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The Internet and the media landscape are broken. The dominant commercial Internet platforms endanger democracy. Despite all the great opportunities the Internet has offered to society and individuals, the digital giants have acquired unparalleled economic, political and cultural power. As currently organised, the Internet separates and divides instead of creating common spaces for negotiating difference and disagreement. Democracy requires Public Service Media and a Public Service Internet.
The Public Service Media and Public Service Internet Manifesto:vhttp://bit.ly/psmmanifesto
Please sign the Manifesto: http://bit.ly/signPSManifesto
Occupy the Internet: 200 Media Experts Publish an Alarming Wake Up Call and Demand a Public Service Internet: https://pressat.co.uk/releases/occupy-the-internet-200-media-experts-publish-an-alarming-wake-up-call-and-demand-a-public-service-internet-dff5ea1ec4e675012df261a3e02c2774/
Launch event (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0kiilUrF9o
The School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University invites applications for the position of assistant professor of digital strategic communication based at the Department of Media and Journalism Studies.
The assistant professorship is a full-time, fixed-term, three-year position; and subject to appropriate funding, there will be an opportunity to apply for a subsequent associate professorship. The position begins on 1 October 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The School of Communication and Culture is committed to diversity and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of their personal background.
The field of media and journalism studies is currently undergoing significant changes not least due to the increasing digitalisation of culture and society that has radically transformed the basic conditions under which mediated content is produced, distributed, used and experienced. These new conditions call for critical and innovative ways to prepare qualified media and journalism studies students for a rapidly changing job market, and to produce high-quality research that helps society, organisations, corporations and people make sense of and navigate contemporary media landscapes. The Department of Media and Journalism Studies at Aarhus University is taking an international lead in developing research and study programmes based on the premise that the ability to understand fully the implications of digitalisation in communication, media production and distribution necessitates the adaptation and integration of new modes of enquiry into both research and teaching.
Against this background, we are looking for a colleague who can strengthen and develop the department’s profile in strategic communication in an online context, develop teaching and research in this area, and contribute to the department’s continued focus on digital, methodological competences.
Our ideal applicant can document research results at an international level in analysing contemporary strategic communication within either a political, a commercial, a public or a civil societal context. Strong skills in digital methods and analysis of digital communication are also relevant, and we ask the applicant to present a convincing three-year research plan for the development and/or implementation of these skills and competences within a strategic communicative research context. Experience of teaching or practice in strategic communication is considered a strength, but not a requirement.
In sum, we are looking for a dedicated applicant who will strengthen the research and teaching profiles of the department nationally and internationally, as well as contributing to Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching and supervision, talent development and knowledge exchange.
The Department of Media and Journalism Studies at Aarhus University has a pronounced and significant international profile and a robust research network.
We are looking for an applicant who can document research competences in one or more of the following areas:
We are looking for applicants who are enthusiastic about developing digital strategic communication as a new field of research and teaching at the department, drawing on the department’s existing resources and competences as well as developing their own research portfolio and expertise in an internationally competitive and highly relevant field of research.
The successful applicant will be expected to develop research projects that result in academic publications. The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in the research community at the department in terms of collaborative research projects with internal and external partners, as well as participating in applications for external research funding.
Teaching and supervision
The successful applicant will be expected to take part in the department’s teaching and supervision activities and to teach and supervise on the department’s Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, particularly a course in strategic communication on the Master’s degree programme in media studies which is expected to start in 2022. Please indicate in your application which courses you could teach. The successful applicant will also be expected to apply and develop innovative teaching methods in synergy with existing degree programmes and research centres.
The successful applicant will be expected to develop supervision capabilities at both BA and MA levels.
Given the international focus of the degree programmes, the successful applicant will be expected to teach in English as well as Danish.
The person appointed to the post of assistant professor must complete Aarhus University’s teacher-training programme for assistant professors, which is designed for university teaching.
It is expected that the successful applicant will engage in knowledge exchange, for instance in terms of research collaboration with private companies, government consultancy, collaboration with civil society, and the public dissemination of knowledge.
The successful applicant will have excellent opportunities to engage in collaborative initiatives with partners inside and outside Aarhus University.
Applicants must have a PhD degree or must document equivalent qualifications in a relevant field related to organisational and strategic communication. Applicants must be able to document:
Furthermore, it will be considered an advantage if applicants can document
Finally, applicants are asked to provide a research plan for the next three years as well as their strategy/vision for their contribution to future developments within the field of digital strategic communication.
