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Job posting period: 10-03-2020 to 15-04-2020
Workplace: Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Department of Information and Communication
The Department of Information and Communication of the Faculty of Letters and Humanities at Laval University invites applications for a tenure-track professorship position which includes directing its Chair in science journalism.
Priorities of the Chair in Science Journalism of Laval University
The Chairholder will need to focus on and develop one or several of the three following research themes:
In accordance with its commitment to diversity and equity, Laval University acknowledges that career interruptions like parental leave, extended sick leave, care of a family member, gender transition as well as a handicap situation or other unplanned circumstances can affect productivity and research undertakings, volunteer work, and social commitments.
Candidates are therefore invited to state, where appropriate, such situations as well as evaluate their impact on their career track since the obtention of their PhD, in order that it be accounted for in the evaluation of their candidacy.
As well, adaptation measures can be offered to persons in handicap situations regarding their special needs in the context of this position offer, in complete confidentiality. If you require such adaptation measures, you are welcome to contact the equity personnel of the Faculty of Letters and Humanities: RH@flsh.ulaval.ca (attention: Mr. Nicolas Diotte).
Teaching language requirement
Courses at Laval University are taught in French. The University offers support to its professors to achieve a functional command of spoken and written French.
Application must be written in French and formatted as a PDF document, including:
More information on the Chair can be found at: https://www.cjs.ulaval.ca/
More information on the Information and Communication Department at: http://www.com.ulaval.ca
Applications should reach the Director of the Information and Communication Department, Dr. Thierry Belleguic (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the latest on April 15th, 2020, 13:00 (Eastern Standard Time Canada).
Starting date: July 1st, 2020.
Valuing equity, diversity and excellence, Université Laval is strongly committed to provide an inclusive work and living environment for all its employees. For Université Laval, diversity is a source of wealth, and we encourage qualified individuals of all origins, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, as well as persons with disabilities, to apply.
Université Laval also subscribes to an equal access to employment program for women, members of visible or ethnic minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. Adaptation of the selection tools can be offered to persons with disabilities according to their needs and in complete confidentiality. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to qualified individuals with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.
ECREA Visual Cultures Section Pre-Conference
October 2, 2020
Deadline: May 17, 2020
Interest in visual forms of communication is rising, but researchers seldom get insight on how to go about one's research. During the pre-conference 'Visual Work in Progress' we will explicitly focus on ways of working with visual materials, thinking together about the pros and cons of various methodological alternatives.
The pre-conference will focus on our “visual work in progress”, mainly the conceptualization of and methodological approach to visual data in ongoing research projects. **We encourage participants to share some part of their research visual material, so that we can discuss together our 'visual work in progress'.
The workshop will be organised as ‘data sprint’. Data Sprints are inspired by hackathons organised by the open source community, and are workshops in which participants from diverse backgrounds meet physically and collaborate intensively on a pre-determined subject and dataset. The pre-conference will take place on October 2nd, and end right in time for the opening ceremony of the ECREA conference.
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until 17 May 2020
With approximately one-fifth of the world’s population currently in ockdown, the novel coronavirus (COVID–19) pandemic has drastically changed many of our lives. According to official statistics, the virus has now infected over one million individuals across 209 countries and territories, and such draconian measures are likely to have saved countless lives. But, the effects of the virus reach far beyond its biological capacity to cause illness. Originating in Wuhan, China, its rapid spread across national boundaries has drawn attention to the porous and interconnected world that we live in. The resulting economic consequences of the lockdown measures highlight the volatility of the global economy and the precarity of those whose labour sustains it. At the same time, it has transformed the way we interact with one another and understand ourselves, as new forms of creativity and solidarity emerge. In the time of coronavirus, both critical cultural analysis and sustained personal reflection are needed more than ever to put these emerging new realities into perspective.
