The historical role of television in media consumption and the challenges it faces with cultural changes, rhythms of life, and consumption will be the subject of a debate organized by the Communitas think tank. Entitled “Is television still relevant?”, the conversation will take place on November 21st, starting at 6 pm, and will also serve to mark World Television Day.
To try to understand the current relevance of the medium, the ongoing transformation, and possible new paths, Communitas invited Júlio Isidro, the most renowned Portuguese presenter (with hugely successful programs, such as O Passeio dos Alegres, or Regresso ao Passado), Felisbela Lopes, a CECS researcher, and professor at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Minho, Daniel Catalão, a journalist at RTP (and author of programs like ‘Did you know?’ or ‘Tech 3’).
The debate can be followed through the Communitas Facebook and the CECS page and will have a maximum duration of 60 minutes.
What is Communitas?
Communitas is the think tank of the Center for Communication and Society Studies (CECS) of the University of Minho, dedicated to promoting reflection and discussion on different topics in the field of Communication Sciences, seeking to follow the rhythms of social and political agendas. It seeks, then, to be a space for dialogue with the whole community, a space in which everyone is invited to participate.