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  • 23.03.2023 20:16 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    September 19-20, 2023

    Tampere University, Finland

    April 15, 2023 

    The workshop is aimed at PhD students researching in the field of media and geography, and aims to bring together interdisciplinary approaches that examine contemporary and historical relations of media and spaces in both pre- and post-digital contexts. Deadline for participation with a short abstract (250-300 words) and biographical note is April 15 2023. 

  • 23.03.2023 13:58 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    David Gauntlett

    This is a lively and thought-provoking book about how to do creativity, unlock your potential, and make a difference.The artists, musicians, and writers we think of as ’very creative’ are just like us, except that they have spent time developing and realising ideas, and have found the confidence to share them with the world. None of this comes naturally. This wide-ranging book offers research, advice, and philosophy to fuel your understanding and passion for creativity.David Gauntlett draws on his own experiences of making music and experimenting with digital media alongside 25 years of researching creativity. Including insights from a diverse array of creators, this book highlights the vitality of the individual creative voice in a world where social media offers a weird mix of inspiration and suffocation, and our struggles for social justice are equally hopeful and upsetting.Creativity shows how vulnerability, experimentation, and courage can enable us to become bold and engaging creators.

  • 23.03.2023 13:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    By Göran Bolin and Per Ståhlberg

    An in-depth look at Ukraine's attempts to shape how it is perceived by the rest of the world.

    During times of crisis, competing narratives are often advanced to define what is happening, and the stakes of information management by nations are high. In this timely book, Göran Bolin and Per Ståhlberg examine the fraught intersection of state politics, corporate business, and civil activism to understand the dynamics and importance of meaning management in Ukraine. Drawing on fieldwork inside the country, the authors discuss the forms, agents, and platforms within the complex political and communicative situation and how each articulated and acted upon perceptions of the propaganda threat.

    Bolin and Ståhlberg focus their analysis on the period between 2013 and 2022, when political tensions, commercial dynamics, and new communication technologies bred novel forms of information management. As they show, entities from governments and governmental administration to commercial actors, entrepreneurs, and activists formed new alliances in order to claim a stake in information policy. Bolin and Ståhlberg also explore how the various agents engaged in information management and strove to manage meaning in communication practice; the communicative tools they took advantage of; and the subsequent consequences for narrative constructions.

  • 23.03.2023 13:46 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Radboud University

    A Methods Excellence Network (MethodsNET) Event, hosted by Nijmegen School of Management, Radboud University, the Netherlands

    The academic concept and programme of the 3SRM is designed, coordinated ‘on the ground’ and evaluated by MethodsNET. The event is run in partnership with Radboud University, via the Nijmegen School of Management which hosts the event in corporation with the Radboud Summer School and Radboud Academy. Read more about MethodsNET and Nijmegen School of Management here.

    World-class methods courses -- and so much more

    Welcome to the second edition of the Summer School in Social Research Methods (3SRM), the most pluralistic methods training event worldwide, with no fewer than 40 main courses (36 one-week courses and 2 two-week courses, + 2 pre-event online software courses) across the whole span of methodological traditions and also covering innovative/emerging topics.

    If you want to bring your research to the next level, the 3SRM is the place to be. It is a unique venue: besides world-class methods courses taught by top pedagogues, with small-group interaction and individual tutoring, you get more:

    About your main courses:

    Tailored advice on choosing courses and a sequence across week 1 and week 2 – the programme has been designed to enable multiple useful sequences

    Pluralism, via the full diversity of methods covered

    Beyond your main courses: on a weekly basis, your main course fee in fact gives you access to a ‘full package’ which comprises:

    Two morning cross-cutting short courses on the Philosophy of Science (week 1) and on Research Approaches and Designs in the Social Sciences (week 2). Both are optional but encouraged to broaden your methodological expertise!`

    On both weeks: three late afternoon Supplemental short courses: Math Refresher (both weeks), Missing Data (week 1) and Data Visualization (week 2)

    …and lunches are also comprised, in addition to the necessary amount of caffeine and theine over breaks :-)

    Ample time for linking up and crossing perspectives. The 3SRM spirit is all about community-building, sharing, and networking. In particular: we have provisioned:

    Ample breaks in between the course sessions

    A great ‘Methods Café’ (both Mondays, week 1 and week 2) – designed to cross perspectives, link up and get informal feedback from expert instructors

    So: for a given week, in terms of academic content, your registration fee gives you access to a given main course (20 hours) + up to 8 hours of extra short courses + the Methods Café.

