Beyond ratings, shares, clicks and time spent: six or seven reasons why we should study the experience of news
Date: 2/5/2018 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
Audiences and users have always been targeted by marketers but have only recently become important for journalism. Irene Costera Meijer aims to improve our understanding of news audiences.
Research Seminar: Ruth Palmer - Becoming the news: how ordinary people respond to the media spotlight
Date: 9/5/2018 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
What does it feel like to be featured, quoted, or just named in a news story?
Date: 16/5/2018 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
The talk will explore Labour’s ambiguous positions regarding the UK’s departure from the EU and argues that Corbyn’s political success is largely conventional and in line with the rise of populist campaigning strategies.
Date: 23/5/2018 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
Limor Shifman will analyse the communicative values embedded in memes to reveal unexpected similarities between memes as seemingly disparate as Pepe the Frog and #MeToo.
Date: 25/4/2018 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
This seminar discusses the use of new forms of data in order to develop innovative strategies for redressing the systemic and frequently personal bias against women in two “merit based” industries – the film industry and academic grants schemes.
Date: 11/4/2018 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
This talk theorizes small data through alternative sets of epistemologies that engage both the producers and the users of digital data in the design of online platforms and their archives.
Date: 21/3/2018 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
Focusing on the growing global influence and digital presence of China and India, this presentation suggests that the ascent of Asia contributes to further internationalizing of media and its study.
Research Seminar: Jason Vincent Cabañes - Bold intimacies? Digital media and cross-cultural relationships in a postcolonial city
Date: 14/2/2018 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
Dr Jason Cabañes talks about how the youth of a culturally diverse postcolonial city use digital media to explore cross-cultural relationships.
Research Seminar: Graeme Turner - The media and democracy in the digital era – is this what we had in mind?
Date: 12/2/2018 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
In this talk Graeme Turner will discuss some aspects of what we have got from the digital era so far, with a particular focus on the changing relationship between the media and democracy – and within that, the role of news, information and the practice of journalism.
Symposium: from the Ministry of Truth to post-truth politics: populism and the new crisis of public communication
Date: 8/2/2018 | Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Panelists Stephen Coleman, Chris Anderson, John Corner, Katrin Voltmer and Professor Barbara Pfetsch (Free University of Berlin) will comment on Silvio Waisbord’s themes.
The Jay Blumler Lecture: 'From the Ministry of Truth to post-truth politics: Populism and the new crisis of public communication', Professor Silvio Waisbord
Date: 7/2/2018 | Time: 5.00pm – 6.30pm
The Jay Blumler Lecture will be given by Professor Silvio Waisbord from George Washington University, USA.
Date: 7/2/2018 | Time: 1.15pm – 2.15pm
Dr Tom Tyler will be talking about meat in videogames, including a discussion of the game Super Meat Boy.
Research Seminar: Noortje Marres - From the lab to the street? Mapping the issues of driverless cars with digital methods
Date: 24/1/2018 | Time: 4.15pm – 5.30pm
This seminar will consider the use of digital methods of issue mapping to elucidate a substantive question: how have driverless cars been received ‘in society’?
Date: 6/12/2017 | Time: 4.30pm – 6.30pm
The Acting Class is a documentary feature film by Mike Wayne and Deirdre O’Neill that explores the causes and consequences of class stratification in the acting profession.