Webinars

NordMedia Network is regularly organizing virtual events such as webinars and online discussion events that provide us with good possibilities to learn from each other. All webinars will be available online as recordings to be watched afterwards. For our past webinars, please scroll down on this page. Welcome to follow our online learning events!

Upcoming Webinars

Global Outlook on Media and Information Literacy

De-Westernising Media Literacy: Perspectives on Pedagogies, Practices and Theories of Media Education

After our webinar series focused on Nordic Countries and Europe, we will cast light on the rest of the world. How can we widen our perspectives on media literacy and education by understanding challenges and solutions in other continents? How can the media literacy theory be de-westernized?

Dates: November 2021–May 2022

More information follows. For inquiries, please contact Maarit Jaakkola, maarit.jaakkola@gu.se
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De-Westernising Media Literacy: Perspectives on Pedagogies, Practices and Theories of Media Education
Exploring the Future of Journalism

Open Talks: Nordic Forum for Social Responsibility in Journalism

This series of one-hour open talks is dedicated to the question of social responsibility in journalism. Journalism scholars from Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway will ask how journalism can be constructive, dialogic, participatory or trustworthy. The series is produced in collaboration with the Nordic Forum for Social Responsibility in Journalism.

Dates: September 19, October 15, November 19, 2020; January 20, February 18, 2021; regular webinars onwards, click the link below
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Open Talks: Nordic Forum for Social Responsibility in Journalism
Focus on arts journalism

Re-newing Reviewing: New and Innovative Practices among Art Critics

The webinar series of three long-format webinars will discuss the new and emerging practices of art criticism and reviewing, based on the experiences of the research and development project Shine On Critique! by the Finnish Critics’ Association. The topics to be discussed are 1) Inclusion and diversity, 2) Criticism and politics, 3) Economic structures of arts criticism. The topics will be specified closer to the date.

This webinar series of current innovations in arts criticism will be co-organized with the project Shine On Critique! by the Finnish Critics’ Association SARV, funded by Kone Foundation.

Dates: October 7, 2021; March 10, 2022; October 13, 2022

Speakers: Rita Paqvalén (FIN), Laura Eklund Nhaga (FIN), Max Ryynänen (FIN), Macarena Dusant (SWE)

Host: Maarit Jaakkola

For questions and inquiries, please contact Maaria Ylikangas, project manager, the Finnish Critics’ Association: maaria.ylikangas@sarv.fi
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Re-newing Reviewing: New and Innovative Practices among Art Critics

Past Webinars

Increase Your Online Impact

Using Social Media as a Media Scholar

A half-day drop-in webinar on using social media in scholarly outreach communication. We will have engaged speakers sharing their experiences and best practices on the following platforms and tools: Google Scholar, Academia.edu, ResearchGate and open-science alternatives, Publons, NordMedia Network, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Clubhouse. Join us at any point of time according to your interests! A detailed programme will be published closer to date.

Date: October 21, 2021
9:30–12:00 CET (“Scandinavian time”)
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Using Social Media as a Media Scholar
Media Technology

Struggling with Technology

In this webinar series of two 45-minute webinars, we will take a look at the complex ways in which people engage with and make use of different media types and technologies in everyday life.

Dates: October 7 and 27, 2021
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Struggling with Technology
Continuing the Media Literacy Talks

Media Literacy in Europe: Country Approaches

What are the topical issues of pedagogy, practice and literacy research in different European countries right now? Join us on a walk-through! Media Literacy in Europe: Country Approaches is a series of seven webinars organized by NordMedia Network in collaboration with the Media & Learning Association.

Dates: 4 November 2020 – 9 June 2021
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Media Literacy in Europe: Country Approaches
Media Literacy in the Nordics

Media Education in the Nordic Countries: Lessons Learned from the Neighbours

The Nordic Countries have systematically developed their approaches to media literacy. What is being studied right now? Media Education in the Nordic Countries: Lessons Learned from the Neighbours is a series of three webinars organized by NordMedia Network in collaboration with the Swedish Media Council and the council’s newly established MIL Network.

Dates: September 23, September 30 and October 7, 2020
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Media Education in the Nordic Countries: Lessons Learned from the Neighbours
Launch of the Academic Book Review Support Community

Writing Academic Book Reviews

Book reviews constitute a genre that is less studied and recognized in the academic publishing landscape. This series of three webinars, connected to NordMedia Network’s launch of an open online resource – Academic Book Review Support Community – will introduce scholars to book reviewing from different perspectives.