Please note that applications that do not include uploaded publications (maximum five) will not be considered.
Active participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present at the department on a daily basis.
We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained. See Family and work-life balance for further information.
International applicants are encouraged to see Attractive working conditions for further information about the benefits of working at Aarhus University and in Denmark, including healthcare, paid holidays and, if relevant, maternity/paternity leave, childcare and schooling. Aarhus University offers a wide variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including a relocation service and career counselling for expat partners. For information about taxation, see Taxation aspects of international researchers’ employment by AU.
An appointee who does not speak Danish will be required to acquire proficiency in Danish equivalent to level B2 (CEFR) in order to handle tasks including administrative and managerial responsibilities and to participate fully in the activities of the School of Communication and Culture within approximately three years of commencing the appointment.
The place of employment is the Department of Media and Journalism Studies, Helsingforsgade 14, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
Prospective applicants are invited to view the department’s website.
School of Communication and Culture
The school is a part of the Faculty of Arts. You will find information about the school and its research programmes, departments and diverse activities on its website.
For further information about the position, please contact Anne Marit Waade, Head of the Department of Media and Journalism Studies, by tel.: +45 8716 2009 or by email: email@example.com.
If you need help uploading your application or have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Arts HR support by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners: http://ias.au.dk/au-relocation-service/. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here: http://international.au.dk/research/.
Faculty of Arts refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities (the Appointment Order).
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities .
Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in Application Guidelines.
The application must outline the applicant's motivation for applying for the position, attaching a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio, a complete list of published works, copies of degree certificates and examples of academic production (mandatory, but no more than five examples). Please upload this material electronically along with your application.
If nothing else is noted, applications must be submitted in English. Application deadline is at 11.59 pm Danish time (same as Central European Time) on the deadline day.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.
Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is one of four main academic areas at Aarhus University.
The faculty contributes to Aarhus University's research, talent development, knowledge exchange and degree programmes.
With its 500 academic staff members, 260 PhD students, 10,500 BA and MA students, and 1,500 students following continuing/further education programmes, the faculty constitutes a strong and diverse research and teaching environment.
The Faculty of Arts consists of the School of Communication and Culture, the School of Culture and Society, the Danish School of Education, and the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Each of these units has strong academic environments and forms the basis for interdisciplinary research and education.
The faculty's academic environments and degree programmes engage in international collaboration and share the common goal of contributing to the development of knowledge, welfare and culture in interaction with society.
Read more at arts.au.dk/en
The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.
September 10, 2021
Social and Digital Change PGR Symposium
Deadline: July 20, 2021
The Social and Digital Change PGR Group warmly welcomes submissions for a one-day virtual symposium taking place on Friday 10 September 2021. This informal symposium offers an opportunity for PGRs and Early Career Researchers to present and discuss their research in a friendly, supportive and multidisciplinary setting.
The symposium will focus on the biggest social and digital change we’ve lived through to date: the COVID-19 pandemic. New and repurposed digital technologies have resulted in a proliferation of the internet of things (IoT), with new challenges for big data analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchain technologies and many more. Throughout the pandemic, there have been questions surrounding the inequalities perpetuated by new technologies, and resistance to them. But this social and digital change has also created many positive effects: improved sustainability, environmentally friendliness, and accessibility. We welcome research that offers different perspectives on the nature of our digitally changed world, whether for or against.
We also welcome presentations and discussions on the practicalities of PGR life during the pandemic, including methodological or wellbeing considerations.
The Social and Digital Change Group encourages multidisciplinary approaches and encourages submissions from: Sociology, Education, Urban Studies, Media, Cultural Policy, Film and TV Studies, History, Music, Theatre, International Relations, Business and Law.
Submission details: Titles and accompanying abstracts (300 words) and other informal enquiries should be sent to Wilko Mattia Artale (email@example.com).
June 23, 2021
Integrated in CIIA 2021 – 8th International Congress of audiovisual researchers, which takes place in Lisbon between the 24th and 25th of June 2021, the pre-congress “Future Visions” promoted by FILMEU will take place on the 23rd of June.
