Online Political Communication


How do social media, political participation, news consumption and campaigning come together in the online world? This proseminar addresses this question by providing a comprehensive overview of the current status of research in online communication science, with a focus on political communication. Engaging with a combination of both theoretical and empirical research, studies are discussed in light of contemporary events, linking the development of online communication to more classic forms of political communication. In the proseminar, we seek to engage with pressing questions such as: “How does social media shape the political arena?”, “How do people access and engage with political news online?”, “How has the internet changed political campaigning?”, and “What role do social network sites play in citizen mobilization?”

Feb 22, 2021 — May 31, 2021
University of Bern
Ernesto de León
Ernesto de León
PhD Candidate