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Metz, France

Post-Truth and Affective Publics’ Challenges to Social Ties.
Disinformation, Populism, Data-Driven Propaganda

May 25th, 2022
Deadline for Extended Abstracts: January 31, 2022, 23:59 GMT

In the frame of the 72nd Annual ICA (International Communication Association) Conference, the Centre for Research on Mediations (CREM, Université de Lorraine, France) organises a preconference in Metz, France, on May 25th, 2022.

This preconference invites unpublished, innovative papers focusing on post-truth and affective publics’ challenges to social ties: disinformation flows, connectivity and network structures, affective publics and populism, journalism practices.

The preconference will bring together established researchers and PhD students. More specifically, it will include presentations from 12 participants along with 3 panel discussions, a keynote address and a research escalator session (12 PhD students/candidates).

Authors should submit an extended abstract of 1000-1500 words to: by January 31, 2022.

Registration Fee
•    100 USD / for registered participants: speakers and attendees that are faculty members
•    50 USD / for students, and speakers and attendees with no employment

This preconference has received endorsements from the ICA Journalism Studies Division, the ICA Political Communication Division, the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA), the French Society of Information and Communication Sciences (SFSIC), as well as the Association for the Study of Journalism (GIS Journalism, France).

The preconference is open to both ICA and non-ICA members. Attendees will need to create a profile to register.

More information can be found here.