Welcome to ECREA-CLP

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Programme finalised; last chance to register 2017 Workshop on Future of Media Content

 Register by 31 August at http://store.uea.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-arts-and-humanities/conferencesevents/ecrea-workshop-the-future-of-content-interventions-and-industries-in-the-internet-era 

The Future of Media Content: Interventions and Industries in the Internet Era

2017 Joint Workshop of the ECREA “Communication Law and Policy” and “Media Industries and Cultural Production” Sections

Programme 

Friday 15 September
Registration from 10:00

11:00 – 12:30 YECREA session: Engaging with industry and policy stakeholders for research and impact
Speakers: Karen Donders, Maria Michalis, Tim Raats, John Street
Chair: Ruth Garland

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (own organization)

13:30 – 14:30 Keynote sponsored by UEA’s Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) Professor Eli Noam, Columbia University, NY
Introduction: David Hesmondhalgh

14:30 – 16:00 Keynote industry and policy stakeholder panel
Speakers: Glenn Gowen, Head of Audiences at ITV; Ben Weston Head of Factual at Reef Television independent production house; Jo Dipple former CEO of UKMusic and now Senior VP at Live Nation Entertainment; Jeremy Oliver, Head of Internet Policy at Ofcom
Chair: John Street

16:00 – 16:30 break

16:30 – 18:00 Panel: How media institutions are adapting to the increasingly non-linear, mobile environment
Hanne Bruun, Navigating the Eco-System: On-Air-Scheduling in the Digital Era
Manuel Puppis, Brigitte Hofstetter, Diana Ingenhoff “We need engineers instead of journalists”. How Swiss legacy media adapt to change and what this means for the future of journalism
Etienne Bürdel, Recycling or Diversity? How Local Media Organizations Cope with Digitization
Abdul Hadi Che Hassan Mobile technology development in Malaysia
Chair: Maria Michalis

19:00 Conference Dinner at The Library, Norwich

 

Saturday 16 September 

09:30 – 11:00 Panel: The processes and discourses of policy interventions in media
Karen Donders, Hilde van den Bulck, Tim Raats Developing public service media policies for the future: A critical analysis of the merit of stakeholder consultations
Tanja Keršvan Smokvina The European Union Media Policy Discourses: The Scope of Regulatory Intervention in the Internet Era
Phil Ramsey From the BBC Trust to Ofcom: an assessment of the changes to the governance of the BBC
Corinne Schweizer. Zhongwei Li, Tingru Zhu Encouraging and hindering content production and distribution: A document analysis of the Chinese Governments’ media policy announcements.
Chair: Manuel Puppis

11:00- 11:30 break

11:30 – 12:45 Panel: The changing systems for funding quality content
Alessandro D’Arma Funding BBC’s public service content through the market: An analysis of the set up of BBC Studios
Eline Livémont & Karen Donders Developments in the European documentary production sector in the past 10 years. What does the future hold?
Ruth Flaherty Diverse Interpretations of the Effect of Self Published Fan Fiction on the Market for Fiction Works – A Quantitative Study on Implications for Copyright Law
Chair: Hanne Bruun

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (provided)

14:00 – 15:15 Panel: Algorithms and Platforms in media markets: new roles between content and consumers
Vivi Theodoropoulou and Stelios Stylianou,  Consuming Algorithmically Produced Content: Audience Empowerment or Computable Data Governance?
Morten Hviid, Sabine Jacques, Sofia Izquierdo Sanchez, Digitalisation and intermediaries in the Music Industry
Natali Helberger, Fair algorithmic media practices – lessons to be learned from media law and policy
Chair: Marko Milosavljević

15:15 – 16:30 Panel: Redefining journalism and the public in the new news media environment
Ruth Garland, Changing definitions of impartiality and ‘the public’ in government communications: the hidden struggle between bureaucracy and politics for control over government news making
Marko Milosavljević, New definitions of journalism in digital eco-systems
Avshalom Ginosar, Online journalism: The institutional point of view
Chair: Amit Schejter

