CNSC members Emanuele Cozzo, Antonio Calleja-Lopez, and Juan Linares-Lanzman co-organized with other international researchers the online workshop Political Communication Networks (PCNet21), a Networks 2021 Satellite Workshop, celebrated online on 24th June 2021.
Traditionally, news media served as an interface between citizens and politics, eventually influencing the political behavior together with the context and social networks embeddedness. In the information age, both politics and communication are transformed. The popularity of online social platforms has increased the number of actors affected to spread political, commercial and other messages to a massive number of potential recipients. In this workshop we want to explore and characterize such phenomena through the lens of network theory and its applications.
The aim of the PCNet satellite is to provide a forum where qualitative and quantitative methods in political communication studies can interact and mutually cross-fertilize. Network science serves as a common ground, both theoretically and methodologically, for a transdisciplinary dialogue between complementary traditions.