ICA Pre-Conference on Varieties of Publics and Counterpublics

25 May 2017 - 8:45am to 5:00pm
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego
Limited to 60 participants

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ICA Pre-conference on Varieties of Publics and Counterpublics
May 25, 2017
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego

College of Media & International Culture, Zhejiang University
Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Supporting Journal:
Communication and the Public

With full financial support from Zhejiang University, all events of the preconference are free to participants. Registration is free and will be limited to 60 people.
To register, please RSVP to communication-public@asc.upenn.edu. 

**Download the full conference brochure here**

8:45 am

Opening Remarks

Fei Wu, Zhejiang University
Zhongdang Pan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Guobin Yang, University of Pennsylvania

9:00 - 10:30 am

Panel One: Campaign Dynamics amid a Shifting Communication Ecology: Understanding Election 2016

Chair: Natalie Stroud, University of Texas at Austin

Kjerstin Thorson, Michigan State University
Chris Wells, University of Wisconsin
Emily Vraga, George Mason University
"Seeing the Election on Social Media: What Predicts Exposure to Political News Stories from Partisan News Sites, Mainstream News Sites, and Fake News Sites"

Stephanie Edgerly, Northwestern University
Kjerstin Thorson, Michigan State University
Chris Wells, University of Wisconsin
"Political Learning in the High-Choice Media Environment: The 2016 Presidential Election"

Abby Kiesa, Tufts University
Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, Tufts University
Peter Levine, Tufts University
"When News Matters: Coverage of Youth Participation and its Effect on Millennials"

Emily K. Vraga, George Mason University
Leticia Bode, Georgetown University
"Friendly Disagreement: Examining Disagreement Between and Within U.S. Political Parties"

Esther Thorson, Michigan State University
Samuel Tham, Michigan State University
Weiyue Chen, Michigan State University
"Persuasion or Information: Comparing News and Advertising Effects on Public Opinion"

Dhavan Shah, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jiyoun Suk, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"How Convergence Drives Divergence: Testing a Revised Communication Mediation Model"

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Panel Two: Multiplicity in Public Making

Chair:  Zhongdang Pan, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Robyn Baragwanath, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"The Role of Diaspora and Migrant Organizations in the Formation of Counter Publics: An Examination of Alternative Narratives in Online and Mainstream Media Spaces"

Yang Yue, University of Southern California
"The Professional Public in China: A Case Study of the Discursive Practices Among the Chinese Medical Professionals"

Elmie Nekmat, National University of Singapore
"Multiple Publics and Opinion Climate Indicators across Social Media Platforms"

Chen Qinying, Temple University
"Different Social Media Platforms, Different Worlds: A Comparative Analysis of Sina Weibo and Kuaishou within Chinese Social Media Field"

12:00 - 12:45 pm

Lunch Break

12:45 - 2:00pm

Panel Three: Feminist Publics

Chair: Radha S. Hegde, New York University

Bernadette Barker-Plummer and David Barker-Plummer, University of San Francisco
“Feminist Twitter as a (Counter) Public Sphere: A Case Study of #YesALLWomen”

Rosemary Clark, University of Pennsylvania
“‘Building, Making, Creating’: The Performative Politics of Second Wave Feminist Manifestos”

Laura Corrêa and Letícia Lins, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
“Controversial Advertising and the Constitution of Publics on Social Media”

2:00 - 3:15 pm

Panel Four: Performing Identities in Public Making

Chair: Marwan Kraidy, University of Pennsylvania

Omar Al-Ghazzi, University of Sheffield
"The Flags of Warring Publics in Syria"

Jasmine Erdener, University of Pennsylvania
“Embodied and Extended Publics: Political Activism Through Puppetry”

Lia Wolock, University of Michigan
“Polyvocal Blogging and South Asian American Publics”

Joe Xu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Digitizing Death: Virtual Commemoration of Joss Paper Rituals”

Dawn R. Gilpin & Leslie-Jean Thornton, Arizona State University
“Instagram Issue Fandoms: Gun Culture Hashtags and the Constitution of Bounded Identity Publics”

3:15 - 3:30 pm

Coffee Break

3:30 - 4:50 pm

Panel Five: Privatization, Transparency, and the Ethics and Politics of Public Making

Chair: Lu Wei, Zhejiang University

David Wolfgang, Colorado State University
“The Media’s Obligation to Public Discourse: Journalism’s Relationship to Publics and Counterpublics”

Edoardo Novelli, University of Roma Tre
“Publics, Aesthetics and Models of Democracy Promoted by the Mediatized Public Sphere”

Jiyeon Kang, University of Iowa
“The Call for Civil Indifference: ‘RaceFail’ and Counterpublics on the Internet”

Helen Cho, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Who Speaks for Asian Americans? Identity Politics and Social Movements in the Digital Media”

Sandy Green, Jr. California State University, Northridge
Craig Keys, University of Southern California
David Hingstman, University of Iowa
G. Thomas Goodnight, University of Southern California
"Shadow Publics, the Prison Industrial Complex, and Mapping a Transparent Commons"

4:50 - 5:00 pm

Concluding Remarks

Zhongdang Pan, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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