16:30 – 17:00 Break

17:00 – 18:30 Panel: From regulating to “chilling”: the application of law to communications and cultural expression
Chris Ali, From farm to docket: Utility regulation and communication policy
Nikola Belakova, Negotiating the ‘chill’ in the internet era. And investigation into the ‘chilling effect’ of defamation and privacy laws on media organisations, journalists and media content in Slovakia
Renato Costa Leite, The Radio Law and the Future of Network Stations in Portugal
Amit Schejter, The assault on freedom of the media and cultural expression in Israel
Chair: Hilde van den Bulck

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Industry & policy stakeholders panel confirmed for our workshop 15-16 September

The speakers on our industry and policy stakeholders panel will be Glenn Gowen, Head of Audiences for ITV; Ben Weston, Head of Factual for Reef Television, Jo Dipple, former CEO of UKMusic, and Ofcom.

This is a great line up ready to talk about content from the points of view of an independent production house, a major broadcaster, the music industry and the regulator. The will follow our Keynote by Prof Eli Noam and an excellent YECREA panel on engaging with stakeholders for research and impact. Register now to join us in Norwich http://store.uea.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-arts-and-humanities/conferencesevents/ecrea-workshop-the-future-of-content-interventions-and-industries-in-the-internet-era

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Eli Noam confirmed keynote; YECREA panel set for CLP/MICP workshop

We have Prof Eli Noam confirmed as our Keynote speaker and great industry/stakeholder panel coming together including Jo Dripple, former CEO of UKMusic, Ofcom and others. Our YECREA panel on “Engaging with industry and policy stakeholders for research and impact” is set. We will have people speaking about getting access for research, doing consultancy, involving stakeholders in impact activities and much more. And of course we have an excellent day and a half of cutting edge academic papers. Join us in historic Norwich 15-16 September. Register now http://www.uea.ac.uk/political-social-international-studies/events/ecrea-communications-law-and-policy-section-workshop1

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Deadline Approaching for Joint CLP/MICP Workshop on Future of Content

Don’t miss the 2017 Joint Workshop of the ECREA “Communication Law and Policy” and “Media Industries and Cultural Production” Sections

The Future of Media Content: Interventions and Industries in the Internet Era

The “Communication Law and Policy” and “Media Industries and Cultural Production” Sections of the European Communications Research and Education Association (ECREA) invite abstracts for theoretical and empirical papers on the topic of The Future of Content: Interventions and Industries in the Internet Era. The workshop will take place in Norwich, United Kingdom from 15-16 September 2017. It is hosted and organized by the University of East Anglia’s School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies. With a keynote address from Professor Eli Noam co-sponsored by UEA’s Centre for Competition Policy, a planned panel with industry and regulatory stakeholders, and a special YECREA session for early career researchers, this will be a unique opportunity to bring together those investigating the processes of production and distribution with those studying the policy and regulation governing those processes.

Get your abstracts of no more than 400 words submitted for blind peer review in Word-format by March 31, 2017  to Sally Broughton Micova s.broughton-micova@uea.ac.uk. Each abstract should address one of the above topics in a sound theoretical and methodological manner, include a title as well as the name(s), institutional affiliation(s) and e-mail address(es) of the author(s).

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Workshop 2017 The Future of Media Content: Interventions and Industries in the Internet Era

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2017 Joint Workshop of the ECREA “Communication Law and Policy” and “Media Industries and Cultural Production” Sections

The Future of Media Content: Interventions and Industries in the Internet Era

Call for Papers

The “Communication Law and Policy” and “Media Industries and Cultural Production” Sections of the European Communications Research and Education Association (ECREA) invite abstracts for theoretical and empirical papers on the topic of The Future of Content: Interventions and Industries in the Internet Era. The workshop will take place in Norwich, United Kingdom from 15-16 September 2017. It is hosted and organized by the University of East Anglia’s School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies. With a keynote address from Professor Eli Noam co-sponsored by UEA’s Centre for Competition Policy, a planned panel with industry and regulatory stakeholders, and a special YECREA session for early career researchers, this will be a unique opportunity to bring together those investigating the processes of production and distribution with those studying the policy and regulation governing those processes.

