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NEMO Conference 2014 Friday October 17

Meet the Digital Naturals is the theme for this year’s NEMO Conference, to be held at Campus Helsingborg on Friday, October 17, 09:00 to 16:00. Register now!   Building on three years of NEMO research, invited speakers and NEMO investigators will look at the ways in which the Digital Naturals are changing the practice of strategic communication and democratic debate. Keynote … Continue reading

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NEMO book deal signed

We are delighted to announce that an anthology based on NEMO research will be published in the prestigious Routledge New Directions in Public Relations and Communication Research series. Strategic Communication, Social Media and Democracy: The Challenge of the Digital Naturals will be edited by Tim Coombs, Jesper Falkheimer, Mats Heide and Philip Young, and feature chapters written by many of … Continue reading

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Outstanding Author tribute for NEMO’s Szilvia

Szilvia Gyimóthy’s chapter on “Symbolic Convergence and Tourism Social Media” has been selected as a 2014 Outstanding Author Contribution winner for Emerald’s Tourism Social Science Series. The work explores the potentials of symbolic convergence theory as an analytical framework to study the narrative constitution of virtual communities on social media and demonstrates how visitor experiences are increasingly affected by digital … Continue reading

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NEMO goes to BledCom!

BledCom, one of Europe’s most influential public relations conferences celebrates its 21st edition in July, and NEMO researchers will make a big contribution. Here’s the line-up for Saturday afternoon: Philip Young (NEMO/ISK): Meet the digital naturals: Faxes, fridges and the future of PR Marja Åkerström (NEMO/ISK): Digital naturals, procedural rhetoric and the gamification of democracy  Henrik Merkelsen and Sara von Platen (both … Continue reading

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NEMO research sets world example, says Tim Coombs

Timothy Coombs has returned to sunny Florida after spending four months as NEMO visiting professor at the Department of Strategic Communication (ISK) at Campus Helsingborg. We asked Tim to reflect on his stay… “When people ask me about ISK and Campus Helsingborg, I tell them something special is happening.” I had an amazing time visiting ISK and Sweden. The only … Continue reading

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Rebranding the city: an old building in a new media

By NEMO researchers Cecilia Cassinger & Åsa Thelander How is the city imagined visually in social media? Does it affect the way citizens view their city, their level of engagement and participation in community life and political decision-making? Who is included and excluded in re-imaginations of the city? Who is given voice and who has none? These are some of … Continue reading

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NEMO Conference 2014: Friday, October 17

The third NEMO Conference will take place at Campus Helsingborg on Friday, October 17. Reserve the date!

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The Threat of Being Yourself

By NEMO/ISK researcher Nils Gustafsson One of the things I like best about research is doing interviews because it is a very direct way of learning. For my NEMO project, I interview members of the Swedish parliament about their attitudes towards using social media as a tool in their intra- and extra-parliamentary work. The aim is to study to what … Continue reading

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Publicity in new and old media: Kafka revisited

NEMO researcher Matthias Baier experienced the paradox of state secrecy versus new media publicity when investigating a migration case. Sweden is famous for its publicity principle that holds that all official documents normally are public. There are of course many reasons for keeping official documents secret, but such decisions should be made case by case, and restrictively. Those communicating documents … Continue reading

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NEMO Swarming research chosen for ICA Seattle

NEMO researchers Hagen Schölzel  and Howard Nothhaft will present their work on Swarming at the 64th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Seattle, in May. Their paper, entitled “How to investigate the establishment of facts in public discourse? Actor-Network-Theory as a methodological approach in PR-research” is based on their research into the ‘Swarming’ attack by internet activists … Continue reading

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