Rethinking Cultural Journalism and Cultural Critique in Digital Media Culture – University of Copenhagen

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Rethinking Cultural Journalism and Cultural Critique in Digital Media Culture

This conference marks the closing of the research project From Ivory Tower to Twitter (FITT): Re-thinking the Cultural Critic in Contemporary Media Culture, funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark from 2015-19.

This conference marks the closing of the research project From Ivory Tower to Twitter (FITT): Re-thinking the Cultural Critic in Contemporary Media Culture, funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark from 2015-19.

In the FITT-project we – eight scholars from five Danish research in-stitutions – have looked into how media institutional and technological developments have enabled advanced public participation in debates about arts and culture during the past decades.

Furthermore, we have studied how the very same changes have challenged established notions of cultural authority, enlightenment and expertise and de-stabilized the position of traditional critical institutions, such as academia and the news media, in the cultural information and valorization circuit. These transformations are also key topics of the conference.

During the conference we will engage with, among other things, how journalistic authority and critical expertise within the cultural field is being reconfigured in the digital media landscape and by means of digital media, as the boundaries of ‘cultural journalism’ and ‘cultural critique’, and who may be labeled a ‘cultural journalist’ or a ‘cultural critic’ blur. The conference addresses, more specifically, the shifting relations between specialists/generalists, producers/users, public/private, objectivity/subjectivity, highbrow/popular, emotionality/rationality in cultural journalism and cultural critique in the digital age.

The conference language will be English.

Participation is free of charge. However, registration is mandatory.

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