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International Conference
Journalism across Borders
The Production and “Produsage” of News in the Era
of Transnationalization, Destabilization and Algorithmization
September 26th – 28th, 2018 | Ilmenau (Thuringia), Germany
Joint Conference of the Journalism Studies Division and the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the German Communication Association (DGPuK) hosted by the Institute of Media and Communication Science, Technische Universität Ilmenau (Germany), in collaboration with the Media School, Indiana University Bloomington (USA)
Conference chairs: Martin LÖFFELHOLZ, Liane ROTHENBERGER, and David H. WEAVER
Conference Program as of September 6, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

09:30 – 12:30
RTK 6

Pre-conference workshop on “Digital analytics” (organized by the Young Scholars Network Journalism Research)
Instructor: Johanna Wergen (HMKW University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Organizers: Dennis Reineck (Deutsche Welle Academy, Germany), Fabian Prochazka (University of Hohenheim, Germany)

13:45 – 17:30
EAZ 1337/38 and EAZ 1320

Pre-conference colloquium on doctoral projects
Respondents: Beatrice Dernbach (Nuremberg Tech, Germany), Lea Hellmüller (University of Houston, USA), Sonja Kretzschmar (Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany), Armin Scholl (University of Münster, Germany), Nina Springer (Söder­törn University, Sweden), Violet Valdez (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines)
Organizer: Daniel Nölleke (University of Vienna, Austria)

18:30

Get-together “Thuringian Barbecue” (includes vegetarian options), Haus am See, Ilmenau, Am Großen Teich 1

4. Thüringer Medientreff (Thuringian Media Meeting)
In cooperation with Thüringer Staatskanzlei
Opening remarks: Peter Scharff (Rector, TU Ilmenau)
Keynote: Malte Krückels (State Secretary for Media and Representative of the Free State of Thuringia for Federal Affairs)

Thursday, September 27, 2018

08:00 – 09:00

Conference registration, Ernst-Abbe-Zentrum (EAZ), Ilmenau, Ehrenbergstr. 29

09:00 – 09:15
EAZ 1337/38

Welcome addresses
Conference chairs: Martin Löffelholz, Liane Rothenberger (TU Ilmenau, Germany), David H. Weaver (Indiana University, USA)
German Communication Association (DGPuK): Carola Richter (Free University Berlin, Germany), Nina Springer (Södertörn University, Sweden)
Technische Universität Ilmenau: Jens Wolling (Dean, Department of Economics and Media)

09:15 – 09:30
EAZ 1337/38

Keynote: The League of Nations “Open Diplomacy”: The 20th century challenge for transnational journalism
Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz, Erik Koenen, Arne L. Gellrich (University of Bremen, Germany)

09:30 – 10:45
EAZ 1337/38

Roundtable: How do we conceptualize cross-border journalism?
Brigitte Alfter (Journalismfund.eu, Belgium), Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz (University of Bremen, Germany), Kevin Grieves (Whitworth University, USA), Farooq Kperogi (Kennesaw State University, USA), Herman Wasserman (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Chair: Martin Löffelholz (TU Ilmenau, Germany)

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30

Panel 1: Actors and networks of cross-border journalism (EAZ 1337/38)
María Elena Hernández Ramírez (University of Guadalajara, Mexico): Networking journalism in Latin America – the case of Mexico
Julia Lück, Tanjev Schultz (University of Mainz, Germany): Enhanced transnationalization through investigative journalistic networks? A survey study on ICIJ journalists
Stefan Candea (European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research, Germany), Uwe Krüger (University of Leipzig, Germany): Oligarchization and data feudalism in cross-border journalism: A critical analysis of global non-profit investigative networks

Facilitator: Lea Hellmüller (University of Houston, USA)

Panel 2: Cultural and socio-political influences on cross-border journalism (EAZ 1320)
Basyouni Ibrahim Hamada (Qatar University, Qatar): The impact of sociopolitical and Islamic cultural factors on cross-border journalism in Muslim-majority countries
Florian Meissner (TU Dortmund, Germany): Lost in translation. Challenges for German correspondents in Japan and Japanese correspondents in Germany
Danilo A. Arao (University of the Philippines): Culture of impunity and the challenges to global journalism practice
Facilitator: Anne Grüne (University of Erfurt, Germany)

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 14:20
EAZ 1337/38

Keynote: Cross-border journalism in the digital age—a legal and ethical perspective
Ang Peng Hwa (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

14:20 – 15:30
EAZ 1337/38

Roundtable: How does the era of transnationalization, destabilization and algorithmization influence cross-border journalism?
Oliver Hahn (University of Passau, Germany), Ang Peng Hwa (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Mohamed Kirat (Qatar University, Qatar), Lars Willnat (Syracuse University, USA), Carola Richter (Free University Berlin, Germany)
Chair: Wiebke Loosen (University of Hamburg, Germany)

