Newsnet Seminar 2020

XI International Conference on Online Journalism

New actors and strategies in a shared media environment

November 11th and 12th, 2019

Bizkaia Aretoa, Abandoibarra, 3, Bilbao

Bizkaia Aretoa

Although journalism has always been in continuous transition and change, in recent times it seems to be experiencing a special moment of transformation and uncertainty, similar to what has already been experienced with the emergence of the Web and the online media themselves. Together with constant updating, information abundance and innovation in formats, genres and consumer devices, audience participation today represents one of the main drivers of innovation, both professionally and academically. The transition to Web 2.0 helped to evolve towards this complex scenario, determined by the greater presence of the public in the communicative process, an intervention that even reaches the productive phase of the media.

These possibilities have forced the reconfiguration of the attitude of the media, their role of mediation and their relationship with sources, in view of the need to “listen” in a context in which citizens take the floor and make their voices heard. In this sense, journalists have seen adapt their tasks and abilities, focusing these to the information work also in social media, in addition to working with forms of expression characterized by greater freedom and creativity.

In the line of reflection promoted in previous editions, the International Conference on Online Journalism aims to approach these realities based on multiple expert visions, charged with analyzing, from complementary angles, the nature, quality and usefulness of citizen participation to strengthen the democratic value of mediated information.


Monday, November 11th

►Mitxelena Room

8:30 Registration

9:00 Conference Opening

Patxi Juaristi, Vicechair of the Biscay Campus of the UPV/EHU
Simón Peña, Dean of the School of Social and Communication Sciences
Koldo Meso, Director of the Department of Journalism II and Director of Conference

9:30 Prof. Lena Frischlich (Universität Münster)
Journalism between “alternative news media”, “fake news” and “social bots”: New actors and opportunity structures for manipulation in shared media spaces

10:30 Prof. Tine Ustad Figenschou (Oslo Metropolitan University)
Alarmed citizens: Audiences in an age of mistrust and alternative media

11:30  Coffee break

12:00 Round table: Periodistas en Youtube
Terese Mendiguren
– Nacho González
Julen Hernández Esnaola
– Nerea Riesco

13.30 Lunch

15.30 Paper Sessions
►Baroja Room
►Elhuyar Room
►Arriaga Room

19.00 End of the first day


Tuesday, November 12th

►Mitxelena Room

9:30 Prof. Ramón Salaverría (Universidad de Navarra)
¿Quién llama a la puerta del periodismo? Tendencias en los medios nativos digitales

10:30 Prof. Joao Canavilhas (Universidade da Beira Interior)
Cambios en el periodismo desde la perspectiva de los estatutos editoriales: estudio de caso en los periódicos portugueses

11:30 Coffee break

12:00 Round Table: Komunikazio feminista euskarri berrietan
Moderator: Irati Agirreazkuenaga
– Libe Mimenza (UPV/EHU)
– Arantza Gutiérrez Paz (UPV/EHU)
– Asier Rufo (UPV/EHU)
– Maite Asensio (Berria)

13.00 Conference closes

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