Open Innovation Meets Innovation Media: Concepts, Aspects and Future Trends of Creative Processes and Innovation Ecosystems

Dr. Sam Inkinen & Dr. Jari Kaivo-oja, Finland Futures Research Centre, CID Group, Turku School of Economics, Finland

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Many key concepts are interrelated in the recent innovation discourse: creative economy, network society, the information age, innovation (eco)systems, innovation environments, innovation journalism, innovation media, innovation communications, social technologies, web 2.0, web 3.0, everyware, ubiquitous computing, etc. This conference paper discusses key concepts, aspects and future trends of creative processes and innovation ecosystems...

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Climate Change and Innovation in The New York Times from 1980 to 2008

Maria Lassila-Merisalo, PhD, Department of Communication, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

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My presentation focuses on how the terms “innovation” and “climate change” interact in the stories of the New York Times. The presentation includes preliminary findings of the project Global Challenges of Innovation Journalism (2008-2010). Terms “global warming” and “climate change” started to appear in newspaper stories in the 1980’s. The most considerable peaks have occurred in 1990, 1997, 2001 and from 2004 to 2007. The trend has been similar at least in the US, the UK and Finland, whose newspapers have been examined in the project so far...

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Telecommunications innovation and the shape of the British news market

Dr. Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb, Oxford University Saïd Business School, UK

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This paper explains how innovation in telecommunications affected the structure of the news market in Britain. The model of growth is Schumpeterian. Periods of anti-competitive behaviour facilitated the collection and distribution of news. New forms of technology disrupted these entrenched market arrangements. The rush of competition was not conducive to the fulfilment of the democratic function hoped for in the fourth estate, and anti-competitive behaviour resumed...

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Talking Politics and Snowballing Values: How Online Journalism Connects Innovation with the Political Process in Consolidating Democracies

Dr. Minha Kim & Minje Yang, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea

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The present study explores how online journalism connects innovation with the political process in consolidating democracies by investigating the case of South Korea, an emerging society and leading IT country. Focus is given to the two aspects of innovation journalism, which are online deliberation and cyberculture of postmaterialism. This paper attempts a theoretical speculation of this value-seeking political participation in order to respond to the question of how innovation renders political value drive citizen participation in public life.

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