Beyond Journalism Speaking Dates 2015


Per Fall 2014, Tamara Witschge (University of Groningen) and I are engaging in a large-scale project investigating entrepreneurialism in journalism and society. Our project - culminating in a book titled Beyond Journalism which we hope to publish with Polity Press in 2016 or 2017 - in the first wave involves a series of pilot studies (based on the case study research method) of journalism startups around the world. The legwork for this project is partly done by the talented students of our masters program in Journalistiek en Media (Dutch language) at the University of Amsterdam.

Coinciding this project, Tamara and I (sometimes together, sometimes alone) will speak and participate at various conferences and discussions on entrepreneurial journalism. Below are the dates and details of these engagements - updates will follow throughout the year. Please drop by and talk with us about projects of mutual interest and concern!

January 15: Conference on "Leren van scripties" at Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands.
January 22: Panel debate on Entrepreneurial Journalism at Windesheim College, Zwolle, The Netherlands.
February 12: Keynote on "De journalist als ondernemer" at the Logeion conference, Leiden, The Netherlands.
February 23: Guest talk on "Media entrepreneurship" at Media & Journalistiek of Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
February 27: Participants at the Journalism Entrepreneurship Summit at Google Campus, London, UK.
March 13: Participants at the graduation seminar on journalism entrepreneurship at the Journalistiek en Media MA, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
March 23-24: Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. 
April 10-11: Speaker at the Online Journalism Conference of Northwestern University, Chicago, US.
April 16-18: Speaker on "Startup journalism" at the International Journalism Festival, Perugia, Italy.

More dates and details TBA.


Journalism, Media Life and The Entrepreneurial Society

Update [27.02.15]: A version of the English-language paper has been published in the Australian Journalism Review.

Update [18.11.14]: An English-language working paper version can be downloaded through ResearchGate as well as Academia; please send me your thoughts and comments!

Excited to announce the publication of a new essay on journalism, media life and the entrepreneurial society (in Portuguese). This essay is part of a special issue on the labor market of journalism of the Brazilian academic journal Parágrafo, edited by Rafael Grohmann and published by the FIAM-FAAM University in São Paulo.

It is the first of what I hope will be many more forthcoming works on linking the concepts of my earlier work (on media work and media life) to an appreciation of precarious life (and work) in a world that has made all of us into 'entrepreneurs': risk-takers without reliable reward structures, pattern-breakers without trustworhty guardians or mentors, people expected to perform and produce on the basis of less-than-vague expectations and living in the illusion of control that a quantified 'everything' entails... 

Link to the entire special issue: Parágrafo 2(2).
Link to the essay: "Ojornalismo, a vida na mídia e a sociedade empreendedor"

At the moment, I am rewriting this piece for a future publication in English; feel free to contact me for more information. This essay is part of a larger project titled "Beyond Journalism" (together with Tamara Witschge); the project, originally conceived in 2007, has been put on hold for a while - to work on the media life project - but is now back in full swing :-)