Media and communications industries have changed dramatically over the past decade and both businesses and policy makers are struggling to adapt. Legacy media companies engaged in cultural and news production are trying to change their business models in a manner that will allow them to survive in the face of increased competition for advertising income and the constraints of having a new breed of intermediaries between them and their audiences. Policy makers are looking beyond the traditional investment in public service broadcasting and content quotas for new interventions and policy mechanisms that might encourage content production and distribution. One of the biggest challenges is defining the landscape of actors, markets and relationships in which content is created and disseminated – from the YouTube star making and reaching millions from a bedroom to the public service broadcaster (PSB) that is now managing big data for its online audience and negotiating with service providers for zero-rating carriage in order to reach its audiences with sufficient speed and stability. This joint workshop invites contributions from a broad range of disciplines, interested in the policy, production and business of content and its carriage. We welcome perspectives from political economy, news and cultural production practice, policy and governance studies, media and cultural production history, media and communication law, and other approaches and fields. We welcome theoretical, methodological and empirical submissions – case studies and comparative work, as well as innovative use of methods are encouraged.

The workshop organisers invite researchers interested in the following areas:

  • The news and cultural production landscape: How is content being produced and distributed? What does the new value chain look like for the cultural industries? What roles are legacy and new actors playing and what are the challenges they face? To what extent are concepts such as commercialisation, citizen/consumer, and public interest still useful as normative frameworks for considering the production and distribution of content? How do or should we define ‘culture’ and ‘journalism’, and where are the boundaries, if they persist, among different types of content? What is the future of highly resource dependent types of content such as quality news, investigative journalism, high quality drama, documentaries and feature films? How are public and private media organizations adapting strategically and in their everyday work? Where and how is innovation happening?
  • Funding content into the future: How is ‘value’ being conceived and exchanged among players, and how are relationships with audiences/users being defined? What are the ‘currencies’ of these relationships, and of those among the various commercial and public actors? What role does data play and what are the implications? How has the function of copyright and intellectual property rights changed? What are the particular challenges across different kinds of contexts and markets? How useful are concepts such as globalization, the citizen/consumer and ‘the public’ as normative foundations for investigating issues around the funding of content? What new ones might be? What roles are internet intermediaries and online platforms playing in the business of content?
  • Governance and intervention: To what extent are traditional mechanisms for supporting public interest or public service content, such as quotas, subsidies, PSB, must carry obligations and others still relevant? Who are the actors in the governance of content production and distribution and what are their interests? How do they try to influence policy-making? Where are the key points of policy intervention or regulation? What are the implications of multi-level governance (e.g. EU, WTO and ITU), of ongoing austerity, and of the rise of populist and even new authoritarian governments? How might research contribute to key debates around the EU’s Digital Single Market agenda, burgeoning free trade agreements and media plurality? What are the implications for content of the right to be forgotten, traffic management and zero-rating carriage, and media concentration?

Abstracts of no more than 400 words should be submitted for blind peer review in Word-format directly to the organizers of the conference by March 31, 2017 (Sally Broughton Micova s.broughton-micova@uea.ac.uk).

Each abstract should address one of the above topics in a sound theoretical and methodological manner, include a title as well as the name(s), institutional affiliation(s) and e-mail address(es) of the author(s). Colleagues will be notified of acceptance by May 15, 2017, and registration is required by July 15, 2017. Full papers are due no later than August 31, 2017. Reduced fee for ECREA recognized “soft-currency” countries and non-waged participants will be available.

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ECREA 2016: CLP Program

Wondering about the program of the Communication Law & Policy section at the forthcoming ECREA 2016 conference in Prague? Here it is!

