Media Trends 2015
On the 10th-12th of September international communication researchers and media experts from all around the world gather at Webster Vienna to discuss the relationship between power and media. The versatile and tightly packed program focused mainly on government censorship, concentration of ownership as well as advertiser and other external influences over all forms of messages.
The conference also featured an Oxford-style debate, open to the public, discussing the need to expand public ownership of the media in order to counter state, private and/or corporate interference. Panelists included the multi-award winning journalist and host of the renowned “On the Media”, on WNYC, Brooke Gladstone as well as Alexander Wrabetz, General Director, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), Andreas Rudas, Executive Vice President, RTL Group, and researcher Professor Dr. Katharine Sarikakis.