Crises, Social Media and the Arrogance of Perspective

Panel Discussion

An event organized by the Akademie der Künste and n-ost

Greece, Ukraine, Syria: Rarely has Europe been shaken by so many crises as it is today. Social media is a catalyst and multiplier of new developments: Suddenly, perspectives and arguments from other media spheres breach our own perception of the world. For the first time, we can see the impact of our narrative and which (counter-)reactions it incites. These dynamics challenge the content and structure of the established journalism and scrutinize the previous hegemony of our perspective.


Angela Philipps teaches journalism and journalism studies and is active in journalism research at Goldsmith University, London. She is author of the book Journalism in Context: Practice and Theory in the Digital Age, explaining how news is influenced by the culture from which it emerges.

Maria Stepanova is a journalist, poet and essayist living in Moscow. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of independent web-portal (previously, a Russian daily publication covering politics and culture, with monthly audience over 700.000 unique viewers.

Daya Thussu, Professor of International Communication and Co-Director of the India Media Centre, University of Westminster, London. Author of the book Media and the Move: Global Flow and Contra-Flow.

Moderator: Katja Gloger, reporter, STERN, Hamburg

The panel will be held in English, there is no translation provided. The event is part of the n-ost media conference “Translating Worlds – Explorations on Foreign Reporting in Times of Crisis”.
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Saturday, 21 Nov 2015

6 pm

Pariser Platz

Plenary Hall

€ 5/3


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