Venue: Gladstone House, 1214 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 1J6
All times: Eastern Daylight Time
Monday, May 29
6:00 – 8:30: Opening reception
- 6:00 – 6:30 pm: Welcome and opening remarks by Mary Lynn Young and Alfred Hermida, University of British Columbia
- 6:30 – 7:30 pm: In conversation with Rick Harp, MediaIndigena, hosted by Camila Castaneda and Alfred Hermida, University of British Columbia
- 7:30 – 8:30 pm: Mixer
Tuesday, May 30
8:30 – 9:45: Research breakfast
Chair and welcome: Kamal Al-Solaylee, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Johanna Burger, Fachhochschule Graubünden, Switzerland. “Innovations in local media (funding) in Switzerland and neighboring countries”
- Claire Darling, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. “Towards platform autonomy: Lessons in infrastructure innovation from digital news start-ups”
- Mikko Grönlund, University of Turku, Finland, Marko Ala-Fossi, Tampere University, Finland, & Mikko Villi, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. “Newspaper Markets and Funding of Journalism in Nordic Media Welfare States”
- Shirley Roburn, York University, Canada + Tai Huynh, The Local / Open Lab, Canada. “Tackling structural inequalities through data journalism”
- Benjamin Piorgah Tetteh, Syracuse University, USA. “Covering audience to contributors: Public radio membership ads and listener support”
10:00 – 11:00: Keynote
Vinita Srivastava, Executive Producer + Host, Don’t Call Me Resilient, and Senior Editor, Culture and Society, The Conversation Canada with a special introduction by Stephen Khan, Global Executive Editor, at The Conversation Media Group.
11:15 – 12:30: Panel: What is quality journalism?
Chair: Ori Tenenboim, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Hanan Badr, Universität Salzburg, Austria. “Quality Journalism at the Peripheries? Dilemmas for sustainable independent journalism in Egypt”
- Diana Bossio, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. “Journalism in the public interest: How the Australian News Media Bargaining Code decided which organizations produced quality news”
- Daniel Graesser & Matthias Kuenzler, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, “Beyond direct/indirect: Reconceptualizing Media Subsidies in the 21st century”
- Aske Kammer, Roskilde University, Denmark. “Public subsidies for private news media innovation: The case of Denmark, 2014-2022”
- Hadiya Roderique, University of Toronto, Canada. “Debiasing Journalism”
12:30 – 1:45: Lunch session: Global journalism futures
Chair: Charles Davis, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), Canada
- Hossein Derakhshan, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK
- Manuel Puppis, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
- Courtney Radsch, UCLA, USA
2:00 – 3:15: Table talks
Table Talks are a series of open conversations on the themes of journalism, funding, innovation, education and policy. Think of the list of table talks topics as a menu. Feel free to move around to learn more and stay as long as you need on each table.
- George Abraham, New Canadian Media. “Micro-credential in Inclusive Journalism: Fair representation in media.”
- Trish Audette-Longo, Carleton University, Canada. “Start-Up Journalism and climate futures: A case study of pipeline narratives in Canada”
- Sherine Conyers, University of Leeds, UK. “We need to talk about the numbers: Why metric-drivers won’t be enough to fund news”
- Terry Flew, University of Sydney, Australia. “Valuing News: Aligning consumer preferences and social value – implications for public policy“
- Magda Konieczna, Concordia University, Canada. “The Local Journalism Initiative: The evolving role of government funding in Canadian journalism.
- Dwayne Winseck, Carleton University, Canada. “Regulating platform power in Canada: The promises and perils of the Online News Act & the emerging journalism policy toolkit”
- Charis Papaevangelou, University of Toulouse. “Regulating dependency: The political stakes of online platforms’ deals with French publishers“
3:30 – 4:30: Closing interactive session
Facilitated by Alfred Hermida and Mary Lynn Young, University of British Columbia, with discussant Rodney Benson, New York University.
Questions? Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This schedule is subject to change.