OBSERVING

BEST INNOVATION PRACTICES

IN THE MEDIA AND OTHER CCI

Observe

At Obi.media – The Observatory for media innovation we analyze multiple innovation practices in the media and other Portuguese cultural and creative industries, but also obstacles to their implementation, with the goal of enhancing the conditions for innovation and creativity.

Disseminate

We share the knowledge generated, in an open science perspective, making resources available and establishing platforms for joint reflection and dialogue, with effective impact on society. We are not a ghost observatory.

Intervene

We stimulate innovation by promoting research, we fight creative illiteracy, we suggest good practices, we co-create projects with industry and civil society. Innovation is only a solution from a responsible and sustainable perspective.

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Even with the likelihood of risk, studies point out that innovation, in its various dimensions, can be a way to reestablish the role of journalism.

Our focus: innovation

The media and the other cultural and creative industries have, in their essence, creativity (individual talent), innovation (the ability to generate economic or social value), and technology (present in almost the entire cultural cycle).

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in turn, recognizes the role of creativity and innovation in all dimensions of sustainability.

We are a transdisciplinary team, bringing together researchers, students, and industry professionals, driven by the premises of open science and innovation. We identify competencies, environments, and other conditions that enhance sustainable innovation and creativity, but also the obstacles to their realization, in several lines of research and intervention.

  • Narrative and editorial

    In this category we consider innovation at the level of creativity in the use of content, concepts, formats, structures and genres.

  • Digital

    We look in this category at the level of digitization and digital strategies, with respect to the use of platforms and formats.

  • Social and Inclusive

    We included in this category a double look: innovation with a social purpose and aimed at people with specific needs, as well as public involvement strategies.

  • Financial and Sustainable

    We look at innovative funding sources integrated into a business model based on the principles of sustainability at various levels.

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Analyze the role of innovation in the development of Portuguese CCIs

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Contribute to national and international research lines

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Generate annual indicators for the academic community and civil society

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Helping CCI professionals maximize the potential for innovation and creativity

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Working with the academic, professional and civilian community, in a logic of open science and innovation

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Supporting PhD students in developing their research in these fields

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Develop a database of resources related to innovation in CCIs

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To be an observatory of international best practices

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Stimulate science communication and promote actions and knowledge sharing platform

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Identify obstacles to innovation and contribute to their realization

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Promote research and artistic practice in the field of innovation, through residencies and training in methodologies

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Promote an annual conference on media innovation

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Collaborate with international networks

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Gather annually cases of innovation in the Portuguese media and other occasional CCI

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Promote debate on cultural and creative literacy

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Promote studies within the scope of ICC hearings

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Ensure interdisciplinarity, interaction and inclusion

Our Agenda: Impact

With our research and intervention we propose to achieve eight of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals defined by the 2030 Agenda. This is only possible with an integrative vision of the social sciences, the arts, technologies and engineering, and the humanities.

Underpinned by 18 commitments, we want to have, above all, a positive impact on the academic community, on professionals in the media and other cultural and creative industries (ICC), and on civil society.

Explore our agenda in the image.

Our premise: collaboration

Sharing is the basis of knowledge. We regularly update our database with both Obi.Media developed publications and international resources.

  • Obi.Media reports and other team publications
  • Research projects and partnerships with society
  • National and international resources: indicators, glossary, reference institutions and academic journals
  • Opinion articles and micro essays
  • Call for papers and conferences
  • Training, debates, events and other initiatives promoted by Obi.Media

Some projects

  • EIJI

    Strategies for Innovation in Investigative Journalism

  • DisAbilities

    Cultural habits of the disabled and S/he deaf audiences

  • LOCATION

    Leveraging Portuguese-Spoken Media and Journalism Training with Solutions Journalism

  • sIIC

    How to Innovate in Cultural and Creative Industries

Every month we share some ideas about innovation. Enter this conversation (only in Portuguese).