Several leading intellectuals have already published their views on the coronavirus pandemic. Judith Butler, for one, has considered how the pandemic lays bare the radical inequalities inherent to global capitalism, drawing particular attention to the fraught politics of healthcare in the United States. Elsewhere, David Harvey has examined the broader repercussions for the dynamics of global capital accumulation; modes of consumerism that have long underpinned Western economies are now crashing before our very eyes, he says, and with potentially devastating consequences. On the other hand, philosopher Giorgio Agamben has come under criticism for his dismissal of the pandemic as a manufactured “state of exception,” aimed at facilitating a project of total control by governments and corporations, while denying the harsh reality of contagion altogether.
For the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, students at The Lisbon Consortium encourage scholars, artists and other cultural practitioners to reflect further on the multifarious impacts of this bewildering new reality. To facilitate this, we are launching a new website, Culture in Quarantine , through which we hope to publish critical writing, visual essays and other creative responses to the pandemic over the coming weeks. Later, the website will remain online to serve as an archive of our collective thoughts and experiences.
We welcome contributions of any length in the following formats:
Personal reflections, cultural critique and analysis, adaptations or excerpts of larger research projects. Please write for a general audience and avoid too much academic jargon.
Creative responses to the coronavirus pandemic, including prose and poetry of all genres.
All combinations of photography (or other visual material) and text are welcomed. Please indicate any specific layout requirements and we will try to accommodate.
Please also include a short biography of no more than 100 words.
Send your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Submissions will be accepted and published at www.cultureinquarantine.co on an ongoing basis.
Dublin City University
The School of Communications at Dublin City University is now inviting applications from qualified candidates for up to five PhD Scholarships.
The School of Communications at DCU is home to almost 1,000 students at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels. With a tradition stretching back almost 40 years, the School is defined by excellence in both teaching and research in journalism, multimedia and communications studies. In the QS global subject rankings in 2020 DCU was in the top 200 of almost 4,500 universities worldwide in the area of communications. DCU is ranked number 1 nationally in Communications & Media Studies.
The School’s academics undertake research that contributes to national and international debates and to public policy formation. They have also led research projects supported by national and international funders.
This cutting-edge research is across a range of (inter)disciplinary fields including (new) media studies, media history, journalism studies, science communication, political communication, social media studies, film and television studies, music industry studies, advertising, and cultural studies. In the past five years, the School has supported approximately 40 doctoral students to achieve PhD awards through this scheme.
The School now has an opening for up to six funded PhD scholarships (across a four-year duration). As well as a tax-free stipend of €16,000 plus fees, we also support our students with funding for conference travel and offer PhD students opportunities to gain teaching experience.
In this call, we invite applications in the following areas / themes:
Photography and new forms of picturing:
Fellowship(s) in this area will ideally focus on the politics of photographic representation. These might include: photographic portraiture through a feminist lens, power relationships, how identity is constructed, undermined or challenged through photography, new approaches to picturing and representing specific communities, psychology around empathy and the portrait. For further information, contact Dr. Dragana Jurišić – email@example.com
Combatting coordinated online violence against women journalists:
Fellowship(s) in this area will investigate the nature and scale of coordinated violence (bot attacks and other forms of organised online harassment) targeted at women journalists in different countries and culturally appropriate automated responses. Proposals are welcome from applicants with a solid knowledge of digital communications platforms analysis, or experience in tracking mis- and dis-information online. For further information, contact Prof. Colleen Murrell - firstname.lastname@example.org
Music, cultural production and the digital age:
Fellowship(s) in this area will ideally focus on culture, media, and digital technologies. Possible research topics include (but are not limited to), (i) music in the digital age, (ii) the platformisation of cultural production, circulation, and consumption, and (iii) cultural labour in the digital age. Practice-based projects are eligible and a working knowledge of cultural production and related industries is desirable. For further information, contact Dr. Andreas Rauh - email@example.com.
