Seminar: Researchers as "experts" in the media

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 15:00 to 17:00
As carriers of the highest achievable knowledge within their field researchers are regarded as the experts of the society. Contracted at public universities in a democratic society it is a well founded tradition that these experts provide their knowledge when asked. To underline the praxis it is furthermore stated in the Law on Universities that dissemination of research is an obligation.
Social scientists are often addressed on present issues and themes from the public debate. When presented in the media political, economic, social, philosophical, ethic and other topics are characterized by an intense use of experts. We see a highly developed interaction between researchers and journalists, editors and other professionals from the media.
The purpose of the seminar is to highlight the role of researchers in the role as experts seen from the academia and the media.
The topic will be addressed by 3 researchers with decades of experience in relating to and cooperating with media, and by 3 very experienced media professionals.
The debate will focus on:
  • What lies in the concept expert?
  • What is the role of the expert in media?
  • When can one be considered to be an expert in a specific topic?How do media perceive academic experts?
  • What is expected from an expert?
  • Professor Ove K. Pedersen, Department of Business and Politics, CBS
  • Professor Anne-Marie Søderberg, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management.
  • Professor Ole Thyssen, Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy.
  • CEO Dagbladet Information: Mette Davidsen-Nielsen
  • Editor in Chief Mandag Morgen: Bjarke Møller
  • A journalist from DR Nyheder
Professor Anker Brink Lund, Department of Business and Politics
The seminar is open to the public but addresses specially staff at CBS, inclusive the many international colleagues, why the seminar will be held in English.


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