    See this bird’s eye view (pdf, 182 kB) of the main courses over the successive weeks, the event flyer and a video on our MethodsNET YouTube channel explaining in short the whole logic of the 3SRM programme, training package and pedagogy. Finally, here you can find an overview of the summer school programme, per week.

    Find all courses in Social Research Methods here

  • 22.03.2023 21:37 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    November 2-3, 2023

    Salzburg, Austria

    Deadline: June 9, 2023

    The “Communication Law and Policy” Section of the European Communications Research and Education Association (ECREA) and the Jean Monnet Network “European Media and Platform Policy” (EuromediApp) invite abstracts for theoretical and empirical papers on the topic Digital Platform Policy Spring? Promises and Trajectories for Digital Platform Regulation. This workshop will be a unique opportunity to bring together those investigating the processes of regulating media and digital intermediaries in Europe and beyond. The workshop will take place in Salzburg, Austria, on 2-3 November 2023. It is hosted by the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Salzburg.


    Digital platforms and intermediaries are increasingly disseminating news and structuring news consumption across the globe. They have become crucial spaces of civic discourse and cultural expression. Unique levels of ownership concentration in the hands of few extremely large industrial conglomerates dominate digital media landscapes. Checks and balances from media and telecommunication policy do not apply to these new players, enabling digital platforms and intermediaries to exercise unprecedented power in various ways.

    While implicitly accepting or even fostering media ownership concentration, European institutions have lately recognized the various challenges for media freedom, freedom of expression and the quality of news created by digital platforms and intermediaries. Digital Markets Act (DMA), Digital Services Act (DSA) and European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) address such challenges. These European initiatives also have a geopolitical dimension, shaping and being shaped by developments in other rich countries and in the Global South. This workshop is dedicated to discussing the nature of such challenges and the appropriateness of policy solutions offered by the European Commission, national governments from around the globe or national and international regulatory bodies.

    Thus, the workshop invites interdisciplinary contributions interested in digital platform policy, regulation and policy implementation. We welcome submissions from political economy, policy and governance studies, media and communication law, and other approaches and fields. We welcome theoretical, methodological and empirical submissions, case studies and comparative work. Innovative use of methods is encouraged. The organizers are especially interested in the following areas, in particular in the intersection between European and non-European problems and solutions:

    • Digital intermediaries and media ownership concentration: What are the implications of ownership concentration on freedoms, news organizations, content, dissemination of news, and the public discourse at large? How do current policy developments such as the Anti-Money Laundering Directive affect platform and media ownership transparency?
    • Editorial independence in the digital platform environment: How far, and how, do digital platforms affect editorial independence of incumbent newsroom structures?
    • Quality of content and combat of misinformation: What is the economics of high-quality content in the digital environment? How are policy interventions seeking to fund quality content, and with what implications?
    • Public interest content in digital intermediaries: How are platforms dealing with prominence and discoverability of content? Which legal measures can be put in place to ensure that public service media and further public-oriented content remain visible in digital inter-mediaries, including devices such as smart TVs?
    • Inequalities and disparities: How do digital platforms and intermediaries contribute to increase or diminish inequalities and disparities in the field of communication? How effective are policy measures to combat such inequalities and disparities?
    • Inclusion: How can digital platforms engage marginalized and diasporic communities towards more inclusion? What are the links between technological infrastructure, innovative business models and inclusive media practices aimed at fostering justice and participation?


    Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted for blind peer review in DOCX or ODT directly to the organisers of the conference by Friday, June 9, 2023: 

    Each abstract should address one of the above topics in a sound theoretical and methodological manner, and include a title as well as the name(s), institutional affiliation(s) and e-mail address(es) of the author(s). The colleagues will be notified of acceptance by July 15, 2023, and registration is required by September 30, 2023.

    Full papers might be invited after the workshop for publication. Reduced fee for ECREA-recognised “soft-currency” countries and non-waged participants is possible for accepted submitters. More information will be available in due time on the ECREA CLP and EuromediApp websites.

  • 22.03.2023 21:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 2-3, 2023

    University of Tübingen, Germany  

    Registration as participant via email to Ms. Laura Schelenz (

    Social justice theories are crucial instruments to meet the challenges of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence. The Tübingen Symposium questions canonical values in technology creation while also exploring diverse and potentially competing social justice concepts. The works of Black feminists and critical race theorists as well as decolonial and Global South scholars and activists render visible the interlockings of societal, economic, cultural, and political injustice in the design, production, and distribution of technology. In thinking about the future and its daunting challenges, including the transformation of work, climate change, migration, and overall precarity, what should be the role of technology? What do technological futures look like from a social justice perspective?

