IfK Represented With 21 Contributions at the 71st Annual ICA Conference

(25.05.21) This year's 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) with the main topic "Engaging the essential work of care: Communication, connectedness, and social justice" will take place from 27-31 May as a virtual conference. Researchers* from the Münster Department of Communication will be represented with 21 contributions.

Under the title “Engaging the essential work of care: Communication, connectedness, and social justice”, this year’s ICA Annual Conference will focus on the concept of care as a core aspect of social life against the background of the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and societal conflicts all over the world.

The degree of care on the individual and collective level within a society are indicative for its values, experiences, position and history. Against the background of the many crises which societies have to handle at this moment in time, communication functions as a means for re-working the concept of care. Care is both constituted by and constitutive of communication.

With 11 pre- and post-conferences, the conference will take place from 27 to 31 May. Among the accepted papers for this year's conference are 21 contributions by or with participation of IfK scientists*:

  • Why do people spread distorted information online? An examination of predictors based on the theory of collective action.
    Florian Wintterlin; Tim Schatto-Eckrodt; Lena Frischlich; Svenja Boberg; Felix Reer; Thorsten Quandt
  • The seed of doubt: The role of alternative and established news media in the early moments of a new conspiracy theory.
    Tim Schatto-Eckrodt; Lena Clever; Lena Frischlich
  • Fueling the Information Disorder? Alternative News Media in the COVID-19 Crisis.
    Lena Frischlich; Tim Schatto-Eckrodt; Lara Kuhfeldt; Lena Clever
  • Sowing distrust on a fertile ground – how distorted alternative news fuel negative attitudes towards political candidates amongst ausceptible recipients.
    Lena Frischlich; Jens Hellmann; Felix Brinkschulte; Martin Becker; Mitja Back
  • Entertained by extremists: staging and effects of eudaimonic instagram propaganda.
    Lena Frischlich; Jana Johanna Klapproth; Tobias Kleineidam; Tim Schatto-Eckrodt
  • Addicted to digital games? A representative survey study on the societal perception of gaming disorder. 
    Felix Reer; Florian Wintterlin; Thorsten Quandt
  • A longitudinal study on smartphone use disorder and psychosocial well-being. 
    Felix Reer; Ruth Wendt; Thorsten Quandt
  • Cyberbullying victimization and mental health: A representative cross-sectional study of German Internet users. 
    Robin Janzik; Felix Reer; Ruth Wendt; Thorsten Quandt
  • Gender, gaming motivations, and genre: comparing singaporean, german, and american video game players.
    Rabindra Ratan; Vivian Hsueh Hua Chen; Frederik De Grove; Johannes Breuer; Thorsten Quandt; Patrick Williams
  • The ebb and flow of corona coverage: a time-based analysis of news media’s crisis coverage during the first 9 months of the covid-19 pandemic.
    Thorsten Quandt; Svenja Boberg
  • Covid, confusion and conspiracies: A longitudinal content analysis of alternative media’s coronavirus coverage and its impact on the media landscape.
    Svenja Boberg; Thorsten Quandt 
  • Fatigued by ongoing news issues? How repeated exposure to the same political issue affects the audience.
    Julia Metag; Gwendolin Gurr
  • Examining avoidance of ongoing political issues in the news: a longitudinal study of the impact of audience issue fatigue.
    Gwendolin Gurr; Julia Metag
  • From traditional to automated news: how did sports coverage change in the past 100 years?
    Jessica Kunert; Thomas Birkner; Annika Keute
  • Historical change and journalistic norms: a hundred years of writing the news.
    Annika Keute; Thomas Birkner
  • Emotion-inducing content in crisis coverage.
    Valerie Hase; Katherine M. Engelke
  • Performing opinion leadership communicatively: how opinion leaders deal with media content in everyday conversations.
    Nicole Podschuweit; Stephanie Geise
  • Do protest images mobilize people? How news images of protest issues and protest activities induce emotions and affect participatory intents.
    Stephanie Geise
  • Parties’ trust in big data technology for political micro-targeting: A qualitative analysis.
    Natascha Löffler
  • The impact of the employer’s perceived trustworthiness on supportive behavioral intention during the COVID-19 pandemic: The mediating role of internal communication.
    Natascha Löffler; Sarah Ecklebe; Anna Dudenhausen; Ulrike Röttger
  • Waves of Attention to Racial Injustice on Social Media: Cases of Extrajudicial Police Killings in the United States.
    Annie Waldherr; Ryan Gallagher; Nicola Righetti, Kira Klinger; Daniela Stoltenberg, Sagar Kumar; Dominic Ridley; Brooke Foucault Welles

The International Communication Association (ICA) was founded in 1950 and is associated with the United Nations as a non-governmental organization (NGO) since 2003. As a professional association with its headquarters in Washington D.C. and currently over 4.500 Members from 85 countries, the ICA is one of the most important scientific platforms for media- and communication research. The next annual conference 2022 will be held in Paris, France.

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