Novel communication of environmental issues:
Fellowship(s) in this area will focus on structural approaches to environmental crisis, focusing on the role of mediated communication in communicating environmental issues within socio-economic and socio-ecological structures. They may also investigate the role of novel and creative approaches to communicating environmental issues. Traditional or practice-based applications are welcome. For further information, contact Dr. Trish Morgan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sport and Media:
Fellowship(s) in this area will ideally focus on the interrelationship of sport and media. Relevant topics include: sports fandom; sports journalism; sport and nation branding; representations of gender, race, and nation in sport; the geopolitics of sport. We also welcome applications from those interested in researching popular culture and new forms of promotion. For further information, contact Dr. Neil O’Boyle – email@example.com
NB. Applications should consist of a 2,000 word research proposal as well as a brief CV detailing academic qualifications and professional experience to date.
NB. Applicants must contact the relevant supervisor prior to submitting an application.
NB. All applications should be submitted to Ms. Eileen Myers, Secretary, School of Communications (firstname.lastname@example.org), clearly indicating the theme under which they are applying.
All scholarships are due to commence on 01st October 2020.
Closing date for applications: Friday 08th May 2020
Scientific Journal "Études de communication"
Deadline (postponed): May 2, 2020
Thematic issue coordinated by Céline Pascual-Espuny (IMSIC, Aix-Marseille University), Andrea Catellani (LASCO, RECOM, Université catholique de Louvain), Béatrice Jalenques Vigouroux (LERASS, INSA Toulouse).
In recent years, participatory research has expanded considerably in the context of renewed interest in forging links between science and society. While first centered on issues of research methodology, participatory science has evolved towards a comprehensive institutional approach. Today, participatory science programs, open science and crowdsourcing initiatives, action research, post-normal science and citizen science research projects are increasingly widespread. The work of John Dewey (1927), Kurt Lewin and Talcott Parsons (1965) and Paolo Freire -- through his contribution to the development of community-based participatory research -- laid the foundations of participatory science as a research paradigm characterized by significant researcher engagement, diversity of knowledge sources and a participatory framework which itself becomes a source of action.
Over the past twenty years, such research methodologies have posited the principle of knowledge symmetry and have sought to foster dialogue between so-called "scholarly," scientific or academic knowledge, so-called "expert" or analogical knowledge and "experiential" knowledge (Gardien, 2017, Amaré, Valran, 2017). This movement, which originated in late 19th-century environmental science research (botany, zoology, geography) for which citizen-collected data proved to be highly valuable, has now become a global phenomenon.
Democratic utopia? innovation? social imperative? Participatory research raises questions about the value accorded to different forms of knowledge as well as the value ascribed to knowledge co-constructed through participatory exchange. Participatory science postulates that knowledge arising from the convergence of different cognitive worlds transcends division and allows access to a more complete understanding of societal phenomena (Le Crosnier et al., 2013, Amaré et al., 2017). Some scholars have also pointed out the social usefulness of participatory science and its profoundly political and action-oriented nature (Billaud et al., 2017).
Beyond these considerations, participatory research practices raise questions and issues surrounding scientific methodology, the usefulness of science in society, the place of researchers and the role given to laymen in the process of knowledge construction (Ravon, 2015, Callon, 1989, Bacqué, Biewerner 2015). Conversely, participatory research brings to the fore the issue of scientific research as anchored in social reality and as a response to social demands. Finally, the key notions of empowerment and participation, which are directly linked to participatory practices, have provided perspectives for research based upon citizen engagement.
Such participatory approaches have had a significant impact on information and communication sciences. Some scholars have explored the processes of popularizing or translating scientific discourse (Yves Jeanneret, Joëlle le Marec, Igor Babou). Martin’s research (2007) focusses on issues of public participation in environmental decision-making involving native communities. By specifically addressing questions of transparency, dialogue and spaces for discussion, Martin’s work has shed light on the communicative processes used for reaching compromise through participatory exchange. Hamilton (2008) has worked on issues of convergence and divergence with regard to nuclear weapons and their environmental impact. Walker (2004) has studied environmental collaboration and conflict resolution. Philippe Roqueplo (1988), using the example of acid rain, has addressed the issues of stakeholder involvement, controversy and conflict. Nicole d'Almeida and François Allard Huver (2014) have developed a reflection on the dramaturgy of risk, while Bolin's work deals with the history of meteorology and climate change as linked to public opinion (Bolin, 2007). Other studies have focused on how communication processes create conditions for changing perceptions of climate change (Bostrom and Laschof, 2007; Brisse, Oreske and O'Reilly, 2013).
