gets the text and tweets about social controversies
The communicative actions of millions of people structure political communication systems, which have activity peaks during certain processes, especially during electoral campaigns. In this sense, the primary objective of this research is to observe, describe, and analyze the communicative actions of the United States’ political communication system during the 2016 general presidential campaigns, in order to understand the regularities and ruptures of a system that organizes a large-scale political process. The United States political communication system is enormous, and it is almost impossible to study the whole system. Thus, I propose to explore only a fraction of the system: the functioning of the Democratic candidate’s campaign in Philadelphia’s Latino community. The political communication system operates by the concourse of different actors who communicate through interpersonal, group, mass, and online communications.
We want to study how information spreads in social networks
We know very little about receivers of economic news. Which news do they read? A pilot study on Danish data has already demonstrated that the way users post economic news on facebook is of interest to media researchers having a special interest in the economic dimension.
The research project will investigate the uses of the heritage around Rhodes in Cape Town and in Oxford. Our research question is: how do the movements in Cape Town and in Oxford mobilize politically around the figure and statue of Rhodes?