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30

Panel 3: Social media, data journalism and adaptation of media practices (EAZ 1337/38)
Farooq Kperogi (Kennesaw State University, USA): At home abroad, abroad at home: Transnational journalism in the age of social media and diasporic citizen media formations
Florian Stalph, Oliver Hahn (University of Passau, Germany): Data journalism in international reporting. An exploratory study on data-driven investigation of foreign news stories
Andreas Schwarz, Laura Martin (TU Ilmenau, Germany): Journalists‘ framing of artificial intelligence across borders and its societal implications
Debora Medeiros (Free University Berlin, Germany): Engaged journalists between local and global: Adaptations of media practices to changes in the sociopolitical context
Facilitator: Tanjev Schultz (University of Mainz, Germany)

Panel 4: Journalism in Europe: Collaborating in a transnational context (EAZ 1320)
Hannah Lorenz (University of Münster, Germany): Crossing borders – the world from Brussels. How news agency correspondents report on the European Union
Beata Ociepka (University of Wroclaw, Poland): Belsat TV: A microcosm of cross-border journalism
Henry Robbert (University of Münster, Germany): Collaboration, integration, and assimilation in the European newsroom: An evaluation of the Dutch-German journalist exchange 1994-2018
Facilitator: Liane Rothenberger (TU Ilmenau, Germany)

17:45 – 18:30

Business meeting, Journalism Studies Division, DGPuK (EAZ 1337/38)
Chair: Nina Springer (Södertörn University, Sweden)

Business meeting, International / Intercultural Communication Division, DGPuK (EAZ 1320)
Chair: Carola Richter (Free University Berlin, Germany)

Visit to the Virtual Reality Lab of TU Ilmenau (EAZ 1341/42)
Facilitator: Helge Drumm (TU Ilmenau, Germany)

19:00 – 19:30

Apéro, Hotel Tanne, Ilmenau, Lindenstraße 38

19:30 – 19:45 Dinner speech: Jyotika Ramaprasad (University of Miami, USA)
19:45 Dinner

Friday, September 28, 2018

09:00 – 10:15

Panel 5: Challenges and opportunities of cross-border journalism education (EAZ 1337/38)
Lars Rinsdorf (HdM Stuttgart, Germa­ny), Rose Leighton (Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Netherlands), Robert Wallace Vaagan (Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway): Teaching journalism in a virtual and cross-border learning environment: Opportunities, challenges, and didactical implications
Violet Valdez (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines): Journalism education in Myanmar as a cross-border engagement: Implications and issues  
Tina Bettels-Schwabbauer, Nadia Leihs (TU Dortmund, Germany), Gábor Polyák, Annamária Torbó (University of Pécs, Hungary), Ana Pinto Martinho, Miguel Crespo (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Raluca Radu (University of Bucharest, Romania): Cross-border collaboration in journalism, and how it is conveyed in journalism education in Germany, Hungary, Portugal, and Romania–a cross-national analysis
Facilitator: Kevin Grieves (Whitworth University, USA)

Panel 6: Audience responses, networked publics and the need for news (EAZ 1320)
Anne Grüne, Kai Hafez (University of Erfurt, Germany): The lifeworld turn in foreign reporting: Theorizing group interactions and audience responses
Barış Çoban, Bora Ataman (Doğuş University Istanbul, Turkey): Could borderless journalism save Turkey’s need for news?
Annett Heft (Weizenbaum Institute and Free University Berlin, Germany): Panama Papers and the scope and boundaries of its networked publics. Journalistic cross-border colla­boration driving transnationally networked public spheres
Facilitator: Nina Springer (Södertörn University, Sweden)

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 11:00
EAZ 1337/38

Keynote: Challenges of studying journalists across national borders
David H. Weaver (Indiana University, USA)

11:00 – 12:30
EAZ 1337/38

Roundtable: How do we deal with the current theoretical and methodological challenges of cross-border journalism research?
Peter Berglez (Jönköping University, Sweden), Thomas Hanitzsch (University of Munich, Germany), Lea Hellmüller (University of Houston, USA), Silvio Waisbord (George Washington University, USA), David H. Weaver (Indiana University, USA)
Chair: Lars Willnat (Syracuse University, USA)

12:30 – 12:45
EAZ 1337/38

Closing remarks
Conference chairs: Martin Löffelholz, Liane Rothenberger (TU Ilmenau, Germany), David H. Weaver (Indiana University, USA)

15:00 – 16:30
EAZ 1320

Post-conference session: Publishing in academic journals – editors’ views
Speakers: Thomas Hanitzsch (Editor, Communication Theory, 2012-2015), Carola Richter (Editor, Global Media Journal, German Edition), Silvio Waisbord (Editor, Journal of Communication; former Editor, International Journal of Press/Politics)
Chair: Emese Domahidi (TU Ilmenau, Germany)