emma Research Grant presented in third #emmatalk

On Monday the 22nd of June the third #emmatalk takes place at 5pm CEST. Ana Nunes and John Mills will discuss the progress of their research project that was funded with the first time ever emma Research Grant. Ana and John are part of a research group that further includes Eduardo Campos Pellanda (PUCRS-Brazil) and Jaäo Canavilhas (University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal). Last year, Ana presented their winning research proposal “Innovating Journalism Structures and Processes: Media Labs, Innovation Teams, methods and beyond at #emmaCyprus. Now they will bring us an update about their project and present the most important insights and contributions with the focus on the question: What innovation processes and structures are emerging from news media publishers, how is their efficacy judged?

About the presenters:

John Mills is reader in Emergent Technologies and Journalism Innovation. Based at the Media Innovation Studio at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), John’s research interests span journalism, the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented paper, mobile journalism, wearables, human-centred design, drone journalism and innovation theory. In recent years, John’s research has focussed on IoT and journalism, and how news organisations could utilise physical-digital platforms and experiences. This work includes the Google-funded NewsThings and SenseMaker projects, creating an IoT content management system and exploring how conductive ink and web-connected print could be used in editorial contexts. John is also a member of UCLan’s Civic Drone Centre team, which is exploring how next generation unmanned aerial vehicles can be used in a variety of contexts, including the media. Its most recent project is the Aerial Uptake project, funded by Interreg.

Dr Ana Cecilia Bisso Nunes: is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Journalism, Digital Media and Innovation at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS / Brazil), where she also plays a role as academic head of IDEAR, an interdisciplinary entrepreneurship lab she helped to found in 2016. Her research interests span media and journalism innovation, entrepreneurship and digital media. For the past four years, she had been dedicated to her PhD: a research on processes and characteristics of media and journalism innovation in experimental contexts known as media labs. That work counted with a partnership with WAN-IFRA and has just been approved with honours on March 2020. Her PhD was a joint degree between PUCRS (Brazil) and University of Beira Interior (Portugal).

Register here for this #emmatalk!