Digital Journalism, Platforms, Professions and Coordination : OsloMet Digital Journalism Symposium Series

Welcome to Digital Journalism, Platforms, Professions and Coordination - a one day conference in the OsloMet Digital Journalism Symposium Series.

Please note: Only registered participants will have entry to the whole conference day. Registered participants are served lunch, and also two coffee breaks. The programme may be subject to changes.

Conference programme

  • Morning sessions

    08.30 - 09.00: Coffee and registration

    09.00 - 09.15: Welcome address

    • Oscar Westlund, Professor, Oslo Metropolitan University  

    09.15 - 10.00: Journalistic Heretics and Observants: Challenging the ‘dominant vision’ in an expanded journalistic field

    • Scott Eldridge II, Assistant Professor, Centre for Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen 

    10.00 -10.15: Short break

    10.15 - 11.00: Strangers to the game: Unpacking journalism’s peripheral actor

    • Avery E. Holton, Vice President's Clinical and Translational Research Scholar in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah.

    11.00 - 11.10 Short break

    11.10 - 11.30 Designing stories for news. How to prototype with a multi-disciplinary team (*Videoconference*)

    • Tristan Ferne, Lead Producer, Internet Research & Future Services team, BBC Research & Development

    11.30 - 12:15: Committing Acts of Journalism: The Role of Strangers on Journalistic Practice, Economics, Epistemology, Norms and Ethics

    • Valerie Belair-Gagnon, Assistant Professor of Journalism Studies and Director of the Minnesota Journalism Center at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota.

    12.15 - 13.30: Lunch

  • Afternoon sessions

    13.30 - 14.15 Academic speed session

    Hiring journalists. The evolution of a profession 

    • Bente Kalsnes, Associate Professor, Oslo Metropolitan University
    • Steen Steensen, Professor, Oslo Metropolitan University

    Journalistic profession and precarity

    • Jenny Wiik, Associate professor, University of Gothenburg

    Data journalism beyond legacy media: The case of African and European civic technology organizations

    • David Cheruiyot, PhD Candidate, Karlstad University
    • Stefan Baack, Research and data analyst, Mozilla Foundation
    • Raul Ferrer-Conill, Senior Lecturer, Karlstad University

    News publishers’s collaboration culture and strategies for “platform counterbalancing”

    • Sherwin Chua, PhD Candidate, University of Gothenburg
    • Oscar Westlund, Professor, Oslo Metropolitan University 

    14.15 - 14.30 Short break

    14.30 - 14.50 Industry-academia collaborations: examples and opportunities

    Rolf Dyrnes Svendsen, NxtMedia, Chairman GAMI, WAN-IFRA

    14.50 - 15.10 Teaming up with technology – socio-material managerial approaches for digital transformation

    Gudrun Rudningen Skjælaaen, Researcher, Oslo Metropolitan University

    Alexander Schindler, Business Development Manager, Newsycle Solutions

    15.10 - 15.30 From hierarchical silos to networked agility transformation opportunities for executive media managers

    Anette Novak, Director the Swedish Media Council

    15.30 - 15.40 Coffee break 

    15.40 - 16.00 NRK and the publics it serve – strategies across proprietary- and non-proprietary platforms

    Laurie McGregor, Head of Social Media, NRK

    16.00 - 16.20 Facebook in society - internal cultures, external relations

    Janne Elvelid, Facebook Public Policy Manager Norway and Denmark.

    16.20 - 16.40 Open floor for panel discussion

    Chair: Oscar WestlundProfessor, Oslo Metropolitan University 

    16.40 - 17.00 What can and should academia do to improve research and education about journalism: a provocation from the industry

    Geir Terje Ruud, Head of development, NTB - the Norwegian news agency