7 July 2016 – 8 July 2016 // 08:00 – 16:30

This concluding event of the ANR Corpus Geomedia project led by the CIST takes place in INA, 21-23 rue Camille Desmoulins in Issy-les-Moulineaux (92)

The explanation of the structure and dynamics of foreign news has been a permanent object of research for specialists of media studies, political science and international relations since the seminal work of Galtung & Ruge (1965). But many of the hypotheses formulated by Galtung and his followers have not been tested on very large sample of news until a recent period, introducing doubts and discussions about the reality of the agenda-setting process, the homogenization of an international public space of debates, the decreasing effects of geographical, cultural and historical distances, etc.
Thanks to the collection by the ANR Corpus Geomedia Project of a very large sample of RSS feeds diffusing international news, this workshop proposes to explore these old questions on the basis of new tools and hypotheses elaborated by crossing the experience of researchers in media studies, computer science, political geography and linguistics. The workshop will also offer be the opportunity to test and disseminate tools produced by ANR Geomedia for the analysis of RSS flows. The final debate will try to open perspectives for future cross-disciplinary research on media flows.

Compulsory pre-registration (limited space).
Registrations are closed. Please contact us directly.

The conference might be filmed and photographed: by validating your pre-registration, you accept to be filmed and photographed and that resulting films/photograps may be used on all kind of materials.

Provisional programme

9:00-9:30 – Opening session
9:30-12:30 – Stream A: Media Studies

Chair: Dario Compagno, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Coordinators: Marta Severo & Benjamin Loveluck

Denis Wu, Boston University – Predicting information flow across national borders: From mass media to social media
Elad Segev, University of Tel Aviv – International News Flow Online: Global Views with Local Perspectives
Franck Rebillard, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Diversity and flows of online news. Learnings from the Ipri and OTMedia research projects *
Benjamin Loveluck, CERSA & Marta Severo, GERiiCO – Studying the international media space in the Internet age (CIST Géomédia)

12:30-13:00 – Tools presentation

Coordinators: Hugues Pecout & Robin Lamarche-Perrin
– Geomediatic barometer – Daniele Ciminieri & Paolo Ciuccarelli, Density Design Lab, Politecnico di Milano
– Geomedia event explorer – Nicolas Lambert & Timothée Giraud, RIATE, Claude Grasland, Géographie-cités, & Hugues Pecout, CIST

13:00-14:30 – Open access to presented tools in a separate room
14:30-17:30 – Stream B: Computer Science

Coordinators: Yves Demazeau, Robin Lamarche-Perrin & Jean-Marc Vincent
Jaroslaw Kozlak, AGH University of Science & Technology – Study of International News using Complex Network Analysis and Data-mining Methods
Angelika Studeny, Inria – Modelling the Spatio-temporal Evolution of Media Events: A Hidden Markov Model Approach (CIST Géomédia)
Robin Lamarche-Perrin, LIP6 – Geomedia’s Cube: A Multiscale Analysis of Media Coverage in Space and Time? (CIST Géomédia)
François Queyroi, Géographie-cités, & Laurent Beauguitte, IDEES – RSS Flows, World Structure & Community Detection (CIST Géomédia)

9:00-12:00 – Stream C: Geography and Politics

Coordinators: Arnaud Brenneot & Sophie de RuffrayEmeline Comby, ENS de Lyon – Media Discourse and Public Perception: Envisioning Trajectories
Anne Gassiat, Irstea, ETBX – Comprendre les faits du monde et leurs évolutions à travers la presse quotidienne : du global (changement climatique) au local (conflits d’usage)
Maud Devès, IPGP, Marion Le Texier, Université du Luxembourg, & Elias Mahi, CIST – Earthquakes international media coverage in the digital age (CIST Géomédia)
Claude Grasland, Géographie-cités, & Sophie de Ruffray, IDEES – Regionalisation of the World by media flows (CIST Géomédia)

12:00-12:15 – Tool presentation

Coordinators: Hugues Pecout & Robin Lamarche-Perrin
– The EMM family of applications – Vanni Zavarella, EMM

12:15-13:30 – Open access to presented tools in a separate room
13:30-15:30 – Stream D: Media Studies (2)

Chair: Denis Teyssou, AFP
Coordinator: Claude Grasland

Vanni Zavarella, EMM – “What’s going on out there”: text mining for global event monitoring
Dominique Fackler, INA – Focus sur l’international à la télévision française
Agnès Saulnier, INA – Médiatisation versus Réalité : le cas d’Ebola

16:00-17:30 – Concluding debate

* This paper might be presented in French.