New Political Communication Unit


While working as a Research Assistant at the New Political Communication Unit, I contributed to a number of projects including: a project examining public responses on social media to the Paris attacks with Billur Aslan OzgulBen O’Loughlin and Cristian Vaccari; a co-authored chapter with Andrew Chadwick and Amy P. Smith for the Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics; and research analysing the agenda setting power of the Institute for Fiscal Studies during the 2015 UK general election.

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O’Loughlin, B. Vaccari, C. Aslan Ozgul, B. and Dennis, J. (2017). Twitter and Global Political Crises: Cycles of Insecurity in #PrayforParis and #PrayforSyria, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication. 10(2-3), 175-203.

Chadwick, A. Dennis, J. and Smith, A. P. (2016). Politics in the Age of Hybrid Media: Power, Systems, and Media Logics. In Bruns, A. Skogerbø, E. Christensen, C. Larsson, A. O. and Enli, G. (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics (pp. 7-22). London: Routledge.

Selected talks

Aslan, B. Dennis, J. O’Loughlin, B. and Vaccari, C. (2016). Media, Migration and Violence: #PrayforParis, #PrayforSyria and the Dynamics of Antagonism. Paper presented at the Communication and Conflict: Iraq and Syria Conference, SOAS, University of London, May 7.

Aslan, B. Dennis, J. O’Loughlin, B. and Vaccari, C. (2016). Moral Panics and the Cycle of Antagonism in #PrayforParis and #PrayforSyria. Paper presented at the Conference of International Broadcasters' Audience Research Services Annual Conference, Zeuthen, Germany, May 8-11.