Reunión de Join Demos en Elche

First meeting of the Jo-In DemoS project at the Miguel Hernández University in Elche

The researchers of the international project Join Demos (Journalistic Innovations in Democratic Societies) held a working meeting at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche on 11th and 12th November. Teams from the Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt (Germany), led by Professor Klaus Meier; the Austrian Academic of Sciences (Austria), led by Professor Andy Kaltenbrunner; the Institute of […]

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Journalistic Innovations in the pandemic

During the Covid-19 pandemic, newsrooms were forced to reorganize their routines, trying to guarantee a timely news production, but without being able to rely on the traditional workflow they were used to. In this crisis scenario, will journalistic innovations have suffered a setback? Or was the pandemic a big opportunity to come up and implement […]

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Presentation of the Spanish team at the emma2021

Innovation is essential to ensure the sustainability of journalism, but not all new ideas are successfully implemented. There are various organisational, industrial and social factors that determine the ability of new initiatives to consolidate and provide value to the audience and to their own promoters. The identification of these aspects was the central theme of […]

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Presentation at the emma2021

In the era of digital transformation, the media landscape is changing in profound ways. New technologies are impacting the production, distribution and financing of journalistic media offerings. But what are the most influential innovations in journalism with regard to the financing and commercialisation of journalistic offerings? Project participants José María Valero Pastor, Mirco Saner, Renée […]

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First results presented at conference

Prof. Dr. Klaus Meier and his project team of Korbinian Klinghardt, Michael Graßl and Jonas Schützeneder presented the first results from the “JoIn-DemoS” project at the annual DGPuK specialist group conference on journalism research/journalism (Sept. 15-17, 2021). At the Bundeswehr University in Munich, they presented “Innovative is Relative: Identification and Dimensions of Innovation Types in […]

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Publication on Innovation Labs in Germany

They are called SWR X Lab, HH Lab, WDR Innovation Hub, DW Lab or ida (MDR/ZDF) – and they drive innovation and transformation in journalism: innovation labs in media companies. More recently, a new generation of innovation labs has emerged, building on the experience of the first labs. Klaus Meier from our project team, together […]

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José Alberto García-Avilés, autor del estudio

Spanish study systematizes communication science innovation research

Innovation is a colorful and multifaceted term. And precisely because it can be thought and defined on a variety of levels, the communication-science approach to innovations in journalism is extremely diverse. The fact that the subject lacks a uniformly accepted definition of innovations in journalism is due to the terminological imprecision of the term innovation, […]

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Start of the Project

Our project started in October 2020. In the initial stage, the research questions RQ 1 and RQ 2 will be addressed:RQ 1: How can journalistic innovations be distinguished, classified, and measured?RQ 2: Are there any differences regarding the types of innovations in countries with similar and/or different media systems? First we work on a definition […]

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