More specifically, with regard to information and communication sciences, we seek to address the following issues:
Scientific committee (to be completed)
All submissions will go through a two-part review process:
Proposals will be peer-reviewed according a double-blind reviewing process. Abstracts should be sent by 15 April 2020 in Word (.docx) or OpenDocument (.odt) format to the following addresses:
Paper proposals and final papers (35,000 characters including spaces, footnotes and bibliography) may be submitted in English or in French. No commitment to publication can be made until the full text has been read.
ECREA Journalism studies Section Conference
February 25-26, 2021
Utrecht, the Netherlands
Deadline: September 4, 2020
Hosted by Research Centre Quality Journalism in Digital Transition at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
Deadline for abstracts and submissions: September 4, 2020.
The 2021 Section Conference of the Journalism Studies Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on February 25-26, 2021.
We welcome submissions focusing on journalism in digital transition.
We especially welcome proposals for co-creative sessions – co-creation understood as collaboration between researchers and practitioners.
We also want to make the regular sessions more collaborative by introducing active respondents. They will contact the participants before the session.
The process of digitalization has challenged professional journalism in every way, not only in its organization but also in the way its products are made, sold, and consumed.
For instance, while the newsroom is still often the core space of journalism, the place where the news-beat is felt, the transition to freelance practices and the collaboration with other professions in the creative industry have challenged both organizations and the identity of the journalistic profession. Also, moving away from traditional forms of consuming journalistic production, the public is offered information and entertainment via a multitude of, mostly online, channels. Technological innovation gives journalists and media organizations a range of opportunities. Algorithmic tools are increasingly used to uncover data and gather information. At the same time, artificial intelligence can provide a more personalized and tailor-made news experience. Technologies provide opportunities for storytelling in which the role of the user is more prominent – for example in interactive stories, immersive productions and podcasts.
At the same time concerns have been voiced about the negative aspects of these changes. It might promote fragmentation, polarization of deliberative spaces and the spread of disinformation, to name just a few of these concerns.
What is particularly fascinating in the process of digitalization is the question of how to study it. While the field of journalism studies is booming, the debate on methodological thinking is still surprisingly limited. Therefore, we also encourage submissions focusing on methods.
The scholarly field of journalism studies has developed into a sophisticated field of research. The question often remains how much of this scholarly knowledge is translated into journalism practice. This conference therefore especially invites journalism scholars who work together with practitioners or can show how their research impacts the field. Therefore co-creative sessions will be organized in which we will invite prominent journalists to join the scholarly discussion.
The journalism industry has always been dependent on technology. However, as scholars, we need to heighten our focus on the socio-cultural consequences of this dependence, more so because digital technology exponentially increases new theoretical, methodological, and ethical questions.
In sum, we encourage submissions in three main areas:
The conference will feature traditional paper presentations and co-creative sessions between academics and media professionals.
Traditional paper presentations: Traditional paper presentations will take place in panels consisting of four to five papers. Each panel will be moderated by an active respondent.
Co-creative sessions: A limited number of slots will be available for co-creative sessions in which one topic is addressed in four short presentations, followed by an organized debate between academics and invited media-professionals. We stimulate submissions for these sessions. We will also search for coherent papers to organize such sessions. Presenters will be informed beforehand.
SUBMIT: Submissions can be sent to email@example.com no later than 4 September 2020.
Please include in the email (1) the title of your paper, (2) an abstract of no more than 750 words, (3) names and affiliations of the authors.
