Updated Schedule: Objects of Journalism Preconference

We are happy to announce the tentative schedule for the June 17, 2013 International Communications Association preconference, “The Objects of Journalism,” which will be held at the Frontline Club in London. For a longer description of the themes of the preconference, please see the earlier post on this site. For more logistical details, see the post right below this one.

The Objects of Journalism
International Communications Association Pre-Conference
Sponsored by the Journalism Studies division and Communication History division.
June 17, 2013, The Frontline Club

8:30 – 9:00am
Arrival and coffee

9:00 – 9:15am
Welcome from the organizers

9:15 – 10:45am
PANEL I: Digital Objects

  • Mike Ananny (University of Southern California) & Kate Crawford (Microsoft Research), The Ideologies of Social News: Tracing the Politics of News App Design for Mobile and Tablet Platforms
  • Josh Braun (Quinnipiac University),  A Fuller Spectrum: Hidden Heterogeneities in MSNBC.com’s Online Interfaces
  • Sylvain Parasie (University Paris Est / Marne-la-Vallée ), Data-driven revelations, really? How data processing techniques affect the epistemologies of investigative journalism
  • Heather Ford (Oxford Internet Institute), Talk Pages, Edit Histories and Fact Boxes: The Artifacts of Wikipedia Newsmaking
  • Daniel Kreiss (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill) and C.W. Anderson (City University of New York), Tracing the Objects of Journalism and Politics: A Methodological Approach to Ethnographies of Objects
  • MODERATOR: Juliette DeMaeyer (Université libre de Bruxelles)

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30pm
Panel II: Objects of Journalism in Space, Place, and Time

  • Florence Le Cam (Université libre de Bruxelles), From the Printing House to Open Place Office. The Evolution of ‘Newsrooms’
  • Nikki Usher (George Washington University), Castells’ Space of Flows and The International Herald Tribune across Three Time-Zones: Does Time Matter? Does A Physical Product Matter?
  • Matthias Revers (SUNY-Albany), The Augmented Newsbeat: Enhancement of News Production Spaces Through Twitter
  • Sonia Huang (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan), The Substitution Effect of Virtual Studios for TV Broadcasting: Evidence from Taiwan
  • MODERATOR: Amy Schmitz Weiss (San Diego State University)

12:30 – 1:30pm

1:30 – 2:30pm
Keynote Panel: New Materialities, Old Arguments? How to Think About Journalism, Technology, and Objects

Featuring: David Domingo (Université libre de Bruxelles), Gina Neff (University of Washington), and Michael Schudson (Columbia University). MODERATOR: C.W. Anderson (City University of New York)

2:30 – 3:45pm
Panel III: Objects Out of the Ordinary

  • Joe Cutbirth (Manhattan College), Strange Bedfellows: Bar Rags, the AIDS Virus, and Modern Gay Identity
  • Lynn Berger (Columbia University), An Object of Journalism? The Halftone Effect, 1880‐1910
  • Susan Keith (Rutgers University), Pica Poles, Proportion Wheels, and Paper Dummies: Objects of Visual Power in 20th Century Newsrooms
  • Andie Tucher (Columbia University), The Dilemma of Photographic Faking at the Dawn of Photojournalism
  • MODERATOR: Seth Lewis (University of Minnesota)

3:45 – 4:00pm
Coffee break

4:00 – 5:30pm
Panel IV: Context, Circulation, and Journalistic Processes

  • Mark Coddington (University of Texas Austin), Defending Judgment and Context in ‘Original reporting’: Journalists’ Construction of News Work in a Networked Age
  • Kevin Barnhurst (University of Leeds), “The Interpretive Turn in U.S. News”
  • Henrik Bodker (Aarhus University), Journalism as Cultures of Circulation
  • Lucas Graves (University of Wisconsin Madison), Checking Glenn Beck: Objectivity and Materiality in Fact-Checking Work
  • Nele Heise (Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research), “Bridging Technologies”: Intermediating Functions of Technical Objects
  • MODERATOR: Michael Karlsson (Karlstad University)



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