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Old Media Persistence: ECREA 2021 post conference

02.09.2021 22:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

September 10, 2021

Online conference

We are happy to announce the program of the ECREA 2021 remote post conference entitled “Old Media Persistence” (Webex platform, Septembre 10, 2021), co-organized by three ECREA Thematic Sections: Communication History, Radio and Sound, Television Studies.

To register and join the virtual program through Webex, please send an email to until September 8, 2021.

Look at the program on the conference website ( or check it below:

9.00-9.15: Introduction (Tiziano Bonini, Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Lozano, Valérie Schafer)

9.15-10.30: Panel 1

Old and New: persistence and co-existence

Chair: Berber Hagedoorn

  • Gabriele Balbi, Old media persistence in the digital era. A theory
  • Anne F. MacLennan, Radio old and new: Persistence of Canadian radio broadcasting in a digital world
  • Jutta Roeser & Jo Marie Dominiak, How old and new music media coexist in everyday life: Media consumption between dynamics and persistence

10.30-10.45: Virtual coffee break

10.45-12.00: Panel 2

Audiovisual transformations: Continuities and inspirations

Chair: Christian Schwarzenegger

  • Josep Maria Martí, Belén Monclús, Maria Gutiérrez, Xavier Ribes & Pau Lluis, The Spanish radio industry at the digital crossroad
  • Paloma López Villafranca & Silvia Olmedo Salar, The transformation of radio drama into sound fiction on radio stations and audio platforms in Spain
  • Andreas Schellewald, Locating the popular pleasures of TikTok historically

12.00-13.00: Virtual Lunch break

13.00-14.30: Panel 3

Live and let die: Survival, re-emergence and nostalgia

Chair: Salvatore Scifo

  • Jacob Ørmen, Rasmus Helles, & Klaus Bruhn Jensen, Mass media are dying – Long live mass communication!
  • Jonas Harvard & Ingela Wadbring, Let print die! Radical digital innovation in a Swedish local newspaper conglomerate and the idea of outdated “old media”
  • João Pereira de Matos, Beyond nostalgia and emulation: Teletext as an ontotechnology of resistance
  • Shellie McMurdo & Laura Mee, Haunted tape: Video, horror and nostalgia

14.30-14.45: Virtual Coffee break

14.45-16.15: Panel 4

Persisting Practices

Chair: Nazan Haydari

  • Philipp Seuferling, Persisting media practices: An approach to historicize media in contexts of refugee governance
  • Sergio Minniti, A “biographical” approach to retromedia practices: The case of Polaroidism
  • Juliette de Maeyer & Will Mari, Acoustic phone couplers: An enduring analog-to-digital “bridge” technology for news workers
  • Alexia Cappuccio, Can the radio still produce quality journalistic information? Work, roles, and news production of the French public radio journalists

16.15: Concluding remarks (Gabriele Balbi, Berber Hagedoorn, ‪Belén Monclús Blanco)



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