ICA Prague, 2018
ICA Preconference 2018: The Participatory Turn Ten Years Later: Trust/Distrust and Engagement/Disengagement Division(s) Affiliation(s): Journalism Studies; Philosophy, Theory and Critique; Political Communication, and Popular Communication Organizer: Trine Syvertsen (Uof Oslo), Gunn Enli (U of Oslo) , Karoline Ihlebæk (U of Oslo) and Ignacio Bergillos (Comillas Pontifical U, Palma de Mallorca) Description: This ICA preconference marks the anniversary of ‘the participatory turn’: a decade ago, there was widespread optimism about the creative, economic and democratic potential of audience participation in the media. In the passing decade, both positive and negative implications of ‘the participatory turn’ have come to the forefront of media debate and scholarship. ‘The participatory turn’ has led not only to increased engagement and involvement, but also to participatory fatigue, disengagement and resistance. This preconference explores how participation as a concept, strategy and practice has developed over the last decade, and engages participants in a dialogue concerning contradictions and dilemmas. Keynote speaker is Marke Deuze (University of Amsterdam).