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Media events, circulation and emerging social media practices. Tracing the meaning of Fukushima (MECER)

The MECER research project examines the relationship of social media and mainstream media in the case of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. The project is jointly conducted by Japanese and Finnish scholars together with an international network of researchers in five additional countries.

The project is jointly funded by Academy of Finland and Japan Society for Promotion of Science and realized in cooperation with Waseda University.
The project runs from Sept 1, 2014 to Aug 31, 2016

Contact Information

Principal investigator Professor Risto Kunelius
Senior Research Fellow Katja Valaskivi katja.valaskivi@uta.fi
Researcher Anna Rantasila anna.rantasila@uta.fi

Project leader in Japan Professor Mikihito Tanaka, Waseda University

Results of the MECER project were presented in the following international and national conferences and seminars:

- IAMCR 2015 Hegemony or Resistance? On the Ambiguous Power of Communication, 12.-16.7.2015, Montreal, Canada.
Conference programme: http://congresiamcr.uqam.ca/conference-en/program.html

- Twitter as Communication seminar, 29.1.2016, University of Tampere, Finland.
Seminar programme: https://www.uta.fi/cmt/Twitter-seminaari/ohjelma.html

- ICA 2016 Communicating with Power, 9.-13.6.2016, Fukuoka, Japan.
Conference programme: https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ica/ica16/

- IAMCR 2016 Memory, Commemoration and Communication: Looking Back, Looking Forward, 27.-31.7.2016, Leicester, UK.
Conference programme: http://iamcr.org/leicester2016/programme

The research results of the MECER project will be discussed in more detail in an upcoming book by the project participants. The book will be published during 2018 by Palgrave

 
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