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If technological determinism is right, why should we try harder? It’s an intellectual obligation to double check, just in case, says Professor Nyre. At the ViSmedia Conference he gave a speech he doesn’t necessarily agrees with himself, as a thought experiment.
What is it about the speculative fiction of Black Mirror that captures the workings of surveillance culture so uniquely? Professor Øyvind Vågnes shares his thought at the ViSmedia Conference.
Danish photo editor, Thomas Borberg, is sick of seeing pictures of people that are «just standing there.» During his talk under Nordic Media Festival, he gives ten great tips on how to improve the usage of photos in news media.
Camera drones are already common in journalism, and the prediction of ViSmedia researcher Turo Uskali is that within five years, all news photographers will be using camera drones.
There's a blooming in news outlets all over the world, reaching out to younger generations with the news on small screen formats. This new trend emerged in Norway when the media house Verdens Gang (VG) started experimenting with Snapchat as a news platform in January 2017.
During the "Student Show & Tell: Explorations of new technology in the media" the audience were presented with the students' innovative use of new technology for media purposes.
ViSmedia researcher Thomas Wold has been appointed as a member of a Government selected expert committee to give advice on safe media use for children and adolescents.
The International Encyclopaedia of Journalism Studies was launched in May 2019 as a reference guide on the key concepts of journalism studies, its theories and methodologies. It is a useful resource for students, researchers, and academics, offering more than 250 entries offering an overview of the study of journalism, the news economics, ethical and legal issues, and journalism practice.
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Influencers have stretched the boundaries of public communication. To find out more about influencers´s identity building, Camilla Mjøen Lien wanted to investigate whether their extensive self-exposure in reality is a form of self-surveillance. In her master thesis in Media Studies Camilla found that social media influencers build their public identities and marketing value on two types of self-... Read more
As a graduate student Hilde Otteren developed a classic grounded theory which provides new knowledge on the actors behind semi-illegal sharing of sexualized images of young girls in online communities.
Did you miss out on Nicholas Diakopoulos seminar on the 29th? And are you eager to know more about how the algorithms can change the future of media? Don’t worry we got your back, watch the seminar in the video underneath and read more about Diakopoulos ́s research following this link.
Virtual reality, 360° video, and augmented reality are powerful tools for storytelling, and can cause strong emotions among its users. In a panel at NordMedia2019, ViSmedia researchers addressed essential journalism dilemmas to be resolved when adapting and adopting these technologies.