On January 23 – 24, Nordicom is hosting a cross-thematic conference on the implications of the budding market for paid-for online news. The conference will take place at the University of Gothenburg.
Behind the Paywall conference is a two-day conference devoted to the paywall phenomenon. As a research area, the paywall raises important questions regarding such diverse topics as digital business models and digital media policy, journalistic processes and journalistic content, news media audiences and news media use, and – indeed – the democratic function of commercial news media at large. What happens with news media products and what happens with news media audiences when paywalls are erected? What happens with those that chose not to pay? And how does this metamorphosis of the private news media sector affect the role and scope of public service media?
The conference will be followed by an open call-for-papers to a 2019 special issue of Nordicom Review devoted to the implications of online news media paywalls, edited by Aske Kammer (IT-University of Copenhagen), Carl-Gustav Lindén (University of Helsinki), Jonas Ohlsson (Nordicom) and Helle Sjøvaag (University of Stavanger). The preliminary deadline for full papers is on June 1, 2019.
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