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[Commlist] ICA 2024 postconference 'News Industries: Funding Innovations and Futures'

Wed Mar 06 16:08:50 GMT 2024

*ICA 2024 Post-conference: News Industries: Funding Innovations and Futures*

Tuesday 25 June 2024 (dinner on Monday 24 June included in registration)

'News Industries: Funding Innovations and Futures' is a one-day ICA 2024
post-conference that will bring together the research community and
stakeholders from the news industry to have an open dialogue about what has
worked and what hasn’t in developing funding models in the online news
environment through a global comparative lens, and futures for news media


The program includes a series of panels, presentations, keynotes and
conversations. The program can be accessed here: <>

*Keynote speakers*
Dr Richard Denniss: Dinner talk will provoke some rethinking about how we imagine the role of news, how we fund it and how it is regulated. Professor Kristy Hess: 'Burning platforms'?: Exploring local news futures in Australia Professor Phillip M. Napoli: Calculating the Funding Gap in Local Journalism: Methodological and Empirical Observations from a Work in Progress

*Panel discussion: International news subsidy schemes*

Chair: Professor Monica Attard
Alfred Hermida and Mary-Lynn Young (Canada)
Jaemin Jung, Se-uk Oh and Youngju Kim (South Korea)
Eli Skogerbø (Norway)
Tim Koskie (Australia)

*Industry panel: Innovative funding approaches to news*
Chair: Professor Robert Picard
Megan Brownlow, Principal, Housten Consulting
Jarrah Petzold, Director of Marketing, Australian Community Media
Will Hayward, CEO of Private Media
Jacqui Park, journalist, editor and media strategist

*Lightning rounds*
There are two lightning rounds with five presenters each where they will talk about their research for 6-7 minutes with time for a discussion at the end.

Throughout the day there will be opportunities for conversations with the keynotes, panellists and other participants. We hope to generate a constructive dialogue about solutions to the funding challenges facing the news and media industries locally and internationally.

Key areas of discussion we would like to address throughout the day include:
- Business models and innovations – e.g. advertising, micropayments, freemium models and subscription
- Government subsidies, philanthropy and not-for-profits
- Regulating digital platforms and financial support from platforms

Our aim is to continue the discussions that were sparked at the ICA 2023 Post-conference “Novel Directions in Media Innovation and Funding” hosted by Mary Lynn Young and Alfred Hermida, which was held in Toronto in May 2023.

We are pleased to announce that select abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper for a special collection of *Global Perspectives*, “News Media Bargaining Codes and Sustainable Futures for Journalism”. Further information on this special collection can be found here: <>

We are also exploring the potential of an edited volume of post-conference materials as a consolidated report for industry, and a valuable resource for academics researching in this space.

*Date: Tuesday 25 June 2024, 9:00am-4:00pm.
We are also hosting a dinner on Monday 24 June (6-9:30pm), included in the registration, with Dr Richard Denniss from The Australia Institute as the keynote speaker.

Location: Kurrawa Surf Club, Gold Coast.

*Registration and Fees*
Registration is $AUD88.00 (waged) and $AUD35.00 (student/part-time or casual) which covers coffee breaks and lunch on 25 June and the dinner on 24 June.


*Organising Committee*
Professor Sora Park, University of Canberra
Associate Professor Caroline Fisher, University of Canberra
Professor Terry Flew, The University of Sydney
Dr Aljosha Karim Schapals, Queensland University of Technology
Professor Derek Wilding, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Janet Fulton, University of Canberra
Dr Agata Stepnik, The University of Sydney
Ms Jing Su, University of Canberra

Endorsed by the following ICA Divisions: Media Industry Studies Interest Group; Journalism Studies Division

We would like to thank our sponsors:
-  The News and Media Research Centre at the University of Canberra
-  The University of Sydney
-  Australian Community Media

The funding from these organisations is from three Australian Research Council grants: LP220100121 Heartbeat of Australia: Tracking, Understanding and Engaging News Audiences; DP210100157 The rise of mistrust: Digital platforms and trust in news media; DP220100589 Valuing News: Aligning Individual, Institutional and Societal Perspectives.

For any enquiries, please contact the committee on: (newsfuturespostconf /at/ <mailto:(newsfuturespostconf /at/>

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