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[Commlist] 1st Lisbon Winter School for the Study of Communication | Media and Populism, 15-19 January

Tue Jan 08 08:36:37 GMT 2019

You are warmly invited to join the 1st Lisbon Winter School for the Study of Communication on “Media and Populism” that will take place at the Catholic University of Portugal | Lisbon Campus, from  15-19 January. Please find the program below and check the website (** for information on registration.

*1st Lisbon Winter School for the Study of Communication | Media and Populism*

*15-19 January | Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon Campus*


***_Tuesday, 15 January 2019_*

*Venue: Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Library Building*

*10.15**– Registration and Coffee*

*11.15 – Opening Session*

*11.45 – /Analyzing the Populist Far Right - Ideology and Discourse/*

*Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University & University of Vienna)//*

Chair: Nelson Ribeiro (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

*13.00 - Lunch*

*14.15 - Paper Session I – Promoting or Exposing? Journalism Logic and Populism*

Chairs and Respondents: Barbie Zelizer (Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania); Jessica Roberts (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

/When Journalists’ Discursive Techniques Facilitate the Rise of Trumpism/

Jennifer Henrichsen (Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA)

/‘Nuts,’ ‘Kooks’ and ‘Deplorables:’ Media Coverage of Conservative Populist Campaigns/

Meredith L. Pruden (Georgia State University, USA)

/Media Logic in a Consensus Democracy/

Erkan Ergün (Tilburg University, Netherlands)

*14.15 - Paper Session II – “Us” versus “Them”: Creating the Fear of Otherness*

Chairs and Respondents: Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University & University of Vienna); Alexandra Lopes (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

/“Our Culture is the Best Culture!” An analysis of the populist cultural narrative in France and the Netherlands/

Judith Jansma (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

/Who are you, people? Constructing "the people" in the refugee coverage in the Helsingin Sanomat and the MV-lehti./

//Salla Tuomola (University of Tampere, Finland)

/Czech Media and the Refugee Crisis: media populism and journalistic culture in mainstream and alternative news outlets/

Ondrej Pekacek (Charles University, Czech Republic)

*15.45 – Coffee Break*

*16.15 – Paper Session III – The Construction of Populist Discourses in Europe*

Chairs and Respondents: Risto Kunelius (University of Helsinki), Carla Ganito (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

/How the Elite Achieved Brexit. The persuasive power of elite populism in the British media coverage of the EU in the 1990s and now/

Imke Henkel (University of Lincoln, UK)

/Mediatized Populist Strategies – the construction and contestation of ‘crisis’ in Hungary/

Zsofia Nagy (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungry)//

*16.15 – Paper Session IV – Memory, Identity and Remembrance*

Chairs and Respondents: Karin Wahl-Jorgensen (Cardiff University), Catarina Valdigem (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

/Cold War Commemoration and Contemporary U.S. Populism: A Case Study of the Victims of Communism Memorial /

Samantha Oliver (Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA)

/Crisis of Representation: Religion as an Art of Populist Discourse /

Taner Dogan (Ibn Haldun University, Turkey)


*_Wednesday, 16 January 2019_*

*Venue: Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Library Building*

*10.00 –/ The Populist Conjuncture: Democracy, Complexity, Mediatization/*

Risto Kunelius (University of Helsinki)

Chair: Catarina Burnay (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

*11.15 – Coffee Break*

*11.45 – /Idealizing History and Controlling the Media: Common Patterns in Populism and Authoritarianism /*

Nelson Ribeiro (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

Chair: Alexandra Lopes (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

*13.00 - Lunch*

*14.00 – Bus to the Portuguese Archive of the Moving Image (ANIM)*

*14.45 – Visit to ANIM.*

Includes a projection of a newsreel from the 1930s produced by the Secretariat for National Propaganda

*_Thursday, 17 January 2019_*

*Venue: Palácio Foz, Praça dos Restauradores, nº 18, Lisbon*

*10.00 – /Media, Populisms, and the Dynamics of Contentious Politics/*

Francis Lee (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Chair: Fernando Ilharco (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

*11.15 – Coffee Break*

*11.45 –**/Media and the Emotional Politics of Populism/*

Karin Wahl-Jorgensen (Cardiff University)

Chair: Risto Kunelius (University of Helsinki)

*13. 00 – Lunch*

*14.15 - Paper Session V – Social Media and Populism: Technocracy, Algorithms & Capitalism*

Chairs and Respondents: Sarah Banet-Weiser (London School of Business of Economics & Political Science), Cátia Ferreira (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

/Technocracy Meets Populism: the dominant technological imaginary of Silicon Valley/

Elisabetta Ferrari (Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA)

/‘We Act as One Lest We Perish Alone’. EuropeanUnity565, Digital Media, and the Transnationalization of Racist Populism/

Kevan A. Feshami (The University of Colorado Boulder, USA)

/#FreeTommy Transnational Nationalist-Populism: Creating Legitimacy Through the Successes of Other National-Populist Movements/

