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Online Media, European Actors and Discourse

Médias en ligne, acteurs européens et discours

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Published on Friday, January 29, 2016 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

The second LEMEL symposium is twofold: to present the results of the homonymous project and to bring together researchers and policy makers of the European communication. We investigate the role of online media in the formation and transmission of the speech on Europe, focusing on the relation with the discourse of civil society and political discourse.

Announcement

June 23rd – 24th, 2016
University of Cergy-Pontoise, Gennevilliers site, Paris area
Laboratory LDI - Lexiques, Dictionnaires, Informatique, UMR 7187

Scientific coordination

  • Luciana Radut-Gaghi, MCF, UCP

Argument

The second LEMEL symposium (the first took place in May 2015) is twofold: to present the results of the homonymous project and to bring together researchers and policy makers of the European communication. We investigate the role of online media in the formation and transmission of the speech on Europe, focusing on the relation with the discourse of civil society and political discourse.

All the forms of online discourse are analyzed: online versions of print media, newspapers and online platforms, blogs, tweets, etc. Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches will be favored.

Researchers are invited to submit proposals that address at least one of the following topics: 

  • Representations of Europe
  • History and narrative on Europe
  • Media events on a European scale
  • Intercultural communication
  • European cultural space
  • European public space

LEMEL project is a comparative, international and network research.Our aim is toanalyze the representations and framing of Europe and European controversies in online media of various countries, in order to identify different patterns of storytelling about Europe in online news, the European identity they promote and the political principles they value.  Our originality lies in the methodology of the research: each team gathers a corpus of item related to the coverage of European issues in national online news in the same period; the corpuses are analyzed according to a common grid; the results are put in common during European workshops and transnational themes are identified; researchers from different countries gather into thematic groups in order to publish papers on specific aspects of the global analysis. The keywords are: European media sphere, media framing, representations, identification, media events, European themes, categories, discourse analysis and ways of appropriation.

  • What representations of Europe are formed, formulated, offered by online media, during the course of media events in normal periods (major European off-event)?
  • What is the relationship between the representations included in the media and communication strategies of the European institutions (upstream)?
  • What is the relationship between the representations included in the media and expression of public opinion through various indicators (Eurobarometer, surveys) and national votes in the European elections (downstream)?
  • What is the specificity of online media in dealing with European issues?

In comparison with previous researches on this subject (Le Cam, Utard, 2011 ; Brack et al, 2010 ; Fossum, Schleisinger, 2007 ; Machil Beiler, Fischer, 2006 ; Baisnée, 2006 ; Eriksen, 2005 ; Marchetti, 2004 ; Garcia, Torrec, 2003 ; Risse, Van de Steeg, 2003 ; De Vreese  2001, 2004 ;Badie , 2000) we pay a specific attention to the European agenda setting and framing, according to a comparative approach, and most of all, we focus on online media, while most of previous researches were focused on television and newspapers. Is there a specific way to tackle European issues online (due to the features of online media)?

Eight partners are currently part of the network: University of Cergy-Pontoise (coordinator), University of Bologna, London College of Communication, Bauhaus University Weimar, National School of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Warsaw, Pan-European University in Bratislava, New Bulgarian University.

Calendar

Abstracts (300 words) must be submit to the address lemel.contact@gmail.com

by March 15, 2016.

The results of the evaluation of the proposals by the Scientific Committee will be announced April 5, 2016.

The conference languages will be French and English.

Registration will open on May 9, 2016.

Participation fee will be €30 for faculty members, and €20 for PhD students, doctors and unaffiliated researchers.

A book on the conference will be published in winter 2016 in the Digital Humanities collection of L'Harmattan publishing house. The texts will be expected on September 1st, 2016.

Scientific committee

  • Juraj Babic, Pan-European University, Bratislava
  • Camelia Beciu, University of Bucarest
  • Axel Boursier, University of Cergy-Pontoise
  • Patrick Haillet, University of Cergy-Pontoise
  • Zuzana Ihnatova, Pan European University, Bratislava
  • Katarzyna Korab, University of Warsaw
  • Gabrielle Le Tallec Lloret, University of Paris 13
  • Pina Lalli University of Bologna
  • Julien Longhi, University of Cergy-Pontoise
  • Joanna Nowicki, University of Cergy-Pontoise
  • Denisa Oprea, National University of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest
  • Luciana Radut-Gaghi, University of Cergy-Pontoise
  • Gilles Rouet, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
  • Hedwig Wagner, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Organization team

  • Axel Boursier, Université de Cergy-Pontoise
  • Denisa Oprea, Ecole nationale d'études politiques et administratives, Bucarest
  • Luciana Radut-Gaghi, Université de Cergy-Pontoise

Partners

  • University of Cergy-Pontoise
  • Laboratoire LDI - Lexiques, Dictionnaires, Informatique, UMR 7187
  • Fondation de l'Université de Cergy-Pontoise

Places

  • Université de Cergy-Pontoise, site de Gennevilliers, ZAC des Barbanniers, avenue Marcel-Paul
    Gennevilliers, France (92)

Date(s)

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Keywords

  • Europe, discours, acteur, média

Contact(s)

  • Luciana Radut-Gaghi
    courriel : luciana [dot] radut-gaghi [at] u-cergy [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Luciana Radut-Gaghi
    courriel : luciana [dot] radut-gaghi [at] u-cergy [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Online Media, European Actors and Discourse », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, January 29, 2016, https://calenda.org/354365

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