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SALZBURG ACADEMY ON MEDIA & GLOBAL CHANGE

Past Program

Jul 17 - Aug 06, 2016

Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change: Migration, Media & Global Uncertainty

SAC 10

Overview

The 2016 Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change explored the role of media literacy in engaging citizens, journalists, governmental bodies and capacity organizations in cross-cultural dialogue about migration and its portrayal in contemporary digital culture. In light of the recent humanitarian crisis in Syria, and its impact in communities across the Middle East, Northern Africa, Europe, and the United States, migration presents a current, timely and relevant point of exploration for how media frame issues, set public agendas, and engage in cultural meaning-making across borders, regions, and other divides. At the same time, citizens across regions are using connective platforms, social networks and digital technologies to consume, produce, express and share information in ever more open, diverse, and collaborative ways. Media literacy thus becomes central to how citizens demand diverse and balanced media coverage of issues, create and share their own narratives about issues of importance to them, and interact with policy makers and government officials about how such issues impact contemporary society. The topic of migration incorporates a host of cultural narratives (including religious affiliation, racial and ethnic diversity, and inclusivity as normative) that are increasingly being negotiated by the media and citizens in mediated spaces.

Key questions addressed by students in summer 2016 included:

  • How can media to facilitate shared dialog and meaningful social action to support positive change across borders, across cultures, and across divides?
  • What is the role of multimodal storytelling in promoting positive social and civic impact in the world? 
  • What are the barriers to global connectivity and what are the factors that perpetuate these factors?
  • How can young activists use their public narratives to help bridge cultural, social and cultural divides? 
  • What are the core attributes need to build and sustain global networks that can facilitate media for positive global change?

Program Format

This summer brought together 70 students, over 15 faculty members and additional guest speakers from over 15 institutions around the world, and represented 25 nationalities. Together, they explored the resources that individuals, and journalists use to participate in civic life, and the processes, technologies, practices and negotiations that emerge from such engagement. Through in-depth exploration of migration, human rights, and global culture, the Salzburg Academy produced media literacy case studies and action plans that use the topic of migration and global uncertainty to frame our work. In addition to traditional lectures, the Salzburg Academy also embraced participatory action research, multimedia storytelling, and roundtable seminar sessions.

Faculty

Cecilia Balbin
International Relations Coordinator for the School of Social Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Argentina (UCA)
Sanjeev Chatterjee
Award Winning Documentary Media Maker; Professor, University of Miami School of Communication, USA
Nicholas Diakopoulos
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Meg Fromm
Assistant Professor, Colorado Mesa University; Educational Initiatives Director, Journalism Education Association, USA
Roman Gerodimos
Principal Academic in Global Current Affairs, Bournemouth University (UK), Greece
Eric Gordon
Associate Professor, Department of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College, USA
Manuel Guerrero Martinez
Dean of Communication Studies, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
Chris Harris
Associate Professor of Communication, Nevada State College, NV, USA
Henry Jenkins
Professor of Communication, University of Southern California, USA
Luis Martinez
Professor & Researcher, Department of Communication and Department of Engineering, Iberoamericana University, Mexico
Pablo Martinez Zarate
Head Professor, Documentary Film & Digital Narrative, Iberoamericana University, Mexico
Jad Melki
Associate Professor, Journalism and Media Studies, and Chairperson, Department of Communication Arts, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Susan Moeller
Professor & Director, International Center for Media and the Public Agenda, University of Maryland, USA & Co-founder, Salzburg Academy
Gabriel Peters-Lazaro
Assistant Professor School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, USA
Stephen Reese
Jesse H. Jones Professor of Journalism, Moody College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Stephen Salyer
President & Chief Executive Officer, Salzburg Global Seminar
Sangita Shresthova
Director of Henry Jenkins' Media Activism & Participatory Politics (MAPP) Project, University of Southern California, USA
Daphne Wales
Lecturer, Harrington School of Communication and Media Studies, University of Rhode Island , USA

