Pannel | YouNDigital: Let’s talk about youth and news
This panel will take place on May 4, in the Noble Room of the Lusófona University (University Centre of Porto), with streaming. Registration here.
The session will be in English and will count with the presence of Lynn Schofield Clark (University of Denver), Irene Costera Meijer (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) , Marcel Broersma (Centre for Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen), Nic Newman (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford) and Vítor Tomé (Autónoma University of Lisbon, CIES-ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa).
Pannel: YouNDigital: Let’s talk about youth and news
Irene Costera Meijer (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): Let’s talk about TikTok…
Lynn Schofield-Clark (University of Denver): Youth, News and Decolonization: Embracing Youth Voice, Resisting the Algorithm.
Marcel Broersma (Centre for Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen): What feels like news? Young people’s tacit and affective understandings of news
Nic Newman (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford): The news habits of social natives (18-24s) – an international perspective
Vítor Tomé (Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, CIES-ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa): Journalists’ roles in Media Literacy projects and practices
The project Youth, News and Digital Citizenship – YouNDigital (PTDC/COM-OUT/0243/2021) is responsible for the organisation of the panel. YouNDigital is pioneeringly studying the link between young people, news, and their digital citizenship, seeking to understand these emerging dynamics in a deeply digitised society and facilitating training in the area. The challenges in this pressing area in today’s democracies have gained greater momentum as a result of the pandemic context. The proliferation of news consumption, saturation regarding information overload and the increased difficulty of fighting fake news have brought about increased challenges. In the diversified society we know today, it is increasingly important to understand information disorders, for example with the exacerbation of polarized discourses. YouNDigital brings the contribution of diversity, considering different socio-demographic dimensions and life contexts, from the most common to those at the margins. This project seeks to understand these dynamics in an inclusive way and to cover diversified contexts, from the most common and recurrent in academic research to the most particular ones (such as young people at risk, institutionalised, with disabilities and special needs). Knowing that gender has an influence on the connection to the news and not having studies especially focused on this dimension, this is one of the main challenges of YouNDigital in line with the 2030 Agenda.
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Online or Hybrid event - Yes
Number of participants - 20