My institute, the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, is cooperating with the Institute for Information Law in a project on Personalised Communication (project website). Broadly speaking, we are investigating the transformation from a mass media landscape to much more individualized communication. I am very excited to be involved in this project – and a nice side effect is that I have an office again in our old historical building in the center of Amsterdam (be it for one or two days per week only; most of the time, you will still find me on Roeterseiland).
Some weeks ago (yes, it’s been some weeks, I have been travelling South America afterwards…) I have been giving two talks at the WAPOR conference in Buenos Aires about my recent work on news sharing and on automated content analysis. The slides for both talks are available on slideshare: Packing and unpacking the Bag of Words: Introducing a toolkit for inductive automated frame analysis (co-authored by Jeroen Jonkman) and Viral news: How to predict news sharing based on article characteristics (co-authored by Petro Tolochko and Björn Burscher).
In this conference season, other work in which I was involved was presented at the ICA conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the ECPR conference in Montreal, Candada. For an overview of all conference presentations in which I have been involved as author or co-author, please have a look at my publication list.
A man charges his phone tapping electricity from a loose wire dangling from a powerpole near a govenment building in the center of Asunción, Paraguay.