tag: AEJMC Political Communication Interest Group: PCIG Newsletter!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

PCIG Newsletter!

Our first newsletter finally here! Click to download [PDF]. Inside: 
  • President's column
  • News and comments about the upcoming AEJMC 2012 conference
  • Graduate student spotlight
  • Membership updates and information

Also, information about PCIG's first ever Distinguished Top Political Communication Paper Award! Send in your nominations by June 15. 

The original PCIG newsletter listed incorrect dates and times for some of the PCIG panels. The correct listings are below. The PDF file was also updated to reflect the corrections. Apologies for the incorrect listings.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 3:15 – 4:45 pm
Four Decades of Agenda-Setting Research: Past and Future, Local and Global
Cosponsored with the Mass Communication & Society Division

This research panel will discuss the development of agenda-setting research over four decades.

Agenda-setting founders Max McCombs, Texas and Donald Shaw, North Carolina; David Weaver, Indiana; Lars Willnat, Indiana; Guy Golan, Syracuse. Moderator: Ying Roselyn Du, Hong Kong Baptist.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 10 – 11:30 am
Presidential Election 2012 - Political Advertising Misinformation
Cosponsored with the Advertising Division

This panel will consider how well the American news media hold politicians and their surrogates accountable for their advertising claims. 

Tom Feran, Editor, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio; Erika Franklin Fowler, Wesleyan University; Timothy Karr, Senior Director of Strategy, FreePress; Chris Mottola, Republican media strategist, former consultant for John McCain’s 2008 campaign. Moderator: Michelle Amazeen, Rider.
* Update: Due to a scheduling problem, Timothy Karr will be unable to attend this panel. John Stearns, Journalism and Public Media Campaign Director, will attend instead.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 11:45 – 1:15 pm
Ethnic Minority Groups in the Crosshairs of 2012 Electoral Campaigns
Cosponsored with the Minorities and Communication Division

The panel will analyze the racially insensitive campaign propaganda that has been going on as we approach the 2012 presidential campaign.  
Federico Subervi, Texas State; H. Denis Wu, Boston & Tien-Tsung Lee, Kansas; Hub Brown & Bradley Gorham, Syracuse; Cristina Azocar, San Francisco State. Moderators: Diana Rios, Connecticut and Alex Tan, Washington State.


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