Podcast: How social media representation influences students

In collaboration with Tallinn University, Estonian World publishes podcasts recorded by the students; the first episode features Katrin Tiidenberg on the topic, “How social media representation influences students and their relationship to fellow students?”

The new Current Events Podcast at Tallinn University helps students try their hand at creating and developing a podcast – beginning with finding a suitable topic to recording an actual episode. The topics could range from politics to sports and from fashion to music.

The first episode features Katrin Tiidenberg, an associate professor of visual culture and social media at the Baltic Film, Media, Arts at Tallinn University. Tiidenberg has studied different social media platforms and apps, different groups of people and different types of visual content through different research projects. Her interest is whether there are any discernible patterns in how people behave, how they make sense of what they are doing, and how those are immanent to discourses, norms and power hierarchies in the context of the social media.

The podcast project at the university involves 24 students from various study fields – such as international and public relations, contemporary media, computer science, cross media in film and television and many more. Everyone would be able to write a script, record a podcast, and promote the podcasts over time, allowing students to learn in interdisciplinary environment.

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