Negotiating Culture – October 29-30 conference at RISJ

October 29-30, we at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism are hosting an international academic conference “Negotiating Culture” on how journalists and news media organizations in different contexts and countries deal with cultural challenges surrounding change in the current media environment.

The conference is organized by Lucy Küng, Robert G. Picard, and myself, and we are very happy that Digital Journalism has given us the opportunity to publish the best papers from the conference as a special issue of the journal.

The program outline is below. I’m looking forward to welcoming so many colleagues from all over the world to Oxford.

2015 Negotiating Culture Conference – Program Overview
Conference hashtag: #NewsCulture

THURSDAY THE 29TH

1st Keynote by Lucy Küng 8.30 – 10.00

Panel 1 10.30 – 12.30

Panel 1: Strategy, Organizational Change and Innovation

Chaired by Mary Lynn Young

Fry Cook at the Waffle House: How the Boundaries Inside U.S. Newspapers are Shifting in a Digital Age. Alecia Swasy, University of Illinois

Dynamic Capabilities: exploring industry level capabilities in News Media. Dr John Oliver, Bournemouth University

Conflicting Objectives in Innovation Management: A Case Study of a Newspaper Company. Joschka Mütterlein, Dr. Reinhard Kunz, Lea Püchel, Universität Bayreuth, Germany

Digital First? Digital Last! How change management makes sense in newsrooms at regional media in the Netherlands in their struggle in the transition to a digital environment. Henk Jan Karsten, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle, The Netherlands

Clashes or consensus? What editorial, commercial and senior newspaper executives believe about business model innovation and each other’s ability to deliver. François Nel and Katja Lehtisaari, UCLAN/Helsinki

Panel 2 13.30 – 15.30

Panel 2: Changing Newsroom Practices

Chaired by Alfred Hermida

Connect and Engage: Negotiating Community in Newsroom Values and Practice. Melissa Tully, Shawn Harmsen, Jane B. Singer, Brian Ekdale, University of Iowa, City University London

From Teaching Newsroom to Content Lab: Changes in the Norms and Standards of News Production at a Learning Newsroom. Amy A. Ross, Northwestern University, USA

Assembling Journalism: Conflict, adaptation and mutual conditioning in the new journalistic landscape. Eugenia Siapera, Jane Suiter, Dublin City University

‘Newsroom Cultures’. Aljosha Karim Schapals, City University, London

When Creative Potentials Are Being Undermined by Commercial Imperatives. Brigitte Hofstetter and Philomen Schönhagen, University of Fribourg

Panel 3 16.00 – 18.00

Panel 3: Impact of New News Technologies

Chaired by Suzanne Franks

“Front potential” as a new success criterion in web-TV: Production and publishing practices in VGTV. Vilde Schanke Sundet, Lillehammer University College, Norway

I, Robot: Tools, Conditions and Challenges of Automated Journalism in German Newsrooms. Findings of a Participatory Observation among Online Editors. Stephan Weichert, Volker Lilienthal, Dennis Reineck, Annika Sehl, Macromedia University/ Hamburg Media School,  University of Hamburg,  TU Dortmund University

Don’t tweet this! How journalists and media organisations negotiate tensions emerging from the implementation of social media policy in newsrooms. Dr Vittoria Sacco and Dr Diana Bossio, University of Neuchâtel, Swinburne University of Technology

Journalists and tecnoactors: the negotiation of professional cultures in the online newsrooms. João Canavilhas, Diógenes Luna, Ivan Satuf, Vitor Torres, Alberto Marques, Alciane Baccin, UBI-Portugal, UFBA-Brasil, UnB-Brasil, UFRGS-Brasil

The algorithms for journalism: interpreting and writing rules for robots. Carl-Gustav Lindén, University of Helsinki, Swedish School of Social Science

Finding the Data Unicorn: A hierarchy of hybridity in data and computational journalism. Alfred Hermida and Mary Lynn Young, UBC Graduate School of Journalism

FRIDAY THE 30TH

2nd Keynote by Robert G. Picard: 8.30 – 10.00

Panel 4 10.30 – 12.30

Panel 4: News culture meets the challenge of national culture

Chaired by Diana Bossio

How Newsroom Culture is Related to the Ways in Which Newspapers in China and the UK have Responded to Technological Changes: a comparative study. Miao Mi and Hugo de Burgh, University of Westminster

New technology and newsroom cultures: A case study of two Kurdish news channel. Abdulsamad Zangana, University of Liverpool

From Crisis to Departure? Newsroom Culture under the Impact of Digital Structural Change in Germany. Dr. Leif Kramp, Dr Stephan Weichert, University of Bremen, Macromedia University/ Hamburg Media School

Reducing Complexity: A Behavioral Perspective on Journalistic Quality. Bartosz Wilczek, Prof. Dr. Stephan Russ-Mohl, Institution: Università della Svizzera italiana, European Journalism Observatory

Panel 5 13.30 – 15.30

Panel 5: Inside Newsroom Culture

Chaired by Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

Embracing Change: the role of institutional integrity on the responsiveness of newspaper organisations. Sara Ekberg, Folker Hanusch, Maria Norbäck and Patrik Wikström, Jönköping International Business School, Queensland University of Technology, Gothenburg University

What’s the Matter with Newsroom Culture? A Sociomaterial Analysis of Professional Knowledge Creating in the Newsroom. Steen Steensen, Oslo and Akershus University College

Innovative Learning Culture (ILC) at Dutch newspapers in transformation. Ornella Porcu, City Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Tensions in the newsroom: a case study of a Fynske Medier’s digitalization process. Aske Kammer, University of Southern Denmark

News Production Cultures. Natacha Yazbeck, Annenberg School for Communication

Panel 6 16.00 – 17.45

Panel 6: News Culture, Local Communities and National Politics

Chaired by John Oliver

All the Actions Fit to Print: Nonprofits as digital intermediaries in US journalism and the rise of “what next?” reporting. David Conrad, University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication

Organisational Culture and Its Influence on Strategy in Local Media in the Digital Age. Sarah O’Hara, Canterbury Christ Church University

The interactions between journalists, digital technologies, the audience and the political field. Florin C. Serban, Hong Kong Baptist University

Campaign culture 2015: embracing intermediality to “tell the story” in ITV news’ election 2015. Amy P. Smith, Royal Holloway, University of London

Where Journalists cannot report. Negotiating the dilemmas of covering Syria between March- September 2011. Professor Suzanne Franks, Lisette Johnson, City University, London

Next steps and Wrap ups 17.45-18.00

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