012 Mainstream Online Media Dealing with Europe’s Historicity

Wednesday, July 12, 2017: 9:00 AM-10:45 AM
Carnegie Room (University of Glasgow)
This panel aims to address the role of online media in the communication and/or miscommunication circuit on the troubled past or moving present of Europe. The panel focuses on the understanding of the place of online mainstream quality papers in the construction and the transmission of a story and a memory of Europe. This specific media has a particular relation to the time of the events, as it is not constraint by the now and here form of traditional journalism. The on line journalist or media dispositive embraces a long time period by the use of hyperlinks.

Considering that the presence of discourses about Europe’s history or identity in the media is a form of sustainability of the European project, the general aim of the panel is twofold: first, understanding how the media present specific narratives of Europe in a crisis situation; and second, at a more general level, analyzing how these narratives, by building a cultural memory, by defining the otherness or by pointing out the controversies, are constructing themselves as founding texts of Europe’s today history.

The participants into this panel are members of the LEMEL project (L’Europe dans les médias en ligne, Europe in on line media) – a comparative, networked research of 8 national teams, coordinated by the University of Cergy-Pontoise, France (LDI laboratory). They found their papers on the analysis of LEMEL corpus (approx. 8000 articles from 2013 to 2015, data gathering in 2016 in progress) and can compare it to other data sources.

Luciana Radut-Gaghi
Discussant :
Hedwig Wagner
German Media Narratives of Europe’s History
Hedwig Wagner, Europe University of Flensburg
General Visions of Europe As Legitimations of European Project
Luciana Radut-Gaghi, University of Cergy-Pontoise
Other Europeans from a European Perspective
Elisabeth Le, University of Alberta
The Construction of an Online Story : The European Migrant Crisis
Axel Boursier, University of Cergy-Pontoise
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