European Communication Research
and Education Association
Deadline: July 10, 2019
We are seeking to expand our pool of Hourly Paid Lecturers to teach on Middlesex University's MA Novel Writing (Distance Education). Since its inception in 2015, student numbers on MA Novel Writing (Distance Education) have expanded rapidly, and weare now looking to recruit additional HPAs (Hourly Paid Academics) to our teaching pool to support the teaching of tutor-group modules and the supervision of final dissertations. All teaching is done remotely, on-line and by Skype/phone. Candidates should be published writers with experience of Higher Education teaching. Experience of postgraduate teaching or teaching online is desirable.
To apply please send your CV, along with a covering letter, to Adam Lively, Programme Leader for MA Novel WritingA.Lively@mdx.ac.uk by 5pm on Wednesday 10 July.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday 12 July and interviewed on Wednesday 17 July. At interview candidates are required to present either their passport or work visa as part of a mandatory ‘right to work’ check.
Tallinn University (TLU)
Deadline: August 12, 2019
Position starts in Autumn or early Winter 2019
Tenure: The position will be tenured
Tallinn University (TLU) seeks an internationally recognized leader in digital humanities or digital culture studies to become an ERA Chair Professor in Cultural Data Analytics.
All details about the application process and what documents are needed can be found here: https://www.tlu.ee/en/professor-cultural-data-analytics
Position includes excellent remuneration package; secured substantial research funds for the first 4 years; the possibility to create own research team and an Open Lab; cooperation networks with several external cultural and media institution; strong institutional support from the university.
Profile of the candidate
TLU has won a grant for this position from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 ERA Chair programme. The programme supports universities in their efforts to build on their reputation as leaders in research and innovation. The programme awards top researchers and their teams EUR 2.5 million over five years to establish ambitious research programmes. Estonian Research Council is expected to top it up with additional 200 000 euros from its Mobilitas scheme. After the CUDAN project ends and the position gets tenured TLU will support the Chair by its own means.
TLU has used the grant to establish a new professorship in Cultural Data Analytics (CUDAN) together with the new research team that consists of 5-7 senior researchers and at least 5 PhD students. The team will also run CUDAN Open Lab - an actual space and a cooperation platform for collaborating with external cultural and media institutions. See more about the whole CUDAN project here: http://cudan.tlu.ee
The candidate for the professorship is expected to have experience of managing research projects and/or teams in digital humanities/digital culture studies and with spearheading open stakeholder collaborations.
CUDAN ERA Chair will interconnect three TLU Schools - Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM), School of Humanities (SH) and School of Digital Technologies (DTI). The ERA Chair holder will be hired as a professor at BFM.
The applicant has to have a PhD degree in digital humanities, digital culture studies or in data analytics and at least 5 years of experience in managing research teams and/or planning and implementing research and innovation projects.
More specifically the following experience is required:
• Strong academic background and international reputation in digital humanities/digital culture studies;
• Publications in international peer reviewed journals;
• Supervision of PhD students;
• Experience in formulating and managing research teams;
• Experience in planning new research projects;
• Experience in coordination of or participation in international research projects (e.g. Framework Programme, Horizon 2020);
• Collaboration with non-academic stakeholders.
The ERA Chair holder will need to reside permanently in Estonia and sign an employment contract with TLU.
The salary of the ERA Chair professor will be negotiable, but will be based on the existing experience and seniority of the candidates and equate broadly with professor salaries in Western European countries. Yet, employment in Estonia could be more beneficial due to low income tax rates (approximately 21% for this position).
TLU offers modern ergonomic working conditions and flexible schedules in a brand new campus located in the city centre. TLU employees enjoy numerous benefits in areas such recreation, health care, child care, employee training, etc. TLU allows for its professors extensive paid vacation - 65 days each year. TLU will help the newly expected professor and her/his family with the move to Estonia, relocation allowance can be negotiated.
Deadlines: The application process opened June 22nd 2019 and ends August 12th. A decision will be made in the Autumn of 2019. All the details about the process and what documents are needed can be found here: https://www.tlu.ee/en/professor-cultural-data-analytics.
See more about the CUDAN Open Lab: http://cudan.tlu.ee
CUDAN team is happy to respond to any questions and at any time about the position. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 11th International Media Readings in Moscow ‘Mass Media and Communications-2019’
October 17-19, 2019
Deadline: August 15, 2019
Languages: English, Russian
Organizer: Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University
In partnership with: IAMCR Digital Divide Working Group, IAMCR PostSocialist and Post-Authoritarian Communication Working Group, UNESCO, chair in communication, National Association of Mass Media Researchers
Local organizing and program committees are headed by Professor Elena Vartanova, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education, President of the National Association of Mass Media Researchers
The process of media digitalization has significantly influenced communication practices and media systems in both national and global contexts. Today, there is a clear shift towards digital communication, with new channels, platforms, players, distribution and delivery opportunities constantly developing. As an effect of these processes, we can observe changes in media production and media consumption; growing popularity of digital media compared to the traditional media, and the gradual shift of the latter towards digital formats (digital broadcasting, appearance of online versions of print media, etc.); transformations in audience behavior and the growing need for media and digital literacy; changes of media policy and regulation instruments, logics and formats, and many other effects. There also remain some challenges that many countries across the world are facing today: the problem of digital exclusion and digital inequalities, unequal digital engagement of various social/cultural/ethnic groups, information security issues, deprofessionalization of the journalistic work, fake news/post-truth challenges, etc.
