Schedule Day 1

Note: This schedule may be changed in the run up to the conference.

Day 1 – Thursday 14th September

8.30am – Registration (Coffee & Breakfast)

9.15am – Welcome (Dr. Matt Walsh & Dr. Savyasaachi Jain)

9.30am – Dr. Valérie Bélair-Gagnon, University of Minnesota
The Problem of Platforms: Adopting a Critical Stance in Digital Journalism

10.30 – Coffee Break

11.00am – Breakout One

Room 1.05Room 1.06Room 1.07Room 1.08Room 1.09Room 1.10aRoom 1.10bRoom 2.18
Adopting A.I (1)
Chair: John Jewell
Ukraine and War Reporting
Chair: Stuart Allan
Journalist Safety
Chair: Damian Carney
Harassment of Journalists
Chair: Cynthia Carter
Climate Change
Chair: Mike Berry
Chair: Stephen Cushion
Solutions Journalism
Chair: Diana Garrisl
Working Conditions for Journalists
Chair: Matt Walsh
To procure or not procure: improving the conditions for journalistic AI adoption from external technology providers – Dr. Stanislaw Piasecki, Prof. Natali Helberger
Journalism students’ views on AI innovation and responsibility: Findings from a Design Thinking project in Germany – Dr. Bartosz Wilczek, Dr. des. Maximilian Eder, Dr. Roxana Portugal, Prof. Neil Thurman, Prof. Mario Haim
Defining responsible AI in journalism: Reporters’ perceptions on automated decision-making and algorithmic bias – Dr. Tomas Dodds, Dr. Astrid Vandendaele, Mathias-Felipe de-Lima-Santos
Revisiting News Automation’s Narratives and Practices: A Case Study of the Use of AI-driven Tools in (Non-Western) Newsrooms – Dr. Rana Arafat, Dr. Glenda Cooper
Criminalizing independent journalism: the media war during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – Dr. James Rodgers
Crisis journalism as a pawn in the disinformation war? An automated content analysis of news media coverage on the Russian Invasion and its discussion in counterpublics – Svenja Boberg, Johanna Klapproth, Prof. Thorsten Quandt
Journalism in Crisis: Lessons of Challenge, Strategy and Leadership in Local News Sustainability in Ukraine during the War with Russia – Marisa Porto
Aiming to See Through The Fog of War: The Role of the New Surveillance Technologies in War Reporting – Dr. Markus Mykkänen, Associate Prof. Turo I Uskali, Prof. Antero Holmila, Pasi S Ikonen
A global index on journalists’ safety – Dr. Vera Slavtcheva-Petkova, Prof. Thomas Hanitzsch, Prof. Basyouni Hamada, Prof. Jyotika Ramaprasad, Prof. Kenneth Andresen
Life in Exile: Risks and Challenges for Refugee Journalists – Dr. Sanem Şahin
Mapping violence and targeted journalistic identities in Belgium – Prof. Manon Libert, Prof. Florence Le Cam, Dr. Bart Vanhaelewyn, Prof. Sarah Van Leuven, Prof. Karin Raeymaeckers
