CIBAR Conference 2019

Toward a better informed world: How can research help?

CIBAR Conference, 10th – 12th November 2019

Courthouse Shoreditch Hotel, London, U.K.

Sunday, 10th November

18.30-20.30

Welcome reception in the Bowling Alley, Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch

Monday, 11th November

09.00-09.30

Registration

09.30

Opening and welcome

Paul Tibbitts, CIBAR Chair; Santanu Chakrabarti, BBC World Service; Allen Cooper, Allen Cooper Associates

09.45

Keynote

Trends in Media Consumption: Challenges and Opportunities – Nic Newman, Senior Research Associate, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Session 1: The misinformation problem: How bad is it? Is it getting better or worse? (1)

Chair: Werner Neven, DW

10.00

Trust in media – how much and what drives it

Dawn Royal, Gallup

10.15

Verification, duty, credibility: Fake news and the ordinary citizen

Minnie Kweon, Spana Solanki, BBC WS

10.30

Disinformation, hate speech and cyberbullying in Africa: Exploratory findings from the MIL Index Study

Dennis Reineck, DW Academy

10.45

Disinformation and/or misinformation shared on WhatsApp

Shakuntala Banaji, Ram Bhat, LSE

11.00-11.15

Coffee

Session 1: The misinformation problem: How bad is it? Is it getting better or worse? (2)

Chair: Werner Neven, DW

11.30

Ways of knowing RT’s Twitter audiences: Data science meets social science

Alistair Willis, Bertie Vidgen, Marie Gillespie, Open University

11.45

Finding media you can trust – examples from Nigeria, Myanmar and Iraq

Akunna Penny, BBC Media Action

12.00

Measuring Credulity and Scepticism: What do current measures show, and what should we be measuring?

Scott Michael, VOA

12.15

Questions and discussion

12.30-13.30

Lunch

Session 2: Engaging the disengaged, the disaffected and the underserved

Chair: Paul Tibbitts, RFE/RL

13.30

Defining impact in the Indo-Pacific

Samantha Hodgson, ABC

13.45

Context is king: If you want them to use your content, you need to deliver it in their context

Rosina Barbanera, DW

14.00

Empowering women in Niger: The Impact of Studio Kalangou’s radio broadcasts rights in Niger

Sacha Meuter, Fondation Hirondelle

14.15

Understanding women and girls, their lives and priorities and media habits in developing markets

Sanjib Saha, BBC Media Action

14.30

Who runs the world? Girls do

Yara Dweik, Leah Winnett, DW

14.45

Engaging the disengaged and the disaffected: A case study of audience research for media development programme design in Syria

Athanas Jamo, Susan Abbott, IPSOS/Cross-Pollinate Consulting

15.00

Questions and discussion

15.15-15.45

Coffee

Session 3: Getting data collection right

Chair: Frank buge, TV5Monde

15.45

African opinion leaders: Who they are and how important are they?

Mohamed El-Kalchi, IMMAR

16.00

Catching the highway bandit: A story of quality control success in Cameroon

Matt Warshaw, D3

16.15

The Dynamics of Interview Falsification: An Exploratory Analysis

Merab Pachulia, Lucy Flynn, GORBI

16.30

The role of public opinion research in highly contested national elections in the Republic of Georgia and Ukraine

Nino Japaridze, Edison

16.45-17.15

Questions and discussion

17.15-18.15: CIBAR Annual General Meeting (CIBAR members only)

18.30: CIBAR Conference dinner. Chambers 4&5, Courthouse Shoreditch Hotel

Tuesday, 14th November

Session 4: Is the world now better or worse informed?

Chair: Leah Winnett, DW (TBC)

09.00

Pakistan audience news needs and key challenges facing news organisations

Jim Davies, Hugh Hopestone, BBC WS/Edison Research

09.15

Do mass media campaigns survive scientific scrutiny? The results of two RCIs

Roy Head, DMI

09.30

Using AI to handle the volume and complexity of social media data in Cambodia and Libya

Emily Southall, BBC Media Action

09.45

Immigration population innumeracy

Hayk Gyuzalyan, CMC

10.00

Questions and discussion

10.30-11.00

Coffee

Session 5: Brave new world: Modernising media consumption measures

11.00-12.00

A panel with Leah Ermarth (VOA), Betsy Henderson (RFA), Paul Tibbitts (RFE/RL)

Moderator: Eulynn Shiu, USAGM

If you watch live television programming on your mobile phone or YouTube on your flat-screen LCD, are you watching TV or using the internet?  If you stream your favourite radio station on your iPad, are you listening to the radio or using the internet? Confounding questions for us–imagine how survey respondents react!  The way people use and think about media has changed dramatically since the CIBAR core questionnaire was originally developed in 2010.  Measuring TV viewing and radio listening is not as straightforward as it used to be. In this roundtable discussion, USAGM and its network research directors will share their ongoing effort to redesign the survey questionnaire, in pursuit of measuring cross-platform media use in a respondent-centric manner, significantly reducing the intellectual and time burden for survey participants.

12.00-13.00

Lunch

Session 6: How do we measure all of this?And what do we do with it?

Chair: Santanu Chakrabarti, BBC World Service

13.00

Fake news and disinformation online: Opinion polls conducted in 28 member states

Marco Pelucchi, KANTAR

13.15

InfoMigrants I: Assessing digital and social media platforms: A Value Analysis approach

Marie Gillespie, Colin Wilding, Open University

13.30

InfoMigrants II: Measuring value on digital and social media platforms: An interactive approach

Hélène Rezé, France Médias Monde

13.45

Double trouble: Dealing with Duplication in digital data

Tom Morgan, Tapestry

14.00

What Counts: World Café on digital metrics

Dora Hemmerich, DW

14.15

Digital news needs

Kevin Cowan, BBC WS

14.30

How our impact measurement work supports programming

Sally Gowland, BBC Media Action

14.45-15.15

Questions and discussion

15.15-15.45

Coffee

Session 7: Towards a charter for action
Chair: Kevin Cowan, BBC World Service

15.45-17.00

Given the discussions and deliberations in the course of the conference, what do attendees think about the state of the world when it comes to being better informed? And what can be done about it, especially by researchers? What role should researchers take on in their organisations in an era of increasing scepticism around facts/data?  We will aim to develop a 5 point charter of action for CIBAR to adopt.

17.00

End of conference