From the mediation crisis to the need to rethink journalism

Digital has inspired the concept of the “new media ecosystem” by referring to the mutations introduced by the so-called “new information and communication technologies” about media and journalism in the late twentieth century. For Carlos Camponez, the concept of media ecosystem has the particularity of alerting us to the fact that these impacts are not only technical and technological, but cross the whole field of communication.

For the professor and researcher of the University of Coimbra, the widespread disintermediation that digital age technologies have uniquely promoted explains the current widespread mediation crisis that characterizes contemporary society. In the field of communication, says Carlos Camponez, this crisis implies new ways of rethinking journalism and the media, placing us before the historical responsibility of creating the future. New ways of communicating imply new normative values, new socio-professional profiles, new forms of regulation, new public communication policies.

From the mediation crisis to the need to rethink the conditions under which journalism is being done today. This is, then, the motto for the next session of the Permanent Seminar on Communication and Culture Policies, led by Carlos Camponez, which is dedicated, in teaching and research, to reflection on ethics and deontology, (self) regulation of the media and professional status of journalists. The seminar is scheduled for November 11, starting at 4 pm, in the meeting room of the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Minho.

Carlos Camponez is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra. He coordinates the Communication, Journalism and Public Space Research Group and directs Mediapolis magazine at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the 20th Century. He is a member of the deontological council of the Union of Journalists and directed the bachelor and masters degree in Journalism and Communication at the University of Coimbra. The (self) regulation of the media, the ethical and deontological issues of journalism and the profession of journalists are the priority themes of their research.

[Posted: 30-10-2019]