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Online Conference: Latest Trends In Political Communication

Written on May 29, 2012 by magdalena.wojcieszak in News

The field of communication is in a constant state of reinvention. This is why we believe it is essential to keep abreast of the latest developments by interacting with experts and peers. We would like to invite you to take part in a series of conversations led by selected practitioners who will discuss relevant issues and events.

This Thursday May-31-2012 at 5 pm local time Madrid, Luis Arroyo (president of Asesores de Comunicación Pública, and ACOP, Asociación de Comunicación Política, an international political communication consultant) will talk to us about the latest trends in political communication.

What is the importance of framing in the current media environment? To what extent does the context of political leadership matter in the globalized world? What is the difference between the old requisite of political narrative, now reframed as political “storytelling”? Luis will also discuss new discoveries in neuropolitics, along with more realistic approach to the influence of social media.

Because all these trends affect the way we – as citizens, scholars and political actors – see politics, it is important that you join our virtual discussion.



The Transnational Connections Special Section has published!

Written on March 28, 2012 by magdalena.wojcieszak in News


The International Journal of Communication (IJoC) is pleased to announce the publication of a new Special Section, Transnational Connections, edited by Magdalena Wojcieszak, Assistant Professor and Ademic Director, Masters in Political Communication, IE University.

We are reminded daily that the world is increasingly “globalized,” that communication is transnational where new media technologies transcend boundaries, and that problems in one region generate far-reaching effects. These trends give political communication scholars a unique opportunity and obligation to engage in dialogue and comparative research. What can be learned from thinking about media and political communication as transnational? What are the similarities and the differences in academic and professional approaches to political communication in various contexts? What are the challenges and the opportunities for international research in the field?

The IE University organized the symposium Transnational Connections, which took place in Segovia to address these questions. The Symposium consisted of a series of roundtables, and the four essays gathered in this Special Section reflect the ideas expressed by participants in these roundtables. The essays explore how new media technologies and increased transnationality affect political communication theory, research and practice. The essays touch on a range of issues including theoretical and conceptual trends in the field; differences and similarities between U.S.-based and non-U.S.-based political communication research; how to integrate theory and findings among various regions; and how to study political communication in an environment dominated by new information technologies.

Collectively, these papers provide important reflections on the present and the future of political communication as a theory, research and practice.

Read this new Special Section at

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