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Media, Polis, Agora: Journalism & Communication in the Digital Era

The CEU Campus
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 9:00 am – Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:00 pm

This interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together scholars, professionals and practitioners from diverse fields — including journalism studies, media and communication studies, political communication, sociology, critical humanities, policy and governance studies, technology studies, and cultural analysis– to discuss the dynamic and continuous pivotal interplay of politics (polis), journalism and communication (media) and the public sphere (agora). The conference will further discuss the challenges that the advancement in digital journalism, ethics and content creation, mediated public discourse, new media and positions, as well as mediated political, public and civic action bring to those three spheres. We welcome theoretical, methodological and empirical submissions, case studies, and comparative work from all over the world.

The conference is organized by the Advanced Media Institute, the Master’s Program “Communication and New Journalism” of the Open University of Cyprus, the Laboratoire d’ Études et de Recherches Appliquées en Sciences Sociales of  L’  Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier, and the Secretariat General for Media & Communication of the Hellenic Republic. The conference will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece.

CMDS fellow Tamás Tófalvy will present his paper, The “broadcastization” of the Net: The algorithm-driven platform ecosystem and its consequences for digital journalism on the 2nd day of the conference. To find out more about the conference, click here.