Symposiums and events

Symposiums and events

Symposium “Digital Disruption and the Media – What does the Future Hold?”

On June 4, 2015, MMTC organized this conference in collaboration with the Royal Library in Stockholm with more than 100 attendees from the academia, corporate world and government. Speakers were from such companies as Schibsted, Mittmedia, Forsberg and Co., Planet of the Silver Ape, Interactive SVT, TV4, Expressen, and Charlotte Ingvar-Nilsson, Deputy Director General of Ministry of Culture of the Sweden government, gave a speech. The attendees debated about the organizational and economic challenges that media companies face in the digital transition.

The audience engaged in the symposium “Digital Disruption and the Media – What does the Future Hold?”


The Hall's Academic Corner Series

In 2015, MMTC researchers participated in the four seminars of the Hall's Academic Corner Series, which gathered researchers and practitioners for discussions about ownership and sustainability of the press. On March 3, 2015, MMTC center director Mart Ots and Associate Professor Stefan Melesko, moderated and presented the sessions of “The future role of the print alternative in the newspaper industry” and “The future of advertising”. The Hall's Academic Corner Series was sponsored by the Carl-Olof & Jenz Hamrins Foundation in recognition of its 30 years of supporting research in mass media, as well as the 150-year anniversary of the newspaper Jönköping Posten.

One of the organisers and presenters Prof. Karl-Erik Gustafsson

Speeches at corporate events

In 2014, MMTC scholars contributed as speakers about media for external corporations and events such as Design and Innovation workshop (Karlstad), Hallpressen (Jönköping), Handelns Utvecklingsråd (Stockholm), Bertil Ohlininstitutet (Stockholm), Jordbruksverket (Jönköping), World Packaging Summit (Helsingborg), Jönköpings Näringslivsvecka (Jönköping).

Seminars and Lectures

In 2014, Associate Professor Stefan Melesko conducted the following seminars and lectures:

  • The structural change of the newspaper industry and its implication for production and distribution in a comprehensive trade conference arranged by MWM. The audience consisted of technical directors, and production and distribution managers in the newspaper industry.
  • The future of the newspaper industry arranged by SNS Jönköping.
  • The challenges of legacy media arranged by the Swedish Newspapers Publishers Association.

Conference “Seizing the Digital Opportunity – How Growth and Innovation is Created Online”

On June 20, 2012, MMTC co-organized this conference at the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm. Attendees of the conference included politicians, parliamentarians, regulators, researchers, as well as executives representing SVT, Musiksverige, Telenor Sweden, TeliaSonera, IDG, Voddler, and Ericsson. Other co-organizers of the event were Ericsson, Google, IT&Telekomföretagen, TeliaSonera, Telenor, Ernst and Young, and UK Trade and Investment.

Some of the speakers: Back row, from left: Dr. Martin Hvidt Thelle of Copenhagen Economics, Professor Ian Hargreaves of Cardiff University, UK, and Simon Hampton, Director of European Public Policy at Google. Front row, from left: Eva Hamilton, CEO of SVT and Lucy Küng, MMTC, Jönköping International Business School