Upcoming: IM Public Lecture

The Strategic Opinion Leader: Everyday Political Talk and Digital Media
Elizabeth Dubois
Oxford University

Lecture Details
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 from 1:30pm-2:30pm
Room 3001, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Ave
Abstract: Are digital tools enabling a “just-in-time” informed citizenry who don’t have enough time to engage in the political process? When equipped with a wide selection of tools to aid them in their information sourcing and sharing practices political opinion leaders take up a strategic approach to communication. This strategic approach means that the minority of citizens who are highly politically aware limit their political communications to non-aware audiences widening the gulf between the engaged public and the apathetic. This study makes use of a sequential mixed-methods approach (social network analysis, online survey, trace interviews) and brings into question the process of “personal influence” and theories about how citizens become politically aware.

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Conference 2015 Session Proposals

Do you have a great idea for a conference session? Well send it in! The official call for proposals for this year’s conference, Public Places, Community Spaces: Connecting Nova Scotia‚Äôs Archives, Libraries and Museums, is out today. See the Call for proposals release or visit the Session Proposals page for information on what the Programming Committee is looking for and how to submit your proposal.

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Upcoming EI Sessions

Looking for some professional development opportunities? Well you can still catch the last few courses of the Education Institute’s Winter/Spring 2015 semester. Check out their Upcoming Sessions brochure or online calendar for more details.

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