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16 april Student MA Journalistiek, Timo Nijssen

wint De Tegel als beste journalistieke talent

Afgelopen maandag, 16 april, won Timo Nijssen (22), student van de master Journalistiek en media aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, De Tegel, de nationale prijs voor de Nederlandse journalistiek, als beste journalistieke talent. Hij is daarmee de jongste winnaar van De Tegel voor Talent. Nijssen won de CBS Talenttegel voor een multimediale productie die hij in 2017 maakte voor de Volkskrant over waarom een flesje water uit Hongkong daar meer kost dan in Nederland. De jury schrijft: “Persoonlijke verwondering leidt tot een indrukwekkende journalistieke Odyssee. Niet alleen origineel uitgewerkttot een multimediale productie met mooi gemaakte infographics – maar ook verdiepend en onderbouwd met een veelvoud aan interessante cijfers.” Het was de achtste keer op rij dat (oud)studenten van de MA Journalistiek en media genomineerd waren voor De Tegel voor beste journalistieke talent en de vijfde keer dat de prijs is gewonnen door een (oud)student. >

EYE International Conference Activating the Archive 26-29 May

Early Bird-tickets: until April 2!

How can audio-visual collections be mobilized for the common good? How can preservationists, curators and programmers be trained to achieve this goal? In May 2018, the EYE International Conference will explore answers to these and other questions, in a programme entitled Activating the Archive. Audio-Visual Collections and Civic Engagement, Political Dissent and Societal Change. Programme and tickets The annual EYE International Conference explores contemporary archival and academic debates, catering to film heritage professionals, scholars, archivists, curators and restorers. This year, more than fifty speakers from around the globe will represent this diverse community of professionals. The program will consist of such panels as ‘Images of Dissent and Countercultural Collections’, ‘Resistant Archives and Archival Activism’, and ‘Absences and Diversity in Archival Collections and the Profession’, as well as roundtable discussions on ‘Pedagogy Against the Grain’ and ‘Activating Audio Collections’. Each conference day will begin with a compilation of short films from... >

Media Studies & Communication Science ranked 1st in the world in latest QS Rankings

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is ranked best in the world in the field of Communication Science and Media Studies in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject. In the latest QS Rankings, which were published on Wednesday, 28 February, Communication & Media Studies jump from 2nd to 1st place. ‘We’ve always put the quality of our teaching and research first. Over the past few years, we’ve been delighted to see our efforts reflected in a solid position in the rankings. This number 1 position is, of course, the icing on the cake. We are incredibly proud to have been able to put the UvA’s Communication Science department on the map’, says Martine van Selm, director of the College of Communication and professor in the Corporate Communication group. ‘The UvA’s department of Media Studies is also thrilled with the news’, says Rens Bod, department chair and professor of Computational... >

€ 625.000 for Huygens ING/UvA-CREATE project ‘Virtual Interiors’

by NWO Creative Industries Funding

The Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has granted Smart Culture – Big Data / Digital Humanities funding of € 625.000 for the project Virtual Interiors as Interfaces for Big Historical Data Research: Spatially enhanced publications of the creative industries of the Dutch Golden Age, by prof. dr. Charles van den Heuvel (Principal Investigator; Huygens ING & UvA), prof. dr. Julia Noordegraaf (UvA-CREATE), prof. dr. Gabri van Tussenbroek (UvA), dr. Madelon Simons (UvA) and their private partners Brill (Marti Huetink) and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Johan Oomen & Jesse de Vos). The project, which will start in 2018, will focus on the question of how we can develop and publish digital maps and virtual rooms using historical data to represent the cultural life of the past in a reliable way. It is designed to link with the Investment Grant NWO Large project ‘Golden Agents’, led by Charles van den Heuvel at Huygens ING and with participation of researchers of the UvA research... >

Media Tactics and Engagement.

