Research, Evidence and Democratic Governance of the Media Sector

Audience: 
Open to the Public
Room: 
Facultad Ciencias Información (Edificio Aulario), Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Room C-008
Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 9:00am
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Date: 
Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

Description: This pre-conference, hosted by the Media Sector Development Working Group of International Association for Media and Communication Research and the Center for Media Data and Society, invites both scholars and practitioners to explore how researchers can collaborate with other actors to shape media systems for the better. The pre-conference will address two interlocking questions: 

  • How can we theorize and understand what it means to democratically govern the media sector? 
  • What is the role of research, evidence, and knowledge in supporting democratic governance of the sector? 

The pre-conference aims to stimulate a vibrant discussion between different notions of democratic governance of the media sector, and different approaches to research, evidence and knowledge. The pre-conference will involve both scholars and practitioners to explore not only the conceptual aspects of this debate, but also the practical challenges of conducting research and building knowledge in the interest of media development.  

Location: Facultad Ciencias Información (Edificio Aulario), Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Room C-008

Participation and registration: There is no cost to participate in this event. Registration, however, is required. To register, please fill out this form, or email Nicholas Benequista at NickB@ned.org.

Convenor: The IAMCR Media Sector Development Working Group and the Center for Media, Data and Society.

Organizers:

  • Nicholas Benequista, Center for International Media Assistance
  • Susan Abbott, University of Westminster
  • Winston Mano, University of Westminster
  • María Soledad Segura, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba