Textual Politics: International Workshop

Quantitative perspectives on Media and Political Sources

For two days, on March 9th and 10th, 2023, Sciences Po Medialab and the CSS initiative at l’Institut Polytechnique de Paris organized a two-days workshop in Paris. The conference brought together scholars involved in two international research projects, Medialex and Mining for Meaning.


9:30-10:00 Introduction by Marc Keuschnigg & Sylvain Parasie

Chair: Sylvain Parasie

10:00-11:00 Anastasia Menshikova (Linköping University): “The Swedish immigration discourse in traditional media and social media”

11:00-12:00 Måns Magnusson (Uppsala University): “Agile Data Curation of Vast Materials”

12:00-2:00 Lunch break

Chair: Étienne Ollion

2:00-3:00 Béatrice Mazoyer, Sylvain Parasie, and Pedro Ramaciotti Morales (Sciences Po – médialab), “Mapping media events promoters in the French digital public space”

3:00-4:00 Emiliano Grossman (Sciences Po – CEE), “Is the media coverage of policymaking and politics becoming more critical?”

4:00-5:00 Hendrik Erz (Linköping university): “Disentangling the Discourse on U.S. Economic Policymaking”

5:00-5:30 Coffee break

5:30 Talk by Sergei Guriev, provost at Sciences Po (McCourt building, 2nd floor)

Friday, March 10

9:30-10:00 Coffee

Chair: Marc Keuschnigg

10:00-11:00 Nicolas Hervé (INA), “Hosting Media Bias. Evidence from the Universe of French Broadcasts, 2002-2020”

11:00-12:00 Elise Noga (Sciences Po – médialab), Jeanne Vermeirsche (Avignon University), “The circulation of political quotes in the French media”

12:00-12:30 Emma Bonutti (Sciences Po), “How Italian journalists cope with the strategies of populist leaders on social media. The Piacenza Case”

12:30-2:00 Lunch break

Chair: Sylvain Parasie

2:00-3:00 Väinö Yrjänäinen (Uppsala University): Word Embedding Uncertainty Estimation. 

3:00-3:30 Annina Claesson (Institut Polytechnique de Paris – CREST), “Twitter: a necessary evil? Journalistic responses to Elon Musk”.

3:30-4:30 Étienne Ollion (CNRS – CREST, with A. Chatelain, F. Lennert, R. Shen), “A Right-Wing Turn in the Media? Measuring Media Slant with Full-Text Data Reveals Unexpected Patterns in the French Media Landscape”

4;30-5:30 Discussion & Conclusion