My project course DM2571 "Future of Media" went though a phase shift two weeks ago when we moved from the start-up phase to the project phase of the course. This time last year I took the opportunity to write a blog post that listed all the great guest lecturers we had heard in the course. I'm doing it again.
We change the theme in the course every year and this year's theme is "The Future of News / News of the Future". Last year's theme was "The Future of Magazines / Magazines of the Future".
Below is the 2013 line-up of our (no less than 19!) great guests lectures. Ten different student project groups will present their visions of the future in the form of a larger (250+ persons) public presentation (welcome!) between 13-16 in the lecture hall Q1 on Thursday December 12, 2013.
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- Stefan Melesko, Associate Professor, Ph.D. in Media Economics. The International Business School at Jönköping University, "The challenges facing legacy media companies"
- Gunnar Springfeldt, Springfeldt Media AB, Ex-Vice President of Development at Stampen Media Group, "International trends in news"
- Sofie Abrahamsson, CEO trainee at Eniro and former KTH Media Technology student, "Local news in a flash - media houses, trends and classifieds"
- Martin Jönsson, Deputy Director, Programs, Swedish Radio (SR), "Can you charge for content/quality?"
- Kerstin Pilhage, Director Business Development, The Swedish News Agency Group (TT Gruppen), "The challenge facing News Agencies in a changing media market"
- Ola Sigvardsson, Press Ombudsman of Sweden, "Freedom and responsibility - self regulation of the Swedish press"
- Oscar Westlund, Associate Professor at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Gothenburg and the IT University of Copenhagen, "Mobile news consumption gaining traction"
- Oscar Westlund, Associate Professor at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Gothenburg and the IT University of Copenhagen, "Mobile news gaining significance in contemporary cross-media news work"
- Halvard Kristiansen, Head of Behavioral Targeting, Schibsted/Web traffic, "Behavioral targeting and the future of ads"
- Ola Henriksson, Editorial project manager at Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) and Olle Zachrison, Business editor at Svenska Dagbladet, "Engage readers to contribute to the news"
- Kristina Lundgren, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in Journalism at Södertörn University, "What is news? From neighbor's gossip to Ten O'Clock News and then...?"
- Ambjörn Naeve, Senior researcher in Knowledge Management and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), head of the Knowledge Management Research group at the KTH/CSC and the KTH/ECE School, "From news to views: Mapping knowledge that connects the dots"
- Malin Picha Edwardsson, Ph.D. student in Media Technology, "Carbon footprint of news publishing"
We unfortunately had a few guests cancel their lectures, and there was one person I really would have wanted to listen to, but alas, in the end it turned out to be too difficult to get her to visit us.
During the previous month, I have written one additional text on this blog that relates to the this year's Future of Media course: Handbook for project-based courses. Two more texts that I wrote last year is still however very relevant: - How should student project groups be put together? and Student project groups - ambitions and grades.