The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics has arrived

The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics, edited by Axel Bruns, Gunn Enli, Eli Skogerbø, Anders Olof Larsson and Christian Christensen is now available for purchase. About the book: Social media are now widely used for political protests, campaigns, and communication in developed and developing nations, but available research has not yet paid sufficient attention to …

Survey on UGC and Working with Traumatic Images

Peers from Eyewitness Media Hub have a new survey on User Generated Content and Working with Traumatic Images. The purpose of the survey is to improve our understanding of the challenges facing professionals handling user-generated content (UGC) and the provisions currently in place to support those engaging with traumatic UGC. The study is sponsored by …

Call for Feedbacks on “Guidelines for the use of new media by the public in crisis situations”

COSMIC project, funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), is waiting for your feedback on its recent "Guidelines for the use of new media by the public in crisis situations". The draft report provides guidelines that citizens may help in the optimal use of social media during crisis situations. Tips and …

Edited Book: If It Was Not for Terrorism

If It Was Not For Terrorism: Crisis, Compromise, and Elite Discourse in the Age of “War on Terror” Editors: Banu Baybars-Hawks and Lemi Baruh This edited volume investigates questions regarding the hegemonic power that is exercised by elites (and mass media) through the discourse of “War on Terror.” The chapters in the volume provide case studies …

Koç University CSSH Seminar: Hybridity in Contemporary Media Arts

The Media and Visual Arts Department at Koç University welcomes the Fall 2011 semester with a seminar by Yvonne Spillman: Hybridity in Contemporary Media Arts Time: 16:45 Location: Koç University, Rumeli Feneri (Main) Campus SOS Z 27 I will discuss heterogenous forms of interplay in the digital that are considered hybrid because they no longer refer to …

Farewell to IAMCR 2011

This week, esteemed friends from Kadir Has University, Istanbul successfully hosted a five-day IAMCR conference. I was proud to be a part of it, met some very interesting colleagues, and listened to even more interesting papers presented throughout the conference. Congratulations to IAMCR, the local organizing committee at Kadir Has University, and Delano for bringing …

Oy Pusulası/Vote Compass

Turkey is quickly approaching the general elections, to be held on June 12, 2011. For the potential voters, here is an application which may be of interest: Vote Compass Here is the link: http://www.oypusulasi.org Vote Compass is a free online application that provides users with a sense of how their opinions square with the platforms …