PROGRAM – 22nd ITJ Conference 2017



InMed Institute, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, IPSA RC 10


Dubrovnik, Croatia, Inter – University Center, 29 – 31 May 2017


  • WORKSHOP (29– 30 May 2017) – Fake news and its implications on democracy
  • CONFERENCE (31 May) – Big data – small world


29 May 2017, Monday

 9:30 -10: 00 Registration, Inter – University Center

10:00 Welcome address by organizing committee


Session 1

Chair: Domagoj Bebić

  1. The Fictionalization of Reality

       Laura Haaber Ihle, PhD Student, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

  1. Fake news from misinformation to fake reality

        prof. dr. sc. Nenad Prelog, Croatian Ambassador to South Africa

  1. Fake News in Special and Hybrid Warfare

         prof. dr. sc Inoslav Bešker, University of Bologna, University of Dubrovnik


11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break



Session 2

Chair: Nenad Prelog

  1. Experience with fake news in Croatian journalism

          Ivan Zrinjski, Jutarnji list

  1. Fake news and alternative facts in presidential campaign in 2016 US elections: How Donald Trump used weaknesses of traditional media to win the elections?

        Milica Vučković, PhD Student, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

        Tomislav Klauški, Faculty of Political Science

  1. The CROAT mass media scene abroad and the danger of FAKE NEWS                                                                                                                                                                                        Sabine Stadler, Social Scientist, Austria


 30 May 2017, Tuesday

10:30 – 12:00

Session 3

Round table: What is the future of journalism in the age of fake news?

Moderator: Inoslav Bešker


12:00 – 12:30 Coffee break


12:30 – 14:00

Session 4

Chair: associate professor Mato Brautović

  1. Fake news and the experience of propaganda based Soviet media: How the clash of different media cultures impact the journalism in post-soviet Azerbaijan

         Tarana Mahmudova, Faculty of Journalism, Baku State University, Azerbaijan

  1. Communicating the Crisis: Main Croatian Political Parties on Social Media During 2015

        doc. dr. sc. Domagoj Bebić, assistant professor, University of Zagreb

  1. Implications of the new EU data protection framework on the online media industry

        doc. dr. sc. Nina Gumzej, Faculty of Law, Zagreb



31 May 2017, Wednesday

10:00 – 11:30


Chair: Nenad Prelog

  1. The Influence of Social Networks on the Literacy and Communication of Younger Adolescents

        prof. dr. sc. Damir Boras, Rector of University of Zagreb

        Ivana Vrček, Phd Student of Information and Communication Science, University of Zagreb

  1. Participatory journalism and hate speech on Croatian daily newspaper websites

        Tamara Kunić, PhD Student of Information and Communication Science, University of Zagreb

  1. Defending the Authenticity of Online Public Spheres

        Simon Smith, Institute of Sociological Studies, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic


11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break


12:00 – 13:30

  1. Automatically produced video content: how is perceived by audience

         associate professor Mato Brautović

         Romana John, MA University of Dubrovnik

         Iva Nenadić, European University Institute, Italy

  1. The Role of Users in Viral Journalism

         Marija Volarević, PhD Student, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


13:30 – 14:00

Summing up