Thursday, November 10th, 09:00 – 10:30 , Club H
[CLP01] New Intermediares and Platforms: Challenges for Communication Policy and Research
Chair: Natascha Just
  • Intermediaries as Shapers of Our Information Environment (B. Stark, P. Jürgens, M. Magin)
  • Practices of Contestation and the Erosion of Regulatory Power in Multiplatform Environments (S.A. Ganter)
  • Putting the Canaries in the Data Mine. Some Suggestions for the Practical, Ethical, and Legal Challenges of Researching the ‘Black Box’ (B. Bodo, J. Moller, K. Irion, F. Zuiderveen Borgesius, N. Helberger, C. de Vreese)
  • Towards a Public Service Algorithm That Promotes News Diversity (P. Verdegem, E. Lievens)
  • From Contested to Shared Responsibility: Online Platforms and the Transformation of Publicness (T. Poell, J. Pierson, N. Helberger)
Thursday, November 10th, 11:00 – 12:30, Club H
[CLP02] Governance, Power and Language – Approaches for Analyzing Communication Policy
Chair: Kari Karppinen
  • Doing Governance in Figurations: Proposal of an Analytical Framework (M. Oermann, W. Schulz, T. Mast)
  • Regulations, Norms, Discourses and Technology: An Integrated Governance Perspective for Media and Communication Studies (C. Katzenbach)
  • Towards a Theory and Method of Communicative Power in Media Policymaking (C. Ali, M. Puppis)
  • Imagining the Internet: The Use of Metaphors, Images and Similes in the Argumentation Over the Future of Online Audiovisual Services (A. Schejter, N. Tirosh)
Thursday, November 10th, 14:30 – 16:00 , Club H
[CLP03] Public Service Media in the Digital Age
Chair: Hilde Van den Bulck
  • Public Service Media Governance in Europe and Overseas. A Comparison of Remit, Funding, and Offer in 18 Media Systems (C. Schweizer, M. Puppis)
  • Contribution to Society: A Citizen Oriented Approach to Public Service Media Accountability (R. Suárez Candel, D. Fernández Quijada)
  • How the Public Values Public Service Broadcasting (N. Just, M. Buechi, M. Latzer)
  • Public Service Media’s Own Social Network – Necessity or Utopia? (C. Wenzel, T. Steinmaurer)
Thursday, November 10th, 16:30 – 18:00 , Club H
[CLP04] Rethinking Data Protection and Privacy
Chair: Amit Schejter
  • Tracing Audience Behaviour for a Reason – A Matter of Paternalism? (E. Appelgren)
  • Shopping for Privacy: Exploring National Differences in Disclosure of Personal Data in Ecommerce (C. Robinson)
  • Online Privacy: Websites Managers’ Perspective and Policy Implications (A. Ginosar, Y. Ariel)
Friday, November 11th, 09:00 – 10:30 , Club H
[CLP05] The Interaction Between Media Policy and Media Markets: An Analysis of Small European Countries
Chair: Marko Milosavljevič
  • Does the Public Interest Matter for Companies in the Media Sector? A Comparative Analysis of Experiences in Flanders and Norway (K. Donders, T. Raats, T. Syvertsen, G. Enli)
  • The Politics of Media Policy in Scotland (P. Schlesinger)
  • Broadcasting, the Welfare State and Media Ecosystems: Changes and Challenges for Public Service Broadcasting (T. Syvertsen, V. Schanke Sundet)
  • Economic Austerity or Just More Market? A Critical Analysis of the Austerity Argument in Flemish Policy Making 2008-2015 (H. Van den Bulck, M. Van der Burg)
  • Liberalizing Advertising While Protecting Public Service Broadcasting: The Case of Switzerland (M. Künzler, M. Puppis)
Friday, November 11th, 13:30 – 14:30 , Club H
Business Meeting – Communication Law and Policy
  • CLP Business Meeting including
  • Elections of the new Section Management Team
Friday, November 11th, 14:30 – 16:00 , Poster Area
Poster Session
  • Right to Information and Communication between Government and Citizens (T. Asrak Hasdemir)
  • Trade, Culture and Diversity (M.T. Garcia Leiva)
  • Media Concentration in Lithuania and Latvia (D. Jastramskis; A. Rozukalne)
  • The Regulation of Media and their Contribution to the Quality of TV News (J.T. Oliveria Filho; I. Coutinho)
  • Communication Research Policy in Spain and the EU (F. Ortega)
Friday, November 11th, 16:00 – 17:30 , Club H
[CLP06] Media Change and Policy Responses
Chair: Manuel Puppis
  • The Media Welfare State in the Digital Age – Structural Changes in Danish Media Policy (S. Flensburg)
