The biannual NordMedia conference takes place from the 11th to 13th of August in the north of Iceland at the University of Akureyri (Háskólinn á Akureyri). The theme of the conference this year is “Do the Right Thing”.
Media researcher and Communication for Development lecturer Ylva Ekström will be presenting the the paper ”Globalization of the Pavement. A tanzanian case-study” co-written with two other ComDev lecturers Anders Høg Hansen and Hugo Boothby.
Together with K3 colleague Pernilla Severson, Ylva will also chair the panel “Civic Journalism as Networked Civic Spaces” within the Media, Globalization and Social Change division of the conference. Within this panel will also be papers presented by media researcher Pernilla Severson “Exploring Twitter as network site for research on and in social innovation”, and interaction designer Amanda Bergknut “Social media mobilization in Arab nations during the uprising of 2011” (co-written with media researcher Michael Krona).