Annenberg Research Seminar: M{2e} Research Presentations

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 12 p.m. 1 p.m. USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (ASC), 207

Dr. Laura Basu, Marie Curie Research Fellow at Cardiff University will be presenting a talk entitled “Media Amnesia and the Economic Crisis”. This talk presents the findings of a Marie Curie project tracking the UK news coverage of the economic crisis in its various mutations over the past eight years. Encompassing the global financial crisis, the Great Recession, the UK deficit, the Eurozone crisis, and falling living standards and rising inequality, it investigates how these problems, their causes and solutions, have been framed and reframed over time. In particular, it examines the role of forgetting - or misremembering - and its implications for which responses to the crisis are presented as “common sense” and which are marginalized from the debate.

Nadine Strauss, Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Amsterdam will be presenting a talk entitled “Media and the Stock Market: Assessing Mutual Relationships”. With regard to the financial crisis 2007-2009, media has often been blamed to perpetuate panics on the market, reinforcing herd-like and irrational behavior of financial market participants. However, in times of high frequency trading and in synch news provision, the question reverses: Are stock market prices still influenced by the news media, or do stock market prices rather affect news media? This talk will give an overview of the results of the studies that have been conducted so far as well as an outlook of what is currently being worked on.

Lunch will be served.