In 2021, the conference theme is "Engaging the Essential Work of Care: Communication, Connectedness, and Social Justice". The following ZeMKI members will present their research:
Prof. Dr Sigrid Kannengießer:
"Fridays for Future Goes Digital: Activists' Media Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic"
(with Dr. Johanna Möller, TU Dresden): "Critical Media Practices".
(with Prof. Dr. Christian Pentzold, U Leipzig and Conrad Zuber, TU Chemnitz): "'Flattening the Curve': Data-Driven Projections and the Journalistic Brokering of Knowledge During the COVID-19 Crisis" (with Prof. Dr. Christian Pentzold and Conrad Zuber)
(with Prof. Dr. Christian Pentzold, U Leipzig, Florian Osterloh, U Bremen and Conrad Zuber, TU Chemnitz): "How to Make Sense of Nonsense: Political Absurdity and Parodic Memes in the #Sharpiegate Affair".
Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp
(with Prof. Dr. Wiebke Loosen, HBI): "Pioneers of Post-Pandemic Journalism? The Re-Figuration of Pioneer Journalism During The COVID-19 Pandemic".
together with Anne Schmitz: "The Implicit Ideology of Pioneer Communities: How the Maker and Quantified Self Movements Imagine a Deeply Mediatised Future".
together with Alessandro Belli and Florian Hohmann: "Investigating Media repertories With Software Tools: The Opportunities and Limits of Research Software".
The full conference programme is available here.