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Impact of Social Media on Public Communication and Journalism

Public panel discussion in Joint Speaker Series hosted by Freie Universität Berlin and Indiana University on January 25, 2018

№ 012/2018 from Jan 22, 2018

The impact of social media on public communication and journalism is the topic of a panel discussion to be held on January 25, 2018, in the Joint Speaker Series hosted by Indiana University and Freie Universität Berlin. The panelists are Professor Margreth Lünenborg and Professor Alexander Görke from the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, and Professor Elaine Monaghan and Dean James Shanahan from the Media School at Indiana University. The discussion will be moderated by Anne Haeming, a journalist specialized in culture and media. The discussion will be in English. It is public, and admission is free. Please register via email to iueurope@iu.edu or by calling +49 30 698078849.

Traditional journalism has experienced turbulent times. Since the global spread of the Internet and social media, the conditions for public communication and journalism have changed a great deal. The four communication scholars from Germany and the U.S. will debate topics such as the new demands on journalism, increasing polarization, the relationship between social media and traditional mass media, new distribution methods, and the positive impact of social media on journalism. Following the panel discussion, the audience will have an opportunity to enter a discussion with the panelists.

Time and Location

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Indiana University Europe Gateway, Gneisenaustr. 27, 10961 Berlin; subway station: Gneisenaustraße, U7


Philip Miessner, Center for International Cooperation (CIC), Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838 73942, Email: philip.miessner@fu-berlin.de