MEDIA PRACTICE IN AN EMERGENT WORLD ORDER- 2022 SYMPOSIUM

Speaker(s): Center for Media at Risk, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication

In the best of times, the safety and viability of media practice are in question and risks take on unpredictable and potentially savaging forms. But what happens when the existing world order abruptly changes?  Russia’s recent assault on Ukraine has ignited conditions that are inviting a reset of world alliances. This symposium will track the impact of these conditions and the emergent world order they produce on media practitioners of all sorts—in journalism, documentary filmmaking, entertainment and digital spaces.  Organized by the Center for Media at Risk and the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, the symposium takes place across a Thursday evening keynote event and three panels with media practitioners and scholars on Friday. We hope you can join us! 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 ASC Room 109 + Forum

5:15-5:30pm WELCOME + INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
Aswin Punathambekar, Director, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication
Barbie Zelizer, Director, Center for Media at Risk   

5:30-6:30pm KEYNOTE EVENT: A CONVERSATION WITH KIWI CHOW
Kiwi Chow, Filmmaker and Director, Revolution of Our Times, Hong Kong
Alan Yu, Translator; Reporter, WHYY, USA   6:30-7:30pm RECEPTION
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 ASC Room 109 + Forum   

9:30-10:00am BREAKFAST   

10:00-10:15am INTRODUCTION  
John L. Jackson, Jr., Walter H. Annenberg Dean, Annenberg School for Communication
Aswin Punathambekar, Director, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication
Barbie Zelizer, Director, Center for Media at Risk 

10:15am – 11:45am PANEL ONE: SHAKE UP
Yevhen Fedchenko, Visiting Scholar, Center for Media at Risk; Director, Mohyla School of Journalism, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
Olena Lysenko, Visiting Scholar, Center for Media at Risk; Independent Documentary Filmmaker, Ukraine
Dariya Orlova, Visiting Scholar, Center for Media at Risk; Senior Lecturer, Mohyla School of Journalism, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine

Moderator: Liz Hallgren, Doctoral Fellow, Center for Media at Risk

11:45 – 1:00pm LUNCH   

1:00 – 2:30pm PANEL TWO: UNDOING  
Tikhon Dzyadko, Editor-in-Chief, TV Rain Dozhd, Russia 
Wazhmah Osman, Associate Professor, Temple University, USA
Matt Sienkiewicz, Chair and Associate Professor of Communication and International Studies, Boston College, USA

Moderator: Yuval Katz, Postdoctoral Fellow, CARGC

2:30 – 2:45pm REFRESHMENTS   

2:45pm – 4:15pm PANEL THREE: FALL-OUT
Ricardo Corredor, Director of Communications, Comisión para el Esclarecimiento de la Verdad, Colombia
Myria Georgiou, Professor of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
Zoe Samudzi, Associate Editor, Parapraxis Magazine; Assistant Professor of Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, USA

Moderator: Florence Zivaishe Madenga, Doctoral Fellow, Center for Media at Risk

4:15 – 4:45pm CLOSING REMARKS  
Aswin Punathambekar, Director, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication
Barbie Zelizer, Director, Center for Media at Risk 

4:45 – 6:00pm RECEPTION

Event details

Annenberg School for Communication | Room 109 + The Forum

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