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Welcome to Media Trends 2015: Power and Media: Ownership, Sponsorship, Censorship
A conference hosted by Webster Vienna Private University 10-12 September, 2015

We have lined up a diverse group of academics, media professionals, IGO and NGO representatives and students to critically analyze:

  • All aspects of overt and covert control of communication
  • Concentration of ownership
  • Advertiser, commercial, financial and political influences
  • Agenda-setting, framing, technological and organizational constraints
  • Media empowerment

Click here for conference panels, full abstracts and biographies
Click here for the extended call for papers

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna!

The Media Trends 2015 Organizing Committee

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Featured Speakers

avatar for Brooke Gladstone

Brooke Gladstone

WNYC
Moderator
avatar for Andreas Rudas

Andreas Rudas

RTL Group
Executive Vice President
avatar for Katharine Sarikakis

Katharine Sarikakis

University of Vienna
Professor
avatar for Alexander Wrabetz

Alexander Wrabetz

Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
General Director
avatar for Juan (Joan) Barata Mir

Juan (Joan) Barata Mir

Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Principal Adviser
avatar for Barbara Trionfi

Barbara Trionfi

International Press Institute
Executive Director
avatar for Kathy  Corley

Kathy Corley

Webster University St. Louis
Professor

Speakers

avatar for Edith Bachkönig

Edith Bachkönig

Documentary Filmmaker
TB

Thomas Benesch

University of Vienna
EB

Edmund Birch

Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge
Research Fellow
VC

Vicken Cheterian

Webster University Geneva
Adjunct Professor
avatar for Nigar Degirmenci

Nigar Degirmenci

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY
Lecturer/ Assistant Prof.
SD

Sevtap Demir

Instıtute of Social Science-Journalism, Ankara University
Ph.D Student
MJ

Matt J. Duffy

Kennesaw State University
Professor
FE

Fatma Elzahra Elshhati

OFID, OPEC Fund for International Development
Communications
avatar for Ivone Ferreira

Ivone Ferreira

Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal
Adjunct Professor
avatar for Michael Freund

Michael Freund

Webster Vienna Private University
Media Communications Department Head
avatar for Arpan Ganguli

Arpan Ganguli

The London School of Economics and Political Science
Graduate Student
avatar for Kirsten Gollatz

Kirsten Gollatz

Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany
Project Manager Policy & Governance
avatar for Gregor Jarisch

Gregor Jarisch

Styria Digital Services
Digital Lab / Innovation Development
RJ

Rebekah Jorgensen

Webster University Geneva
MA Program Coordinator
EK

Ezgi Kaya

Ankara University Faculty of Communication
Research Assistant
avatar for Regina Kecht

Regina Kecht

Webster Vienna Private University
Academic Director
MK

Monika Kovarova-Simecek

Fachhochschule St. Pölten
KK

Ki-Sung Kwak

East Asian/Korean Media, School of Languages and Cultures
Associate Professor
avatar for Gilles LABARTHE

Gilles LABARTHE

Academy of Journalism and Media
Researcher, trainer, doctoral assistant
avatar for Alison Langley

Alison Langley

Webster Vienna Private University
Adjunct Professor and Freelancer
avatar for Anthony Löwstedt

Anthony Löwstedt

Webster Vienna Private University
Assistant Professor
ND

Nigar Degirmenci & Ismet Parlak

Pamukkale University, Turkey
avatar for Stefan Piasecki

Stefan Piasecki

CVJM Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences
Professor
RR

Rick Rockwell

Webster University, School of Communications
Associate Dean
avatar for Joan Ramon Rodriguez-Amat

Joan Ramon Rodriguez-Amat

Sheffield Hallam University
Lecturer
avatar for Eric Rothenbuhler

Eric Rothenbuhler

Webster University St. Louis
Dean, School of Communications
avatar for Krisztina Rozgonyi

Krisztina Rozgonyi

Media Governance and Industries Research Group at the University Vienna, Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswis
Researcher
MS

Makoto Sakai

BUNKO UNIVERSITY, JAPAN
Associate Professor
avatar for Kristian Skeie

Kristian Skeie

Webster University Geneva
Adjunct Faculty
avatar for Julie Smith

Julie Smith

Webster University
Professor
WS

Wendy Sterba

St John's University / College of St. Benedict
Professor
avatar for Mourad Teyeb

Mourad Teyeb

Maghreb Media Forum
President
CW

Corinna Wenzel

Austrian Academy of Sciences
Research Assistant
avatar for Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins

Webster Vienna Private University
Department Head, Media Communications
DF

Dina Farouk Abou Zeid

Ain Shams University
Associate Professor
avatar for Natascha Zeitel-Bank

Natascha Zeitel-Bank

Management Center Innsbruck
Professor - Senior Lecturer