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

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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


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

18:30 Close