New Media - New Journalism? – Københavns Universitet

New Media - New Journalism?

Open seminar with Adrienne Russell

Friday, March 23, 2012

Time: 10:15 – 12:30 * Room: 27.0.09, new KUA

No registration needed * Students and researchers are welcome




10:15: Adrienne Russell: Goodbye to All That: What Networked Journalism Does Well and Why It Matters

As we experience the end of old-order journalism, we nevertheless continue to evaluate new-order journalism according to outdated ideas of what it is and ought to be. Adrienne Russell will discuss emergent media forms and practices that are serving the public interest and recharging public life in new and significant ways.

11:30: Mette Mortensen:  Mediatized Conflict and Non-professional Images 

Over the past decade, a new era of conflict reporting has emerged as a result of easily accessible digital technologies and omnipresent camera phones. Citizens and/or participants produce otherwise unobtainable visuals of unfolding events, which are distributed on a massive scale across media platforms.

12:00: Aske Kammer: Reader Participation in Online News Production: A Tentative Typology

This paper presents a tentative typology of the ways readers participate in the production of online news. Drawing on two examples of "best practice", it identifies three prominent types of reader participation: information sharing, collaboration, and conversation of a (mostly) sociable kind.


Adrienne Russell is an associate professor of Digital Media Studies and co-director of the Institute for Digital Humanities at the University of Denver. Her research and teaching focuses on the digital-age evolution of activist communication and journalism. Her most recent book, Networked: A Contemporary History of News in Transition (Polity 2011), explores the transformation of journalism over the past two decades.

Mette Mortensen, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral researcher at MEF, University of Copenhagen.

Aske Kammer is a doctoral student at MEF, University of Copenhagen.

Organizer: The Mediatization of Culture. A research priority area at MEF, University of Copenhagen.