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Location: UP.4.209
University of Manchester Building: University Place, Fourth Floor Oxford Road
Date: Wednesday, 21/Aug/2019
11:00am
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12:30pm
RN18_01a: Algorithm, Artificial Intelligence and Technology
Location: UP.4.209
Chair: Christian Fuchs, University of Westminster
 

Do Algorithms have a Right to the City? Waze and Spatial Sovereignty

Eran Fisher

The Open University of Israel, Israel



Educating to Cultural Complexity of Algorithms: Is It a Possible Challenge?

Lorenza Boninu

University of Pisa, Italy



Algorithmic Acceleration: Towards a Fast and Slow Journalism?

Jernej A. Prodnik

Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia



Beyond DAPL: Drones as Counter – Narrative Tools in Journalism Practices

Gaia Casagrande, Mohamed Amine Khaddar

La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

2:00pm
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3:30pm
RN18_02a: Public Sphere and Public Service
Location: UP.4.209
Chair: Peter Golding, Northumbria University
 

Capitalism, Elite Publics and the Public Sphere

Sašo Slaček Brlek

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia



The privatization of the commons, The Phenomenology of Public Service Broadcasting and Facebook

Mihaela Gavrila1, Emiliano Bevilacqua2

1: Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; 2: University of Salento



The Public Service Media Sector in the age of the Internet; reconsidering public options in Romania

Raluca Petre

Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania



Public Service Broadcasting and National News Agencies, between marketization, globalization and digitalization. Evidence from SEE countries

Romina Surugiu

University of Bucharest, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies, Romania

4:00pm
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5:30pm
RN18_03a: Digital Movements, Activism and Protest
Location: UP.4.209
Chair: Paško Bilić, Institute for Development and International Relations
 

Imagining technology and society in AI and Big Data research

Helene Franziska Thaa

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany



A critical analysis of the UK policies on Artificial Intelligence

Yuqi Na

University of Westminster, United Kingdom



Discourses on Copyright and Cultural Commons as an Example of Communication-based Legality

Ewa Radomska

Jagiellonian University, Poland



Taking Names: Patterns of Meaning and Stereotyping of Social Categories in Antagonistic Discourses on Social Media in Romania and Hungary

Radu Meza1, Andreea Mogos2, Hanna Orsolya Vincze3

1: Babes-Bolyai University, Romania; 2: Babes-Bolyai University, Romania; 3: Babes-Bolyai University, Romania

6:00pm
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7:30pm
RN18_04a: Roundtable: Discourse, Comunities & Users: Critical perspectives
Location: UP.4.209
Chair: Romina Surugiu, University of Bucharest
 

A Swipe And A Half. A Mixed Methods Research On How Dating Apps Changed The Way We Think About Love

Marco Antonutti, Elvira Celardi, Fabio Ciammella, Mohamed Amine Khaddar

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy



Internet And The Women’s Question: A Digital Feminist Critique From The Global South

Aparna Nampoothiri

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India



Critical Perspectives on Romanian Advertising

Madalina Moraru

University of Bucharest, Romania, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies



Users of the World Unite: User Power and Competition/Antitrust Law

Arnon Zangvil

Physical Web Ltd., Israel



Political celebrity, secrets, and morals: Polish Pudelek, British Mail Online, and US Gizmodo Media online tabloids in 2015-16 elections (and onwards)

Helena Chmielewska-Szlajfer

Kozminski University, Poland



Empowering Female By Employing Female Gaze In Cultural Production: A Case Study Of Female Pornography

Ying Tung Tsui

Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong S.A.R. (China)



Discourse Of Fear And Child Protection In Russian Mainstream And Opposition Media.

Elena Gryzunova, Elena Pronkina

National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation



Online News Media Construction of Societal Concerns. Media Representations of Risks and Moral Panic in Romania and Hungary

Andreea Alina Mogoș, Orsolya Hanna Vincze, Radu Mihai Meza

Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania



Mapping Spaces of Order and Transgression: Media scandals on Disability in Russia

Volha Verbilovich

Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation

Date: Thursday, 22/Aug/2019
11:00am
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12:30pm
RN18_05a: Social Media, Identity and the Personal
Location: UP.4.209
Chair: Magdalena Kania-Lundholm, Uppsala University
 

“Tindered” Romance: Identity, Sexuality, and Gender on Mobile Dating Applications

Yvonne Alexia Kosma

American College of Thessaloniki, Greece



Bodies in Digital Space: “Grindr Tourism” in Tel Aviv, Israel

Rachel A. Katz

The University of Manchester, United Kingdom



From Self-representation To Self-repression: The Silent WeChat Users

Jiaxun Li

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom



Personal Time Capital in the Digital Society: An Alternative Look at Social Stratification Among Three Generations of Highly Skilled Professionals in Estonia

