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Political polarization and popularity in online participatory media

David Garcia, Fernando Mendez, Uwe Serdült, Frank Schweitzer
2012 Proceedings of the first edition workshop on Politics, elections and data - PLEAD '12  
We present our approach to online popularity and its applications to political science, aiming at the creation of agentbased models that reproduce patterns of popularity in participatory media.  ...  Last we present our work in progress in voting advice applications, and our results analyzing the data from  ...  AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO ON-LINE POPULARITY In this section we present our approach to popularity in online participatory media, and its applications to political sciences.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2389661.2389665 dblp:conf/cikm/GarciaMSS12 fatcat:sfghlnm3tncjffkvlnjkdcl7za

Polish Privacy Media Discourse: Privacy as Imposed Policies

Łukasz Wojtkowski, Barbara Brodzińska-Mirowska, Aleksandra Seklecka
2020 Media and Communication  
In the analysis, we draw on theoretical approaches that understand privacy as having four dimensions: Relational, participatory, contextual, and technological.  ...  Considering the post-communist past that shapes a specific approach to surveillance and the general polarisation of polish media discourse, one would expect the key role of privacy issues in the public  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to express the gratitude the Department of Communication, Media and Journalism at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń for the financial support and the student  ... 
doi:10.17645/mac.v8i2.2850 fatcat:ref2ytio2re73lieyqym747niy

Within, without, and amidst: A review of literacy educators' perceptions of participatory media technologies

William T. Wright
2020 Journal of Media Literacy Education  
of an array of factors and influences that shape and give rise to educators' understandings of participatory technologies' place in 21 st -century education.  ...  With strict no-cell phone policies in classrooms becoming commonplace, national and international electioneering campaigns eroding trust in social media platforms, and content posted years prior affecting  ...  Considerations of how teachers should go about integrating youths' online engagement quickly becomes complex amid rising concerns over "fake news" and the increased polarization of political discourse.  ... 
doi:10.23860/jmle-2020-12-2-1 fatcat:vj53lmompjg4lni3pkgvtb2biq


Ioana Literat, Abubakr Abdelbagi, Nicola YL Law, Marcus Y-Y Cheung, Rongwei Tang
2021 Selected Papers of Internet Research, SPIR  
We found that reactions to the campaign were mixed, and highly political in nature.  ...  While many users appreciated the media literacy campaign and TikTok's role in implementing it, there was also resistance to the campaign, due to factors related to video content, dissemination approach  ...  Introduction Amidst an alarming rise in online misinformation, there has been a growing interest in media literacy education as a way to combat the rapid spread of misinformation (Bulger & Davison, 2018  ... 
doi:10.5210/spir.v2021i0.12201 fatcat:yqybhunncnavbibzruldhmjtue

Access, loyalty, and trust: changing audiences and media life in contemporary Lithuania

Auksė Balčytienė, Aušra Vinciūnienė, Lina Auškalnienė
2012 Media Transformations  
This paper gives an account on how people in Lithuania access news and how they engage in media life.  ...  Observed developments also have dramatic effects on how both journalists and audiences react to changing conditions in contemporary media and communications.  ...  Such an approach in attempts to understand social relations follows an approach that culture and identity are not mechanical determinants of people's behaviour but are ways in which people connect to others  ... 
doi:10.7220/2029-865x.06.03 fatcat:h4kvgq6mzzdoth7fsmgy3p6kb4

Measuring Online Political Dialogue: Does Polarization Trigger More Deliberation?

Ignacio-Jesús Serrano-Contreras, Javier García-Marín, Óscar G. Luengo
2020 Media and Communication  
The comments on news posts in online media are a good example.  ...  Using a sample of almost 400,000 posted comments about diverse topics (climate change, the Catalonian crisis, and Political parties' electoral ads) we propose an automated method in order to measure polarization  ...  Acknowledgments The authors wish to thank the Editors for their excellent work and the anonymous reviewers for their valuable feedback and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.17645/mac.v8i4.3149 fatcat:v3twsk36yvcqlmduqk3kb6ngcq

Defining Media through Organizational Practices [chapter]

2011 Alternative and Mainstream Media  
Yet this research argues that the bloggers response, or lack thereof, to reader comments may also play an integral role in the manipulation of communication processes online.  ...  The concept of native reporting, principally thought of as an approach mainly in alternative media, is actually rooted in the innate and universal processes of investigative journalism.  ... 
doi:10.5040/ fatcat:kdurinzobzggjlhjv52hetwah4

Research note: Likes, sarcasm and politics: Youth responses to a platform-initiated media literacy campaign on social media

