Global Media & Internet Concentration (GMIC) Project funded

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 14:15

Professor Aphra Kerr of the Sociology Department at Maynooth University, is co-applicant on an international research project that has been awarded $2.5 million by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Led by Professor Dwayne Winseck of the School of Journalism and Communications at Carleton University in Canada, the Global Media and Internet Concentration (GMIC) Project will involve 50 researchers over 30 countries for 7 years from 2021.

The project asks: Are the media becoming more or less concentrated?

Academics and partner institutions will collect and analyse industry data on telecoms, Internet and media industries including search engines, social media, online advertising, digital games, television, film, streaming video, newspapers, film exhibition, digital games and books.

Aphra is part of the Ireland team of academics alongside Professor Paschal Preston and Dr. Roddy Flynn (both School of Communications, Dublin City University). She is also on the Executive Steering Committee, the Digital Media Industries Working group and will assist with Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.
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