Description: News media is suffering a Schumpeterian “creative destruction". This has been the received wisdom among scholars and media watchers evaluating the impact of digital technology on journalism today. However, is “creative destruction” an appropriate term to describe what is happening in news media innovation? The use of this terminology usually involves reductive techno-economic paradigms that overlook the important cultural and ethical component in explanations of the current changing times.
This IAMCR pre-conference calls for extended abstracts and full papers aiming to understand technological innovations as "creative reconstruction". The pre-conference focuses on the energizing of ethical codes and human rights ideals of journalism by looking for best practices at the specific arena of news media innovation, such as new narratives, immersive 360º journalism, new business models, data journalism, media labs, digital audio, personalization and content automation, and digital fact-checking.
Media speakers and scholars are invited to reflect and analyze theoretically and empirically new concepts, initiatives, practices and narratives that show how the human and civil values of journalism are invigorating the innovative dimension of the profession.
Location: The conference will be held at the UC3M Postgraduate Building, which is located at calle Madrid, 139 in Getafe (20 minutes train distance from Madrid). Presentations and discussion will take place in room 18.1.A12.
Date and time: Saturday, 6 July, 2019 - 09:00 to 19:00
Participation and registration
Registration fee is 20 € (Euros) for IAMCR members and 30 € (Euros) for non IAMCR members.
It includes food, beverages, digital access to the papers to be presented at the pre-conference and a certificate of participation (to be delivered at the end of closing session).
The language of this pre-conference will be Spanish only.
Email: mediainnovationethics.IAMCR2019 [at] gmail.com