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#ECREA2022 conference

A wonderful #ECREA2022 has come to an end and we thank all members for sharing their research, for building the #ecreapolcomm network, and for attending the business meeting on Thursday! The section is healthy, has a record number of members, and a very good number of conference submissions this year.

At the business meeting, a new section management team was elected: Agnieszka Stepinska is the new Chair of the section, Jakob Ohme remains as Vice Chair, and Nicoleta Corbujoins the mgmt team as Vice Chair.

We thank our outgoing Chair Melanie Magin for her yearlong, tremendous comittment and service to the section and for leading it through the not-so-easy Covid times.

At the business meeting, our YECREA representatives Cristina Monzer and Emilija Gagrčin presented their work on the ECREA Polcomm Pre-Conference workshop they organized for early-career scholars, which was well received. Thank you both for your great work.

We congratulate Olga Pasitselska (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) for winning the best abstract award for her work on: “We are humans, first of all”: Constructing and renegotiating audiences’ identities in conflict discourse.

We furthermore announced that the 2023 Interim Conference of the section will take place in Berlin, Germany with the local host being the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society on August 31 and September 1, 2023. Mark you calendars!.

Pre-Conference Workshop for Early-Career Scholars

This year, the ECREA Political Communication Sections hosts a virtual workshop prior to the bi-annual conference. Thirteen participants from 10 countries will get the opportunity to discuss their work, together with four wonderful mentors. The workshop includes two keynotes from  Prof. Ulrike Klinger (European University Viadrina Frankfurt-Oder) and Assoc. Prof. Christian Baden (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), which are open to the public and can be joined via zoom. The event is mainly organised from ECREA PolComm’s YECREA representatives Cristina Monzer and Emilia Gagrcin. More information about the Pre-Conference Workshop can be found on our conference page.

Call for the early-career workshop is out

We are happy publish the Call for the Early Career Scholars Workshop in Political Communication titled “Advancing Concepts and Methods in Political Communication”. The two-day workshop will take place 11th–12th October 2022 in a virtual format, as we wanted to be as inclusive as possible. The workshop will feature two keynote lectures by Ulrike Klinger and Christian Baden and is meant to provide a platform for extensive exchange between early-career scholars as well and talks with mentors from the field. The section’s two newly elected YECREA representatives workshop Cristina Monzer (NTNU Trondheim) and  Emilija Gagrčin (Weizenbaum Institute, FU Berlin) will be the hosts of this workshop and look forward to the submission of a 500-word abstract. For the workshop, participants will submit a piece of work from their current research and receive feedback from and give feedback to peers, supervised by senior scholars. Check out the call here and please circulate widely!

New YECREA PolComm Representatives

We are glad to announce that Cristina Monzer (NTNU, Trondheim) and Emilija Gagrčin (Weizenbaum Institute, FU Berlin) were elected as the two new Young ECREA Representatives for the Political Communication Section. Together with the management team, they will focus specifically on making our section a viable home to early career scholars in political communication research, by building a community, help organising workshops, develop new collaboratives initiatives, and have an open ear to any challenges young scholars in our field might meet!

Welcome Cristina and Emilija, we are excited to have you on board!

Kick-off meeting mentoring program

The section management team, together with our two new YECREA Representatives Cristina Monzer (NTNU Trondheim) and Emilija Gagrčin (Weizenbaum Institute, FU Berlin) organized the kick-off meeting to the second round of the mentoring program for early career scholars in political communication research. In the next two years, 11 mentees from 7 countries (🇧🇪🇳🇱🇳🇴🇩🇪🇪🇸🇹🇬🇵🇱) will meet with mentors, in workshops, and at conferences like #ica22 #ecrea22. We will also organize a virtual workshop in the run-up of the 2022 ECREA conference in Aarhus that focuses specifically on PhD students and early career scholars. Stay tuned!

Call for ECREA Conference is out!

The European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), the Department of Media and Journalism Studies at Aarhus University (AU) and the Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) are happy to announce that the theme for the 9th European Communication Conference (ECC) will be “Rethink Impact”.

The conference will be held in Aarhus (Denmark), 19 – 22 October 2022.

Proposals for individual papers, panels, and posters can be submitted to one of ECREA Sections, Temporary Working Groups and Networks through the ECREA 2022 submission platform until 17 January 2022.

Find more information an the general call for the ECREA conference here:

The call for the Political Communication Sections can be found here.

New management team elected

At the virtual ECREA conference in September 2021, the section elected a new management team. Melanie Magin (NTNU Trondheim) will lead the section as Chair, together with Agnieszka Stępińska (U Poznan) and Jakob Ohme (FU Berlin) as Vice Chairs. We very much thank Andreas Schuck and Vaclav Stetka for their long-term service to the division!

Call for 2nd round of mentoring program

After a successful first round, ECREA PolComm launches the second round of the mentoring program that connects early career scholars with more senior researchers. The call can be found here.