[Air-l] Internet & Mass Media: conference schedule

Nicholas Jankowski nickjan at xs4all.nl
Tue May 7 01:19:11 PDT 2002

Dear all:
The conference program below on the impact of the internet on the mass
media, is to be held in Tromso, Norway, 21-22 June 2002.  Anyone interested
in attending should contact Borghild Gramstad
(borghild.gramstad at media.uib.no) for further particulars.

Nick Jankowski

A conference organised by the COST A20 network
June 21 - 22    2002

conference Programme

humanistiske fakultet
Institutt for dokumentasjonsvitenskap
Universitetet I Tromsø
N-9037 Tromsø

Welcome to the first conference of the COST Action A20 - The Impact of the
Internet on the Mass Media.  There are nearly fifty papers on the
conference agenda.  Together, they cover the main issues in television and
film, print media, music and radio, as well as issues that affect all of
them together.  The aim of this programme is to give you a brief guide to
finding your way around Tromsø, to help you select which papers you want to
hear, and to inform you about social events at the conference.

Arrival in Tromsø

Most conference delegates will arrive by air.  The arrival hall of Tromsø
airport has a tourist information office and an exchange bureau.  The
Norwegian Kroner currently exchanges at around 7.5 to the ?uro.  

There is a bus to the centre of the city from immediately outside the
arrival hall.  There are bus stops within easy walking distance of all of
the main hotels.  The fare is NKr 40 and you pay the driver before
boarding.  Alternatively, there are taxis available from the airport.  They
charge about 120NKr to the centre of the city.  The journey should take a
maximum of about 20 minutes.  If you are lucky enough to come by boat, you
will land in the centre of the city anyway.

All of the hotels are in the centre of the city, and they are all within
about five minutes walking distance of each other and of the social events
on the programme.  There are banks and cash machines in the city centre.

Getting to the Conference

The conference is in the E-wing of the building of the Social Sciences
Faculty and School of Humanities (Hum Fak) at the University, which is in
the suburb of Breivika, a short bus ride away from the city centre.  There
are three buses from the centre to the University, #20, #32 and #34.  Only
the #20 runs to and from the University on both Friday and Saturday.  It
takes about 10 minutes each way.  Other buses can take substantially
longer.  Your hotel reception will tell you where the nearest bus stop is,
and give you the departure times that will get you to the conference
punctually.  Alternatively, you can order a taxi from your hotel to the
University, which will cost around NKr100.  You can get a taxi back to the
centre from the University hospital, which is very near the conference

If you are travelling on the bus, get off at the Planetarium.  If you are
travelling by taxi, ask for the main entrance to the Social Sciences
Faculty and School of Humanities.  The street address of the building is on
the cover of this programme.  We hope to be able to have some "guides" at
strategic points on the Friday morning to help you, but in any case the way
to the conference rooms will be clearly signposted. 

Conference timings

The conference will open at 09.30 on Friday in the lecture theatre on the
basement level of E Wing, Room E0.101.  The individual papers will be
presented in the seminar Rooms E0.103, E0.104 and E0.105.  There is a
computer lab, where you can access your email, in Room E0.102.  Coffee and
lunch will served in the building on both days.  The price of these meals
and refreshments is included in the registration fee that you have already

Your paper has been allocated to one of four strands:  Film and Television,
Print Media, Music and Radio, and Cross Media Issues.  We have made every
effort to produce a coherent programme, but of course we have not managed a
perfect grouping of papers.  You can find out when and where your paper is
scheduled in the section titled "The working groups in detail." Three
strands will be running most of the time. There is no obligation to follow
the strand in which your paper has been placed.  

You can expect 30 minutes for consideration of your paper.  Prior
experience suggests to us that it will be best if you plan to introduce
your work for 20 minutes and then take ten minutes of discussion.  The
programme is very crowded.  Chairs will have instructions to enforce time
limits strictly.  That is the only way for everyone to get a fair and equal
opportunity to present and discuss their ideas.

The organisers regret that it will not be possible to provide mass
photocopying facilities at the conference itself.  You are strongly advised
to bring copies of your paper with you, since other participants are bound
to want to see copies.  We will provide a table in the conference area
where you can leave copies so that others can see them. 

The social programme

We have organised three social events in the evenings, one on each day.  On
Thursday evening, there is a reception, hosted by the University of Tromsø.
 It will be held at the Tromsø Student House Søndre Tollbodgate 3b in the
centre of the city, starting at 19.00.  It is at most a ten-minute walk
from any of the hotels.  The reception is open to everyone attending the

On the Friday evening there is a boat trip down the fjord.  There will be
an opportunity for those who wish to do some fishing.  A fish supper will
be served on the boat.   Unfortunately, participation is limited by the
size of the boat to 35 people.  Places have been allocated on a "first
come, first served" basis, and we are sorry that some people may not be
able to participate.  The fishing boat will leave at 20.00 from the quay
opposite the Comfort Hotel With, which is in the centre of the city.  There
are plenty of bars and restaurants for those who don't go fishing.

