More than 15 USI researchers at the 73rd ICA conference
Institutional Communication Service
1 June 2023
More than 15 researchers and three prestigious awards. The Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society successfully participated in the International Communication Association's 2023 conference in Toronto.
The 73rd annual conference of the International Communication Association, the most prestigious and important international conference in communication sciences, took place from 25 to 29 May 2023 in Toronto, Canada. More than 15 USI scholars from different institutes and across all levels, from PhD students to postdocs and professors, presented their current research on the overarching conference theme "Reclaiming Authenticity in Communication," each from their own disciplinary perspective. This vast presence shows both the dynamism as well as the world-leading quality of the research carried out at USI, in particular, because USI members also received three prestigious awards at the conference:
- Federico Lucchesi won the best student paper award for his full paper "Visual-Related Conflicts in Close Relationships", presented in the Visual Communication Studies Division. His paper is based on the results of the SNF-funded project "Visualized Relationships"
- Colin Porlezza won the Top Extended Abstract Award from the Journalism Studies Division for the paper "News Innovation Labs as Change Agents? A Comparative Study of 'Media Sandboxes' in Western Europe".
- Martin Fomasi, Deborah Barcella, Eleonora Benecchi and Gabriele Balbi won the second-place award for their poster "Where Is the Authentic Story of the Web? An Analysis of the WWW Collection at CERN in Geneva", presented in the Communication History Division. This poster comes from the SNF-funded project "The Origins and Spread of the World Wide Web"