Summer Doctoral Seminar
June 9-11, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan
with distinguished guest scholar Dr. Gerald M. Kosicki
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MANUFACTURING CONTROVERSIES & MANAGING CRISES:
FRAMING PUBLIC ISSUES AND PUBLIC OPINION
Framing news and public opinion has become a complex enterprise involving strategic communicators, politicians, journalists, and public opinion analysts. Framing is often studied in the context of political campaigns, but less well understood is the matter of issue construction between elections. This seminar will focus on understanding contemporary issue framing using sociological and social psychological perspectives in non-election contexts.
Gerald M. Kosicki (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987) is Associate Professor in the School of Communication at The Ohio State University. His paper on framing with Dr. Zhongdang Pan, Framing Analysis: An Approach to News Discourse, published in Political Communication in 1993, established framing research as an important topic in communication research. Most of his scholarly work has focused on issue framing, agenda setting, political communication, and media effects.
All Ph.D. students interested in being exposed to leading communication research and theory are encouraged to apply. Most expenses for accepted candidates will be paid or reimbursed by the Department of Communication at Wayne State University. Covered expenses for domestic students include airfare, lodging and meals, and course materials. An opening reception and other social events will give participants an opportunity to get to know each other and exchange ideas. A small group of doctoral students will be selected to join this unique program.
To apply: Send curriculum vitae, a 250-word statement that outlines how attending the workshop will further your academic career, and support letter from academic advisor to:
Department of Communication
585 Manoogian Hall
Wayne State University Detroit, MI 48201
Contact: Lee Wilkins 313-577-2959
Some highlights from previous doctoral seminars can be reviewed here.