CENTRO DE INVESTIGAÇÃO MEDIA E JORNALISMO PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR 2004
PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR 2004
The Program of activities for 2004 aims to continue the programs that have already been set in motion, such as the Journal and the book collection with the publisher Livros Horizontes, and, most importantly, the research projects that have been funded by the FCT, as well as begin new programs, such as the training program in research methodology. Here is a full description of the program:
1. Research program
One research project, “Elements for a theory of news: A case study analysis of the journalistic mediation of the social issue HIV/AIDS”, was approved in 2002 and the research project was initiated in 2003. The research team consists of Nelson Traquina, Cristina Ponte and Rogerio Santos. The research team expects to conclude the project in September 2004.
In 2003, four research projects were approved by the FCT and the projects were initiated in 2004. The projects that were approved are: 1) “The euro and the construction of European identity”, with the research team of Maria João Silveirinha, Cristina Ponte, Telmo Gonçalves; 2) “Television and the images of difference”, with the research team of Isabel Ferin Cunha, Cristina Ponte, Cláudia Alvares, Inês D’Orey, Catarina Burnay, and José Carlos Abrantes, 3) “Journalism and acts of democracy”, with the research team of Isabel ferin Cunha, Rogério Santos, Estrela Serrano, and Rita Figueiras; and 4) “Living memories of journalism”, with the research team of Fernando Correia e Carla Baptista.
In the year 2004, the five research teams will proceed with their work on each project. As stated, the research project on the social issue HIV/AIDS is to be completed this year. For the other four projects, the year 2004 is the first year of research.
2. Lines of investigation
There exists three lines of investigation in CIMJ. They are: 1) Media, Journalism and Democracy; 2) New technology and its social uses; and 3) History of the media and Journalism.
The Direction of the CIMJ has envisioned the thought of organizing activities around the lines of investigation. For 2004, a Forum on the news coverage of Party congresses is planned for the fall, organized by Rogerio >Santos and Isabel Ferin.
3. Editorial activities
One of the prime objectives of the Center is to continue its editorial policies, namely the publication of its academic journal, Media & Jornalismo, and its book collection, “Media & Jornalismo”, with Livros Horizontes.
Book Collection CIMJ/ Livros Horizontes
At the end of January, 2004, three manuscripts were presented to the Instituto de Comunicação Social for possible financial support for publication, namely “The military and censorship”, by Joaquim Cardoso Gomes; “Silence and communication”, by Tito Cardoso e Cunha; and “the construction of the view” by José Carlos Abrantes.
At this moment, no decision has been made regarding the eventual support of the ICS,
In April, the 7th book of the collection, “Communication and citizenship: The media and the dynamic of identities in society”, by João Carlos Correia, was published.
In June, the 8th book of the collection, “Reading the News: Contribution to na analysis of journalistic discourse”, by Cristina Ponte, was published.
Other books expected to come out in 2004 are: “Communication and social mediation”, by Maria João Silveirinha”, “The opinion-makers in the quality portuguese press, 1980-1999”, by Rita Figueiras, “The construction of the view”, by José carlos Abrantes, and “Communication and society: the phenomenology of Alfred Schutz, by João Carlos Correia.
CIMJ expects to present in July four new manuscripts to the Instituto de Comunicação Social in their program of support for the publication of books. The fours manuscripts are: 1) “The brazilian Soap-opera” by Verónica policarpo, “The representation of sexual minorities in television news” by Clara Roldão Caldeira, “The telvision of proximity and the new challenges of the public sphere” by Pedro Manuel Rouxinol Samina Coelho, and “The social issue VIH/AIDS as news”, by Nelson Traquina, Vanda Calado, and Marisa Torres da Silva.
The Journal “Media & Jornalismo”
In April, the fourth issue of the academic journal, Media & Jornalismo, was published, with the mini-theme of “Sports and the media”.
The fifth issue of the journal is being organized at this moment and is expected to come out in november, with the mini-theme of “Women and the media”.
Other mini-themes for future issues are “education for the media” and “journalism and politics”.
4. The series of conferences “Talking about television”
For the third straight year, CIMJ has organized a series of conferences around the theme “Talking about television”. The new cycle of conference was initiated in the year 2004 with the conference, held on the 17th of April, with the presence of a group of European researchers involved in a program of the european Science Foundation. The first conference in 2004 was held with the title “Talking about television, talking about cinema”, with papers entitled “The ritual of television and democracy” by Daniel Dayan, and another paper entitled “Portugal as thought through its cinema”, by Paulo Filipe Monteiro.
The second conference in the series “Talking about television” was held on the 20th of May in the garden of São Luis Theater with the presence of Manual Falção (Director of Channel Two), José Manuel Paquette de Oliviera ISCTE), Maria Emília Brederode Santos (Nacional council of Education), and Telmo Gonçalves (Escola Superior de Comunicação Social).
Three mores conferences will be held in 2004: on October 21st with Dominque Mehl on letters to the ombudsman of France 2; on November 18th, with Kevin Robins on transnational television; and on December 16th with various guests, suvh as Eduardo Sintra Torres, Antonio granado, maria Emilia Brederode Santos.
5. An important vector of the Center’s objectives in 2004 and 2005 will be the presence of members of the Center in international congresses through the presentation of papers approved by the organization of the event.
6. CIMJ will hold over the next few years a Program in Training in Research Methods in Media and Journalism studies through a séries of 12-hour workshops.
The first held on the 5th and 7th of June on “Introduction to Research methods” with Professor Carolyn Anderson of the University of Massachusetts, EUA.
The second workshop was held on the 12th and 13th of July on “Survey Research” with Professor Thomas Patterson of Harvard University, EUA.
The third workshop in 2004 will be held in November and it will be dedicated to “Qualitative Methods” with Professor Pertti Alasuutari of Tampere University, Finland.
The Training program in Research Methods will continue in the year 2005 with workshops on “Field Research”, “Audience Research” and a third on a method that hás yet to be determined.
7 The web-site of the Center
One of the objectives of the Center for 2004 will be the improvement of the web-site, through the consolidation of a system of information that will feed the site on a regular basis. The website (www.cimj.org) evisoned will permit greater participation by the members of the center, in perticular, through the existence of a blog. The system will also permit the constant up-dating of personal data regarding the members. The web-site is viewed as na important vehicule of information and promotion of the center, and its diverse activities, including the research projects, the academic journal, the book collection, and the séries of conferences.
7. The headquarters
The city hall of Lisbon has authorized the awarding of a space, in partnership with SPOCOM, situated on Anvenue de Ceuta in Lisbon. A protocol is to be signed with the city hall , in which the specific conditions and the division of costs will be stipulated. It is expected that the center will be able to occupy its headquarters in 2004 after the completion of some constructuion work in the space to create separate installations for both CIMJ and SOPCOM.