Welcome to the 21st Nordmedia conference, 8th-11th August 2013!
The conference will be held in Oslo and is hosted by Institute for Journalism and Media Studies, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences and the Norwegian Association of Media Scholars.
Come celebrate 40 Years of Media Research in the Nordic Countries!
Defending Democracy: Nordic and Global Diversities in Media and Journalism
Few will argue against the potentially democratic role of journalism. However, media and journalism do not automatically promote democracy. The ambiguous relationship between journalism and democracy is – in our digital age – further blurred by the proliferation of non-edited and personal media, such as blogs, twitter and other social media with allegedly democratic potential. The Nordmedia 2013 conference will focus on the relationship between journalism and other media practices and democracy in a Nordic and Global perspective, by asking questions such as:
- What roles do media and journalism play in democratization processes and what role should they play?
- What are the relationship between media practices, journalism and democracy?
- How do Nordic media meet the challenges of increasingly diversified societies?
For more information, contact: Anne Hege Simonsen, tel: (+47) 91145937