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IMC Seed Project Presentations

2019.02.06 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Tue 18 Jun
Time 11:00 13:00
Location IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483-312

Seed funding is a key instrument at IMC

It allows researchers to explore new fields, questions, and collaborations. Our seed funding program supports pilot studies and focused research projects across faculties, many of which have been developed into full projects and grant applications. 

As part of the seed funding program, we are holding a seminar to showcase the results of some of the projects we have recently funded. The aims of the workshop are to share the results of the program, to give insights for past and future applicants into the kind of projects we fund, and to stimulate cross fertilization in our broader network. Come and see what has grown from IMC over the past year. All are welcome. 


11.00- 11.05    Introduction 

11.05 - 11.25   Mette Steenberg. "Time to Read". School of Culture and Society 

11.25 - 11.45   Panagiotis Mitkidis. "Corruption". Department of Management

11.45- 11.50    5 min break 

11.50 - 12.10   Lene Aarøe, Morten Brænder, & Matt Loftis. "Political elite communication on Facebook and citizens’ online engagement. Investigating citizen responses to hard and soft news content in politicians’ communications". Department of Political Science

Abstract: The rise of social media generates new fora for elite-citizen debates. On social media, politicians can communicate their news directly to the citizens and bypass the editorial filters of traditional media, while citizens can engage with politicians’ messages through comments, shares, and likes. Yet, we have limited knowledge of the factors in political elite communications on social media that mobilize citizens to engage in the debate. Focusing on the case of hard news content (i.e. content focusing on policy and major political events) and soft news content (i.e. personal, lifestyle and entertainment oriented content) this paper investigates which type of political elite communications on social media that trigger engagement from citizens through likes, comments, and shares. We test this using a unique dataset consisting of real-world political communications from Danish MPs’ public Facebook pages 2009-2018 (n = 123,762 posts), machine learning for automated content analysis, and direct behavioral measures of audience engagement with these posts.



12.10 - 13.00   Lunch and further discussions



Joshua SkewesChristine Parsons or Anne-Mette Pedersen