Please join graduate students for
Technology, Society, Politics: The Changing Information Environment* An Informal Research Roundtable with Lance Bennett, University of Washington Thursday, April 8, 2010 10am – 11:30am Rm. LI036 Wells Library (SLIS seminar room)
Co-sponsored by Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics and Colloquium on Political Communication Research
The roundtable is designed to discuss the “provocative arguments” (Holbert et al., 2010, p. 15) regarding “fundamental changes in society and communication technologies that are affecting the composition of audiences, the delivery of information, and the experience of politics itself...the growing disjuncture between the prevailing research strategies and the sociotechnological context of political communication” (Bennett & Iyengar, 2008, p. 707).
The exchanges between Bennett and Iyengar and Holbert and colleagues are available from the Wells Library database for the Journal of Communication:
• Bennett, W. L., & Iyengar, S. (2008). A new era of minimal effects? The changing foundations of political communication. Journal of Communication, 58, 707-731.
• Holbert, R. L., Garrett, R. K., & Gleason, L. S. (2010). A new era of minimal effects? A response to Bennett and Iyengar. Journal of Communication, 60, 15-34.
• Bennett, W. L., & Iyengar, S. (2010). The shifting foundations of political communication: Responding to a defense of the media effects paradigm. Journal of Communication, 60, 35-39.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 6th if you plan to attend to Alice Robbin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Erik Bucy (email@example.com)
Refreshments will be served. We have comfortable seating for 15 people at the table and others in chairs around the room.