Project

Agenda setting in the networked public sphere. The role of social media in public debate during elections

Duration
01 January 2013 → 31 October 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Political economy of communication
Keywords
agenda setting elections social media public sphere
 
Project description

This project investigates the impact of social media on public debate during elections by examining (1) how political elites use social media for online election campaigning; (2) how social media affect the communication flows and (power) relationships between politicians, journalists and citizens and (3) how social media influence the traditional news media agenda, and vice versa.