DBS Staff Research Day - 2014

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    Academic blogging
    (Dublin Business School, 2014) Kouker, Alexander
    Introduction to the idea and practice of blogging as a form of academic production in addition to traditional journal publishing. This presentation was delivered as part of the DBS Staff Research Day on Wednesday 23rd April 2014
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    This is the end. DeLillo and Virilio at the beginning of the century
    (Dublin Business School, 2014) Kane, Michael
    This paper will explore the similarities in the visions of the city and the world at the turn of the century in Don DeLillo’s novel Cosmopolis (2003), David Cronenberg’s film adaptation (2012) of the same and Paul Virilio’s book The Information Bomb (English 2000 – French 1998). DeLillo and Virilio depict a culture on the brink of disaster, rushing headlong into the abyss, apparently desiring its own destruction.
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    Jane Jacobs : life, legacy, interpretation
    (Dublin Business School, 2014) Lyes, Madeleine
    In this paper, I examine one particular contemporary response to the legacy of Jane Jacobs, one of the foremost urban thinkers of the twentieth century, with reference to Jacobs’ early and most formative work. I’m looking at Sharon Zukin’s 2009 text, Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Place which directly invokes Jacobs’ text. I look at Zukin’s criticisms of Jacobs, to assess, to a certain extent, how fair or unfair they may be, but beyond this, to examine how interpretations of Jacobs’ legacy continue to be powerful – in positive and negative ways – today. Jacobs’ text dealt with her research into the current condition of the American city, and how, in her opinion, traditional planning approaches were killing the vibrancy and diversity she saw functioning so well in her own neighbourhood in Greenwich Village in New York. Zukin grapples with similar issues today. This paper questions the interpretations of Jacobs’ legacy, and attempts an assessment of how the political aspects of that legacy may be reinvigorated.
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    Horizon 2020
    (Dublin Business School, 2014) O'Neill, Marie
    Horizon 2020 is the European Commission’s biggest research and innovation funding programme to date worth 80 billion over the next seven years (2014 to 2020). The programme is also open to private sector colleges. Marie O’ Neill discusses the rationale behind Horizon 2020, improvements on the FP7 programme as well as the research opportunities that the programme affords DBS. She discusses specific research opportunities within Horizon 2020 and the criteria by which successful applications are assessed. Marie concludes by highlighting how DBS Library can support research projects and funding applications of this nature.
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    Turf wars : redrawing the boundaries between the public broadcasting and the commercial newspaper sector
    (Dublin Business School, 2014) Murray, Ann-Marie
    In 2010, the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI), a representative body for the sector, complained to the Irish government that RTÉ ‘has gone far beyond the proper limits of its public service remit’. They argued that by providing publicly funded news content on its website and on mobile apps free of charge, RTÉ distorts the market and creates unfair competition for the newspaper sector. Based on a case study of the NNI submission, this presentation will consider the strategic management and policy implications of the transition from radio and television to a multi-platform public service model. Defining the limits of RTE’s digital public service remit is no easy task in a converged media landscape. For public broadcasters the move online is a natural progression; at the very least it allows them to follow the audience and deliver content in ways that are more relevant to contemporary lifestyles. However, allowing public broadcasters to expand into digital media activities poses a major threat to online newspapers, since they often occupy a dominant position in the market and can deliver publicly funded content free of charge. Policy makers must now decide where the boundaries between public service broadcasting and the commercial press sector should lie, and how far public broadcasters’ digital media activities ought to go. Ultimately, this will rest on a choice between forcing public service providers to languish on the old media platforms and allowing them to embrace digital media to deliver an enhanced, more innovative service and enrich the online landscape.