Guest Scholars

Catherine D'Ignazio
Assistant Professor of Civic Media and Data Visualization, Journalism Department at Emerson College, MA, USA
Karen Fowler-Watt
Head of the School of Journalism, English and Communication, Bournemouth University, UK
Anthony Ioannidis
Usability & Corporate Training Expert, Founder of IAsquare, UK
Stephen Jukes
Professor of Journalism, Bournemouth University's Media School, United Kingdom
Tadzio Mac Gregor
Independent Journalist, Mexico City
David McEvoy
Associate Professor of Economics, Appalachian State University, NC, USA
Edward Mortimer
Senior Program Advisor and former Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Salzburg Global Seminar; Former Chief Speechwriter and Director of Communications to the Secretary General of the United Nations
Jordan Pailthorpe
Creative Producer, Engagement Lab, Emerson College, MA, USA
Carol Reese
Gifted and Talented Program Coordinator, The Eanes Independent School District in Austin, USA
Moses Shumow
Assistant Professor of Journalism and Broadcasting, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Florida International University, USA
Olga Skvareninová
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Mass Media Communication, University of SS. Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia
Ewald Volk
Academic Director Media Management (BA), Department of Media and Economics, Head of Campus Radio, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Peter Webinger
Deputy Director-General, Directorate Migration, Citizenship Affairs, Asylum and Human Rights, Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior
Sarah Widmaier
Scientific Coordinator Research Programme "Culture and Foreign Policy", Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Germany

Participants

Christina Achkar
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Sandra Abdullatef
Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Tima Al-Ahmad
Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Yara Al-Athel
Emerson College, MA, USA
Tiajna Amayo
Bournemouth University, UK
Daniela Arreola González
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
Eliana Azar
Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Julianna Barbara
University of Rhode Island, RI, USA
Jodie Boyce
Bournemouth University, UK
Julia Bryant
University of Maryland, MD, USA
Tanis Calva
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
Felicitas Carrique
Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Juan Castillo
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
Nick Cicchitelli
University of Rhode Island, RI, USA
Connie Chan
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
Cameron Cronin
Emerson College, MA, USA
Laura Cross
University of Maryland, MD, USA
Tomas De La Rosa
Bournemouth University, UK
Josefina Díaz
Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rafael Díaz Ceballos
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
Martin Durko
University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia
Sofie Edlund
Bournemouth University, UK
Ghada El Ghraoui
Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Nour ElHajjar
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Miguel Luigi Enriquez
Bournemouth University, UK
Kevin Farjallah
Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Madison Gallup
Emerson College, MA, USA
Taylor Gandolfi
University of Miami, FL, USA
Sophocles Geroulis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Catherine Gessner
Emerson College, MA, USA
Dana Ghanem
Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Hannah Grimes
University of Maryland, MD, USA
Linda Grochalová
University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia
Tamara Gutverg Levin
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
Nour Hassoun
Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Kristi Kamesch
University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
Aceel Kibbi
Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Joy Labaky
Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Kaylee Largay
Emerson College, MA, USA
Jessica Letizia
University of Rhode Island, RI, USA
Nicole Lipp
University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, Austria
Caroline Long
Emerson College, MA, USA
Paloma Lopez
Iberoamericana University, Mexico
Emily Marks
University of Maryland, MD, USA
De'Graft Mensah
Bournemouth University, UK
Pedro Molina
Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dareen Nasr
Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Nierada Nititadakul
Nevada State College, NV, USA
Diego Ortiz
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
Sarah Parvaresh
University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
Alexander Quinones
University of Maryland, MD, USA
Stephanie Quon
University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA
Mohamed Saad
Lebanese American University, Lebanon
John Sabbey
Emerson College, MA, USA
Michelle Sainz Mariscal
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
Nora Sakabedoian
Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Lilly Santoyo
Nevada State College, NV, USA
Kristina Stoilova
Emerson College, MA, USA
Iyad Tchelebi
Lebanese American University, Lebanon
Anika Thomas
Bournemouth University, UK
Casey Tomchek
University of Maryland, MD, USA
Jeremiah Umaka
Daystar University, Kenya
Devin Van Houten
University of Rhode Island, RI, USA
Paula Velasco
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
Mirva Villa
Bournemouth University, UK
Paige von Sprecken
University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
Shawnie Wen
Emerson College, MD, USA
Alexander Willim
University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, Austria
Frankie Wong
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
Sandra Zawaideh
Jordan Media Institute

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

Contact for Inquiries

Do not hesitate to contact Beth Pertiller with any questions you may have at bpertiller@SalzburgGlobal.org