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Emotions vs rationality: SPbU International conference on comparative media studies

LINIS team took part in VI International Conference on Comparative Media Studies in Today’s World, which held on 17-19 April at High School of Journalism and Media Communication SPbU.

The key theme of the conference was a discussion on the role of emotion in communication. 
The world’s leading researchers in media from the USA, China, Germany, and Russia took part in the conference: Professor Zizi Papacharissi, the University of Illinois at Chicago;  Bess Yue Wang, Hong Kong Baptist University; Caroline Lindekamp, Technical University of Dort
mund, and Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Cardiff University, UK. 

Olessia Koltsova was invited as a chair in the section Contested publics and conflicts online (Tech Communication track).

The report of Oleg Nagornyy was focused on how users' comments may help the scholars in analyzing users' perception of news agendas. 

More detailed information about the event could be found here.