16 November 2015 at 11am
The “Networks of public communication in Croatia: mediatization of the public sphere and the challenges of new media (NETCOMM)” is a three-year research project funded by the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ). Based in the Department for Culture and Communication of the Institute for Development and International Relations in Zagreb it is led by the principal investigator Nada Švob-Đokić, PhD. The NETCOMM project workshop will be held on 16 November 2015 in the library of the Institute and will host Professor Friedrich Krotz, a distinguished guest speaker from the University of Bremen in Germany. Professor Krotz is the coordinator of the German Science Foundation (DFG) priority program “Mediatized worlds”. Associate professor Mato Brautović from the University of Dubrovnik will present the history of online media in Croatia. NETCOMM researchers will present their theoretical research and the empirical report titled “Digital production of traditional media”. In the report, Paško Bilić, Ivan Balabanić and Nada Švob-Đokić analyze the interviews collected from eleven media organizations publishing digital news in Croatia as well as content published on the case of motorway monetization and collection of signatures for a referendum. It is a part of the first empirical research cycle in which the “extension” of media activities is analyzed.