[안내] 서울대학교 언론정보학과 BK21 FOUR "자유롭고 책임있는 AI 미디어" 교육연구단 & 언론정보연구소, <제15회 해외석학 콜로키움> 개최 안내
관리자 | 2023. 10. 27
서울대학교 언론정보학과 BK21 FOUR "자유롭고 책임있는 AI 미디어" 교육연구단과 언론정보연구소에서는 커뮤니케이션학계 해외 유수 학자들을 초청해 다양한 주제의 강연 시리즈를 개최하고 있습니다. 이번 특강은 온라인으로 진행됩니다. 많은 분들의 관심과 참여 부탁드립니다.
일시: 11월 10일 (금) 9:30-11:00
강연자: Magdalena Wojcieszak (University of California, Davis)
제목: Polarization from news? Not really. Why? Most people do not consume (partisan) (hard) news.
내용: Populism, polarization, misinformation, and wavering support for democratic norms are pressing threats to many democracies. Although the sources of these threats are multifaceted, partisan media and the online environment are often seen as the culprit. Many observers and scholars worry that partisan news exposure and digital technologies lead to extremity and intergroup hostility.
In this presentation, I address these issues in two ways. I present two projects, each combining participants' survey self-reports and their online behavioral browsing data. First, I focus on actual online exposure to partisan news media as well as to political content wherein to test the effects of each on attitude and affective polarization. Spoiler alert: I find robust null effects. Second, to explain these effects and offer more nuance into people’s online information diets, I examine the prevalence of (1) exposure to news domains; (2) political content within these domains; and (3) political content outside these domains and their effects on key democratic attitudes and behaviors in Poland, the US, and the Netherlands.
강연자 소개: Magdalena Wojcieszak is Professor of Communication, U. of California, Davis and an Associate Researcher at U. of Amsterdam, where she directs the ERC EXPO Grant. Her research focuses on how people select political information online and the effects of these selections on democracy. Prof. Wojcieszak has (co-)authored ~80 articles and received several awards for her teaching and research. She is part of the Misinformation Committee at the Social Science One, a partnership between academics and social media platforms, and of an independent partnership between academic and Facebook to study the impact of Facebook and Instagram on the U.S. 2020 elections.