Digital Election Campaigning Worldwide
DigiWorld is a scientific collaboration network that builts upon the work of DigiDeMo and CamforS and aims at international comparisons of election campaign strategies in digital communication channels. The long-term goals of DigiWorld include building a continuous research network dealing with digital campaigning, user engagement, and factors influencing it. Building upon the experiences of CamforS, the project further develops innovative tools for analyzing
DigiWorld Pre-Conference of ECREA 2022 in Aarhus, Denmark, 19 October 2022
Uta Russmann and Yossi David organized the ECREA pre-conference „Digital Election Campaigning Worldwide“ where researchers both from the DigiWorld network and beyond presented research findings on digital campaigning and social media communication of parties and politicians during national elections in various countries around the world. Anders Olof Larsson, Delia C. Balaban and Martina Novotná presented results of their research on national elections in Norway, Romania, and the Czech Republic. Further presentations on online election campaigning in Australia, the US, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Sweden broadened the international perspective of this pre-conference.
ECREA 2022, 9th European Communication Conference in Aarhus, Denmark, 19-22 October 2022
Members of the DigiWorld team presented results from their research on digital campaigning in national election contexts in the joint panel „They have an issue. How political issues shape social media campaigns in national election campaigns across Europe“, chaired by Melanie Magin and Márton Bene, at the ECREA 2022 conference in Aarhus, Denmark. In this panel, Anna-Katharina Wurst, Márton Bene, Dren Gërguri, Mihnea Stoica and Melanie Magin focused on the prevailing political issues being discussed by parties and politicians in the national election campaigns in Germany, Hungary, Albania and Kosovo, Romania and the Republic of Moldova, as well as Norway.
Political Participation Networks on Facebook colloquium, September 16th 2022
Anders Olof Larsson, a valued Member of the DigiWorld Team, was recently invited to deliver a keynote in Lisbon at the colloquium Political Participation Networks on Facebook which was hosted by the ICNOVA (NOVA Institute of Communication). The colloquium marked the end of a research project, which documented the communication activities of different political actors on Facebook during the election year 2019. The research project was hosted by the ICNOVA and coordinated by Jorge Martins Rosa. Anders Olof Larsson, who is a Professor with the Department of Communication at the Kristiania University College, presented his ongoing work on political parties‘ Facebook campaigning.
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- European School of Political and Social Sciences (ESPOL)
Université Catholique de Lille (France)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Linda Bos
Amsterdam School of
Dr. Shelley Boulianne
European School of Political and Social Sciences (ESPOL)
Université Catholique de Lille (France)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Andrea Ceron
Università degli Studi di Milano
Dr. Yossi David
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
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