Silence, Complicity, or Confrontation: A Comparison of Mexican and U.S. Press Coverage of Mexican Journalist Killings – Dr. Jennifer Henrichsen, Elizabeth Chambers
Exploring Organisational Response to Dark Participation: Corporate Responsibility and Online Safety for Journalists – Dr. Kelly Fincham
The worst time to be a journalist in Lebanon: Implications of a decreasing sense of security on journalists’ role perceptions – Sally Farhat, Dr. Linda Steiner, Dr. Jad Melki
‘An Ally to Women Journalists.’ How Media Interlopers Help Journalists Navigate Dark Participation – Dr. Jacob L Nelson, Dr. Valérie Bélair-Gagnon, Dr. Avery Holton
Hate speech against journalists on social media in Spain – Dr. Simón Peña-Fernández, Dr. Ainara Larrondo-Ureta, Ángela Alonso-Jurnet
Seasonal Journalism and Climate Change – Henrik Bodker
Global issue, global coverage? International relations framing in national reporting on climate change – Merle van Berkum
Crisis coverage in journalism and counterpublics: Analyzing the shift of climate change narratives in polarized news flows – Johanna Klapproth, Saïd Unger
Why do we want news? Analysing news’ democratic desirability during Covid-19 – Dr. Imke Henkel, Prof. Tim Markham
Press-state relationship in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic: An ethnography study of three Indonesian news organisations – Endah Saptorini
Digital Courts and Journalism: Implications for Open Justice – Dr. Sally Reardon, Dr. Bernhard Gross, Dr. Tom Smith, Marcus Keppel-Palmer
”For three months, I tried to watch the news, but then I realised that I was going crazy.” Emotions and affective practices shaping trust in Covid-19 news reception – Dr. Salla Tuomola, Prof. Jaana Hujanen, Dr. Katja Lehtisaari, Juho Ruotsalainen, Mikko Grönlund
The Boundaries Within the Field: A Qualitative Approach to Constructive Journalism – Birte Leonhardt, Dr. Diego Garusi
Incorporating solutions journalism into local UK newsrooms: Toward a model of ‘SOJO lite’? – Prof. Daniel Jackson, Dr. Antje Glück, Prof. An Nguyen
Volunteer Journalism: An Underexplored Sub-field of Journalism – Dr. Nick Mathews, Dr. Lene Heiselberg, Pranaav Jadhav
In the line of Fire! Conflict Reportage; Kenya’s War on Terror Narratives – Loise Macharia, Dr. Marguerite Barry
Vernacular journalism: Local news and everyday life – Prof. Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Dr. Julia Boelle
Troubled times for journalists: The impact of job insecurity, workload and external pressure on professionals’ mental health – Dr. Dolors Palau Sampio, Dr. Maria Iranzo-Cabrera
Happy Journalism Unions in Troubled Times: Communicating Newsworkers’ Job and Life Satisfaction – Dr. Errol Salamon
Exploring the Infrastructure of Journalism Work in the Global South – Dr. Ruth Moon, Dr. Will Mari

