Professor Eugenia Siapera from University College Dublin will hold the keynote lecture at the NordMedia2021 conference. The conference will also include a panel discussion focusing on the resilience of different types of media systems.
The keynote speaker at the upcoming NordMedia conference is Eugenia Siapera, professor and head of the School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin. Siapera is the director of the newly established Centre for Digital Policy and editor of the journal Online Information Review. Her research interests include digital media and cultural diversity, digital politics, digital journalism, digital inequalities, online hate speech, and racism and misogyny.
The conference will also include a panel discussion focusing on the resilience of different types of media systems. During the Covid-19 crisis, all the Nordic states introduced or increased public support for media and journalism as an important part of the frontline defence against the pandemic. In an age of disinformation, and an economic crisis for traditional media, the question arises of whether there is a renewal emerging in classic Nordic media welfare state values.
The panelists addressing this question are Brita Ytre-Arne from the University of Bergen, Kari Karppinen from the University of Helsinki, Victor Picard from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ida Willig from Roskilde University. Jonas Ohlsson from Nordicom at the University of Gothenburg will moderate the discussion.
The 25th NordMedia conference, themed Crisis and Resilience: Nordic Media Research in the Frontline, will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland on 18–20 August 2021.
For more information about NordMedia2021, please visit the conference website.