Northwestern Events Calendar

Apr
29
2021

Latinx Digital Media Virtual Seminar Series - Prof. Magdalena Saldaña (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

When: Thursday, April 29, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Center for Latinx Digital Media  

Group: Center for Latinx Digital Media

Co-Sponsor: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
The Latina and Latino Studies Program
Radio/TV/Film

Category: Academic

Description:

Throughout the Spring Quarter, the Center for Latinx Digital Media invites you to a series of weekly seminars held over Zoom on Thursdays. You can now register (click here) to the seminar on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 12-1 PM US CT, where Prof. Magdalena Saldaña (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) will give a presentation entitled "Haters gonna hate: Incivility and hate speech in user-generated comments." 

Abstract: This presentation discusses findings of a three-year research project studying incivility and deliberation. A content analysis of 22,000 user comments posted on Chilean news websites identified factors that promote incivility, such as controversial news topics, and politics. The project also shows which demographic groups are more likely to be targeted by hate speech (spoiler alert: women and marginalized groups). Implications for researchers and practitioners are discussed.  

Magdalena Saldaña is an assistant professor in the School of Communications at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where she teaches social media, data journalism, and research methods. She is also a researcher at the Millennium Institute for Foundational Research on Data, where she works on interdisciplinary projects with computer scientists.

This event is co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the Center for Global Culture and Communication, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Radio/Television/Film, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and the Latina and Latino Studies Program.

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