Ioana Literat, Abubakr Abdelbagi, Nicola YL Law, Marcus Y-Y Cheung, Rongwei Tang
2021 Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review  
We found that reactions to the campaign were mixed, and highly political in nature.  ...  To better understand youth attitudes towards media literacy education on social media, and the opportunities and challenges inherent in such initiatives, we conducted a large-scale analysis of user responses  ...  Designers of future media literacy initiatives-on social media and elsewhere-need to keep in mind that, in this landscape, even apolitical content might be politicized and framed in polarizing terms by  ... 
doi:10.37016/mr-2020-67 doaj:0854e99f02e34958a15d3035a69293e4 fatcat:fsrqgdbq35fg5hdngzbe5cz6ji

Mediating solidarity

Natalie Fenton
2008 Global Media and Communication  
In a global economy, solidarity can be mediated through new communication technologies but the challenge is to articulate the politics online with actual movements and struggles on the ground.  ...  A B S T R A C T With the apparent increase in the number of alternative political media, political pluralists are again faced with the question: does the proliferation of subaltern counter-publics lead  ...  The ultimate problem that arises from such an approach is how to ensure that open and participatory movements are also effective in influencing public policies and have the possibility of developing a  ... 
doi:10.1177/1742766507086852 fatcat:mhat4g4tmrg4rdbnils7yh6e2q

Pan-European institutions and new media: pan-European or counter-pan-European media usage?

Piotr Toczyski
2021 Postmodern Openings  
Or contrary: does it seem that pan-European institutions use online tools in non-pan-European or even counter-pan-European ways?  ...  Technically, online space seems to be connective beyond national borders and could serve for mass communication between Europeans, both European Union citizens and candidate countries' citizens.  ...  My ideas would not be developed without the ideas we exchanged over the years in all these academic spaces around Europe.  ... 
doi:10.18662/po/12.1/256 fatcat:qunvnrzebnajxiorw6vyi6rx4q


Gabriel Stoiciu, "Fr. Rainer" Institute of Anthropology
2019 Journal of Community Positive Practices  
In the last ten years, the information society has become an expanding reality.  ...  It aims also to point out the role that socialization platforms have in forming spontaneous solidarities and in shaping the civic engagement.  ...  and online media.  ... 
doi:10.35782/jcpp.2019.4.01 fatcat:fkiha3tnofeirnvwvva2kcwifa

Twitter-based Segregation Analysis: The Many Faces of Social Media Discourses [article]

Dominik Wyss
2020 Zenodo  
By performing a Twitter-based hyperlink-analysis, I measure segregation of two large, dynamic, and heterogeneous social media discourses that took place in 2015 in German-speaking countries.  ...  The analysis reveals that only in one case (the refugee discourse) segregation of social media surpassed segregation of traditional media, whereas in the second discourse (Greek debt discourse) segregation  ...  Conflict and Consonance in Media Opinion: Political Positions of Five German Quality Newspapers.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3793492 fatcat:ovy5ymyqivfurcy5ms3mqphzri

Mediatized participation and forms of media use and multiple meaning making: the Baltic perspective

Auksė Balčytienė, Aušra Vinciūnienė, Lina Auškalnienė
2012 Media Transformations  
In this paper all arguments move around the idea that there is a very close interrelationship between the status of being an informed citizen, and public participation, activism and engagement in social  ...  Based on data from representative public opinion survey on media access and use in Lithuania, the paper further argues that the registered data of public distrust in media and general 'apoliticism' may  ...  Although qualitative studies report about the potential rise of participatory consciousness in Central and Eastern Europe, the participatory political culture there is generally absent.  ... 
doi:10.7220/2029-865x.07.01 fatcat:xyn4gg7hjrch3fq7ywmxt6efwa

When the Journalist Meets New Media: Some Reflections on the Interactions between Journalist and New Media Driven Journalism in Turkey

Serhat Kaymas
2017 Journal of Media Research  
The findings of the study indicate that online journalism is required for diversity in the free market of the media sector, especially in Turkey.  ...  In the study, journalists are selected from traditional and online news agencies, and the groups are consistent in terms of age, gender, and professional experiences.  ...  Therefore, political polarization and political tensions are partly continuing in the media outlets, irrespective of traditional newspaper or new media news portal. (2) Political parallelism refers to  ... 
doi:10.24193/jmr.29.2 fatcat:zhc52v76kbd5ldlgipuyzemxdm

Vahid Online: Post-2009 Iran and the Politics of Citizen Media Convergence

Babak Rahimi
2016 Social Sciences  
The notion of citizen journalism examined here is one of civic participatory activism in archiving the collection, reporting, and dissemination of news through the merging of diverse media technologies  ...  An attempt is made to study the social network site, Vahid Online, pseudonym of a leading Iranian activist who has the largest social media followership online.  ...  identify the popular social media site in terms of civic politics of an alternative type.  ... 
doi:10.3390/socsci5040077 fatcat:ce6y3dnmdzdpdazgonarvcsv7m
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