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Presentations

Negotiating Journalism’s Boundaries Within the Networked Affective Publics Around the Far-Right Terror Attack in Hanau

Débora Medeiros, Ana Makhashvili and Margreth Lünenborg present the findings on the case study of the far-right terrorist attack in Hanau at the 72nd Annual International Communication Association Conference. They highlight how journalism’s interpretations of events face challenges within networked, affective publics. | May 29th 2022, Paris.

The Affective Publics of #Hanau: Parajournalistic Actors’ Emotional Interpretations of the Far-right Terror Attack in Germany

At the preconference of the Annual International Communication Association Conference 2022, Débora Medeiros and Margreth Lünenborg presented the results of their study of videos produced by German YouTubers about the right-wing extremist terrorist attack in Hanau. By applying the concept of affective publics, they reveal which emotional interpretations circulated among parajournalistic actors and how they affectively negotiated the event. | May 25th 2022, Metz.

Hijacking Solidarity: The Networked and Affective Dynamics of Far-right Publics on Twitter

Ana Makhashvili presents the results of her case study of a solidarity movement for refugees mobilized using the hashtag #WirhabenPlatz (“we have space”). She focuses on the emergence of a far-right public within this discourse that hijacked the hashtag to disrupt solidarity. The presentation was part of the Media and Publics Conference. | April 29th 2022, Roskilde University

Fear, Anger and Grief – Emotions in Migration Reporting

As collaboration between theory and practice, Sheila Mysorekar (Neue deutsche Medienmacher*innen) and Débora Medeiros (Freie Universität), invited Journalists to reflect on the question: What reporting methods are helpful in dealing with the challenges related to migration coverage? In this workshop, participants discussed how emotions are generated both textually and visually and how a nuanced way of presenting them can succeed. At the same time, they sharpened their eye for reporting that is as non-discriminatory as possible and allows for a multifaceted portrayal of events, also regarding the emotions of the various people involved. | April 28th & 29th 2022, Berlin.

Contested order of emotions: the 2018 Chemnitz protests on German TV news and on YouTube

Margreth Lünenborg and Débora Medeiros present their findings on the order of emotions challenged by parajournalism using the case study of the riots in Chemnitz 2018. The presentation was part of the 8th European Communication Conference | September 6-9 2021, virtual conference.

Affective Publics on Twitter: Contesting Journalism’s Authority

Ana Makhashvili and Margreth Lünenborg present their analysis of the polarized, affective publics that emerged on Twitter during the far-right protests in #Chemnitz, Germany in 2018. They discuss how journalistic authority and legitimacy is contested through the affective dynamics of these publics. The presentation was part of the 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association | May 27-31 2021, virtual conference.

Parajournalism’s visuality: affect and emotion in discourses around migration in Germany on YouTube

The talk by Débora Medeiros and Margreth Lünenborg focuses on how actors beyond legacy media, in particular YouTubers, articulate and circulate affect and emotion through visual elements in their videos on migration. Focusing on the anti-migration protests that took place in the German city of Chemnitz in 2018, the talk reveals an understanding of the affective character of current publics and shows various forms of how YouTubers emotionally interpret events for their viewers. The presentation was part of the 71st Annual Conference of the International Communication Association | May 27-31 2021, virtual conference.

“Journalism Challenged. Competing Dramaturgies of Affect around #Chemnitz”

As part of the lecture series “Mobility Affects”, Margreth Lünenborg, Débora Medeiros and Ana Makhashvili present the findings of the case study about the far-right riots in Chemnitz, Germany in 2018 and discuss how competing dramaturgies of affect on social media pose challenges to journalistic authority.

Journalism as an Affective Institution

Débora Medeiros and Margreth Lünenborg provide insights into their idea of “Journalism as an affective Institution”. The presentation was part of the Three-Country Conference on Communication Science 2021 organized by DGPuK, ÖGK, and SGKM.

