Media in the

Digital Age

Special Interest Group

What are some of the key opportunities and challenges in the current mediasphere, and how can scientific innovation help?

Our focus is the theme of media, defined as the main means of mass communication. The importance of addressing this topic is highlighted by the prominent role of the media in political, economic, scientific, and social discourse. With a drastic shift towards digital communication, individuals and organizations are able to almost instantly disseminate information to a large audience with little-to-no regulation, creating both new challenges and opportunities. The purpose of the interest group is to bring together academics studying different aspects of the media and practitioners representing different sides of the media (e.g., journalists, fact-checkers and platforms), in order to explore several important themes and the wide range of efforts in today’s mediasphere. We will aim to create a community of individuals working in/on media and become a platform for interdisciplinary communication that facilitates concrete collaborations within and outside of academia.

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Organizers

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Elena
Kochkina
Alan Turing Institute
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Marya
Bazzi
Alan Turing Institute
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Maria
Liakata
Alan Turing Institute
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Panayiotis
Smeros
EPFL
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Jérémie
Rappaz
EPFL