“Shedding light on contemporary issues in the media world.”
The Spotlight Seminars provide a platform where academics and professionals can explore and debate contemporary issues in media communications and photography. They aim to strengthen the connection between theory and practice by creating a space in which researchers and professionals can exchange their knowledge and experience of some of the key issues related to the world of media and communications. Topics which are covered span across disciplines, some of which include international relations, business, computer science, the arts and other.
These events are organized and hosted by the Media Communications and Photography Department of Webster University Geneva, in collaboration with the WCCI.
Why We Need Journalists
The Gig Economy & 360-Degree Negotiation
To celebrate the first year of Webster University Geneva’s MA in Communications Management, this Spotlight Seminar combines two expert presentations that explain how to boost your negotiation skills in a professional setting
Igniting change: How to Cover the Climate Crisis
How can the media help engage the public and inspire action on the most compelling issue of our time? Should journalists be hopeful and inspire? Or should they, as Greta Thunberg has said, “tell it like it is”?
Creativity and Co-Creation in the Arts
Webster Centre for Creativity and Innovation and the Media Communications Department joined forces to host an event on the art of co-creation.
Digital Threats and E-Reputation Management
Stephane Koch, an expert in internet security and digital strategies and Vice-President of ImmuniWeb, explained the business risks posed by digital threats to reputation.
Media and Climate Change
A discussion with Ed Girardet, journalist and Editor of Global Geneva magazine on the challenges of reporting on climate change.
Impact of Social Media on Human Rights
The Media Communications Department and the WHA, Webster’s Humanitarian Association, hosted a special Spotlight Seminar to celebrate Webster Geneva’s 40th Anniversary and to honour International Human Rights Day. The speakers gathered to shed light on the impact of social media on human rights.
Fear or excitement? The consequences of emerging technologies
A talk by Nicoletta Iacobacci, PhD, Founder, Ethica.ly. about the positive and not-so-positive consequences of the new technologies that are increasingly influencing our lives
Protecting Journalists, Protecting Freedoms
Organised by the Media Communications and Photography Department, Webster University Geneva in collaboration with Reporters without Borders (Geneva) to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Committed Against Journalists.