Questions for discussion
Submissions to the special sections should be sent as regular submissions. Please add a note in your abstract saying that this submission should be considered by a particular special section (title).
Confirmed keynote speakers
Other keynote speakers to be confirmed
Registration form should include:
1. Full name;
2. Name of institution;
3. Position, title;
4. Phone number, e-mail;
5. Abstract (between 300 and 500 words) in .doc or .docx in English or Russian
Registration form and abstract should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com before 15 August 2018
Moscow Readings conference does not have conference registration fee, although all costs (travel, accommodation, visa, etc.) will have to covered either by the home institution or by the presenters themselves. We are sorry to say that we do not provide any grant support or any other financial assistance to conference participants either.
Best papers will be considered for publication in peer-reviewed Vestnik Moskovskogo universiteta. Seriya 10. Zhurnalistika, the leading journal in media and communication fields in Russia. The journal is included into the database of the best Russian journals RSCI (Russian Science Citation Index), basing on the Web of Science platform. Best papers will also be considered for publication in World of Media.
Journal of Russian Media and Journalism Studies, international peer-reviewed journal published in Russia. Both issues should be out in 2020. Information on other publishing opportunities will be available shortly.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number : +7 (495) 629 52 76
Postal and visiting address: 125009 Mokhovaya street 9, Moscow, Russia
Contact person: Anna Gladkova, secretary of the Moscow Readings organizing committee
Deadline: June 30, 2019
The editors are in talks with John Benjamins Publishing Company (Amsterdam) and plan to publish the edited volume in the Benjamins’ Discourse Approaches to Politics, Culture and Society series (edited by Jo Angouri and Andreas Musolff). This book series is peer-reviewed and indexed in Scopus.
Discourse Analysis and Conflict Studies
Interest in the broad subject of conflict studies by linguists and language scholars has increased over the years with the growing incidents of conflicts, wars and political violence around the world. There have also been increasing and interesting studies that applied linguistic and discourse approaches to the study of violent protests, activism and political struggles. These studies have given significant insights to the role of language use or discourse in conflict initiation and conflict resolution. From these burgeoning studies, it is clear that there is a strong connection between how what is said or written and how conflict may develop and escalate.
Discourse theorists generally believe that oral or written discourse produced by different people vary with recognizable patterns, depending on their social domains of life (see, for example, Laclau & Mouffe, 1985). The work of a discourse analyst is to analyze these patterns and identify their significance and consequences. Critical discourse analysis (CDA) for example, shows how language works in sociocultural and political contexts, focusing on power relations and ideological perspectives reflected in discourse texts, and their wider implications for the society.
Hence, a critical discourse study of subtle texts such as news reports (or “fake news”), editorials, propaganda, social media publications, etc. in the form of writing, visual or multimodal/video streaming will be very important in contemporary times.
This collection of essays will aim to show the synergy between discourse analysis and conflict studies by showing how topics in conflicts studies and conflict resolution may be researched using methods and approaches in discourse analysis (e.g. CDA, multi-modal discourse analysis, conversation analysis, pragmatics, argumentation, rhetoric etc.)
This study will attempt to cover all conflict-related topics within the fields of political science, international relations, sociology, media studies, applied linguistics etc., which will include:
Contributors are invited to submit chapter proposals (about 200 words) not later than 30th June 2019. Kindly send Abstracts or questions as email attachment to Innocent Chiluwa: email@example.com
Editors: Veneti, Anastasia, Jackson, Daniel, Lilleker, Darren G. (Eds.)
This edited volume offers a theoretically driven, empirically grounded survey of the role visual communication plays in political culture, enabling a better understanding of the significance and impact visuals can have as tools of political communication. The advent of new media technologies have created new ways of producing, disseminating and consuming visual communication, the book hence explores the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of visual political communication in the digital age, and how visual communication is employed in a number of key settings. The book is intended as a specialist reading and teaching resource for courses on media, politics, citizenship, activism, social movements, public policy, and communication.
December 16-17, 2019
School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds
Deadline: June 28, 2019
Keynote address by Professor Michael Saward (Warwick)
Roundtable session on ‘What makes a good political performance?’ including Prof Candida Yates (Bournemouth), Dr Lone Sorensen (Huddersfield), Prof John Corner (Leeds) and Prof Stephen Coleman (Leeds)
We are delighted to be celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the PSA Media & Politics group at the University of Leeds in December 2019. Our conference theme this year responds to the growing body of research emphasizing the performative dimensions of political communication. The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 28 June 2019 (see full details below).