  • Subsidizing Media Innovation (A. Kammer, E. Hobel)
  • The Politics of Media Plurality: A Case Study of Political Expedience and Consolidation of Power (S. Barnett)
  • Does Media Ownership Really Matter? A Content Analysis Case Study from Ireland (R. Flynn)
  • Ancillary Copyright for Newspaper Publishers: Six Recommendations for Better Media Policy in Europe (C. Schäfer-Hock, T. Eberwein, M. Karmasin)
Friday, November 11th, 18:00 – 19:30 , Club H
[CLP07] Present and Future of Public Service Media in a Crisis Environment: Independence, Management, Programming and Participation
Chair: Ana Azurmendi
  • New Ways of Audiences Participation in European Public Regional Televisions: Institutional and Not Institutional Participation: Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany (A. Azurmendi, M. Muñoz)
  • Technocratic Policies in Southern Europe: Political Interference or Independence and Neutrality of Public Service Broadcasting? (A. Fernández Viso)
  • Managing Budgets and the Problem of Funding in Times of Crisis: The Mediterranean Case (A.I. Segovia, I. Fernández Alonso, A. Fernández Viso)
  • Outsourcing Content Production in the Autonomous Public Television in Spain (J. Sánchez Martínez, I. Sarabia)
  • European Union Media Policy and National and Regional Public Service Media: All Quiet on the European Front? (C. Llorens)
Saturday, November 12th, 09:00 – 10:30 , Club H
[CLP08] The Future of EU Media Policy
Chair: Sally Broughton Micova
  • Online Platforms, the Country of Origin Principle, and the Future of European Audiovisual Policy (M. Michalis)
  • Who’s Afraid of Pan-European Spectrum Policy? (M. Ala-Fossi, M. Bonet Bagant)
  • Disruptive Digitalization: Priority for Telecommunication over Broadcasting (S. Gadringer, R. Parrilla Guix, J. Trappel)
  • Alignments in Diversity: Factual Harmonisation in Protecting Minors from Harmful Media (S. Dreyer)
  • Continued Limitations of EU Media Policy: Notes on Media Developments in Eastern and Southern European Countries (M. Metykova)
Saturday, November 12th, 11:00 – 12:30 , Club H
[CLP09] International and European Issues of Media Regulation
Chair: Roddy Flynn
  • The Regulation of Electoral TV Advertising Across the World (C. Holtz-Bacha)
  • From Telecommunication Policy Towards Media Policy – Explaining the Increased Politicization of the International Telecommunication Union (S. Berghofer)
  • A Children’s Rights Perspective on Self-Regulation of New Advertising Formats (V. Verdoodt, E. Lievens)
  • Interrelation of Media, Telecomms and Inetgovernance Policies: Cases of EU Eastern Partnership Countries (A. Paziuk)
  • Free to Hate? A Comparative Analysis of British and Italian Ultra-Right Online Media: Characteristics and Policy Implications (C. Padovani)
Saturday, November 12th, 16:00 – 17:30 , Club H
[CLP10] Media Landscapes under Pressure: Regulatory Reform and Legal Challenges
Chair: Sarah Anne Ganter
  • The New Legislation for Media Regulation and Broadcasting Reform in Greece: Towards a Discontinuity in the Greek Audiovisual Landscape (K. Serafeim)
  • Portuguese Mechanisms of Media Accountability. The Journalists’ Perceptions, the Regulatory Powers and the Impacts of Non-Mandatory Deliberations (N. Moutinho, H. Lima, S. Cavaco, I. Reis)
  • Blurring the Lines Between Information Content and Commercial Communication. A Study from the Perspective of Radio Ownership Responsibility (C. Muela, S. Perelló, R. Berganza, G. Starkey, R. de Miguel)
  • Basic Problems of the Media System Regulation in the Post-Socialist Society – The Experience of the Republic of Serbia (I. Milutinovic)
  • Negotiating a Balance Between Protection of Reputation and Privacy and Free Expression in the Age of Mediated Crisis of Continuity. A Study of the Operation of Defamation Law in Slovakia (N. Belakova)

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ECREA-CLP Program for Prague

The program for the forthcoming ECREA conference in Prague is now available. Here are the CLP section’s sessions. And please also attend our business meeting on November 11 after lunch! See you soon.

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