On November 9th and 10th, Beijing will welcome for the first time to the world’s leading constructive journalism experts at the CASS (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), the most prestigious think tank of the entire Asian continent, according to the American magazine Foreign Policy.
World-renowned experts and scholars in this specific area will meet publishers and broadcasters to discuss and analyze different perspectives with which the constructive journalism approach has already been adopted in China and the rest of the world, encouraging exchanges of ideas.
Among the guests of the forum, Silvio Malvolti, founder and president of the Italian Constructive Media Association, is recognized among the leading experts in this area and will be the only Italian invited at the international event. Malvolti, besides giving a talk for graduates, will show the evolution of business models he tested since 2001, year of birth of BuoneNotizie.net (later BuoneNotizie.it), the first Italian online newspaper approached to what is called today constructive journalism.
The online journal BuoneNotizie.it aimed at telling current events in a less anxious, more balanced, and solution-oriented way, changing editorial guidelines several times (opting for a period also for the so-called positive journalism, now abandoned) and pivoting on different business models: from digital to paper, going from newsstands to free-press, and then from a website to a digital magazine for tablet, to a news aggregator for smartphones, winning several prizes and awards among which those of Apple, of the Sole24ORE and of the Presidency of the Italian Republic.
Contributions will be in but not confined to the following topics:
- Relative concepts and theories of constructive journalism studies
- Worldwide practice and exploration of constructive journalism
- Social roles, audiences’ demands and journalism
- Journalism: from civic news to constructive journalism
- New technologies, New media, dissemination of information and audiences in the new era
- The role of mainstream media in the Post-truth environment
- Social media and the production and consumption of information
- Artificial intelligence and the development of journalism
- Constructive journalism and social development
- The future of journalism
Conference papers will be chosen for publication in Journalism and Communication (special issue) 2019.
The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) is a premier academic organization and comprehensive research centre of PRC in the field of philosophy and social sciences. (Specific information see http://casseng.cssn.cn/). In the CASS Institute of Journalism and Communication Studies, main areas of expertise are foundational theories of journalism studies, also advises on practical issues. (Full details link to http://xinwen.cass.cn/xws/bsjj/)