Leslie Haddon, from London School of Economics, presented a paper about the type of strategies that parents use to control information and media consumption and the effectiveness of these interventions on children.
At the parallel section of “Television Studies” about TV and Innovation, conducted by Elke Weissman, Marleen te Walvaart, from the University of Antwerp, presented her paper entitled “Representation of Different Cultural Voices”. Her study was about the ways to voice different cultures and show alternative imagined worlds, by analysing the Dutch news channel “Metropolis”.
Barbara Pfetsch, from Freie University in Berlin, opened the parallel session called ‘Agenda setting and agenda building: New perspectives’.
The parallel session of journalism studies was about "case studies: Facebook use, travel journalists, local news and young audiences".
On the last day of the ECREA 2014 conference, a session on "Evaluating the COST TAST Action ISO906: Notes on a scientific legacy" took place. This session chair was Manuel José Damásio, from Lusófona University. Five presentations were held mostly on the outcomes and findings of this Networking group that was held from 2010 to the beginning of 2014 and included several European countries and more than 300 participants.
In the session of Television Studies about Social TV and multiplatform TV, Inge Sorensen, from the University of Galsow, was the first to present his research project. His work was about live television in multiplatforms.
The conference about Advancing Theory and Research on the Role of Journalism in War and Conflict had the presence of a variety of papers.
The parallel session of Communication History entitled “Spanish Media in Transition” was moderated by Nelson Ribeiro. Christopher Tulloch was the first presenter and spoke about his research along with his colleagues Jaume Guillamet and Ruth Rodríguez-Martínez, all from the Pompeu Fabra University, entitled “From Franco to democracy: The Role of the main Spanish newspapers”.
At the parallel session of Organisational and Strategic Communication, about “Empowering Internal Stakeholders”, moderated by Andreas Cattelani, Mark Verheyden, from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, spoke about the low interaction between communication scholars and practitioners and their different opinion regarding the meaning of being a professional, in his “From Amateur to Professional” presentation.
The conference about New Media and Democratic Practices counted with Sascha Hoelig, from Hans-Bredow-Institute and Iñaki Garcia-Blanco, from Cardiff University. They focused their presentation on the citizen participation in social media. “I try to found patterns”, said Hoelig who explained that information is “a necessary condition” for democracy to fully function.