Under the theme "Journalism Studies", the session about "Reporting conflicts and disasters" brought to us the testimonies of six authors. The starting point was about the national disasters and how the media threat it on the press.
At the parallel section of Political Communication, about “Formative effects of economic news and news features of media bias”, moderated by Vaclav Stetka; Catharina Vögele, from the University of Offenheim, spoke about her 3 method research regarding the coverage of EU councils by the German press and the effects thereof on the readers. Arjen Van Dalen, from the University of Southern Denmark, talked about the “impact of mediated uncertainty”, being the two main goals of his research to know how Danish media report economic issues and to measure its effects on the readers.
Wolfgang Schweiger, from University of Hohenheim, opened the panel “Journalism and Public Engagement”.
Natalie Fenton, from the University of London, has performed a distinguishable speech entitle “Politics Lost” in which she challenges the political silences and contest political complacencies in Communication Sciences and Political Communication fields.
ECREA 2014 has just begun! This year opening session was market by a warm welcome speech from Manuel José Damásio, the Chair of the Local Organising Committee and Director of the School of Communication, Arts and New Technologies from Lusófona University, Cláudia Álvares, ECREA's President and Mário Moutinho, Lusófona University Rector.
Registration for ECC ECREA 2014 is open from 2 o'clock today at CCL in Lisbon and all participants are invited for the "get together" today at 6 pm for a drink and a snack. Conference opens tomorrow at 9h15!
We invite all conference delegates for a special social event with drinks and snacks, taking place at one of the most beautiful places in Lisbon today, the 13th, from 20:00 to 21:30. Pátio da Galé, with its unique and majestic architecture, is located at Praça do Comércio, a recently renovated magnificent square, overlooking the Tagus, that was once Lisbon’s commercial and power center. Attendance is free of charge for conference delegates.