Innovation Journalism and the concepts of innovation communication systems and attention work are being addressed by the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) World Conference in Braga Portugal (2010) on “Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change".
IAMCR is the worldwide professional organisation in the field of media and communication research. It was founded in 1957 and is present in 40 countries today.
The Journalism Research & Education Section of the IAMCR is inviting people to submit research papers to the conference within five selected themes. One of these themes puts a special focus on the issues that are at the core of the Innovation Journalism initiative:
Second Theme: Innovations in Journalism:
- What evidence for journalists as stakeholders in innovation systems?
- How do current innovation diffusion models treat the role of media?
- What available models and evidence for the innovation communication system (interplay between journalists/ communicators/others)?
- What lessons could be derived from historical evidence about the role of media systems?
- What is the role played by media in the social construction of reality?
- What measures and metrics to identify the influence of journalism on community identities?
- How does journalism education could be optimized?
- How does journalism contribute to the formation of the public perception of an emerging industry?
- Will journalism increase economic growth?Looks like a great opportunity for Innovation Journalism and Innovation Communication researchers.
Interesting! The blog Värmlandsinnovationer is a Local Swedish initiative in the county of Värmland to integrate the different actors in the Local Innovation System http://blogg.nwt.se/varmlandsinnovationer/2009/11/280/
Also, the media plays a central role, since the platform is the Swedish newssite nwt.se
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