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


Dubrovnik, Croatia, Inter – University Center, 28 May –31 May 2018


  • WORKSHOP (28– 29 May 2018) – Fake news and its implications on democracy
  • CONFERENCE (30 May – 31 May 2018) – Circular economy and free information and content in media


28 May 2018, Monday

 9:00 -9:30 Registration, Interuniversity Center

9:45 – 10:00 Welcome address by organizing committee


10:00 – 11:00

Keynote speaker: assistant professor Domagoj Bebić

The world driven by our interests: is it fake or is it disinformational


11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break


11:30 – 13:00

Session 1: Fake news and the future of journalism

Chair: Domagoj Bebić

  1. Social networks and applications in the service of propaganda and manipulation: how and why are fake news increasingly spread?

Tomislav Levak, Department of Cultural Studies, University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek

prof. Pero Maldini. PhD Department of Mass Communication, University of Dubrovnik,

  1. The Creation of Enemies with Polarizing, Manipulative, Fake News in Turkey’s Authoritarianism

prof.  Mine Gencel Bek, Universität Siegen, Deutschland

  1. Democratic vs. Autocratic Environment for the Global Fake News

     Ana Radović Kapor , Lecturer at Libertas International University

 prof. Inoslav Bešker, University of Dubrovnik


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch


14:00 – 15:30

Session 2: Online journalism and new media environment

Chair: Nenad Prelog

  1. The Representation of the online journalism in movies and TV shows

Tomislav Klauški, Faculty of Political Science

  1. The Internet and Changing Ad Revenues and Publication Frequency of U.S. College Newspapers

prof. Robert Bergland, Caleb May and Chloe Rhein, Department of Communication and Journalism, Missouri Western State University

  1. Emotions in online political communication

Milica Vučković, Ph.D. student, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of  Ljubljana


29 May 2018, Tuesday

10:00 – 11:30

Session 3: Social networks, sport, politics and celebrities

Chair: Milica Vučković, Ph.D. student

  1. The use of social networks as a source of information the media coverage of the “celebrity”: The case of football player Dejan Lovren

Anamarija Bilan, PhD student, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,

University of Zagreb

  1. How Twitter is Used by National Football League Teams

prof. Lance Lawton, Department of Communication and Journalism

Missouri Western State University

  1. Impact of memes in LOLitics

Marija Volarević, Ph.D. student, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of  Ljubljana


11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break


12:00 – 14:00

Session 4

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

Moderator: prof. Inoslav Bešker


30 May 2018, Wednesday – Conference

9:30 – 11:30

Session 5

Chair: prof. Mato Brautović, PhD

  1. Fake News Museum: History and future of the fake news phenomena

prof. Nenad Prelog, Croatian Ambassador to South Africa

  1. The use of social networks and digital tools in the teaching process

           Ivana Vrček, PhD student, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

           prof. Damir Boras, Rector of Zagreb University

  1. TBA

           prof. Mato Brautović


11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break


12:00 – 13:30

Session 6: Social media and micro-targeting

Chair: associate professor Domagoj Bebić

  1. Native Advertising that Convinces: Designing a Customer-Focused Ad Product

Ana Plišić,  Hanza Media

  1. 2. Weaponizing Facebook

          Ivan Fischer

  1. Brand journalism as a hybrid of PR, advertising and journalism

            Đorđe Obradović, PhD, University of Dubrovnik

Francesca Vlašić, PhD student, University of Osijek


13:30 – 14:00

Summing up


31 May 2018, Thursday

Social program

Trip to the Island of Koločep