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#newsocracy – a conference hosted by Nessa Childers MEP


Friday 3 Jun 2016

A conference hosted by Nessa Childers MEP – Friday 3rd June – Radisson Blu, Dublin 8

This all-day conference debated the concept of media diversity and ownership in both online and traditional print media – and explore the implications for traditional notions of democratic accountability and journalistic independence. To seek an answer to these questions and explore issues around ownership and challenges presented by online news sources two pieces of research were launched on the day.

The research undertaken by Nessa Childers in partnership with the Institute For Future Media and Journalism (FUJO / DCU) examined the relationship between large media shareholders and media content through coverage of four major news stories in Ireland between the years 2012 to 2015 – and the second piece of research looks at how social media affects different news organisations differently through a series of interviews with these organisations to find out about their experiences.

Nessa Childers MEP – Speech

Dr. Roderick Flynn – ‘The relationship between large media shareholders and media content in Ireland’

Dr. Eugenia Siapera – ‘News media in a changing ecosystem: Studying the impact of social media platforms across news media organisations in Ireland’

S&D position paper on Media Pluralism

Conference ‘‘Media Diversity: Why does it matter?” hosted by Nessa Childers MEP, 6th February 2012

For more information on the event please follow this link #newsocracy

The conference was funded by the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament, and held in partnership with The Institute For Future Media & Journalism, The European Centre for Press & Media Freedom, and The European Federation of Journalists.

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