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Digital Transformation in Media Companies

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We are glad to announce that daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), literally Frankfurt General Newspaper, supports the Global Communication Association for this year’s conference in providing the Frankfurter Allgemeine Forum for a round table discussion on our first main conference day (Friday, 17 July).

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is knows as one of the most significant national daily and business newspaper in Germany. The newspaper stands for diversity of opinions and independence, for comprehensive reporting and incisive commentary on topics in politics, economy, arts and culture, science, education and society.

Gathering in the evening of Friday in their establishment in Berlin, we are hosting a round table discussion about the hotly-debated topic Digital Transformation in Media Companies.

Currently known participants of the discussion are:
Christoph Keese, Executive Vice President of Axel Springer SE, Germany
Cherno Jobatey, Journalist and TV presenter, Germany
Sebastian Turner, Editor Tagesspiegel, Germany.

If you find the topic interesting, we would be very pleased to see you at our conference in Berlin! http://gca2015.com/registration/

You also can find specific information about the programme following: http://gca2015.com/schedule/

All about the ‘Journalism and Distribution’ speakers (Parallel Session C2)

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The second parallel session will be covering the topic  ‘Journalism and Distribution’. It will take place on the 18th July from 2 pm to 3:30 pm.

In the following you get information about the speakers and their topics at the GCA Conference.

Ekmel Gecer from Sakarya University in Turkey will talk about his paper ‘Global Ethics vs Local Traditions: Examining the News Production Dynamics in Turkey’

Nedejda L. Greidina from University of Pyatigorsk in Russia will present her topic ‘Memes in Information Warefare Context in the South-East Ukraine’.

Dr. Agnes Lucy Lando obtained her PhD in Social Communication from The Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, in 2008. Currently, Dr. Lando is Deputy Head of Communication Department and a Senior Lecturer at Daystar University, Nairobi-Kenya. She will talk about ‘Journalists’ Frequent Movement from one Media House to another Expose Emerging Challenges of Media Management in Africa in the Digital Age’

The keynotespeaker Jesse L. Masai from Daystar University in Kenya will talk about another topic  of  his’ after he already talked about ‘Glocalizing Charlie Hedbo: An Analysis of Coverage of the Paris Attacks In Kenya‘s The Friday Bulletin’ on Friday the 17th July in session A3. This time he will present ’19 Days in 2015: An Analysis of the Framing of the Digital Migration Debate by Cartoonists in selected Kenyan Newspapers’

This paper probes portrayals of the migration debate by cartoons in Kenya’s Daily Nation and The Standard and what they tell us about media management in the digital age. It assesses what their assumptions and biases tell us about the promises and limitations of the digital age in the majority poor world. Finally, implications for work on digital migration are discussed, with a particular emphasis on how media cross-ownership might inform efforts by nations to make the switch beyond the deadline provided by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

If you find these topics interesting, we would be very pleased to see you at our conference in Berlin! http://gca2015.com/registration/

You also can find specific information about the programme following: http://gca2015.com/schedule/