On the Saturday evening, we have reserved space in the Tromsø Student House
between 19.00 and 23.00.  The House serves drinks and food, and there will
be space and time for informal social interaction at the close of the

COST sessions

Those people who are members of the COST Action have Working Group meetings
at 16.00 on the Thursday evening.  The Groups will meet in Rooms E0.103
(Television and Film), E0.104 (Print Media) and E0.105 (Music and Radio).
The conference will finish its formal programme on Saturday afternoon.
There will be a meeting of the COST Action Management Committee in the
Lecture Theatre, E0.101, after the close of business.  People who are not
members of these bodies are very welcome to attend the sessions as
observers.  To find out more about the Action, visit our web site:

A practical note

The tourist brochures stress that Tromsø is in the land of the midnight
sun.  This is true, but you might like to remember two things when packing.
 Tromsø faces the Atlantic Ocean and is exposed to westerly winds carrying
a lot of moisture.  It sometimes rains.  Tromsø is also well north of the
Arctic Circle.  Even when it is sunny for 24 hours, it is likely still to
be quite cool.

      Thursday 20 June
17.30	Meeting of the three Working Groups at the University
23.00	Reception hosted by the University of Tromsø
Tromsø Student House Søndre Tollbodgate 3b

          Friday 21 June
09.30	Welcoming addresses Lecture Theatre E0.101

Professor Jarle Aarbakke (Rektor of Tromsø University)
Professor Niels Windfeld Lund (Head of the Department of Documentation
10.30	Coffee
11.00	Cross Media Issue One	Print Media One	Television and Film One
12.30	Lunch
13.30	Presentation by the Department of Documentation Studies
University of Tromsø    Lecture Theatre E0.101
14.00	Cross Media Issues Two		Print Media Two		Television and Film Two
15.30	Coffee
16.00	Music and Radio		Print Media  Three	Television and Film Three
18.00	Close of Business
23.00	Fishing Boat Trip

          Saturday 22 June
09.30	Cross Media Issue Three	Print Media Four	Television and Film Four
11.00	Coffee
11.30	Cross Media Issues Four	Print Media Five		Television and Film Five
13.00	Lunch
14.00	Cross Media Issues Five		Print Media Six
15.00	Round Table:  The Future of Online Media      Lecture Theatre E0.101
Farrel Corcoran, Lucy Küng, Robert Picard, Ruth Towse
16.00	Coffee
16.30	COST A20 Management Committee
18.00	Close of Business
23.00 	Informal Social Gathering 
Tromsø Student House Søndre Tollbodgate 3b

Working Group One      Television and Film         Room E0.103
11.00	Television and Film One
	Chair: Charo Sádaba
	Peter Goodwin (University of Westminster)
Digital television, interactivity and the Internet: lessons from the UK
	Farrel Corcoran (Dublin City University)
The Irish information society and the non-arrival of digital television
	Lucy Küng (University of St Gallen)
Redefining the public service broadcasting model for the Internet Age
14.00	Television and Film Two
	Chair: Mihaly Galik
	Charo Sádaba (University of Navarre)
Digital television in Spain: stimulating the advertisers' interest (and
	Hagi Shein (Concordia International University Tallinn)
Estonian digital television
16.00	Television and Film Three
	Chair: Farrel Corcoran
	Trine Syvertsen (University of Oslo)
	The changing relationship between television and its publics
	Lars Holmgaard Christensen (Aalborg University)
	Letting a viewer loose on the television screen real estate is not painless
	Eugenia Siapera (University of Amsterdam)
	From couch potatoes to cybernauts?  The expanding notion of the "audience"
in 	television channels web sites
	Espen Ytreberg (University of Oslo)
Continuity in environments: television scheduling as a pre-history of new
media design
09.30	Television and Film Four
	Chair: Trine Syvertsen
	Mihaly Galik & Ildiko Kovats (Budapest University of Economics)
	Online video services:  a report on a VOD pilot project in Hungary
	Piermarco Aroldi & Fausto Colombo (Catholic University of Milan)
	TV audiences and web users: a report of research on four generations of
11.30	Television and Film Five
	Chair: Fausto Colombo
	Anders Henten & Reza Tadayoni (Technical University of Denmark)
	Internet TV: the articulation of markets
	Joss Hands (Anglia Polytechnic University)
	Identity in the Matrix:  the Internet on film and the intensification of
the bourgeois 	subject 
	Peter Flood (Dublin Institute of Technology)
	Internet TV/Webcasting

Working Group Two         Print Media              Room E0.104

11.00	Print Media One
	Chair: Leopoldina Fortunati
	Eric Maigret (University of Paris 3)
	When everything changes, nothing changes: Internet and the newspaper
industry in the 	French context
	Tim Rathman (University of Amsterdam)
	Determinants of online newspaper use: the relationship between reading a
local print 	newspaper and its online equivalent
	Constanze Hess & Edmund Lauf (University of Amsterdam)
	Virtual success?  How publishers' Internet activities affect newspaper

Print Media Two
	Chair: Eric Maigret
	Marc Lits (Catholic University of Louvain)
	Journalism on the web and polyphonic enunciation
	Gary Quinn (Dublin City University)
	Evidence of an emerging model in online news delivery
	Donald Matheson (University of Wales Cardiff)
	News weblogs: an invitation to abandon the craft?

