Publications - 15.05.2018 - 00:00 

Dossier on "Media X.0" in HSG Focus

Journalism and the classic media companies are going through turbulent times.

15 May 2018. The media provide us with a window to the world. They show us what is going on in politics, business and society – also with a critical eye. They expose infringements of rules, and if need be they throw journalistic punches. Latterly, however, they have increasingly had to take knocks themselves. Social media are turning everyone who is that way inclined into media workers. Today, the classic media occasionally face a stiff social media headwind. Not only are the media keeping an eye on us, we are also keeping an eye on them.

Shaken business model

Meanwhile, media information sources have multiplied – the internet, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn... Thus digitisation has not only rocked journalism but primarily also the media companies’ classic advertising and subscription business model. We are now enjoying a great number of (free) media sources in a way that would have been inconceivable twenty years ago. With our dossier on "Media X.0", we are venturing to take stock of the media in 2018 – from a few selected perspectives.

"Being a student – actively!"

In the Campus part, our HSG Focus columnist Kuno Schedler underlines how important our students’ broadly based commitment to the University and the city is: "Being a student – actively!" We also pay tribute to Martin Killias, who will conclude his Permanent Visiting Professorship of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedural Law and Criminology at the end of July 2018. We talked to Assistant Professor Thomas Burri about where robot autonomy might lead us, while Professor Jan Marco Leimeister explains the big reform of the undergraduate major in Business Administration to us.

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