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Networked communication in the (post-)global era: Information and knowledge in the digital world

11.03.2022 09:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

May, 20-22, 2022

Bucharest, Romania (virtual/in-person)

Deadline: April 15, 2022

Networked society faces challenges, limitations and dilemmas related to (post-)global public communication. Digital technologies are producing transformations which seem to be irrevocable in terms of public information, starting with the integration of journalism, public relations and advertising at the content level, and culminating with disinformation and deception. Although media and formats are converging, the audiences are increasingly more fragmented, contributing to postglobal reception practices. The conference aims to host papers that analyze journalism, public relations and advertising from the perspective of information and knowledge in the networked society. The papers will be related, but not limited, to the communication studies field, thus, we welcome interdisciplinary themes and approaches in the following sections:

Section 1. Networked News: Information, Disinformation in a Context of Crisis (global, political, public health)

● The role of journalism and social media in the (re)configuration of news

● Journalism practices in pandemic and post-COVID-19 contexts

● The gamification of digital journalism

● Digital media and fake news

● The vulnerability of audiences in major crisis situations –-the impact of gender, social class, age and other identity categories

● Marketing vs. editorial content in digital journalism

● Databases and journalism information

● Ethical dilemmas in public information and freedom of speech

Section 2. Public Relation in Networked Era

● Organizational communication – challenges in the digital age

● The role of experts and social media influencers in public communication

● Crisis communication in the context of COVID-19

● Public health communication. The impact of communication campaigns for vaccination, and other public health topics

● Environmental communication

Section 3. Advertising: Networked opportunities

● The role of virtual communities in the brand-consumer relationship

● Traditional media vs. social media in advertising in the pandemic context

● Trends in contemporary advertising: from social commerce to artificial intelligence

● Digital content creativity in contemporary advertising

● Hybridization of work in the communication industries

Section 4. Political Communication, Populism, Nationalism in Networked Communities

● Social networks and new forms of political communication

● Political communication and mass media – an unbreakable bond

● Digital communications and the re-actualization of populism and nationalism

● Misinformation and fake news in political communication

● Data-driven propaganda strategies

● Activism and political movements

Section 5. Media Education in Networked Society

● Pedagogical aspects in teaching journalism in the contemporary society

● Learning experiences in networked communities

● Teaching in/for online communities

● The fake news challenge in public communication

● Assessment and innovative technologies in media & communication education

● Knowledge creation and handouts for media and communication disciplines

Practical information

The abstract (300-500 words) will contain author’s/authors’ details, the study’s purpose, research questions, employed methodology or approach, (potential) results, including references (please, use the template attached below).

The submission languages are Romanian and English. The time allocated to each presentation will be 15-20 minutes, and it can be delivered online or face to face (the corresponding author is expected to express this choice when submitting the abstract). The deadline for abstract submission is April, 15, 2022, at the address:

There are no participation fees.

Selected papers will be published in a proceedings volume and in scientific journals (Facta Universitatis Series: Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and History; Media Studies and Applied Ethics; Styles of Communication).

If you have further questions, please contact the organizers at the address:

Scientific Committee

Marian Petcu, PhD, Full Professor, University of Bucharest

Antonio Momoc, Dean, Associate Professor, University of Bucharest

Georgeta Drulă, PhD, Full Professor, University of Bucharest

Camelia Cmeciu, PhD, Full Professor, University of Bucharest

Mădălina Moraru, PhD Associate Professor, University of Bucharest

Georgeta Stepanov, PhD, Full Professor, hab., State University of Moldova

Zoran Jevtović, PhD, Full Professor, University of Niš

Nataša Simeunović Bajić, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Niš

Marija Vujović, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Niš

Vyara Angelova, DSc, Associate Professor, University of Sofia

Orlin Spassov, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Sofia

Zhana Popova, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Sofia

Martin Solik, Associate Professor, University of University of SS Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia

Antonija Čuvalo, PhD, Associate professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Martina Topić, PhD, Reader, Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University, UK

Organising Committee

Romina Surugiu, PhD, Associate professor, University of Bucharest

Nicoleta Apostol, PhD, Lecturer, University of Bucharest

Adriana Ștefănel, PhD, Lecturer, University of Bucharest

Alexandra Bardan, PhD, Lecturer, University of Bucharest

Mariana Tacu, PhD, Associate professor, State University of Moldova

Victoria Bulicanu, PhD, Associate professor, State University of Moldova

Neda Necić, PhD candidate, Junior Researcher, University of Niš

Andrej Blagojević, PhD, Assistant professor, University of Niš

Ilija Milosavljević, PhD candidate, Senior Researcher, University of Niš

Alexandra Săndulescu Budea, PhD, Departamento de Periodismo y Comunicación Corporativa, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Mara Lixandru, PhD, University of Bucharest



First name FAMILY NAME, Scientific title abbreviated

First name FAMILY NAME, Scientific title abbreviated

Purpose: Please, use Times New Roman, 12, Justify, double-spaced, maximum 300-500 words, references included, and send the abstract as a Word document.


(Potential) Findings:

Keywords: Word 1, word 2, word 3, word 4, word 5.


Please, include only the abstract references, using APA 7th edition.



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