Print Media Three
	Chair: Marc Lits
	John O'Sullivan (Dublin City University)
	Delivering Ireland: online newspapers search for a role
	Dimitra Dimitrakopolou (Aristotle University Thessaloniki)
	The factor of time on the Internet and its impact on journalistic practice
	Gerd Kopper (University of Dortmund)
	Effects of the Internet on the work of foreign correspondents and the use
of 	rationalisation options in the media industry
	Steve Paulussen (University of Ghent)
	Online journalism and new media in Flanders: examining interactivity,
hypertext and 	multimedia in online news production

09.30	Print Media Four
	Chair: Richard van der Wurff
	Leopoldina Fortunati (University of Trieste)
	The adventures of newspapers online:  the Italian case
	Ramon Salaverría (University of Navarre)
	An immature medium: strengths and weaknesses of the online newspapers on
11 	September 2001
	Maria Bella Palomo Torres (University of Malaga)
	The impact of the Internet on Spanish newsrooms

Working Group   Two Print Media   Room E0.104    Continued

11.30	Print Media Five
	Chair: John O'Sullivan
	Carol MacKeogh and Barbara O'Connor (Dublin City University)
	Online/offline -- women's magazines finding their niche
	Richard van der Wurff (University of Amsterdam)
	The impact of the Internet on trade journal markets
	Edgardo Garcia (University of Westminster)
	Online newspapers in Argentina:  a study of Clarín and La Nación

Print Media Six
	Chair: Ramon Salaverría
	Tanja Oblak (University of Ljubljana)
	Slovenian newspapers and the online public sphere
	Colin Sparks (University of Westminster)
	What works online?  British news sites and the public sphere

Working Group Three     Music and Radio        Room E0.105


Music and Radio One
	Chair:  Colin Sparks
	Piet Bakker (University of Amsterdam)
	Online music distribution - treat or challenge?
	Gunn Enli  (University of Oslo)
	From radio station to digital media house?  An analysis of the Norwegian
commercial 	radio broadcaster P4 Radio Hele Norge and its strategies for
technological 	convergence
	Des Freedman (Goldsmiths College University of London)
	A "world wide web of theft and indifference"? The "problem" of music and
the Internet
	Ruth Towse (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
	Rewarding creators through copyright

Special Working Group     Cross Media Issues Room      E0.105

11.00	Cross Media Issues One
	Chair: Anders Fagerjord 
	Robert Picard and Mikko Grönlund (Turku School of Economics)
	The impact of the Internet on media advertising expenditure in the EU
	Kieran Kelly (University of the West of England)
	What if the Internet does not have any recognisable impact on new media?
	Elvira Garcia de Torres (Cardinal Herrera University Valencia)
	Spanish multimedia groups go to cyberspace
14.00	Cross Media Issues Two
	Chair: Robert Picard
	Anders Fagerjord (University of Oslo) 
	A model for describing web media
	Niels Windfeld Lund (University of Tromsø)
	The notion of the "document" as an analytical tool in mass media studies
	Harald Pfannhauser (London School of Economics)
	From Gutenberg to Marconi:  why electronic media are still a secondary
source of 	information
09.30	Cross Media Issues Three
	Chair: Ruth Towse 
	Lilia Raycheva (St Kliment Ohridsky University Sofia)
	Overcoming the digital divide in the process of social transformation
	Aukse Balcytiene (Vytautus Magnus University)
	Shaping the Internet: a perspective from Lithuania
	Dominic Busch (Viadrina University)
	Initiations of intercultural mediation discourse in the mass media via the
Internet: 	reflections from a teaching project in South Eastern Europe
11.30	Cross Media Issues Four
	Chair: Des Freedman
	Pilar Guerrero (London School of Economics)
	The Internet usages of students in everyday life
	Laura Wolf (London School of Economics)
	Beyond access: an alternative understanding of social exclusion and new media
14.00	Cross Media Issues Five
	Chair: Lilia Raycheva
	Jeff Taylor (University of Lapland)
	Potentials and hazards for authentic cultural representation through new
media for 	indigenous and other minority cultures
	Ivan Zassursky (Moscow State University)
	Portals as interactive media

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