Introducing the speakers of ‘New Media Research’ (Parallel Session D4)

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This session will take place from 4pm to 5pm on Saturday, July 18th.

Jochen Spangenberg from Deutsche Welle Innovation Projects in Germany will open the session with the topic ‘Verification of User-generated Content in the Context of News Reporting’.

Subsequently we are going to hear about ‘New Media Enhancement in Opening New Avenues in Kenya’ from Christine Masivo, Daystar University, Kenya. She is currently a student at Daystar University pursuing a MA degree in Communication after earning her BA at Kampala International University. She joined the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood and has a passion in communication. She is interested in the opportunity to delve deeper into the impact the new media has had on the church and society, and how it can be used to propel the church as a corporate entity to greater heights.

Concluding Tomasz Płudowski from Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Poland is going to talk about ‘A Textual, Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of Television and Online Persuasive Electoral Discourse in the US’.

We are already excited about this session!

If you are as well interested in these topics, we would be glad to see you at the conference in Berlin!

News about the ‘New Media Reception’ session (Parallel Session C3)

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The third parallel session will be covering the topic ‘New Media Reception’ and will also take place from 2 pm until 3:30 pm on Saturday, July 18th.

Gunther Heinrich from Stuttgart Media University, Germany will begin this session with his topic ‘Evaluation of a pattern based website classification ‘.

Ece Algan, Ph.D. in Mass Comunication and M.A. in Communication and Cultural Studies, currently operates at California State University, San Bernardino, USA. Her paper explores the politics of mobile participation and social media among youth in the more conservative and marginalized Southeast region of Turkey through an ethnographic inquiry of their convergent media use and practices. Her topic is named ‘Mobile participation via Facebook Zero and social media interaction of youth in Southeast Turkey’. ++ twitter: @ecealgan ++

Sven Hildebrand is currently focusing on his two Ph.D’s. Previously, he worked for numerous advertising agencies and served as the Chief Marketing Officer of the Techniker Krankenkasse. In his speech ‘Suspense and Quality of 2-D and 3-D Movies’, he will provide some interesting information about the influence of the display format on the experience of suspense. Furthermore, he will examine the influence of the display format on the overall rating of the movie.

Nicholas S. Iwokwagh from Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria will present his topic ‘Enlarging Participatory Communicative Spaces on Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health in Nigeria: A Look at New Media Technologies’. His paper explores the possibilities for integrating appropriate NMT platforms for engaging adolescents in interactive communication discourses, thereby enlarging virtual communicative spaces for mutually beneficial sexual and reproductive health dialogue among Nigerian adolescents.

If you find our speakers interesting, we would be very pleased to see you at our conference in Berlin!

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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!

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