Submission will undergo scholarly peer-review. Only one proposal per first author can be accepted. Notifications of acceptance will be issued early October 20
ECREA 2020 Pre-conference
Deadline: May 15, 2020
Despite the special and exceptional situation that we all are facing, it's important to keep our activities in the security of our houses.
Thus, the Organizational and Institutional Communication SOPCOM Working Group and the Advertising SOPCOM Working Group are pleased to invite you to submit your abstract to the ECREA 2020 Pre-conference “Improving public participation through strategic communication”. The event will take place on the 2nd October 2020.
WHY THIS PRE-CONFERENCE?
We are facing an era of a permanent search for new answers to contemporary environmental, political and social challenges. The public, as producer, receiver or user, has today wide access to information and tends to be more involved in communication, being an essential element in this equation.
Moreover, publics are the engine of paradigm changes, as they have the power to influence behaviors, individually or as part of organizations, to whom they demand more conscious behavior. On another hand, acting as citizens, those publics are important agents of change, with a strong ability to influence decision making.
Considering the role of Strategic Communication in this context, not only for organizations but for the whole society, publics must be taken into account as an essential element of its process. Being a strategic function with specific goals to achieve, the stakeholder mapping in Strategic Communication it’s not an abstract part of planning, but a must-have in the whole process. Through Strategic Communication, and its branches of public relations and advertising, it’s possible to improve the publics’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors.
In this context, can Strategic Communication be understood as a way to boost public participation, assuming stakeholders as key players in a changing environment?
We particularly welcome submissions on:
Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2020.
Submission and selection process: Presentations at the conference are based on abstracts of 500 words, to be submitted by May 15, 2020, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The abstracts should include main idea/argument, research questions, and key concepts, theoretical and/or methodological discussion and analysis (if relevant). All submitted abstracts must be anonymous with no reference to author(s). Submit the abstract as an e-mail attachment and include name, affiliation and contact details in the e-mail message.
Decisions on acceptance: May 30, 2020 (The abstracts will be subject to anonymous peer review.)
For more information, please visit: http://www.cecs.uminho.pt/en/como-promover-a-participacao-dos-publicos-atraves-da-comunicacao-estrategica/?fbclid=IwAR1DA_590X_becesC9ksBiQu138hkWlp0gdSvH-NIETcwCabBiW2iCcNOmw
The pre-conference is organized by the Organizational and Institutional Communication Sopcom Working Group and the Advertising Sopcom Working Group.
The University Autònoma de Barcelona and the Institute of the Spanish Public Television (RTVE) are carrying out a study analyzing the perception and emotion of citizens on the images used to illustrate the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, in the media. The goal is to draw conclusions to improve the rigor of information, the quality of scientific dissemination and give tools to media professionals to take care of the emotional effect that this pandemic (and other future crises of a similar nature) may have on society. People can participate by answering this survey that will last 15-20 minutes.
SURVEY LINK: https://bit.ly/2UvdNke
Special issue of Trípodos
Deadline for submissions: April 30, 2020
Publication: June 2020
Editors: Emiliana De Blasio (LUISS University, Italy), Patricia Coll (Ramon Llull University, Spain)
The COVID-19 pandemic poses a communication challenge for mass media and organisations on a global scale. For several months, crisis communication has become a crucial issue in our society, a society which is witnessing the acceleration of the process of digital transformation in all communication disciplines, including journalism, audiovisual communication, advertising and public relations. Trípodos announces a call for papers for a special issue on Communication in COVID-19 Crisis.
The objectives of the special issue are summarised in the following areas:
Call for papers: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nyYhp3JhV2QmwJ-qXkohSjo_1FhA4Q17/view
Papers should be sent by April 30, 2020. In order to submit original papers, authors must be registered with the journal (www.tripodos.com) as authors. Following this step, authors must enter their user name and password, activated in the process of registering, and begin the submission process. In step 1, they must select the section “Monograph”.
Rules and instructions regarding the submission of originals can be downloaded at www.tripodos.com. For any queries, please contact the editorial team of the journal at email@example.com.
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