12.30pm – Lunch

1.30pm – Professor Jane Singer, City, University of London
‘The Past Is Prologue: The Future of Journalism Studies’

2.30pm – Breakout 2

Room 1.05Room 1.06Room 1.07Room 1.08Room 1.09Room 1.10aRoom 1.10bRoom 2.18
Trust in News
Chair: Justin Lewis
Adopting A.I. (2)
Chair: Matt Walsh
Boundary Work
Chair: Marcel Broersma
Polarisation (2)
Chair: James Rodgers
Collaboration in journalism and education
Chair: Inaki Garcia-Blanco
Chair: Stephen Cushion
Social Media
Chair: Stephanie Edgerly
Podcasting & Immersive Journalism
Chair: Sali Collins
Trust in News Falls as Social Media Grows and Television Declines: Longitudinal Data from 46 Countries – Dr. Richard Fletcher, Dr. Simge Andı, Dr. Sumitra Badrinathan, Dr. Kirsten Eddy, Dr. Antonis Kalogeropoulos, Dr. Camila Mont’Alverne, Dr. Craig T. Robertson, Dr. Amy Ross Arguedas, Dr. Anne Schulz, Dr. Benjamin Toff, Prof. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
‘Money is the root of all evil.’ How the business of journalism shapes trust in news – Dr. Seth C. Lewis, Dr. Jacob L. Nelson, Brent Cowley
Understanding audience expectations of journalism in troubled times – Prof. Julie Firmstone, Prof. John Steel
How can regulation help news publishers earn public trust? – Hamish Gibson, Lexie Kirkconnell-Kawana
Audience evaluations of data-driven local news articles made with various levels of automation, and none: A large-scale survey experiment – Prof Neil Thurman, Dr. Florian Stalph, Sina Thaesler-Kordonouri
The news conveyor belt. Intensities of automation and data micro-processes in Nordic newsrooms – Dr. Raul Ferrer-Conill, Carina Tenor, Carl Chineme Okafor
Conceptualising Augmented Journalism – Prof. Carl-Gustav Linden,  Mariëlle Wijermars, Prof. Andreas Opdahl, Dr. David Caswell
Boundary-work in the Nordic media model: A comparative analysis of institutional responses to alternative media in Norway, Sweden and Denmark – Leif Hemming Pedersen, Karoline Andrea Ihlebæk, Tine Ustad Figenschou, Eva Mayerhöffer
Navalny as an Interloper? Hybrid journalistic projects in contemporary autocratic Russia – Dr. Sofya Glazunova, Dr. Aljosha Karim Schapals
Competition or Complementation? Exploring relational boundary strategies of traditional and peripheral actors – Kim Löhmann, Dr. Phoebe Maares, Dr. Daniel Nölleke, Folker Hanusch
“TikTok News Non-Logic”: An Analysis of Audience Responses to the Washington Post’s Delivery of News on TikTok – Damilola Oduolowu, Vy Luong, LaRissa Lawrie
The Fight for Press Freedom: International Advocacy Campaigns and Journalists in the Global South – Dr. Martin Scott, Prof. Mel Bunce, Dr Mary Myers
Diversity for what? An analysis of normative democratic assumptions in the domain of personalized news recommender systems – Prof. Jannie Møller Hartley, Elisabetta Petrucci
String Quartet on the Titanic: Are U.S. journalists covering their own demise or rowing to safety with democracy’s own beat? – Dr. Karin Assmann
BBC “bias”: an empirical study into press and political influence on BBC political programmes – Prof. Steven Barnett, Prof. Ivor Gaber
Going Global: Virtual Collaborations within Journalism Education – Katherine Blair, Dr. Carolyn Jackson-Brown, Leigh Purves
Networked journalism: the rise of European Journalism partnerships – Dr. Elvira García de Torres, Dr. David Parra Valcarce, Dr. Concha Edo Bolós, Dr. Lyudmyla Yezers´ka
Teaching Cross-Border Collaboration in Journalism Education by replicating collaboration in the Panama Papers – Prof. Maria Konow-Lund
Materializing (the boundaries of) creativity: Journalism and and the communicative patterns of creative teamwork – Minna Koivula, Dr. Salla-Maaria Laaksonen, Dr. Jukka Huhtamäki, Dr. Kaisa Laitinen
WhatsApp with the News: Non-Professional WhatsApp News Groups and Digital Prodnewsers in the Era of News Mobility – Dr. Jonathan Ilan
Repairing deviant journalistic practice: The Dupont de Ligonnès case – Pauline M Renaud
“We should do more than publish and pray”: Fact Checkers on getting truth to the people – Dr. Emily K. Vraga, Dr. Leticia Bode
Fighting or promoting? The role of journalists in the spread of disinformation – Pedro Jerónimo, Luísa Torre, Aline Grupillo
Avoiding the flag. Exploring Snapchat´s gatekeeping dynamics in the newsroom – Heidi Rosok-Dahl, Dr. Ragnhild Kristine Olsen
Reconsidering mediated distant suffering in a context of news avoidance: A social media users’ perspective – Gabriela Müggenburg, Dr. María Luengo
Journalists’ Ideological Branding: Bridging Between Professional and Personal Branding on Twitter – Arnon S Kedem, Prof. Motti Neiger
Rethinking Social Media Affordances and Online Reaction to News Coverage: A Case Study of the Death of Mahsa Amini and Iranian Protests – Dr Lindsey E. Blumell, Sanam Mahoozi, Dr. Rana Arafat
Challenges facing the Podcast journalism in Vietnam – Anh Dinh-Hong
“This is What the News Should Sound Like”: The Discursive Construct of News Podcast as an Innovative Genre by Practitioners on Metajournalistic Podcasts – Maxwell Modell
Intimate podcasting in Switzerland: evolving patterns of sourcing and expertise in journalism – Cécile Détraz
An Additional Layer of Understanding? The Impact of Interactive Immersive Journalism on Information Processing – Hannah Greber, Prof. Sophie Lecheler1, Dr. Loes Aaldering