NECS Conference June 27-29 2018

Hosted by the University of Amsterdam and the Free University of Amsterdam Deadline for submissions: 31st of January 2018 The changing media landscape requires continuous (re)invention of the ways in which photography, film, television, digital media, and the arts are produced, distributed, accessed, and consumed. Back in the past like today, the question of media tactics and engagement is crucial once more. Today the question seems even more urgent, since large corporations provide platforms and services that foster the desired behaviour of the average media viewer/user/consumer and produ(c/s)er; nevertheless, in previous decades, ways of planning long-term strategies, tactical reactions to unforeseen circumstances and engagement have determined media practices and discourses. The NECS 2018 conference will explore the various – both intended and/or subversive − ways in which media are currently developed, deployed and distorted. Read more >

ERC Grant Niels van Doorn

Platform Labor: Digital transformations of work and livelihood in post-welfare societies

Digitale platformen zoals Uber en Airbnb veranderen hoe mensen werken, waarde creëren en delen, en in hun onderhoud voorzien. Op die manier groeit de rol van dergelijke platformen als nieuwe instituties die de relaties tussen burger, markt en overheid herschikken. Deze relaties zijn historisch gevormd door wijdverbreide ongelijkheden op basis van gender, klasse en ras. Niels van Doorn gaat onderzoeken of en hoe platformen – als nieuwe plaats voor kapitaalvergaring, governance en normering – bestaande ongelijkheden versterken. Ook kijkt hij of er nieuwe ongelijkheden en kwetsbaarheden ontstaan en in hoeverre digitale platformen juist middelen bieden voor empowerment. Van Doorns doel is inzicht te krijgen in hoe digitale platformen de organisatie van arbeid en sociale reproductie beïnvloeden, in de huidige tijd waarin de verzorgingsstaat plaatsmaakt voor een participatiesamenleving. >

Veni-grant NWO for Anne Helmond

App ecosystems: A critical history

The aim of this project is to write the first critical history of the app ecosystem. People spend much of their time online using apps to communicate with people and to share content. Yet, despite their popularity we know little about the development of individual apps, their emergence as a new media form, and their native environment, the app stores. There are three important developments that require urgent attention: the progressive (i) securitization of daily life, augmented by the rise of apps, prompting surveillance and privacy risks; (ii) concentration of app markets by app stores, dominated by Facebook, Apple, and Google, causing rapid conglomeration; and (iii) platformization of the app ecosystem, further consolidating the dominant position of social media platforms. In order to analyze these three issues, we need to develop techniques to historicize and understand their developments. Apps are ephemeral media that are continuously updated, rendering older versions unavailable.... >

Symposium CREATE: European Performing Arts Dataverse (Epad)

Filmtheater De Uitkijk, 9 november

Studying Performing Arts Across Borders: Towards a European Performing Arts Dataverse (EPAD), In Filmtheater De Uitkijk, 9 november, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. EPAD is a network of scholars investigating the history of European performing arts (theatre, music, cinema) using digital methods and datasets. The aim of international cooperation is driven by two interconnected aims: (1) a technical-infrastructural purpose, facilitating (2) the comparative-historical objective. The purpose of the consortium is to share expertise, facilities and netaworks that will lay the foundations for creating an infrastructure that brings together existing digital data collections in Europe on the history of performing arts (cinema, theatre, music) and that allows for the joint exploration of these datasets in historical research. We aim to build upon the CLARIAH infrastructure and tools for harmonizing and querying socio-economic datasets based on a linked data approach (CLARIAH Structured Data Hub). The work involves developing ontologies, shared data models... >

Studenten MA Journalistiek en media winnen innovatie-wedstrijd

voor de vijfde keer op rij, 26 oktober 2017

Twee teams van studenten van de master Journalistiek en media hebben The Challenge gewonnen, de jaarlijkse wedstrijd om het meest innovatieve journalistieke idee. Dat werd op 26 oktober bekend gemaakt tijdens het congres Media van Morgen in Amsterdam. Anna Pleijsier en Eva Kiemeney wonnen de hoofdprijs van € 20.000 met ZZPeer, een platform voor bijscholing van freelance journalisten. Tove Oegema en Erik van Zummeren wonnen de aanmoedigingsprijs van € 5000 met Research Assistant, een tool voor onderzoeksjournalisten. Het is de vijfde keer op rij dat studenten van de master Journalistiek en media The Challenge winnen en zo geld krijgen om een journalistieke start-up te beginnen. Veel van de ideeën van The Challenge-winnaars komen voort uit de Week van Journalistiek Ondernemerschap die de opleiding in het begin van het tweede studiejaar organiseert. Lees verder  >

The dangers of fake news for the Netherlands?

There doesn't seem to be a lot of fake news in the Netherlands

Professor Richard Rogers explains to the NOS that the Netherlands has less fake news than the USA. See: https://nos.nl/artikel/2190381-nepnieuws-groot-gevaar-voor-nederland-dat-lijkt-dus-wel-mee-te-vallen.html   >