with virtual proximities and distances between the actors.”
Deadline of submission is 31 January 2018.
Read the full call for papers on the conference’s website.
See also the other panels of the conference.