  • 22.03.2023 21:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    August 8-11, 2023

    Oslo, Norway

    Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2023 

    Our future is shared. The Internet and the web, (personal) data, resources, climate effects, music, genetic information, trading routes, celestial bodies, holiday homes, rides: we have built a globalized world on sharing, and sharing will be the great protagonist of our future. However, sharing is mostly realized through centralized platforms, controlled by dominant industry players, instead of decentralized architectures and communities. The 18th IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management takes a holistic approach to society and technology. We support interdisciplinary research exchange and foster discussions through keynote lectures, tutorials and workshops. Participants will benefit from presenting their research and receiving meaningful feedbacks. The summer school culminates in the publication of selected papers among those submitted by the participants, in the form of an edited volume published by Springer.

  • 22.03.2023 21:14 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    City, University of London

    The School of Communication & Creativity (SCC) at City, University of London is a cosmopolitan, industry-focused, socially engaged and politically conscious centre of educational excellence and world-changing interdisciplinary research which shapes and influences professional practice.

    Our PhD studentships will support the next generation of researchers, practitioners and entrepreneurs working across the media, creative and cultural sectors. More information on our website and below.

    We want to support PhD research that will make a positive difference in the world, pushing forward knowledge and/ or practice in the creative and cultural industries, and are particularly interested in receiving proposals that are interdisciplinary and/ or engage with equality, diversity and inclusion.

    Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

    • transformative justice;
    • radical creativity;
    • social justice and communication and/ or creativity;
    • power, representation and communication;
    • anti-racist, feminist and queer futures;
    • the role of creativity and/or communication in tackling climate change, crises, conflict and racism;
    • race and migration;
    • media freedom;
    • criminalisation and media victimisation;
    • digital/ new media;
    • aural environmentalism;
    • sonic cities;
    • health humanities.

    What is included

    Funding is available for UK, EU and international students.

    The doctoral studentships will consist of:

    • An annual stipend (currently £19,688; will rise in line with UKRI guidelines) for three years full-time (pro-rata for part-time study), inclusive of London weighting
    • A full tuition fee waiver
    • £1500 in research expenses/ consumables over the course of the award

    The studentships will be awarded on the basis of academic promise, creative thinking and/ or practice-based achievement, or professional equivalent. Projects demonstrating a commitment to interdisciplinarity, social change, and/ or equality, diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged.

    • Applicants must hold, or be on course to complete, at least a good Second-Class Honours degree and a Master's degree in a relevant subject (or international equivalent), or provide equivalent qualifications or professional/ practice-based experience that evidences their preparedness for PhD study.
    • Applicants whose first language is not English and whose qualifications were not completed in a majority English-speaking country must achieve at least 7.0 in IELTS or a recognised equivalent. Please see the entry requirements for further information.
    • Applicants must not be currently registered as a doctoral student at City, University of London or any other academic institution.
  • 22.03.2023 13:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    October 28-30, 2023

    Kuwait University, Kuwait

    Deadline: May 15, 2023

    The Twenty Seventh Annual Conference of the Arab-US Association for Communication Educators Kuwait University

    Media platforms have developed at an unprecedented rate recently, disrupting traditional models for publishing, broadcasting, and advertising and creating a need for identifying new models. As media become more fragmented and at the same time converge, implications can be seen across several different areas, such as the way people access media, how media are marketed, and how the media industry is changing.

    The main objectives of this conference are to discuss, analyze, and critique topics related to those phenomena and to contribute to the academic debate about new media models and theory. The subjects and themes covered in the conference will include, without being limited to:

    • History of media fragmentation and convergence in media landscape

    • Digital and social media fragmentation and convergence in media landscape

    • Changes in media theories and research in a fragmented and converged media landscape

    • New media for media education in a fragmented and converged media landscape

    • Effects of media convergence and fragmentation in media landscape

    • Corporate and strategic communication and their relationships with media convergence and fragmentation in media landscape

    • Agenda setting effects of influencers in media landscape

    • Effects of media fragmentation and convergence on consumers in media landscape

    • Fragmentation and convergence of journalism in media landscape

    • Health and emergency communication in a fragmented and converged media landscape

    Site: Kuwait University, Kuwait

    Date: 28-30 October 2023

    Languages of the conference: Arabic and English Registration fees: $150

    Hotels: To be announced later

    Important deadline dates:

    • May 15th: Submission of abstract

    • June 15th: Response to abstracts

    • August 15th: Submission of registration forms and fee payments

    • Sept. 1st: Submission of full paper

    Consequently, the consumers of media messages have changed their usual patterns of consumption. The phenomena of digitization, media convergence, media fragmentation, and consumption of media and user-generated content set the agenda of interests and concerns for educators, scholars, and practitioners.

