Critical Symposium on New(s) Media

Program

New(s) Media? Political Economy, History, and Technology of News Making in Germany, Turkey, and Norway 

UiT Tromsø

September 11-13, 2018

Lectures on day 1 & 2 take place at the Centre for Peace Studies (Lower Lighthouse room U 06)

Tuesday, September 11:

09:00 – 09:15

Holger Pötzsch (UiT Tromsø)

Welcome to day 1

09:15 – 10:15   

Uwe Krüger (University of Leipzig)

Manufacturing consent through integration? Social Networks of German Journalists in the Elite Milieu and their Effects on Coverage 

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:30

Mandy Tröger (University of Illinois)

The Political Economy of the Post-Socialist Press: The Case of East Germany

11:30 – 12:30

Lunch

12:30 – 13:30

Mandy Tröger (University of Illinois)

On the History and Progress of U.S. Transnational Communication Networks

13:30 – 13:45

Coffee break

13:45 – 14:45

Uwe Krüger (University of Leipzig)

Constructive Journalism as Development Communication for the „Great Transformation“: A Normative Approach to an Emerging Coverage Pattern

14:45 – 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 – 15:45

Holger Pötzsch (UiT Tromsø

Virtuous War, Diffused War, iWar: New(s) Media in Times of War

15:45 – 16:00

Final remarks

Wednesday, September 12:

 

0900 – 09:15

Sarphan Uzunoglu (UiT Tromsø)

Welcome to day 2

09:15 – 10:15

Suncem Koçer (Kadir Has University)

News Culture in Turkey: Politics of Production and Reception

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 11:30

Sarphan Uzunoğlu (UiT The Arctic University of Norway)

Turkey’s Monsters: A Brief Introduction to Post-Truth Politics in Turkey

11:30 – 12:30

Lunch

12:30 – 13:30

Ahmet A. Sabancı (International Media Innovation and Technology Network of Turkey)

Security matters: Why journalists should be so careful about digital security and privacy 

13:30 – 13:45

Coffee break

13:45 – 14:45

Mustafa Kuleli (Journalists Union of Turkey)

Precarious financial situation of journalists in Turkey and Europe

14:45 – 15:45

Rune Ottosen (Oslo Metropolitan University)

Norway’s New(s) Wars: Libya and Syria in Norwegian Mass Media 

15:45 – 16:30

Final discussion

 

Thursday, September 13:

 

09:00 – 11:00

Manufacturing Monsters: Project planning and development session

11:00 – 12:00

Lunch

12:00 – 16:00

Practical cyber-security workshop (Ahmet A. Sabancı & Sarphan Uzunoglu)

Speakers

Prof. Rune Ottosen

He graduated in journalism in 1973 at the Norwegian College of Journalism and in political science in 1984 at the University of Oslo. He teaches journalism at Oslo University College. He has published many articles and books within the field of press history, the role of the journalists and media coverage of war and conflicts. With professor Stig Arne Nohrstedt, Ottosen has published several books on media and war coverage. In 2005, they published Global War – Local Views. Media Images of the Iraq War. In 2014 they published “New Wars, New Media and New War Journalism”. 

Dr. Suncem Koçer

An Associate Professor of Communication at Kadir Has University, Suncem Koçer received her double PhD in Anthropology and Communication & Culture from Indiana University in 2012. Her research focuses on anthropology of media, political communication, news media, and politics of culture in Turkey and the Middle East. Koçer’s articles have been published in such journals as New Media & Society, American Ethnologist, and the International Journal of Middle East Studies. She has co-edited a volume on Kurdish documentary cinema. Along with her academic work, Koçer has worked as a media producer. She co-produced two documentary films in 2009 and 2010. Between 2011 and 2016, she has worked as the editor and anchor of three television shows in IMC TV, a national news station in Turkey. In 2015 and 2016, she wrote weekly columns for daily Evrensel.

 

Mustafa Kuleli

Mustafa Kuleli, Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) General Secretary, was elected four years ago as the youngest union head. He successfully launched a communication campaign to change the image of TGS and to make the trade union attractive among young journalists. Under his leadership, the TGS managed to secure new collective agreements in several media outlets and promoted the values of fair working conditions and press freedom in new working places.

 

Dr. Uwe Krüger

Uwe Krüger, born in 1978, is an assistant professor and post-doc journalism researcher and lecturer at the University of Leipzig, Germany. He did his PhD on networks between high-ranking German journalists and elites from politics and the economy, and published a popular book about trust in journalism named “Mainstream: Why we don’t trust the media anymore” (C.H.Beck 2016). He received the Günter Wallraff Award for Journalism Criticism in 2016 from Initiative Nachrichtenaufklaerung.

 

 


Dr. Mandy Tröger

Born in Berlin, Germany, Mandy Tröger holds a Master’s degree in American Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a PhD from the Institute of Communication Research at the University of Illinois. Her research interest lies in applying critical theory to the study of US and German media and communication history. She has published on Cold War media, post-WWII media policies, radicalism in US social theory, and the history of communication information infrastructures.

Ahmet A. Sabancı

Ahmet Alphan Sabancı, is a writer, journalist and translator. He graduated from Mimar Sinan FAU department of Philosophy. He’s mainly working on philosophy, human rights, technology, information security, future studies, science fiction and everything in between. His work published at places like Journo, Global Voices and The Guardian. He’s also one of the founders of MINT, International Media Innovation and Technology Network of Turkey. His work and more information about him can be found at https://ahmetasabanci.com

 

Dr. Holger Pötzsch

Pötzsch (PhD) is Associate Professor in Media and Documentation Studies at the Department of Language and Culture at UiT Tromsø. He holds a PhD in Media and Documentation Studies and an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies.

 

Dr. Sarphan Uzunoğlu

Uzunoğlu (PhD) is Associate Professor in Media and Documentation Studies at the Department of Language and Culture at UiT Tromsø. Before UiT; Uzunoğlu worked as a lecturer in Kadir Has University Public Relations and Information Department. Prior to becoming a lecturer in KHAS university he worked as a deputy advisor in Turkish Great Nation Assembly (TBMM) for HDP İstanbul Deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder for four years. Uzunoğlu received his Ph.D. from Galatasaray University Media and Communication Studies Program.