Danielle Lee Tomson (Columbia University, USA)

*14.15 - Paper Session VI – Hate Speech and the Media*

Chairs and Respondents: Francis Lee (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Peter Hanenberg (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

/Hate Speech and Incivility in German User Comments /

Bernadette Uth (University of Muenster, Germany)

/‘Knives at Home not to cut just Jackfruit’: On post-war online hate speech and racial tensions in Sri Lanka in 2018/

Carmen Aguilera-Carnerero (University of Granada, Spain)

/Neo-populist Celebrations: mobilizing cultural practices in constructing ‘otherness’ around gender. The case of the Istanbul convention in Bulgaria/

Vladislav Petkov (Sofia University, Bulgaria)

*15.45 – Coffee Break*

*16.15 – Panel “Exploring Media & Populism: Fact-Checking, Authoritarian Populism and Critical Political Expression”*

Chair: Amy Reynolds (Kent State University)//

/Makes Sense—They’re in It Together: Effectiveness of Fact-checking “Fake News” is Conditioned on Prior Belief in Government Conspiracy/

Chance York, Michael Beam, James D. Ponder, Catherine Goodall, Zachary Humphries, Carrie Winters (Kent State University, USA)

/Challenges of Neo-Populism: The new formations of the “Other”, Authoritarian Populism and the Turkish Media/

Yesim Kaptan (Kent State University), USA

/Counter-Terrorism Laws and Their Discontents: Examining Ethiopia’s State-sponsored War on Critical Political Expression/

Teddy W. Workneh (Kent State University, USA)

*_Friday, 18 January 2019_*

*Venue: Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Library Building*

10.00 - */Digital Intimacy and its Metadata: Studying Data Publics in Closed Contexts/*

Rolien Hoyng (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Chair: Carla Ganito (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)**

*11.15 – Coffee Break*

*11.45 – Popular/ Feminism and Popular Misogyny/*

Sarah Banet-Weiser (London School of Economics & Political Science)

Chair: Barbie Zelizer (Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania)

*13.00 - Lunch*

*14.15 - Paper Session VII – Media Strategies and Populist Rhetoric*

Chairs and Respondents: Silvio Waisbord (George Washington University), Eduardo Cintra Torres (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

/Mass Media and Social Media Configuration under Hugo Chavez Populist Discourse: differences and contrasts/

Alejandro Motta Nicolicchia (University of Navarra, Spain)

/Verbal Humor in Populist Rhetoric – Jab lines along the way from marginal to minister in Timo Soini’s Career/

Joonas Koivukoski (University of Helsinki, Finland)

/Comparing Populist Political Communication across Two Nations /

Hanan Badr (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)

*14.15 - Paper Session VIII – Fake News and Disinformation*

Chairs and Respondents: Catarina Burnay (Universidade Católica Portuguesa); Patrícia Dias (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)//

/Pathological Study of Fake News//://A Statistical Analysis of China's "Top 10 Annual Fake News Stories" Over the Years since 21st Century/

Min Wang (Wuhan University, China)

/Let’s Gather to Purify Negative Comments: Expressing Disbelief towards Journalism and Creating Public Opinion through ‘Comment Purification’ in Korea /

Yeah In Pyo (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

/Populism and Disinformation: public policy responses and the role of news media/

Nuno Conde (Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal)

*15.45 – Coffee Break*

*16.15 - Paper Session IX – Populist Discourses: Triggering Non-Rational Responses*

Chair and Respondent: Amy Reynolds (Kent State University), Nelson Ribeiro (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)//

/Game of Words. How Populist Rhetoric drives Mental Imagery /

Ana Margarida Abrantes (Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal)

/The Psychology of Information Behavior in the Age of Disinformation /

Carla Everstijn (Kent State University, USA)

*16.15 - Paper Session X – News Reporting, Moral Panics and Activism*

Chairs and Respondents: Rolien Hoyng (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Rita Figueiras (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)//

/Media use Strategies and Identity of the Estonian Russian-speaking Population: the Role of Russian Media in the Tense Political Situation /

Marianne Leppik (University of Tartu)

/Satanic Panic: American Populist Fears and Child Safety in the 1980s-90s/

Bridget Kies (College of Wooster, USA)

/Not only Populism on the Screens: The Concept of Activism on Portuguese Television News/

Naide Müller (Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal)


*_Saturday, 19 January 2019_*

*Venue: Pousada de Lisboa, Praça do Comércio, 31-34, Lisbon*

*16.00 – /Why/**/ Journalism Needs to Change/*

Barbie Zelizer (Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania)

Chair: Francis Lee (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

*17.15 – Coffee Break*

*17.30 – Ideasfor Comparative Studies of Populism, Media and Communication*

Silvio Waisbord (George Washington University)

Chair: Luísa Leal de Faria (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)

*18.45 – Concluding Remarks*

*19:00 - Drinks*

*19.30 – Winter School Closing Dinner *


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