    • Sept. 20th: Dissemination of final conference program


    Send abstracts and questions to Dr. Yousef AlFailakawi, President of AUSACE


  • 16.03.2023 20:36 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Comunicação Pública

    Deadline: June 15, 2023

    Comunicação Pública, an online academic journal of the School of Communication and Media Studies, hereby invites members of the academic community and researchers to submit proposals for thematic dossiers for publication in the forthcoming numbers of the Journal (2024-2025).

    1. Submission of proposals

    Dossier proposals should contain the following items:

    1.1. name, title, and institutional affiliation of the organizer(s);

    1.2. curricular data of the proponents (maximum 100 words);

    1.3. abstract in English and Portuguese (maximum of 600 characters);

    1.4. description of the proposal (up to 3500 characters), including the following elements: - title (in Portuguese and English);

    - intended focus and objectives;

    - justification of relevance;

    - list of relevant bibliographic references about the theme (no more than 10);

    - a list of relevant subthemes.

    Proposals should be submitted in .doc or .docx format for (Subject: Dossier proposal - 2024-2025 selection) until 23:59 on June 15, 2023

    2. Assessment criteria

    2.1. The dossier organizers must have a PhD and recognized leadership in their area. 2.2. The proposals received will be analysed by the Editorial Committee of Comunicação

    Pública according to the criteria of this notice.

    2.3. The following will be considered as assessment criteria:

    - originality, especially in relation to dossiers already published in other volumes of the journal;

    - relevance of the proposal to academic discussions;

    - clarity and coherence;

    - the scope of the proposed theme, in order to foster the national and international diversity of the articles;

    - relevance to the editorial policy of the Journal (

    2.4. Proposals which do not comply with the criteria of the submission guidelines will be excluded (

    2.5. The Editorial Board will be responsible for the evaluation of dossiers and disclosure of results until September 15, 2023.

    3. Evaluation process of dossier proposals and related articles

    3.1. Once the dossiers have been approved, Comunicação Pública will make a public call for articles on the themes of the approved dossiers.

    3.2. The first stage of the evaluation, the selection of articles pertaining to each dossier, will be under the responsibility of the organizer with the supervision of the Editorial Board.

    3.3. The second stage of evaluation, concerning the merit of the articles, will follow the same dynamic of individual articles published by Comunicação Pública (double blind refereeing).

    3.4. The third stage, under the responsibility of the organizer, with the supervision of the Editorial Board, is the assembly of the dossier and the respective presentation (introduction);

    3.5. Once approved, all dossiers and articles will go into production regardless of the publication order established by the Editorial Board. This standard aims to protect the journal from delays and cancellations.

    4. Attributes of the organizers of dossiers approved for publication

    It is the responsibility of the organizer (s) of the dossier to:

    4.1. publicize the dossier and encourage contributions;

    4.2. participate, together with the Editorial Board, in the selection of articles to submit to double blind refereeing;

    4.3. prepare a presentation text that problematizes, from the academic point of view, the chosen theme, and frame the selected articles;

    4.4. organize the final version of the dossier, with the supervision of the Editorial Board; 4.5. inform the editors about any unforeseen events related to publication.

    5. Editorial policy related to the dossiers

    5.1. Dossier articles will be submitted to peer review, obeying the same rules of individual articles in accordance with publication submission guidelines (

    5.2. The Editorial Board is responsible for choosing the publication dates for the dossiers within the given time frame.

    5.4. The dossier to be published should obtain at least three articles with favourable peer reviews;

    5.5. In case the publication of any of the approved dossiers is not possible, the next one will be invited, and so on if necessary;

    5.6. The approved articles of the cancelled dossiers may be published as individual articles to mitigate the problems arising from the cancellation.

    5.7. Omissive cases will be analysed by the Editorial Board.

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