#Chemnitz and its Polarized Affective Publics

Ana Makhashvili and Margreth Lünenborg present results of their case study on #Chemnitz and its polarized, affective publics. The presentation was part of the Three-Country Conference on Communication Science 2021 organized by DGPuK, ÖGK, and SGKM.

From Public Sphere to Performative Publics. Developing Media Practice as an Analytic Model

"From Public Sphere to Performative Publics. Developing Media Practice as an Analytic Model." by Prof Margreth Lünenborg und Dr Christoph Raetzsch during the ICA pre-conference „Articulating Voice. The Expressivity and Performativity of Media Practices“, May 23 2018 | Prague.

The “-tainment” Effect of Emotions – Producing Emotions in Reality Television.

"The “-tainment” Effect of Emotions – Producing Emotions in Reality Television" by Laura Sūna at the conference "Media Mutations", May 21-22 2018 | Bologna

From Audiences to Publics: Affective Media Practices between the Local and the Global

"From Audiences to Publics: Affective Media Practices between the Local and the Global" by Prof Dr Margreth Lünenborg und PD Dr Tanja Maier at the international conference "Public Emotions. Affective Collectivity in Audiences" of CRC 1171 May 3-5 2018 | Berlin

Affective Publics – Understanding the Affective Dynamics of Translocal Media Practices

„Affective Publics – Understanding the ffective Dynamics of Translocal Media Practices" by Margreth Lünenborg at the conference „Global Mediatization Research and Technology", April 19-21 2018 | Klagenfurt

Affective publics – Theorizing digital dynamics in translocal forms of public articulations

"Affective publics – Theorizing digital dynamics in translocal forms of public articulations" by Margreth Lünenborg at the conference "Comperative Media Studies in Today's World", April 17-19 2018 | St. Petersburg.

Representing Migration – Constructing National Identity: Pictures of Difference and Enmity in German Media

"Representing Migration – Constructing National Identity: Pictures of Difference and Enmity in German Media." by Prof Margreth Lünenborg at the conference "Media and Transformation in Germany and Indonesia. Dynamics and Transgression in Global Perspective", March 01.-03 2017 | Bandung

Communication without affect does not work: On the relationship between journalism and emotion

Margreth Lünenborg spoke on the topic of "Communication without affect does not work: On the relationship between journalism and emotion" at the Symposium Media Democracy 2017 "The public sphere and emotions" at Universtität Hamburg. The interdisciplinary symposium took place in honor of Prof. Irene Neverla.

Affects and the Dynamics of Cultural Belonging in Reality TV

"Affects and the Dynamics of Cultural Belonging in Reality TV" by Margreth Lünenborg, Tanja Maier, and Claudia Töpper. At conference "Affect-Media-Power" | June 29 to July 1 2017 | FU Berlin.

The Visual Practices of Journalism Covering (Forced) Migration

"The Visual Practices of Journalism Covering (Forced) Migration" by Tanja Maier and Margreth Lünenborg at ECREA conferece "Mediated (Dis)Continuities: Contesting Pasts, Presents and Futures" | November 9-12 2016 | Prague.

Mediated Affects in Global Reality TV Formats and Matters of Belonging

"Mediated Affects in Global Reality TV Formats and Matters of Belonging" by Margreth Lünenborg and Claudia Töpper at ECREA conference "Mediated (Dis)Continuities: Contesting Pasts, Presents and Futures" | November 9-12 2016 | Prague.

Embodied affects - on the analysis of affective and bodily dimensions of reality TV

"Embodied affects - on the analysis of affective and bodily dimensions of reality TV" by Margreth Lünenborg and Claudia Töpper at DGPuK division Media, Publics, and Gender conference "Body pictures - body practices. Visual representations, regulations, and adaptations of gendered bodies and identities in media culture" | September 28-30 2017 | Universität Hamburg.

This is a list of all presentations held in connection to the project.