FILMEU is one of the new projects promoted by the European Union to support the creation of trans-European universities in different areas of knowledge. In the case of FILMEU, it brings together the film and media arts department of the Universidade Lusófona, the IADT in Dublin, the LUCA in Brussels and the SZFE in Budapest, four European film schools that come together to create the first European film and media arts university.
This pre-congress aims to promote debate and reflection on some of the project’s intervention areas, namely artistic research and pedagogical practices in cinema and audiovisual teaching. Another highlight is a session dedicated to the New European Bauhaus, a new EU initiative in which FILMEU and Universidade Lusófona participate.
More info: https://congressoaudiovisual.ulusofona.pt/en/filmeu-future-visions-3/
Streaming on youtube: https://youtu.be/TcxarxQnbHU
How do people make sense of distant, but disturbing international events? Why are some representations more appealing than others? What do they mean for the perceiver’s own sense of self? Going beyond conventional analysis of political imagining and perception at the level of accuracy, this book reveals how self-conceptions are unconsciously, but centrally present in judgments and representations of international others.
Combining international relations and psychosocial studies, Dmitry Chernobrov shows how the imagining of international politics is self-affirming and is shaped by the need for positive societal self-concepts. The book captures evidence of self-affirming political imagining in how the general public in the West and Russia understood the Arab Uprisings and makes an argument both about and beyond this particular case. The book will appeal to those interested in perception and political imagining, ontological security, identity and emotion, collective memory, international crises and political psychology.
The paperback edition has just launched with a 30% discount with code RLFANDF30 on the publishers website.
Deadline: June 24, 2021
Preliminary title: Everyday Life in the Culture of Surveillance
Format: Anthology (double-blind peer review)
Publisher: Nordicom (Open Access, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Editors: Coppélie Cocq, Jesper Enbom, Stefan Gelfgren, & Lars Samuelsson (all at Umeå University)
Contact: Stefan Gelfgren, Associate Professor, Dept. of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umeå University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Background and aim of the planned publication
Today, personal data is gathered through the welfare state and healthcare providers; societal infrastructure (electricity, water, demographics, voter statistics, etc.); and voluntarily sharing of our data through use of smartphones, wearables, social media, streaming services, games, and more. Data is gathered, coordinated, and analysed to gain insights into our everyday lives; thus, members of contemporary digitalised societies live in what David Lyon refers to in his book of the same name, The Culture of Surveillance (2018).
With ubiquitous surveillance the “new normal”, Nordicom and external editors invite contributions for an anthology focusing on the cultural, mundane, and everyday-life aspect of online surveillance – in Lyon’s words, “the participation and engagement of surveilled and surveilling subjects” (2018: 6).
Studies addressing the Nordic countries and their contexts and perspectives will be of particular interest, but studies focusing other countries may also be considered (not least if they are of a theoretical, philosophical, or universal character – an example could be online surveillance from a human rights perspective). A central question to be explored is how online surveillance is perceived and handled by citizens in the Nordic countries – whether it is through acceptance, adaptation, and resistance. Among others, the following are questions to be posed:
Whereas attitudes and actions of “ordinary” citizens will be an important theme for the book, contributions focusing on ethical or philosophical questions are also welcome, and so are contributions focusing on policies surrounding online surveillance. The following are potential questions that could be approached, among others:
We anticipate contributions from a variety of disciplines, but especially encourage contributions from the humanities and cultural studies sphere. An ambition with the book is to put forth humanistic perspectives on surveillance and the emergence of surveillance cultures.
All with an interest in contributing should write an extended abstract (max. 750 words) where the main theme (or argument) of the intended chapter is described. The abstract should contain the preliminary title and keywords (3–5). How the chapter fits with the overall aim of the anthology – to examine and analyse online surveillance in the Nordics – should be mentioned.
Deadline for extended abstracts: 24 June 2021. Please contact Stefan Gelfgren (email@example.com) for further information.
Scholars invited to submit a full chapter will be notified by e-mail in August 2021. Guidelines for how individual chapters are to be structured and formatted (including style of referencing) will be provided to all scholars invited to submit a full chapter.
Deadline for the submission of full chapters (approx. 7,000 words): January 2022 (exact date to be decided later).
Rounds of reviews and revisions are planned to take place during the first half of 2022, and a full manuscript is to be submitted to Nordicom before the summer (2022).
Please note: The dates are preliminary. The ambition is, however, to publish the book in 2022.