Signe Opermann, Veronika Kalmus

University of Tartu, Estonia

2:00pm
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3:30pm
RN18_06: Media, Patriarchy and Gender. Perspectives on (in)visible violence
Location: UP.4.209
Chair: Marisol Sandoval, City, University of London
 

Is This Just Ordinary Crime News? Reflecting On Media Representations Of Femicide In Four Italian Newspapers

Chiara Gius, Pina Lalli

University of Bologna, Italy



Media, Patriarchy and the (in)visible Violence

Anu Harju1, Noora Kotilainen2, Saara Särmä3

1: University of Helsinki, Finland; 2: University of Helsinki, Finland; 3: Finnish National Defence University, Finland



The new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the value systems about violence against women in Europe and North Africa

Pilar Rodriguez Martínez

Universidad de Almería, Spain



Political Economy of Newspapers Coverage of Maternal and Child Healthcare Issues in Nigeria

Raheemat Adeniran, Lai Oso

Lagos State University, Nigeria

4:00pm
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5:30pm
RN18_07: Labour and Employment in Platform Capitalism
Location: UP.4.209
Chair: Romina Surugiu, University of Bucharest
 

Airbnb And The Platform City: An Ambiguous Overlap Between Digital Workers And Citizens.

Lou Therese Elisabeth Brandner, Stefania Parisi

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy



Changing Nature of Work and Workplaces in “Digital Capitalism”: The Emergence and Growth of Coworking Spaces

Adem Yesilyurt

Middle East Technical University, Turkey



Platform Cooperativism and Social Change.

Marisol Sandoval

City, University of London, United Kingdom



Three Interpretive Lenses on the Role of Subjectivity in Platform Capitalism

Tatiana Mazali1, Emiliana Armano2, Maurizio Teli3

1: Politecnico di Torino, Italy; 2: Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy; 3: Aalborg University, Denmark

6:00pm
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7:30pm
RN18_08: Neoliberalism and the Political Economy of Culture Today
Location: UP.4.209
Chair: Marisol Sandoval, City, University of London
 

Chicago Boys 2.0: The Expansion of Universities as New Imperialism in Higher Education

Thomas Allmer

University of Stirling, United Kingdom



Risk Factors in Google’s SEC 10-K Filings: Financialisation, Markets and Public Interest

Paško Bilić1, Toni Prug2

1: Institute for Development and International Relations, Croatia; 2: Independent researcher



Challenging the Primacy of 'the Digital' and Examining the Role of 'the Neoliberal' in the Practice and Study of Journalism Today

Isabel Awad

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands, The



Freelance Work in Media Industries: A Comparative Analysis of the UK and Turkey

Ezgi Kaya Hayatsever

Ankara University, Turkey

7:30pm
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8:30pm
RN18_BM: RN18 Business Meeting
Location: UP.4.209
Chair: Peter Golding, Northumbria University
Date: Friday, 23/Aug/2019
11:00am
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12:30pm
RN18_09: Journalism and Political Representation
Location: UP.4.209
Chair: Paško Bilić, Institute for Development and International Relations
 

Cultures And Information Networks In The Twitter Era

Vanessa Russo1, Alfredo Agustoni2, Mara Maretti1

1: Department of Legal and Social Science, University G. d'Annunzio Chieti - Pescara, Italy; 2: Department of Legal and Social Science, University G. d'Annunzio Chieti - Pescara, Italy



Choosing Sources Out Of Digital Landscape: The Criteria Of Legitimacy And Of Authority Used By Journalists In The “Black-out” Media Event Construction In Belgium

Nadège Broustau, Grégoire Lits

Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium



The Ordinary “Superleader": the Self-Representation of Salvini on Facebook

Marco Mazzoni, Roberto Mincigrucci

University of Perugia, Italy



Understanding Communication From Networks To The Digital Era: The 1972 Delos Ten Symposium

Maria Perganti, Kostas Theologou

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

2:00pm
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3:30pm
RN18_10: Experts and Audiences in the Digital Age
Location: UP.4.209
Chair: Yuqi Na, University of Westminster
 

No Standards for Balance or Fairness: the Partisan Audience

Elvira Garcia de Torres1, Silvia Martínez Martínez2, Cristina Rodríguez Luque3, Bernardino Cebrián Enrique1

1: CEU Cardenal Herrera University; 2: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya; 3: CEU San Pablo University



Reconsider Visuality and Personality Cult

Eureka Shiqi Wang

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong S.A.R. (China)



Warm Experts Revisited – Why Are They Still Needed?

Riitta Hänninen1, Sakari Taipale1,2

1: University of Jyväskylä, Finland; 2: University of Ljubljana, Slovenia



Instrumentalization of Emotion During the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election – A Neopragmatist Analysis of the Presidential Nominees’ Media Communication

Sheena Fee Bartscherer

Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany


 
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