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New Media and Citizenship in Asia: Civic Engagement for Sustainable Development across the Life Span

  
May 21, 2015 (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
  

Registration

8:30 am
 

Welcome remarks

Nojin Kwak, Dept. of Communication Studies, University of Michigan, USA
9:00 am
 

Panel 1: Theorizing Social Media in Politics

Moderated by Natalie Pang, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE

9:10 am

Estimating Media Partisanship from Twitter data: A case in Japan by Tetsuro Kobayashi, Information and Society Research Division, National Institute of Informatics, JAPAN; Yuki Ogawa, Faculty of Geo-environmental Science, Rissho University, JAPAN; Hitoshi Yamamoto, Faculty of Business Administration, Rissho University, JAPAN; and Takahisa Suzuki, School of Multidisciplinary Science, Department of Informatics, Sokendai (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies), JAPAN

How Social Media Reacted to the Korean Presidential Debate? A Korean Case of Linking Biobehavioral and Computational Approaches via the Second Screen by JungHwan Yang, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; Dhavan V. Shah, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; Alex Hanna, Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Erik P. Bucy, College of Media and Communication, Texas Tech University, USA; and Christine Garlough, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Social Media Use, Political Efficacy and Political Participation in China: The Moderating Role of Need for Orientation by Lu Zhao, College of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University, CHINA

Analyzing Political Micro Blogging through a Language-Based Approach: A Comparative Study of English and Malay Twitter Users during the 2013 Malaysian General Election by Saifuddin Ahmed, Department of Communication, University of California-Davis, USA; Jaeho Cho, Department of Communication, University of California-Davis, USA; and Kokil Jaidka, Independent Researcher, Bangalore, INDIA
 

Panel 2: Social Media and Citizen Empowerment

Moderated by Tetsuro Kobayashi, Associate Professor, Information and Society Research Division, National Institute of Informatics, JAPAN

10:50 am

Performative Documents: Media Rhetoric of Empowerment and the Unique Identification Project in Indiaby Saayan Chattopadhyay, Journalism and Mass Communication, Calcutta University, INDIA 

Social Media for Change: Two Cases from Indonesia by Abdul Roman, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University; and Natalie Pang, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE

Civic Engagement in a Township in Myanmar: The Promise of ICTs by Rajiv Aricat, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE; Rich Ling, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University; and Chitra Panchapakesan, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE

Transmission of “Positive Energy”: Citizenship and the Democratic Culture in China’s New Media Environment by Jing Wang, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers, USA

Texting Galatis and the Ili: Narratives of Indigenous Civic Engagement,Collective action and the Mobile Phone by Dazzelyn Zapata, Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE

The Domesticated Resistance: Critical Analysis of Displaced Chinese’s Everyday Discourse in Weibo by Zhiqiu Zhou, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University, USA
 

Panel 3: Media, Identity and Participation during the 2014 Hong Kong Protests

Moderated by Nojin Kwak, Dept. of Communication Studies, University of Michigan, USA

1:10 pm

Online Symbolic Activist in Contentious Actions: The Case of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement by Fangzhou Ding, College of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University, CHINA

Chinese Identity and Student Movements in Hong Kong by Sixian Lin, Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG; and Fen Lin, Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG

Digital Media Use and Modes of Participation in the Umbrella Movement by Francis Lap Fun Lee, School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG

(Not) Under My Umbrella: Political Engagement and Polarization on Facebook and Online Forums during the 2014 Hong Kong Protests by Marko M. Skoric, Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG; Chris Fei Shen, Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG; and Qinfeng Zhu, Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG
 

Panel 4: Social media in contexts: Surveillance, Crisis, and Civic Engagement

Moderated by Baohua Zhou, Professor, Journalism School at Fudan University, CHINA

3:00 pm

Social Media Efficacy, Social Media Censorship and Strategic Resistance in China: Construct and Measurement by Ranran Zhu, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, Washington State University, USA

Examining the Impact of Surveillance and Affiliation Motivations on Political Participation of Young Indian Facebook Users by Priyanka Dasgupta, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE; Benjamin H. Detenber, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE; and Shirley S. Ho, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE

Digital Media, Yonkyol, Yonjul, and Civic Engagement in South Korea by Chang Sup Park, Department of Mass Communications, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA 

Twitter Use During Typhoon Yolanda: Exploring Civic Engagement in Calamities by Nathaniel A. Oco, College of Computer Studies, National University, USA; Cheryll Ruth R. Soriano,  Department of Communication, De La Salle University, PHILLIPINES;  Maria Divina Gracia Z. Roldan, Political Science Department, De La Salle University, PHILLIPINES; Francisco A. Magno, Political Science Department, De La Salle University, PHILLIPINES; and Charibeth K. Cheng, Software Technology Department, De La Salle University, PHILLIPINES

Political Facilitators and Barriers towards Digitally Mediated Civic Engagement for Dengue Prevention in India, Sri Lanka and Singapore by Chitra Panchapakesan, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE; and May O. Lwin, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE 

Revisiting the Relationship Between Internet Use and Political Efficacy in China: From the Perspective of Media System Dependency Theory by Yu Xu, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, USA; Yajie Chu, School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University, CHINA
 

Closing remarks

4:30 pm

Nojin Kwak, Dept. of Communication Studies, University of Michigan, USA; and Marko Skoric, Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG