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 …

Seminar at Koç University by Deniz Selman

Koç University, College of Social Sciences and Humanities Seminar Series presents: Deniz Selman, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics Title: "Political Knowledge and Voting Behavior" Abstract: Political knowledge is an important factor in understanding voting behavior, particularly when voters' policy positions conflict with those of their favored candidate. In this …

Koç University: Now Admitting Students to Media and Visual Arts Department

Starting this autumn (2010), Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey will be admitting students to the Media and Visual Arts undergraduate program. The Media and Visual Arts undergraduate program at Koç University, which integrates aesthetic, creative, and critical thought with expertise in advanced electronic multimedia, will provide students with the vital interdisciplinary education necessary for leadership …

Presentation at ICA 2010

The International Communication Association Conference was in Singapore this year (June 22-26, 2010). With my gratitudes to the organizing committee and to the city of Singapore for hosting the event, below is a copy of presentation I made during the conference: The presentation: Reality TV and Mediated Voyeurism (ICA2010) A photo from Singapore:

Edited Book: Reel Politics

I am happy to announce that our (Lemi Baruh and Ji Hoon Park) new edited volume on reality television, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, is now available. Reel Politics: Reality Television as a Platform for Political Discourse Editors: Lemi Baruh and Ji Hoon Park Date Of Publication: Apr 2010 Isbn13: 978-1-4438-1915-2 I would like to …

Societies Under Siege E-Proceeding is Out

After some delay, the e-proceedings of the Societies Under Siege: Media, Government, Politics, and Citizens' Freedoms in an Age of Terrorism is available for download. The e-proceeding presents a selection of short papers presented during the international conference organized at Kadir Has University in 2009. DOWNLOAD HERE: Societies Under Siege (e-Proceeding)