[Blueboard] Invitation to a Professorial Lecture on "Comparing International Media Reports of Scarborough Shoal: Domestic News in the Philippines, China, and US" by Dr. Cristina J. Montiel

Dj Andres dandres at ateneo.edu
Thu Sep 10 13:52:32 PHT 2015

The Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Creative Work and the
University Research Council invite you to

*"Comparing International Media Reports of Scarborough Shoal: Domestic News
in the Philippines, China, and US"*

Professorial Lecture by Dr. Cristina J. Montiel

29 September 2015, 4:30PM - 6:00PM
5th Floor, New Rizal Library

How do Philippines, Chinese and US newspapers portray each country during
the Scarborough conflict? We compare domestic media’s production of
nationalism and national identities, using newspaper articles from leading
national newspapers. Data analysis is implemented using a mixed methods
approach that text-mines newspaper articles, and mathematically processes
our text data. Study One is based on news reports from the Philippine Daily
Inquirer and (China) People’s Daily. It compares how Philippine and Chinese
accounts represent the Scarborough Shoal conflict. A sequel Study Two
harvests news commentaries from the Philippine Daily Inquirer, (China)
People’s Daily, and the Wall Street Journal/New York Times. This second
study illustrates how the US, China and Philippine newspapers portray the
national identities of all three countries involved in the international
maritime dispute. Understanding international disputes through local
newspaper accounts can give one an estimated picture of how the
international conflict is understood by local populations in the countries
involved in the conflict.

**Cristina Montiel* is a professor of peace/political psychology and has
been teaching at the Ateneo de Manila University for more than 35 years.
She received the 2010 Ralph White Lifetime Achievement Award from the
American Psychological Association’s Division of Peace Psychology.

Montiel is an international senior scholar in peace psychology. She was
managing editor of the Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology (Wiley-Blackwell,
2012), and editor of the volume on Peace Psychology in Asia (Springer,
2009). Her recent international journal publications include Nationalism in
local media during international conflict: Text-mining domestic news
reports of the China-Philippines maritime dispute (2014); and Conflicting
group meanings of territorial rights in Central Mindanao: Muslim–Christian
social representations of land entitlement (2013).

She chairs the Research Cluster on Peace, Social Justice and Democratic
Governance in the School of Social Sciences of Ateneo de Manila University.
She has also recently been a consultant for the Philippine government’s
Commission on Human Rights, and the Office of the Presidential Adviser for
the Peace Process.

This event is made possible with the support of the Office of the
President, the School of Social Sciences, the Department of Psychology, and
the Rizal Library.

This event is open to the public and admission is free. Light refreshments
will be served. Please confirm your attendance thru https://goo.gl/ZCxmx1.

Djoanna Paula C. Andres
Office Staff
Office of Associate Dean for Research and Creative Work
Ateneo de Manila University
Telephone: 426 6001 local 5046
Fax: 426 5663
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