Free tickets still available

Digital Media, Journalism and Factual Storytelling symposium, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC), Cardiff University, 19 May.

This symposium, open to the public, will share cutting-edge research and practice focused on how rapid transformations in digital media have changed journalistic storytelling practices, creating new opportunities and challenges.

The advent of social media, citizen journalism and user-generated content, alongside new platforms such as live blogs, as well as new presentational and investigative techniques associated with data journalism and the use of algorithms have ushered in new opportunities for sharing information and telling stories. At the same time, these processes are also challenging journalistic practices and professional identities.

The symposium will feature talks by leading Cardiff University scholars and practitioners, as well as international experts. The opening keynote speaker will be Jay Rosen of New York University, a leading writer on journalism in the digital age. The symposium will close with a talk and screening from Daniel Meadows, a pioneer of the digital storytelling movement.

Other speakers will include Bolette Blaagaard (University of Aalborg), Irene Costera Meijer (Free University of Amsterdam), Matt Carlson (St Louis University), Steen Steensen (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences), Neil Thurman (University of Munich), as well as Stuart Allan, Simon Cottle, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, and Andy Williams of Cardiff University.

Click on this link to book your place.

About Stuart Allan's personal blog

Stuart Allan is Professor and Head of the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University, UK.
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