It’s Monday: news and events this week


This week there are plenty of journalism conferences and other happenings in Europe.

From Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th the University of Copenhagen hosts a conference titled Users Across Media in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference is organized by the research project Meaning Across Media located at the Department for Media, Cognition and Communication. Further information here.

Thursday 7th is the Dataharvest+ pre-conference hackathon in Brussels, Belgium. The actual conference begins on Friday 8th and ends on Sunday morning 10th May. Organized by Further information here.

Also on Thursday begins the conference Interaction of Media and Politics in the Baltic States held in Vilnius, Lithuania. This two-day event is hosted by Institute of Journalism of Communication Faculty of Vilnius University. Further information here.


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In other news, a new research project is beginning soon in the University of Tampere. Ari Heinonen of Tampere Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication (COMET) will look into how and if laid-off journalists will get re-employed. The research is funded by The Finnish Work Environment Fund. No further information is available of the study as of now.


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Last week, Google launched Europe-wide Digital News Initiative (DNI) to create a partnership between Google and news publishers in Europe and to support high quality journalism innovations. The founding partners and participants can be found here.


Every Monday we remind you of the conferences and closing calls-for-papers happening this week, and gather smaller, journalism research related news in the same post.

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