Podcasts

The organizers of Communication Rights in the Digital Age produced a five-part series addressing some key topics discussed at the conference:

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Episode 1 – Interview with Victor Pickard, University of Pennsylvania

  • What’s the state of communication rights in the digital age?
  • What’s the role of scholars within this landscape?
  • Is it possible to have democracy without journalism?
  • Potential long-term consequences of the decline of journalism
  • What role do citizen-journalists play?
  • What are some of the underpinning aspects of the net neutrality debate?

 

 

 

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Episode 2 – Essential questions, insights: Part 1

With:

Karen Donders, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Marko Milosavljević, University of Ljubljana

Hannu Nieminen, University of Helsinki

Phil Napoli, Duke University

Victor Pickard, University of Pennsylvania

Amit Schejter, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and the Pennsylvania State University

Josef Trappel, University of Salzburg

  • Question 1: Whose rights are communication rights?
  • Question 2: Who can claim a right to communication in the digital age?

 

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Episode 3 – Essential questions, insights: Part 2   

With:

Karen Donders, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Marko Milosavljević, University of Ljubljana

Hannu Nieminen, University of Helsinki

Phil Napoli, Duke University

Victor Pickard, University of Pennsylvania

Amit Schejter, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and the Pennsylvania State University

Josef Trappel, University of Salzburg

  • Question 3: If and when the rights collide, who and how decides who is right?
  • Question 4: What is the role and competence of regulation in the digital age?

 

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Episode 4 – Panel Discussion on Rights and Differing National Contexts 

With:

Elena Vartanova, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Tendai Chari, University of Venda

Josef Trappel, University of Salzburg 

  • Trappel on the power struggles
  • Vartanova on the relationship between society, communication and cyberspace within the Russian context
  • Chari on the #DataMustFall campaign and some of the communication rights challenges
  • Trappel on the role of telecommunication corporations, access to data and regulation
  • Chari on the challenge of the price of data and Information Apartheid
  • Vartanova on the current state of communication rights in the digital age
  • Trappel, Chari, and Vartanova on the role of scholars in the communications right and digital age content

  

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Episode 5 – Interview with Philip Napoli, Duke University

  • What are the traits of the so-called Disinformation Age?
  • The implications of Algorithmic News
  • The consequences, for users and user data, of Algorithmic gatekeeping
  • The role of citizen-journalists in this landscape
  • The role of scholars in this landscape
  • User data as a public resource
  • Some of the steps that can be carried out to try to revive public interest – as discussed in professor Napoli’s latest book Social Media and Public Interest: Media Regulation in the Disinformation Age
  • The current state of communication and the digital age and thoughts on potential future aspects related to this space

About the host: Yann Ilunga is a podcasting and business systems consultant, podcaster and international speaker. A University of Helsinki alumni, he’s been featured on the likes of Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur and Foundr Magazine.

All the podcasts are licensed under Creative Commons: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

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