Section 3: Patterns in communication networks and communication effects
Patterns also emerge in communicative constellations among actors and with respect to the dissemination, reception, and effects of communication (Section 3: Patterns in communication networks and communication effects). This section explores these patterns from the perspective of communicators and receivers of messages. It is concerned with the networks and contexts in which ideas are spread and how they influence – or fail to influence – (different) publics. Concepts and questions covered in this section are, for example, discourse coalitions, expert networks, filter bubbles, agenda-setting processes, and (political) mobilisation in networks and movements. Regarding effects, the focus includes patterns such as framing effects, effects on knowledge, trust, and social behaviour.
Editor: Peter Maurer