4.00pm – Coffee Break

4.30pm – Breakout 3

Room 1.05Room 1.06Room 1.07Room 1.08Room 1.09Room 1.10aRoom 1.10b
Conflict in News
Chair: John Jewell
Using Drama in News
Chair: Gregory Perreault
Using A.I.
Chair: Diana Garrisi
Disinformation (2)
Chair: Maria Kyriakidou
Social Media (2)
Chair: Mike Berry
Diversity and Gender
Chair: An Nguyen
Young People and News
Chair: Cynthia Carter
Friends like these: The normative relocation of conflict journalism – Dr Robert Sharp, Dr Richard Stupart
Political Crisis Reporting in a Hybrid Media Environment: How Citizen Journalists and Legacy Media Report on Cameroon’s Anglophone’s Crisis – Edwin Tamfuh Nfor
News characteristics, newsworthiness and sharing news during a violent authoritarian movement – Dr. Marcos P. Da Silva, Dr. Rachel R. Mourão, Dr. Tim P. Vos, Marialina Antolini, Leilane Menezes
The drama of journalism: the benefits and pitfalls of combining journalists and actors to produce live performance – Dr Glenda Cooper, Catherine Adams
What role can Theatre Reportage play in the mediation of unbiased reporting? Dr. Carrie Westwater
Six Uses of Generative AI in the Newsroom: Mapping Journalist’s Perceptions of Perils and Possibilities of Generative AI-Tools – Dr. Hannes Cools
Escape Me If You Can: How AI Reshapes News Organisations’ Dependency on Platform Companies – Felix M Simon
What comes after the algorithm? An investigation of journalists’ aims and practices when editing stories produced with automation – Sina Thäsler-Kordonouri
“Not wasting heat on the crows” – rationalizing news production in Swedish legacy news institutions – Carina Tenor, Joanne Kuai
Assessing the role of news media in the spread and impact of disinformation – Dr. Jaume Suau, Dr. Elena Yeste
Filling the gap? When non-journalists produce and fact-check – Dr. Aline Grupillo Reis
The Impact of Fact-Checking. A distribution analysis of political fact-checking during the 2021 parliamentary election in Norway – Prof. Bente Kalsnes, Prof. Steen Steensen
What feels like news? Young people’s perceptions of news(-ness) on Instagram – Dr. Joëlle Swart, Prof. Marcel Broersma
An obituary for an Iranian actress, naked cyclists for the environment, and tragic 9-11 commemorative photos: An analysis of news values in global news publishers’ most engaging Instagram posts – Dr. Julian Maitra, Dr. Patric Raemy, Lydia Cheng,  Matthew Chew
African Journalists’ Use of Social Media and Editorial Policies Informing News Reporting – Dr. Ammina Kothari, Dr. Sally Ann Cruikshank
How young people experience news on TikTok. Understanding how news organizations can stand out on TikTok with valuable journalism and be meaningful to young audiences – Prof. Irene Costera Meijer, Dr. Kenza Lamot, Dr. Tim Groot Kormelink
How marginalised and underserved audiences across the Global North and South perceive symbolic representation in newsrooms and news coverage – Dr. Amy A Ross Arugedas, Dr. Sayan Banerjee, Dr. Camila Mont’Alverne, Dr. Benjamin Toff, Dr. Richard Fletcher, Dr. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
Toward more equitable local news: the role of meta-organizations – Dr. Andrea D Wenzel
We just seek this traffic gold’ – Journalistic challenges for Muslim Representations in the digital age – Dr Nadia Haq
Gatekeeper, Gate-watcher or Gate-escaper? Perceptions of online ‘Gatekeeping’ by Chinese TV Journalists – Dr. Yuxin Liu
What is journalism? Young adults’ folk theories – Diego Garusi, Prof. Sergio Splendore
Digital Media Ecosystems: An analysis of Generation Z news consumption, its impact on evolving concepts and applications in journalism – Bethany Wood
Examining the Affective Responses and Engagements of Young Adult Nigerians from Low-Income Communities with Legacy Media News Reports – Dr. Olutobi Akingbade
Relevance of automated journalism and estimations of future journalists – Victoria Ertelthalner, Dr. Cornelia Wallner

7.30pm – Dinner: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama