[csaa-forum] Media at Sydney in November: THIS FRIDAY: "Fakers, trolls, 'turfers and shouty men" (Fiona Martin); November 14: "A Companion to the Australian Media: Tales from the Trenches" (Bridget Griffen-Foley)

Cesar Albarran Torres cesar.albarrantorres at sydney.edu.au
Tue Nov 4 08:35:55 ACST 2014

Media at Sydney presents

On November 7:
Fakers, trolls, 'turfers and shouty men: visibility and exclusion in online news commenting
Dr Fiona Martin (Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney)

The news media’s embrace of user commenting and online debate now underpins journalism’s claim to a civic role, its search for deeper audience knowledge and its exploration of new revenue streams. However a closer analysis of commenting systems reveals the limits to their democratic potential, and highlights the governance debates emerging around the institutionalisation of participatory journalism.
In this seminar Fiona Martin explores the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion in news commenting, via a comparative study of newscommenting across three countries and 15 news media sites. The research draws on multimodal analysis of news websites, data analytics on comment streams and interviews with online editorial workers to reveal how the design and governance of commenting systems shapes and constrains participation. It highlights social and cultural trends in commenting systems, including the dominance of male identified voice, preferences for pseudonymity and the challenges of managing unruly subjectivities. It also provides new insightsinto the differences in user engagement and participation across news mediapublications and sectors.
Date: Friday 7th November, 2014
Time: 15:00-16:30
Location: S226 Seminar Room, Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney, John Woolley Building (A20)<http://db.auth.usyd.edu.au/directories/map/building.stm?ref=d08h15> level 2, entry off Manning Road.
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fakers-trolls-turfers-and-shouty-men-the-dynamics-of-visibility-and-exclusion-in-online-news-tickets-13772047565

On November 14:

A Companion to the Australian Media: Tales from the Trenches
Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley (Macquarie University)

Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley provides an overview of editing A Companion to the Australian Media, published in September. At this time of rapid andrevolutionary change in modes of communication, the Companion provides the first comprehensive, up-to-date historical account of Australia’s press, broadcasting and new media sectors. Arranged in an A–Z format are almost 500 articles focusing on both the history and contemporary practice of media corporations, individuals, industries, audiences, policy and regulation since the launch of Australia’s first newspaper in 1803. Nearly 300 media scholars and media contributors were commissioned to write entries in their areas ofspecialty, and the manuscript is now with the publisher. In this hands-on presentation, I will consider the epistemological and practical challenges of working across all areas of the Australian news media, and commissioning and editing 298 expert contributors.

Date: Friday 14th November, 2014
Time: 15:30-17:00
Location: S226 Seminar Room, Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney, John Woolley Building (A20)<http://db.auth.usyd.edu.au/directories/map/building.stm?ref=d08h15> level 2, entry off Manning Road.
Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/a-companion-to-the-australian-media-tales-from-the-trenches-bridget-griffen-foley-tickets-13744713809

Media at Sydney is presented by the
Department of Media and Communications<http://sydney.edu.au/arts/media_communications/>, University of Sydney

For more information contact
Dr Fiona Martin
T: 0428391122 or 02 90365098
E: fiona.martin at sydney.edu.au<https://webmail.sydney.edu.au/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx> M: 0428 391 122
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