Nordicom is a centre for Nordic media research at the University of Gothenburg. The centre is jointly funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Swedish Ministry of Culture, and the University of Gothenburg. All Nordicom publications are Open Access and can be read online and downloaded for free.
24 June 2021: deadline for the submission of extended abstracts (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Spring 2022: finalising of manuscripts
Autumn 2022: publication
July 14, 2021
We invite you – on 14th July - to Citizen Agency in a Datafied Society - the final event in the Keywords in Technology and Society series hosted by the research theme Technology and Society at the University of Surrey. We are thrilled to be hosting Stefania Milan – from the University of Amsterdam for this last event. “Citizen agency in the datafied society” explores the evolution of citizenship in the age of big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Dialoguing with critical data studies and political sociology, this talk surveys how the expansion of intelligent systems into society alters the perception and exercise of political agency, focusing in particular on the consolidation of governance by data infrastructure and the emergence of grassroots responses such as data activism.
Stefania Milan teaches New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam and her research explores the interplay between digital technology and participation, and activism and social movements in particular, cyberspace governance, and data epistemologies. Stefania is the author of Social Movements and Their Technologies: Wiring Social Change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013; released in paperback in March 2016), and co-author of Media/Society (Sage, 2011). Her work has appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including Information, Communication & Society, the International Journal of Communication, Internet & Policy, the Internet Policy Review, Social Media + Society. Stefania represents non-commercial users in the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and serves in the Working Group ‘An Internet Free and Secure’ of the Freedom Online Coalition, where she contributes to develop guidelines for cybersecurity decision-making. As a consultant she worked for, amongst others, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, where she contributed to the implementation of the Digital Agenda for Europe, and the European Commission.
Please do join us for Agency on 14th July.
Please sign up here: Agency Tickets, Wed 14 Jul 2021 at 14:00 | Eventbrite.
Video Recordings of Keywords Events:
‘Agency’ will be the final event in our 2021 Keywords Series. We welcome you to take a look at the live recordings of our previous events on the theme page – we have all our Keywords sessions recorded and available to view online: Strategic Research Theme: Technology & Society | University of Surrey.
Please note that this event is fully public and open to anyone to attend, so please feel free to circulate this email to anyone in your wider external networks who may be interested in either this event or the wider series.
American University of Paris
The American University of Paris invites applications for a full-time position in the Department of Communication, Media and Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor ideally beginning 1 January 2022.
The successful applicant, with experience in teaching filmmaking, will be responsible for teaching production courses in the Film Studies undergraduate program. Our ideal candidate will also have experience in teaching contemporary international cinema, with an emphasis on regions from the Global South.
Qualifications: An M.F.A or Ph.D. in Film Studies or a related discipline at the time of appointment (1 January 2022). Proven capacity for excellent, engaged teaching and commitment to student learning within a liberal arts context.
The successful candidate should be able to cover many of our existing courses, including the following: the introductory course Principles of Video Production and the advanced courses Directing and Producing the Short Fiction Film; Making a Documentary; The Art of Screenwriting; and Writing Fiction for Television. The new person should also be able to teach courses in film studies that would expand our current offerings internationally or regionally such as, for example, Asian Cinema, and/or Arab and African Cinema. They might alternate with current staff to cover contemporary international directors as part of our rotating Directors series. We would be particularly interested in candidates who could teach a new course on Documentaries in Action.
A strong record in curriculum development and familiarity with liberal arts education, learning objectives, skills development (critical thinking, information literacy, writing in the disciplines, etc.) and assessment is highly desirable. Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment is a strong plus. Ability to speak and/or read French would be an advantage.
We invite and encourage women and members of underrepresented populations to apply. The University is an equal opportunity employer for whom diversity is an essential source of vitality and strength.
The Institution: Founded in 1962, The American University of Paris (AUP) is a small, undergraduate and Masters degree-granting institution with a Liberal Arts core, dedicated to the advancement of the Arts and Sciences in an international and multicultural environment. AUP brings together the values of the American higher education system with its location in Paris and Europe. Located at the crossroads of American and European institutions of higher education and research, AUP facilitates its faculty’s development of an international and stimulating professional network. The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredits AUP in the United States of America. AUP has cooperative agreements USA and European-based universities.
