The opening seminar of TaRC was held in Tampere on 2–3 November 2017.


THURSDAY 2 November 2017

10.30 – 11.00 Pinni B 3107
Opening of the seminar
Welcome statements

11.00 – 13.00, Pinni B 3017
Arja Rosenholm & Iiris Ruoho: Introducing TaRC

Current research at the University of Tampere
Ari Heinonen: TaRC from the perspective of journalism training
Iiris Ruoho: Two perspectives to the Chinese media elite
Arja Rosenholm & Irina Savkina: Media and popular culture: Understanding Russia through everyday life
Arja Rosenholm: The Arctic in Russian literature, film and media
Mihail Mihailov: MCAD: Multilingual corpus for Arctic discourse
Aleksandr Zelenin: Mass media and language politics in Modern Russia
Riku Roihankorpi: Nature-based, health-enhancing, and playful VR: intercultural and interdisciplinary student projects between China and Finland
Dmitry Yagodin: Environmental journalism and climate change communication in Russia
Svetlana Pasti: Comparative communication and digital media in Russia and China in the context of BRICS & Western attitudes to Russia, China and BRICS
Jyrki Nummenmaa: Grammatical universal dependencies for multilingual Chi­nese and Russian text analysis

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch, Minerva, Pinni B (at one’s own cost)

14.00 – 16.00, Pinni B 4113
Julie Yu-We Chen, University of Helsinki: Theorizing interactions between the regime and netizens in China
Ji Li, Wuhan University: Environmental journalism in China

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee, Pinni B 3107

16.30 – 18.30 Pinni B 3107
Vlad Strukov, University of Leeds: Post-media, or how Russian digital networks have re-defined the modern world
Saara Ratilainen, University of Helsinki: Gender and cultural studies ap­proach to Russian media

Free for all dinner at Zhou’s Place (address: Pinninkatu 32)

FRIDAY 3 November 2017

9.30 – 10.30, Pinni B 4113
Anneli Ahonen, analyst: Improving EU capacity to address disinformation activities by external actors
10.30 – 12.00, Pinni B 4113
Matti Posio, Lännen Media & Sami Sillanpää, Helsingin Sanomat Too big to cover? Russia and China in Finnish media reality

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch, Pinni B Minerva (at one’s own cost)

13.00 – 14.30 Oasis, Pinni B
Vera Zvereva, University of Jyväskylä: State propaganda in Russian digital media
Ivan Pechishchev, Perm State University: Stories building cities: urban journalism in the media landscape of Russia

14.30 – 16.00 Oasis, Pinni B
Coffee and closing discussion