7th Annual International Symposium on Leisure & Recreation
9-12 May 2022, Athens, Greece
Program (Athens Local Time)
(Note: each presentation includes at least 10 minutes for questions and discussions if available)
Monday 9 May 2022
Opening and Welcoming Remarks:
- Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER
10:00-12:00 TIME SLOT 1 – MORNING PRESENTATIONS
- Yann Carin, Associate Professor, University of Lille, France.
Title: How Fear, Serendipity and Leadership Impact Change: The Case of Economic Models of the French Men’s Professional Basketball Clubs.
- Ken Roberts, Emeritus Professor, University of Liverpool, UK.
Title: Back to Normal? Time Use, Work and Leisure in The UK Before, During, Between And Following the Covid-19 Lockdowns.
- Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER.
Title: An Ex-Post Analysis of the 2004 Olympic Effect. (Full Paper)
- Ricardo Cardoso, PhD Student, Lleida University, Spain.
Title: European Lex Sportiva – Myth or Reality?
12:00-14:00 TIME SLOT 2 – NOON PRESENTATIONS
- Junhao Hong, Professor, State University of New York, USA.
Title: New Media-Generated Online Opinion Leaders in China and the Socio-Political Implications.
- Ricarda Drüeke, Associate Professor, University of Salzburg, Austria.
Corinna Peil, Assistant Professor, University of Salzburg, Austria.
Title: Datafication on the Farm: An Exploration of Changing Practices of Professional Work and Everyday Life.
- Jakub Jakubowski, Assistant Professor, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland.
Title: Youth Online Functioning (#Yoof) between Creation and Translocation.
- Hong Zeng, Assistant Professor, Lingnan University, China.
Title: Entangling Bodily Discourses and Social Media: The Materialization of #MeToo in China.
15:00-16:30 TIME SLOT 3 – AFTERNOON PRESENTATIONS
- Sam Coley, Senior Lecturer, Birmingham City University, UK.
Title: UK Radio’s Response to COVID-19: A Reappraisal of Radio as a ‘Crisis’ Medium through the Exploration of a Production Case Study.
- Klaus Schoenbach, Honorary Professor/Honorary Fellow, Zeppelin University/University of Amsterdam, Germany/The Netherlands.
Title: Mixed Messages: Contradictory Images of the U.S. News Media – a Time-Lapse Study in a Year of Crises.
- Panagiota Koulouvari Rosenqvist, Researcher, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.
Title: Communication Strategy with AI as Strategic Imperative, Challenging Existing Strategies, Business Models and Organizational Processes.
16:30-18:00 TIME SLOT 4 – AFTERNOON PRESENTATIONS
- Masudul Biswas, Associate Professor, Loyola University Maryland, USA.
Title: Foreign-born Faculty Members’ Teaching Experience in U.S. Mass Communication and Journalism Programs: How They Navigate Challenges.
- Shravan Regret Iyer, PhD Student, Rutgers University, USA.
Title: Understanding How News Content Utilizes Experiential Media in COVID-19 Storytelling: Findings from a Content Analysis.
- Michael Damergis, Lecturer, Iona College, USA.
Title: Smyrna: Paradise is Burning, the Asa K. Jennings Story.
Tuesday 10 May 2022
08:00-10:30 TIME SLOT 5 – Old and New-An Educational Urban Walk
The urban walk ticket is not included as part of your registration fee. It includes transportation costs and the cost to enter the Parthenon and the other monuments on the Acropolis Hill. The urban walk tour includes the broader area of Athens. Among other sites, it includes: Zappion, Syntagma Square, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Roman Agora and on Acropolis Hill: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon. The program of the tour may be adjusted, if there is a need beyond our control. This is a private event organized by ATINER exclusively for the conference participants. Some participants have videotaped the event. Click here for an example.
10:30-11:00 TIME SLOT 6- MORNING PRESENTATION
Jinah Seol, Professor, Korea National Open University, South Korea.
Eunkyoung Choi, Assistant Professor, HanShin University, South Korea.
Title: Hyperlocal Cooperation between Local Creators and Local Broadcaster.
11:00-13:00 TIME SLOT 7 – MORNING PRESENTATIONS
- John Pavlik, Head, Mass Media and Communication Unit, ATINER & Professor, Rutgers University, USA.
Title: The Ukraine War and the Implications for Mass Media.
- Samuel Seaman, Professor, Pepperdine University, USA.
Title: A Model of Music, Personality, and Media Messaging.
- Xheni Simaku, Assistant Professor, Haliç University, Turkey.
Title: Generation Z Point of View about Cancel Culture: Activism or a New Power?
- Sushreema Dutta Sensharma, Associate Professor, University of Calcutta, India.
Title: Mohit Chattopadhyay’s Plays: An Inspiring Communication.
13:00-15:00 TIME SLOT 8 – NOON PRESENTATIONS
- Maud Blose, Lecturer, Durban University of Technology, South Africa.
Title: Exploring Gender Identities of Females in Durban as Represented and Negotiated through Stereotypes by South African Soap Operas Generations: The Legacy and Isidingo: The Need.
- Noura Al Obeidli, Researcher, New York University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Title: Emirati Women Journalists: Bargaining with Patriarchy in Search of Equality.
- Mario Nicoliello, Researcher, University of Genoa, Italy.
Title: The Impact of the Absence of Spectators on the Business Model of the Olympic Games.
16:00-18:00 TIME SLOT 9 – AFTERNOON PRESENTATIONS
- Amy Eperthener, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Edinboro University, USA.
Title: Financial and Management Barriers to Safety Education in Youth Sports in the United States.
- Chevelle Hall, Associate Professor, Virginia State University, USA.
Title: Preparing Students for the Sport Management Industry.
- Kostas Karadakis, Associate Professor, Southern New Hampshire University, USA.
Maria Manus Painchaud, Retired Professor, Southern New Hampshire University, USA.
Title: The KSAs while Studying the Esport Industry that Lead to Employment.
- Giuseppe Luca De Luca Picione, Professor, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
Domenico Trezza, Research Fellow, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
Title: Maradona. The Media Representation of a Neapolitan Myth.
18:00-19:30 TIME SLOT 10 – AFTERNOON PRESENTATIONS
- Abeer Bajandouh, PhD Student, University of Leicester, UK.
Title: Environmental Portraits of Saudi Women Entrepreneurs: A Digital Ethnography Study on Instagram.
- Butler Cain, Assistant Vice Provost, University of North Alabama, USA.
Title: Publicize, Pressure, and Protect: An Analysis of Journalism Advocacy Groups’ Headline Responses to the 2021 Military Coup in Myanmar.
- Michael Lithgow, Associate Professor, Athabasca University, Canada.
Title: From Engraving to U-Tubing the News: The Politics of Illustrating Conflicts over the Years.
Greek Home-Made Dinner (includes the traditional Greek household hospitality and quality)
Wednesday 11 May 2022 Educational Islands Cruise Mycenae Visit
Thursday 12 May 2022 Delphi Tour
Friday 13 May 2022 Ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion Visit