New Research Network: InnoPSM


Our new project with the University of Westminster!


One of the specific topics of Cordi is the role of public service media in safeguarding communication rights. A part of the related research takes place in collaboration with a new Research Network on Innovation in Public Service Media Policies (InnoPSM). The project is convened by Alessandro D’Arma of the University of Westminster (UK), Minna Aslama Horowitz of Cordi is the co-convener, and Hannu Nieminen of Cordi belongs to the project Steering Group, as well as members from from European Broadcasting Union – EBU, BBC, ORF, Yle and several other universities.

The main objectives of the Research Network are to facilitate exchange between academic experts and key PSM stakeholders and develop a research agenda across national and disciplinary boundaries with a view to advancing our thinking about innovative policy solutions and strategies to respond to the major digital challenges confronting PSM.

The Network starts by organizing four multi-stakeholder…

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#MIT10: Media In Transition


#MIT10: Media In Transition. Presentation at MIT with Marko Milosavljevic.


The conference Media in Transition 10 (#mit10) took place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge on 17-18 May 2019, with the theme Democracy and Digital Media.

CORDI was represented in the panel Data, Democracy and the Public Interest: Approaches of Policy and Praxis, by Minna Horowitz, University of Helsinki and Marko Milosavljević, University of Ljubljana with the presentation Universality at Stake: Datafication and Legacy Public Service Media.

Here are the slides of the presentation:

[Image: The Dome at MIT. (CC BY 2.0)]

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IAMCR 2019


On our presentation at IAMCR2019:


By Katja Lehtisaari

Discussing communication rights at the IAMCR 2019 conference

How are communication rights presented in different countries in Europe? A pilot study, titled “Communication for everyone: Communication rights and their differing contexts” was presented at the IAMCR 2019 conference in Madrid 10 July 2019.

This working paper presents a way to operationalize communication rights, including a systematic framework for analysis, and a pilot study of comparative application in several national contexts. The pilot study builds on operationalisation of communication rights, presented in the articleOperationalising communication rights: the case of a “digital welfare state”(Internet Policy Rewiev, 2019). For the pilot study concluded in spring 2019, five countries were selected for examination: Finland from Northern Europe, Germany and the United Kingdom from Western Europe, Italy from Southern Europe, and Slovakia from Central and Eastern Europe. The aim is to look at differing media systems in Europe and examine…

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Design Thinking: Practicing Innovation


Institute for International Communication, St. John's University

SymposiumDec-10On December 13, 2017, graduate students of International Communication at St. John’s University presented a variety of innovative projects they developed throughout a class in Design Thinking at a Graduate Symposium. The event was organized and moderated by Dr. Minna Horowitz, who led the Design Thinking class during this fall semester. 

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Data, Part 2: Data for Global Goals


Data Part 2 – My summary of the #Data4SDGs event, 19 Sept 2017.

Institute for International Communication, St. John's University

2017-09-19 12.17.13This is the second of the two-part blog series on current discussions about data and its social, economic, and cultural implications.

The first part was based on the MyData 2017 conference; you can read it here.

This post, by Minna Horowitz, discusses data as a tool in implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, sometime called Global Goals), based on a related workshop at the UN Headquarters (19 September 2017).

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