April 16, 2019
Room 603

9.30 - 10.00 am – Registration / Welcome speeches
Anatoly Puyu, Director, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, SPbU, Russia
Peer Teschendorf, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Germany
Nikita Basov, Center for German and European Studies, SPBU, Russia

10.00 – 11.15 am – Plenary podium discussion
Communities and media audiences across the world:
Do we still have and need publics?

Peer Teschendorf, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Germany
Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Sudeshna Roy, Stephen F. Austin State University, USA (tbc)
Kamilla Nigmatullina, St.Petersburg State University, Russia
Moderator: Svetlana S. Bodrunova, Russia

11.15 - 11.30 - coffee break, Room 604

Room 603

11.30 am – 1 pm – Keynote speeches

Barbara Pfetsch, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Liberal Democracy in Times of Dissonance, Disconnection and Noise – Implications for Comparative Political Communication Research

Florian Toepfl, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Comparing Authoritarian Publics: The Benefits and Risks of Three Types of Publics for Autocrats

Rooms 603, 302, 609

1 - 2 pm - Parallel panels, SESSION 1

TH01 Re-applying communication theories 603
Chair: Nico Carpentier, Czech Republic - Sweden - Belguim

Marcus Kreutler, Germany
Applying the concept of transnational public spheres to post-colonial media communication
Gunnar Nygren, Sweden
The limits of press freedom – in the eyes of the audience
Michal Glowacki, Poland
'The core DNA of what we do is community': Importance of communities in creative and hi-tech industries
Inkyu Kang, USA
Can every citizen be a reporter? Contextualizing citizen journalism in the history of the press

PS01 Online communication in Greater Middle East 302
Chair: Anna Smoliarova, Russia

Anna Sytnik, Natalia Tsvetkova, Russia
Russia Communicating #Syria on Twitter: Influential users and discourses
Hussni Nasr, Iman Zahra, Oman
Networked society and problems of expression of pluralism in the Arab world: A political comparative study
Oren Livio, Israel
Failure as affordance: Why has Twitter become a hotbed of political resistance in Israel?
Banafsheh Ranji, Iran [Skype]
Publicizing issues: Why Iranian journalists resort to online communication platforms

PS02 Cyberfeminism and representation of women 609
Chair: Liliya Pankratova, Russia

Oxana Mikhailova, Galina Gradoselskaya, Russia
Social network analysis of the mechanisms of lesbian feminist discourse construction in the Russian social context
Elena Arbatskaia, Russia
Media coverage of feminist hashtag campaigns in Russia
Marta Mensa, Veronica Bittner, Chile
Women stereotypes in Mexican and Chilean digital advertising

2 – 3 pm – Lunch (Room 503)

Rooms: 603, 302, 609

3 – 4 pm – Parallel panels, SESSION 2

PS03 Politicization of communication platforms 603
Chair: Galina Gradoselskaya, Russia

Anna Litvinenko, Germany
Youtube as alternative television in Russia: Political videos during the presidential election campaign of 2018
Daria Kravets, Germany
Ranking the past: How search engines construct memories of oppositional protests in Russia
Marina Urbanikowa, Czech Republic
A great misunderstanding or political capture? Public-service radio and television of Slovakia (RTVS) in turmoil
Olessia Koltsova, Russia; Nora Kirkizh, Germany [Skype]
Online News and Protest Participation in a Political Context: Evidence from Self-Reported Cross-Sectional Data

PS04 Social problems and communication 302
Chair: Kamilla Nigmatullina, Russia

Sudeshna Roy, USA
When the Press fails: Mediating Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian identity politics in the context of the Syrian refugees crisis in Lebanon
Rashid Gabdulhakov, The Netherlands
Digital social inequalities and vulnerabilities of Kyrgyz labour migrants in Russia
Victoria Dudina, Darja Judina, Konstantin Platonov, Russia
When illness experience becomes public:
Comparative analysis of online health communities in Russian social media
Wedencley Alves, Brazil
Media and global health in comparative approach: a study of case on Russian and Brazilian press

MI01 Online discourses and user engagement 609
Chair: Inkyu Kang, USA

Olga Logunova, Russia
Discourse on digital economy in the Russian public sphere (2016-2018)
Jing Zeng, Mike S. Schäfer, Switzerland; Chung-Hong Chan, Germany
Contested Chinese dreams of AI? Analyzing discourse on artificial intelligence on WeChat and the People's Daily between 2015 and 2018
Larisa Sharakhina, Vera Boguslavskaya, Russia
Linguistic representation of e-sport media community

4 - 5.15 pm – Invited panels and round tables, SESSION 3

RT01 Round table 603
Re-assembling Russia? Groups and gaps in the Russian media audiences
[in Russian, with simultaneous translation into English]

Andrey Boyarinov, general director, Media Hills (Moscow, Russia)
Olga Logunova, assistant professor, National Research University - Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia)
Valdimir Kozlovsky, director, Sociological Institute of Russian Academy of Science (SI RAN) - professor, St. Petersburg State University (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Moderator: Svetlana S. Bodrunova, Russia

PS05 Invited panel 302
Informing the Court of Public Opinion Through Mediated Scrutiny, Nationalism, and Denunciation
Chair: Daniel Trottier
Participants: Daniel Trottier, Rashid Gabdulhakov, Qian Huang, The Netherlands

5.15 - 5.30 pm - coffee break, Room 604

Room 603

5.30 - 6.30 - Evening keynote speech

Andreas Hepp, University of Bremen, Germany
Digital media, data infrastructures and pioneer journalism:
The re-figuration of public communication in times of deep mediatization

7 pm – Get-together
Solo Sokos Palace Bridge Hotel 5*
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