Populism in, by, and against the media

Populism in, by, and against the media
ICA 2016 Preconference on 9 June 2016 in Fukuoka, Japan
Co-sponsored by the Political Communication Division. Organizers: Benjamin Krämer, Nayla Fawzi, & Sven Engesser

Researchers interested in the relationship between populism and the media are invited to submit extended abstracts for the ICA preconference “Populism in, by, and against the media.” The relationship is at least threefold: populism in the media (how and with what effects do the media cover populist actors and discourses?), populism by the media (do the media themselves act as populist actors?), and populism against the media (has media criticism become an integral part of populist ideologies and discourses?). We are interested in submissions covering one or several of the above aspects or related questions, on both traditional and new media, and investigating the relationship between them and populism from all relevant perspectives.

The preconference will take place on 9 June 2016 (9a.m. to 5.30 p.m.) in Fukuoka, Japan. Extended Abstracts (800 to 1,200 words plus references) should be sent to Benjamin Krämer (kraemer@ifkw.lmu.de). The deadline for submission is 30 November 2015. Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors before 15 January 2016.

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