The "Riding or lashing the waves? Regulating Media in a time of Uncertainty" ICA pre-conference focuses on the regulatory and policy changes needed to stabilize the path from traditional to future forms of media. A core component of our conversation is an in-depth exploration of choices for regulating or deregulating media to ensure media pluralism and diversity. The umbrella question is “what are the regulatory, policy, and production rules that can make future media diverse, embracing pluralism of perspectives and ideas, user-focused and civically-responsible, while remaining profitable?”
In other words, what legal frameworks, organizational innovations, self-regulation ideas or technologies can be or should not be used to maintain diversity and sustainability?
The pre-conference is the product of the cooperation between leading French and US academics and practitioners. The French participants include Nicolas Curien (http://ncurien.fr) a French Commissioner of the Council for Audio-Visual Media (CSA - FFC equivalent); Julie Ghibellini, a senior lecturer at the SciencePo school of advanced studies and a civil servant; Francois Moreau, Frank Rebillard, Fabrice Rochelandet from the Media Industries Laboratory of Excellence ( https://icca.univ-paris13.fr/), funded by CNRS (French NSF); and Dr. Joseph Daniel, a political scientist former chief of staff of several French prime ministers and presidents of the National Assembly. On the US side will participate, Brian Lamb, the founder of C-Span and an alumnus of Purdue University, Phil Napoli, from Duke University, Lee Rainie, the head of the Pew Internet Research unit at the Pew Research Center and Sorin Adam Matei, Associate Dean of Research, College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University.
The conference also includes the presentation of competitively submitted papers and abstracts. The call for participation is at http://easychair.org/cfp/RIDING19
The deadline for submissions is February 18, 11:59 PM 2019.