Society for Hong Kong Studies

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Journalism and Media Studies Centre, The University of Hong Kong


Room CPD 3.28, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

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Aug 24 2018


9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Symposium: Digital Research into Media and Politics: International and Hong Kong Studies

Digital media platforms are increasingly the places where people engage in politics and with the news. How people talk about public affairs online and act on political matters can potentially shed light on issues of political behaviour, dynamics of public opinion formation, the rise of collective and connective actions, and so on. Meanwhile, the study of actions and talks in cyberspace present a range of new methodological opportunities as well as challenges.

This symposium brings together researchers who have been engaging in the study of digital media and politics in Hong Kong, China, and the East Asian region to introduce their research projects and share their research findings. The aim is to showcase how a variety of available methodological approaches – ranging from conventional surveys to various “digital methods” – can be employed to address issues of theoretical and empirical significance. The symposium shall also provide a platform for interested academics and students to discuss the potential and possible caveats in the study of digital media and politics.


Hourly Schedule

Day 1

09:30 - 09:45
Opening Remarks
09:45 - 11:00
Panel 1 — Research into Media and Politics: From Traditional Survey to Digital Methods
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:45
Panel 2 — Digital Politics in China and Beyond
12:45 - 14:10
14:10 - 14:15
Remarks on the Afternoon Session
14:15 - 15:45
Panel 3 — Digital Research on Contentious Politics
15:45 - 16:15
Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:45
Panel 4 — Digital Research on Public Opinion and Media Discourses
17:45 - 18:30
Round Table
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