Dates: April 1, 8, 15 & May 6, 2021
13:00–13:45 CET (“Scandinavian time”)
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Writing Academic Book Reviews
Women in Journalism

Gender and Media Equality in the Nordics and across the Globe

Recent study results indicate that the representation of women in media is still low, even in the Nordic Countries. This webinar will discuss the representation of gender in news media and is based on the book Comparing Gender and Media Equality Across the Globe, recently published by Nordicom. Even recent results from the Global Media Monitoring Project GMPP will be presented and discussed. The webinar will be co-organised by Nordicom and the Department of Journalism, Media and Journalism (JMG) at the University of Gothenburg.

Date: 28 April 2021, 15:00–17:00 CEST

Speakers: professor Monika Djerf-Pierre and senior lecturer Maria Edström, JMG at University of Gothenburg, Sarah Macharia, PhD, manager of Gender & Communication at the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC)

For pre-registration, please click the Read more button below.

For questions and inquiries, please contact Julia Romell, project assistant at Nordicom, julia.romell@nordicom.gu.se
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Gender and Media Equality in the Nordics and across the Globe
Reflexive Practice of Journalism Education

New Pedagogies of Journalism: Reflections by Journalism Teachers

Based on the recent book Vad är journalistik? En antologi av journalistiklärare på Södertörns högskola (2020), journalism educators from Södertörn University in Sweden will reflect upon new and emerging pedagogies of journalism. The webinar is a collaboration by the Nordic collaboration committee of journalism education and Södertörn University.

Date: March 11, 2021
15:00–16:00 CET (“Scandinavian time”)

The webinar will be held in Swedish.
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New Pedagogies of Journalism: Reflections by Journalism Teachers
Webinar for Doctoral Students

Risky and Resilient? Building an Academic Career

Preceding the NordMedia Pre-Conference 2021 in Reykjavik (17 August 2021), Nordicom will organize a webinar for doctoral students in media and communication research. In this webinar, we will learn how to translate doctoral competences into something that is valuable beyond academy. We warmly welcome all junior academics, doctoral students, aspiring doctoral students and career changers in media research and beyond to follow this webinar!

February 5, 2021
15:30–16:15 CET (“Scandinavian time”)

Speaker: Christopher L. Catherine, author of the book Leaving Academia: A Practical Guide (2020)

Comments: Miia Kosonen, chair of the national association Doctors’ Network in Finland, and two Nordic doctors who will tell their career stories

Host: Maarit Jaakkola, editor-in-chief of NordMedia Network

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Risky and Resilient? Building an Academic Career
A Covid-19 Response

Distance Teaching in Journalism Education

The pandemic made journalism educators to re-think and re-design their courses that were typically based on learning and teaching in small groups in physical spaces, training newsrooms. How did educators at Nordic journalism schools manage to start production in distributed newsrooms and support online and blended learning? The webinar Distance Teaching in Journalism Education: Experiences and Insights from the COVID-19 Crisis will be produced in collaboration with the Nordic collaboration committee for journalism education.

Date: October 15, 2020

The webinar recording can be watched afterwards on the site (see the link below), for password mail Maarit Jaakkola, maarit.jaakkola@tuni.fi

The webinar is directed to journalism educators but open for everyone interested. The presentations were held in Scandinavian languages.
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Distance Teaching in Journalism Education

We Present Three Types of Online Events: Webinars, Presentations and Live Discussion Events

  • WEBINARS – virtual seminars – are online events with one or more speakers and some extent of real-time interactivity. Attendees need an internet access and an audio headset (headphones, microphone). Participants can pose questions in the chat or orally. Some webinars involve group discussions in small groups. Some webinars are recorded and can be viewed afterwards and used, for example, for educational purposes. 
  • VIRTUAL PRESENTATIONS are pre-recorded lectures that can be watched at any time. They don’t involve any real-time interaction between the presenter and the viewers. However, viewers may be provided with a possibility to leave comments in written form. Besides lectures, virtual presentations can be a dialogue between two presenters or a panel discussion between a number of presenters. Virtual presentations can also be tutorials or educational videos. 
  • VIRTUAL LIVE DISCUSSION EVENTS are online gatherings where participants are encouraged to share and exchange ideas in real time. The events can be, for example, brainstorming meetings, experience sharing events, or social networking events. Discussion events can be organized partly in big a group and partly in smaller groups, varying between these two, to enable a more effective involvement of the participants.

Interested in Co-organizing an Online Event?

Would you like to co-organize a webinar, virtual lecture or live discussion event with us? Could NordMedia Network be your partner? Please contact us with an idea! For all ideas and inquiries, please contact Maarit Jaakkola, maarit.jaakkola@nordicom.gu.se

Interested in Co-organizing an Online Event?