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The Spanish Journalism Association (SEP) and the Faculty of Social and Communication Sciences of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) are organizing the SEP's 25th International Conference in Bilbao (Bizkaia Aretoa venue), 30 and 31 May 2019. With the title Opportunities and Risks of Hyperconnected Journalism this event proposes scrutiny of the importance of the profession of journalist in the current media scenario, often defined and felt as a disruptive one. In this scenario, journalism is ready and waiting for the opportunities that technological innovation can offer when it comes to connecting with audiences and their needs. At the same time we are in a professional and business situation that is facing difficulties and uncertainties of different kinds - financial, educational, etc. All this has an influence and can interfere with the attitudes and commitment that journalists show every day as they confront the world through the decisive processes of topic selection, mediation, etc. As a profession, journalism today depends on a great variety of voices and parameters of behaviour that are often very different from those that have traditionally defined the profession (fake news, influencers, etc.).
Given this context, the SEP's 25th International Conference seeks to promote a critical review of the main areas that in recent years have determined the constant development of, and condition of crisis in, journalism and by extension its essence and values. In order to do this, the event will feature outstanding Spanish and international conference speakers and is open to academics and professionals at different parallel sessions. These forums will be organized based on four themes which will aim to respond to the main trends in the industry today as regards the model of communication between the media and citizens; the substantial processes of publishing, dissemination and reception of content (transmedia, liquid narratives, data journalism, 3D formats, etc.); as well as professional dynamics, management strategies and values (personal brand, media labs, robotization of writing, start-ups...). As with previous events, this SEP conference will be an exceptional and specialized forum that offers active professionals, researchers and educators the chance to share expert views on possibilities for continuous improvement in journalism in the context of multiple hyperconnections in which we must work in, analyze and teach this brave and enterprising profession.
Organising committeeAinara Larrondo (Director), Simón Peña (Dean of the Social Sciences and Communication Faculty).
Members of 'Gureiker' (IT1112-16) Consolidated Research Group of the Basque University System (A): Ainara Larrondo (Main researcher), Simón Peña, Koldo Meso, Jesús Ángel Pérez Dasilva, Terese Mendiguren, Irati Agirreazkuenaga and Leire Eguskiza Sesumaga
Department of Journalism II
SEP Members: Ainara Larrondo (Dir.), José Ignacio Armentia, Simón Peña, Koldo Meso, Flora Marín, María Ganzabal, Ana Mendieta, María del Mar Rodríguez, Iñigo Marauri.
Fernando López Pan (UNAV), Josep María Casasús (UPF), Salomé Berrocal (UVA), María Teresa Sandoval (UC3M), María Ángeles Cabrera (UMA), Luis Miguel Pedrero Esteban (USAL), Xosé López García (USC), Berta García Orosa (USC), Andreu Casero (UJI), José María Legorburu (CEU San Pablo), Ramón Salaverría (UNAV), José Alberto García Avilés (UMH), Elvira García de Torres (CEU San Pablo), Eva Campos (UVA), Javier Díaz Noci (UPF), Guillermo López García (UV), Pere Masip (URL), Concha Edo Bolós (UCM), Mark Deuze (University of Amsterdam), Joao Canavilhas (University of Covilha), Philip Schlessinger (University of Glasgow), Leopoldina Fortunati (University of Udine), Nicoletta Vittadini (University of Milano), Steve Paulussen (University of Antwerp), Helle Sjøvaag (University of Stavanger).