[Air-L] CFP: Researching Media Innovations - Approaches to Users, Producers and Texts
Niamh Ní Bhroin
n.n.bhroin at media.uio.no
Tue May 29 08:19:09 PDT 2012
We look forward to meeting you in Oslo this coming November!
CFP: Researching Media Innovations - Approaches to Users, Producers and
Time and Place: 7 November 2012 (9.30am-5pm), University of Oslo, Oslo
Annette Markham – Independent Researcher focusing on qualitative
research methods and ethics of Internet-mediated contexts; Guest
Professor, Department of Informatics, Umea University Sweden,
Tanja Storsul – Professor, Department of Media and Communication,
University of Oslo
Terje Colbjørnsen – PhD Candidate, University of Oslo
Niamh Ní Bhroin – PhD Candidate, University of Oslo
This seminar is organised under the umbrella of the Centre for Research
on Media Innovations and in Cooperation with the PhD Programme (Media
and Journalism) at the Department of Media and Communication, University
In what ways do innovations in media require new research approaches?
This one-day workshop welcomes all PhD- and post-doctoral researchers
dealing with new approaches to researching users, producers and texts
arising from Media Innovations.
Media Studies is an interdisciplinary field, traditionally combining
approaches primarily from the humanities and the social sciences, and
related quantitative and qualitative methods such as audience research,
ethnographic studies, case studies, discourse, content and textual
analysis. However, innovations in media technologies and changing modes
of usage and engagement bring about transformation of the media sector.
These in turn result in the integration of additional approaches to the
interdisciplinary palette, such as Information and Communication
Technology and Innovation Studies; or, in the broadening of perspectives
related to particular methods, such as ethnography. These developments
highlight the importance of insight into new business models,
algorithmic manipulation and the availability of Big Data, and
additional ethical challenges in new media environments. These
approaches both enrich the study of media and give rise to additional
questions relating to how best to deal with empirical and theoretical
approaches to research.
This workshop will address methodological and ethical questions of
relevance to the study of media innovations, and welcomes the submission
of papers dealing with these questions as they relate to the following
• Innovation and Media Innovation as Concepts;
• Audiences and Users of Media Innovations;
• Questions of privacy, intervention and critical approaches in the
context of Media Innovations;
• Power and Control in Media Innovations;
• Control and manipulation of personal data in the context of Media
• Media Institutions, Industries and Producers as they relate to Media
• Approaches to researching New Business Models arising from Media
• Approaches to researching innovations in Media Texts;
• Approaches to researching innovations in Media Technology;
• Approaches to understanding the technological composition and format
of Media Objects; and
• Questions relating to the impact of Media Innovations for the Public
The course encourages PhD- and Post-Doctoral researchers to reflect on
these questions and their implications in the context of their PhD and
9.30: Introduction to Media Innovations (Tanja Storsul)
9.45: Researching Media Innovations – Annette Markham
11.15: PhD Presentations and Feedback
13:45: PhD Presentations and Feedback
15.15: PhD Presentations and Feedback
16.30: Summary Discussion
Clarke, A. (2003). Situational Analyses: Grounded Theory Mapping After
the Postmodern Turn. Symbolic Interaction, 26(4), 553- 576.
Kincheloe, J. (2001). Describing the Bricolage: Conceptualizing a New
Rigor in Qualitative Research. Qualitative Inquiry, 7(6), 679-692
Markham, A. N. (2012). Fabrication as ethical practice: Qualitative
inquiry in ambiguous internet contexts. Information, Communication and
Markham, A. & Baym, N. (2009). Internet Inquiry: Conversations about
method. Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage.
Additional Recommended Readings:
Coriat, B. and Weinstein, O. (2002) Organizations, firms and
institutions in the generation of innovation. Research Policy. 273-290
Doyle, G. (2010) Why culture attracts and resists economic analysis.
Journal of Cultural Economics 34:245-259
Flyvbjerg, B. (2006) Five Misunderstandings About Case-Study Research.
Qualitative Inquiry 12(2) pp 219-245
Kincheloe, J. (2005). On to the Next Level: Continuing the
Conceptualization of the Bricolage. Qualitative Inquiry, 11(3), 323-350
Latour, B., et al (2012).The Whole is Always Smaller Than Its Parts’ A
Digital Test of
Gabriel Tarde’s Monads To be published by the British Journal of
Markham , A. (2005). The politics, ethics, and methods of
representation in online ethnography. In Denzin, N. & Lincoln, Y.
(Eds.). Handbook of Qualitative Research, 3rd Edition (pp. 793-820).
Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.
Paul Rabinow website: http://www.bios-technika.net/index.php
Storsul, T. and Krumsvik A. (eds.) (2012, forthcoming). Media
Innovations, an anthology from the First International Symposium on
Media Innovations April 19-20th 2012. Gothenburg: Nordicom
Abstract Submission (300 Words): 27 July 2012
Notification of Acceptance: 31 August 2012
Paper Submission (7-10 Pages): 5 October 2012
Presentation (10 minutes): 7 November 2012
Please submit all abstracts and papers to: workshop at mediainnovations.no
The seminar is free of charge for participants. Lunch will be included
on the day. Travel costs are to be paid by the participants themselves.
Please contact us if you have any queries in this regard.
To be decided
2 ECTS will be awarded depending on the submission of a full paper in
advance of 5 October 2012 and on a presentation and full participation
during the seminar.
For more information about the workshop, please contact us at:
workshop at mediainnovations.no
NIAMH NÍ BHROIN
Stipendiat, PhD Kandidat
Institutt for Medier og Kommunikasjon
n.n.bhroin at media.uio.no
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