Knowledge reservoir

All lectures in the “Virtual SciCon Series” will be recorded and transcribed to enable people to read the lecture as well as watch the video. We will thus create a knowledge reservoir revolving around the conference topics.

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Jennifer Preston is an independent philanthropic advisor and director of Accelerate Philanthropy for Local Journalism

Jonathan is the Executive Director of the Public Interest News Foundation, PINF

*** Please note that this lecture was held in German ***

Klaus Meier: Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Maike Körner: Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Céline Flammang: Department of Media, Connectivity and Digital Policy, Luxemburg government
Luc Caregari: Luxemburg Journalists’ Association
Leonard Novy: Institute for Media and Communication Policy


Mattia Bütikofer: Head of social media, 20 Minuten
Johanna Rüdiger: Head of social media strategy at Deutsche Welle Culture and Documentaries
GerBen van’t Hek: Editor-in-chief and project manager, Mediahuis Nederland

*** Please note that this lecture was held in German ***

Antje Sirleschtov, Nicola Kuhrt, Sebastian Esser: Towards New Shores: Table.Media & Blaupause

Florencia Coelho, Christina Elmer und Patricia Ventura Pocino: AI – the journalist’s friend or foe?

Flor(encia) Coelho: data team and Proyecto Naturaleza at La Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Christina Elmer: Professor of Digital Journalism and Data Journalism at TU Dortmund University, Germany
Patrícia Ventura: associate professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen: Monetisation Options for Journalism in the Digital Age

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen: director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism


Sarah Stonbely, Steve Waldman and Jason Gibbins: Reviving News Deserts. Three examples of how to use public money to promote structural change in local/regional journalism

Sarah Stonbely: research director at the Center for Cooperative Media, Montclair State University
Steve Waldman: founder and president of Rebuild Local News
Jason Gibbins: multi-media editor and journalist, appointed Assistant Editor for the BBC Local News Partnerships


Jeremy Caplan: Beyond Disruption: Journalism in the Digital Age

Jeremy Caplan: Director of Teaching and Learning at CUNY’s Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York City


Who gets to know and how: News for the Rich, White, and Blue? (16 January 2023)

Nikki Usher: Associate Professor in communication studies, University of San Diego


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Journalism and Democracy in the Digital Age (1 October 2020)

Tom Rosenstiel: executive director of the American Press Institute


Democracy Without Journalism? (7 October 2020)

Victor Pickard: Professor of Media Policy and Political Economy at the Annenberg School for Communication


Saving the Media – A new business model for media in the crisis
(26 October 2020)

Julia Cagé: Assistant Professor in Economics, Sciences Po Paris


Journalism Without Profit: Why We Need Public Journalism
(28 October 2020)

Magda Konieczna: Assistant Professor Journalism Department, Temple University Philadelphia


Future-Proofing journalism – ideas for the digital age
(9 November 2020

Chris Anderson: Professor of Media and Communication, University of Leeds


Best Practice Foundation-based Financing: Quanta Magazine/Undark/SMC
(18 November 2020)

Deborah Blum: Publisher of Undark Magazine & Director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT
Thomas Lin: Editor-in-Chief & Founder, Quanta Magazine
Volker Stollorz: Chief Editor & Managing Director, Science Media Center Germany (SMC)


New ways of funding journalism: Die Republik / RiffReporter (28 January 2021)

**Please note that this lecture was held in German**

Richard Höchner: co-founder & head of Community+ at Die Republik
Christian Schwägerl: co-founder & board member of RiffReporter


Best Practice Market-based Financing: Mediapart / (4 February 2021)

Esther Alonso: Membership and Development Director,
Donatien Huet: Editor & Head of Future Lab, Mediapart


New Ways of Funding Science Media: Massive Science / higgs
(11 February 2021)

Nadja Oertelt: Co-Founder & CEO, Massive Science
Beat Glogger: Founder & Editor-in-Chief, higgs


Media Disrupted: Connecting Journalism to the Right Business Model – Lessons from Australia (26 February 2021)

Amanda D. Lotz: media studies professor at Queensland University of Technology, Australia


What state bodies are doing to promote journalism: UK / Canada / EU
(11 March 2021)

Prof. Jonathan Heawood: founder/CEO of IMPRESS
Prof. Karyn Pugliese: Ryerson School of Journalism, past President of the Canadian Association of Journalists
Ivan Brincat: Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Communications, Network, Content and Technology (DG-CNECT)


What states are doing to promote journalism: NL / DEN / A (18 March 2021)

René van Zanten: General Director, Stimuleringsfonds voor de Journalistiek
Prof. Ida Willig: Head of research group Journalism and Democracy, Roskilde University & Danish Media Board
Prof. Andy Kaltenbrunner: Managing Partner, Medienhaus Wien


Saving Journalism: A Vision for the Post-Covid World (24 March 2021)

Anya Schiffrin: senior lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)


Visions & business models for journalism in the near future (15 April 2021)

Aron Pilhofer: James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


On the future of newspapers and publishers (21 April 2021)

Matt Rogerson: Director of Public Policy at Guardian Media Group
Martin Jönsson: Head of Editorial Development at Sweden’s largest supraregional daily, Dagens Nyheter