Lindholmen Science Park's activity related to the development and innovation program Media & Democracy continues to increase in relevance. A proposal has now also been completed regarding how and when the program should be established – with broad support from the media industry and research.
"Our main report is ready and has been submitted. Now we are working to secure core financing," says main project manager Martin Holmberg.
Just as the world’s oldest law governing freedom of the press and expression – the Swedish Freedom of the Press Act – celebrates 250 years, the media landscape is being redrawn more dramatically than ever before. This poses a new challenge for both society and the media, as the latter is a platform for democracy. But what opportunities and threats are there, and what choices does the future hold? During Meg – the Media Days forum in Gothenburg – Lindholmen Science Park is letting heavyweights from both industry and science have their say.
The media landscape and climate are changing faster than ever. How is this affecting democracy? Lindholmen Science Park has chosen to investigate this heated issue. During Meg – the “Media Days” forum in Gothenburg – the main attraction will be panel discussions with informed voices from the industry and academia.
Lindholmen Science Park is taking the initiative, together with the media sector and leading researchers, for a new collaboration for media development and research with a focus on democratic perspective.
Meg – The Media Days – at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Center in Göteborg, was in many ways a success. Lindholmen Science Park hosted meetings between the media sector and academia to discuss the future of the industry and the role of research.