The Department: Dedicated to the international and comparative study of communications, media and culture, the department houses three undergraduate majors, one in Global Communications, one in Journalism and one in Film Studies. It also houses six undergraduate minors and a dynamic MA program in Global Communications offering MA tracks in Fashion, Development Communications and Digital Cultures and Industries.
Faculty at AUP must have a commitment to liberal arts education in a highly international environment and pursue international research and scholarship and/or creative activities. We seek engaged scholars and have high expectations of teaching and scholarly research.
Applications: Please submit your application to http://apply.interfolio.com/88830
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on 5 July 2021. The search will continue until the position is filled.
The American University of Paris
Qualifications: A PhD in film studies or a related discipline by time of appointment (1 January 2022). ABD and M.F.A candidates may be considered. Applicants should have a strong academic background in the history of cinema, with a preference for expertise in the following areas: International and non-western cinemas; film criticism; film and the visual cultures; and screen studies. A candidate who also has expertise in a practical area such as screenwriting, editing, filmmaking or digital media would be strongly considered for the position. Experience or willingness to teach in a small liberal arts institution is a key requirement for this position. A demonstrated ability to teach across disciplines is an asset for applicants. The candidate should be able to demonstrate capacity for research and engaged teaching.
We invite and encourage women and underrepresented populations to apply. The University is an equal opportunity employer for whom diversity is an essential source of vitality and strength.
The Institution: Founded in 1962, The American University of Paris (AUP) is a small, undergraduate and Masters degree-granting institution with a Liberal Arts core, dedicated to the advancement of the Arts and Sciences in an international and multicultural environment. AUP brings together the values of the American higher education system with its location in Paris and Europe. Located at the crossroads of American and European institutions of higher education and research, AUP facilitates its faculty’s development of an international and stimulating professional network. The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredits AUP in the United States of America. AUP has cooperative agreements with USA and European-based universities.
Faculty at AUP must have a commitment to liberal arts education in a highly international environment and pursue international research and scholarship. We seek engaged scholars and have high expectations of teaching and scholarly research.
Applications: Please submit your application to http://apply.interfolio.com/88831
June 17, 2021
I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar One platform for all: the INEOS in Cologne intranet case study will be presented by the communications team from INEOS Cologne comprising Dr Anne-Gret Iturriaga Abarzua, Maite Enfedaque and Johanna Pauly on Thursday 17 June 2021 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (13.00 British Summer Time).
What is the webinar content?
Informing and engaging staff internally by enabling them to act as ambassadors in their community is crucial for the sustainable and long-term success of a company. This webinar is about a best practice example, which won the IPRA Golden World Award 2020 in the category Internal Communications, using the out-of-the box technology Office 365 to keep staff up-to-date.
How to join
Register here at Airmeet.
A reminder will be sent 1 hour before the event.
Background to IPRA
IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, was established in 1955, and is the leading global network for PR professionals in their personal capacity. IPRA aims to advance trusted communication and the ethical practice of public relations. We do this through networking, our code of conduct and intellectual leadership of the profession. IPRA is the organiser of public relations' annual global competition, the Golden World Awards for Excellence (GWA). IPRA's services enable PR professionals to collaborate and be recognised. Members create content via our Thought Leadership essays, social media and our consultative status with the United Nations. GWA winners demonstrate PR excellence. IPRA welcomes all those who share our aims and who wish to be part of the IPRA worldwide fellowship. For more see www.ipra.org.
Background to the INEOS team
Dr Anne-Gret Iturriaga Abarzua is the Head of Communications for INEOS in Cologne. She is an IPRA board member. Next to her communication and anthropology studies in Vienna, she worked as a freelance journalist for Austrian and German media as well as for PR agencies. As a consultant in a PR agency in Vienna, she helped clients of the plastics and wood industry shaping their reputation. Before arriving to INEOS in Cologne, she was the Communications Manager for EVC (now INOVYN) in Germany.
Maite Enfedaque is the Communications Officer for INEOS in Cologne. With a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations and a master's degree in strategic management in global communications, she has her work experience in advertising agencies as a producer, where she was responsible for the development and execution of BTL campaigns as well as the organization of events for global consumer brands.
Johanna is Junior Communications Manager for INEOS in Cologne. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and corporate communications and is a local graduate at INEOS in their graduate programme for young professionals. She has experience in event management, is responsible for donation and sponsoring activities and organises multi and cross channel communications via intranet and internet, social media and printed media.
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