16 September 2015

Keynote presenters


Marian Adolf is Associate Professor of Media Culture at Zeppelin University at Lake Constance in Germany. His research interest revolves around the interrelation of media and social change, the social role of knowledge and cultural theory. Books include "Die unverstandene Kultur" (Transcript, 2006) and “Knowledge” (Routledge, 2014 with Nico Stehr). He is chair of the German Communication Association's Media Sociology section and head of Zeppelin University's research cluster "Mediatized Modernity".

Lynn Schofield Clark is Professor and Chair of the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies at the University of Denver.  She is also Director of the University’s Edward W. and Charlotte A. Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media. Among her publications are From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural  (Oxford U. Press, 2003) and The Parent App: Understanding Families in a Digital Age (Oxford U. Press, 2012).

Kirsten Frandsen is Associate Professor in media studies at Department of Asthetics and Communication, University of Aarhus. Her research has focused on sports in the media, and during the last years she has in particular been interested in the relations between sport and television. Other topics of research has been lifestyleprogrammes, theoretical issues and methodology, television entertainment and mediatization. She has published on historical developments in Danish media, but also dealt with theoreretical and methodological issues relating to both reception and production.


Stig Hjarvard is Professor of Media Studies and Vice-Chair at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen. He is chief editor of the journals Northern Lights (Intellect Press) and Journal of Media, Cognition and Communication (Royal Danish Library). His most recent books in English are Mediatization and Religion: Nordic Perspectives (co-edited with Mia Lövheim, Nordicom, 2012), The Mediatization of Culture and Society (author, Routledge, 2013), and The Dynamics of Mediatized Conflicts (co-edited with Mikkel Fugl Eskjær and Mette Mortensen, Peter Lang, 2015).  

Knut Lundby is Professor at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo. He directs the Scandinavian comparative project “Engaging with Conflicts in Mediatized Religious Environments” (CoMRel). Lundby has edited the handbook on Mediatization of Communication (De Gruyter Mouton 2014) and Mediatization: Concept, Changes, Consequences (Peter Lang 2009).

Peter Lunt is Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Leicester UK. His research interests include audience studies, media regulation and the relationship between media studies and social theory. The author of five books and over 100 articles and papers, Peter’s research has been funded by a range of bodies including the ESRC UK and the EC and he is active in research consultancy for public bodies. His current research projects include a study of the discourse of fairness in political communication which examines the boundary between moral and political discourse in public debates and mediated small scale cities, which examines the role of media of all kinds in the construction of the city, both funded by the University of Leicester.

Josef Pallas is Senior lecturer at Department of Business Studies, University of Uppsala. The starting point for his research is the increased mediatization of the Western economy and the implications this has for the way modern organizations are governed. The increased media coverage has not only changed the relationship between organizations and the media but also the relation with their stakeholders. In this context, he is especially interested in the way organizations' media activities can be understood as multi-relational and rooted in global practices that bind organizations together not only with the media but also with other stakeholders.

Caja Thimm is Professor in Media Studies and Intermediality at the University of Bonn, Germany. She has for several years conducted research on online media, in particular social network media like Facebook and Twitter, mobile media and the role of digital media in democracy.