Day 1 (Tuesday 8 Nov)
1 pm Opening of the preconference
Theme 1: Mediatization: Are we mediatized?
Graham Murdock, Loughborough University, UK: Mediatization and the Transformation of Capitalism: Economy, Ecology, Crisis
Gianpietro Mazzoleni, University of Milan, Italy: Is “mediatization” a process underlying changes in the contemporary communication ecosystems?
2:30 pm (continue)
Friedrich Krotz, University of Bremen: Explaining the Mediatization Approach.
Juha Herkman, University of Helsinki: Populism as a challenger of the mediatisation thesis?
5:30 pm End of day one
Day 2 (Wednesday 9 Nov)
9 am Opening of day 2
Theme 2: Inequality: Do the media contribute to social inequality?
Robin Mansell, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK: Inequality, Mediated Communication and Social Inequality: A Critical Perspective
Peter Bajomi-Lazar, Budapest Business School, Hungary: Inequalities in the Media in Central and Eastern Europe
10:45 am (continue)
Amit Schejter and Noam Tirosh, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev: Introducing Rawlsian and Senian distributive justice philosophies to new media policy
12 noon Lunch break
1 pm Theme 3: Normativity and activism: What is the role of communication academics in society?
Des Freedman, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK: Academics and the politics of engagement
John Downey, Loughborough University, UK: A case for Public Communication scholarship
2:30 pm (continue)
Liisa Hänninen, Universidad Complutense de Madrid: RRI as a critical concept for future science and communication frontrunners: Scrutinizing conceptual framework for responsible R&I and assessing its usefulness to empirical work
David Domingo, Université Libre de Bruxelles: Embracing normativity: strategies and implications
4:30 pm Closing session
The programme may be subject to change.