Integrating media production with the new modes of communication
– a joint research programme in northernmost Europe
Ann-Kristin Juntti-Henriksson1 and Riitta Brusila2
1Lulea University of Technology, Media and Communication Studies, Lulea, Sweden
2University of Lapland, Graphic Design, Rovaniemi, Finland
The boundaries between media forms are becoming increasingly unclear and are in many cases converging. At the same time, patterns of media consumption are being transformed, and the conditions of media production are changing in fundamental ways. The ongoing revolution within the media world may therefore be analyzed through interdisciplinary approaches. We will discuss some early findings from our EU-funded research program “Integrating media production with the new modes of communication”.
The aim of the research program is to study media consumption and interpretation as well as to foresee future developments in the (new) media industries. This means that we are performing research from different angles and perspectives that should increase our understanding about changes occurring in the media landscape (including social media). The research program concentrates on combining the complementary knowledge and competence at universities/research institutes in northernmost Sweden, Finland and Norway. By this short communication we want to initiate dialogue and discussion about how the change of the media landscape affects users as well as the producers and industries of media.
Keywords: Media landscape, new media, social media, media industry
MEDIA interreg project is selected to participate on European Cooperation Day held at Luleå university of technology on 21st september. Read schedule here.
Please see video trailer announcing the European Cooperation Day.
For more information about the local actions to take place between 17 and 23 september 2012, please visit ECDAY.
Members of the MEDIA-project are heading for Tromsø on 7th-8th june. Host of the meeting is Northern Research Institute (Norut).
View the agenda Program MEDIA Tromsø 7-8 June 2012.
Staff members of the MEDIA project got together for the first time in Rovaniemi march 22nd. Each doctoral candidate presented their research and got valuable feedback in the forthcoming progress. Photos by Hannu Vanhanen except Seminar participants, photo by Markus Schroeppel.
Today the start up meeting for the EU Interreg project MEDIA took place at Luleå University of Technology, Piteå Campus. The project is managed by lead partner Luleå University of Technology. The meeting aimed at planning and communicating research objectives with the aim to find opportunities for collaboration and exchange of knowledge. Continue reading
At the moment we are setting up the project team. In this project four PhD students will perform research in collaboration with senior researchers. Two are already on board and the remaining two will be during january 2012.
The core of the media research relates to traditional mass media such as movies, TV, radio and printed media, and to the new media of the information society. The sub-projects will each have a focus on a specific area of media production and focus on various aspects on the use of new media: