Online talk on Russian media in May: Media coverage of religion as a factor of conflict

In May prof. Victor Khroul from HSE University will present his research “Media coverage of religion as a factor of conflict: a case of Russia”. Online talk will be organized in Zoom May, 11 from 12:00 to 13:30 (GMT+3). If you want to participate and get emails about the next online talks, please leave your contact information …

‘Next billion users, next billion journalists?’ – Prof Payal Arora will give her keynote at the online conference ‘Automation and data-driven journalism beyond the Western world’

In her keynote ‘Next billion users, next billion journalists?’ on May, 5 professor Arora will talk about how cheap mobile phones and data plans have brought the “next billion” users online, the vast low-income communities in the global south who are engaging with and shaping the global infosphere and the future of data-driven journalism. Does …

The program of the online conference ‘Automation and data-driven journalism beyond the Western world’ is published now!

The program of the conference  ‘Automation and data-driven journalism beyond the Western world: actors, practices, and socio-political impact’ (5-6 May 2021) includes a keynote lecture by Professor Payal Arora from Rotterdam Erasmus University and seven sessions where scholars from all continents will present their research. If you want to participate in the conference as an …

Online talk on Russian media in April: Russian alternative media and their hegemonic contestations

In April Kirill Filimonov will present his research “Beyond the state as the “cold monster”: Russian alternative media and their hegemonic contestations”. Online talk will be organized in Zoom April, 13 from 12:00 to 13:30 (GMT+3). If you want to participate and get emails about the next online talks, please leave your contact information here until …

Online talk on Russian media in March: Leveraging public-private partnerships in effectuating online media control in Runet

In March Liudmila Sivetc and Mariëlle Wijermars will present their research “Leveraging public-private partnerships in effectuating online media control: The case of Russian Netoscope”. Online talks will be organized in Zoom March, 9 from 12:00 to 13:30 (Finnish time). If you want to participate and get emails about the next online talks, please leave your contact …

Online talk on Russian media in February: Comparative analysis of the Russian-language media landscape in Latvia and Finland

In February Ilkhom Khalimzoda from the University of Jyväskylä will present his research “Does diasporic media serve the democratic society or strengthen the division? A comparative analysis of the Russian-language media in Latvia and Finland”. Research summary: Tensions in media landscapes are commonplace, especially in bordering countries that historically experience strained relations or simply favour …

Online talk on Russian media in January: Trolling as a Digital Literary Practice in the Russian Language Internet

In January Vera Zvereva from the University of Jyväskylä will present her research ”Trolling as a Digital Literary Practice in the Russian Language Internet”. This talk presents trolling as a form of literary activity. It describes a number of specific types of trolling on the Russian-language Internet in connection with digital literature and the literary …

CfP: Online conference ‘Automation and data-driven journalism beyond the Western world: actors, practices, and socio-political impact’, May 5–6 2021

The research project ‘Sustainable journalism for the algorithmic future’ in partnership with the Aleksanteri Institute and Swedish School of Social Sciences of the University of Helsinki invite the submission of papers to be presented at the online conference ‘Automation and data-driven journalism beyond the Western world: actors, practices, and socio-political impact’

Online talk on Russian media in December: Civic cultures of file-sharing practices in Russia and Ukraine

In December Kateryna Boyko from Uppsala University will present her research “Digital Tortuga: Civic Cultures of File-Sharing Practices in Russia and Ukraine”. Research summary: P2P file-sharing has been in focus of many studies, often in the context of copyright and resistance to it. However, there is evidence that it is also conducive of civic, community …

“No study of media is without its own politics” – Interview with Prof. Benjamin Peters on regimes of power in technological development, smart technologies, and Russian hackers

by Olga Dovbysh Benjamin Peters is the Hazel Rogers Associated Professor and Chair of Media Studies at the University of Tulsa as well as affiliated faculty at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Taking critical, historical, and global approaches, he investigates media change over regimes of time, space, technology, and power. In October 2019 …