The changing nature of political communication raises questions about how the relationships between the actors in the classical ‘political communication triangle’ are dynamically articulated and constructed in the media. Concerns include the intensified professionalization of politicians’ communication; increased pressures to retain and engage audiences; populist challenges to the rules of the game; the observed tendency of news to represent politics as a strategic game; and the disconnection between citizens and politicians.
Politics is performed in a variety of media forms and genres, including political drama, cartoons and comedy. The theme of the conference on ‘political performance’ allows a broad call for papers which explore the contribution of the media, political actors, and citizens to mediated performances of politics, and encourages a focus on the potential consequences of these performances.
While the main theme of this conference is politics and performance, the Media & Politics Group operates an open and inclusive policy, and papers dealing with any aspect of media and politics are welcomed. This may include areas of political communication and journalism, but also includes a broader view of the political within such areas as online media, television, cinema and media arts, both factual and fictional. In addition to academic research, the conference will also welcome practice-based work in art, film and performance related to the area of media and politics.
Deadlines and submission process:
Friday, 28 June 2019: Deadline for abstract submission. Please send abstract proposals for 15 minute papers to firstname.lastname@example.org. These should include the following: title and name, institutional affiliation and address, and email address, together with a paper title and abstract of not more than 250 words. Proposers should also indicate whether they are current postgraduate students.
Early August. Paper proposers notified of decision by conference committee. Conference registration opens. Details of online registration to follow: £120 conference registration fee for both PSA members and non-members; £60 for students/ precariously employed.
The Political Studies Association is the UK’s leading association in the study and research of politics. The Media & Politics Group is one of the Political Studies Association’s larger specialist groups.
The MPG is a welcoming and inclusive group. The conference welcomes contributions from both members and non-members of the Political Studies Association and of the Media & Politics Group.
James Thomas Memorial Prize and postgraduate travel subsidies
Full papers of a maximum of 2000 words submitted by postgraduate students will be entered into the James Thomas Memorial Prize. This annual award is presented to the most outstanding paper by a postgraduate student at the Media & Politics Group Annual Conference.
The Media & Politics Group offers a limited number of travel subsidies (up to the value of £100) to support postgraduate student participation in this event. Postgraduate students interested in applying for these subsidies should please note this in their submission.
Conference organisers: Professor Stephen Coleman, Dr Julie Firmstone, Dr Giles Moss and Dr Katy Parry, School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds.
Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
Deadline: July 18, 2019
The Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to undertake a significant role in the delivery of high-quality outputs for the Research Excellence Framework and contribute to REF 2021 impact case studies for UOA34 (Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management). Based in the Faculty of Media and Communication, this is an excellent opportunity for a competent researcher to join our research teams and collaborate with us in projects across areas of specialism and strength in Media, Culture and Communication.
You will plan, develop and engage in high-quality research projects by embedding your research expertise into the life of the Faculty. You will review our body of research to identify opportunities for academic publishing, the dissemination of research findings, the development of societal impact and future research funding. You will then work with staff in our Research Centres to produce high-quality peer reviewed outputs for publication and support the development of impact case studies. You will undertake internal peer review of draft outputs for academic colleagues and provide input and advice for publications and impact case studies. You will also contribute to drafting, writing, and editing impact case studies as needed, in collaboration with the case study author. You will assist with public engagement and outreach activity, and collecting evidence of impact, as applicable. You will contribute to Bournemouth University’s reputation as a leading centre for research in media, culture and communication.
You will have demonstrable research experience in one or more of the following: cultural studies, media production, media policy, journalism, political communication, or promotional communications. You will need to be self-motivated and able to work using your own initiative as well as in a team. You will need highly developed communication skills and be able to work under pressure.
The post is available on a 12-month fixed term contract basis.
This post is available part-time for 0.5FTE.
Starting salary from £29,515 - £34,189 per annum (pro-rata) with further progression opportunities to £37,345
For more details about the post, please visit https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/postdoctoral-researcher-media-culture-communication-part-time-fixed-term
For an informal discussion contact Dr Dan Jackson, email: email@example.com .
A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961133 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference FMC175.
BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment. We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society. To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.
Closing Date: (Midnight) 18 July 2019
November 27-29, 2019
University of Vienna (Austria)
Deadline (EXTENDED): July 1, 2019
Advertising is a ubiquitous part of our day-to-day lives. We are confronted with persuasive messages via different channels, in different situations and – due to the increasing use of hybrid and embedded advertising formats like native advertising, advergames, influencer marketing and product placements – with varying degrees of transparency. The blurring of different media genres and reference frameworks in a complex media environment poses challenges to the recipients. These challenges are particularly hard to master for children and adolescents since they are less experienced in handling commercial messages (Livingstone & Helsper, 2006).
To be able to identify persuasive messages and to process them in a competent way, child, teen, and adult recipients alike need skills such as the ability to recognize, understand, and evaluate advertisements and other commercial messages. These skills can be summarized under the term “advertising literacy” (Young, 2003). The extent of how recipients are properly equipped with these skills influences how they further process and reflect persuasive messages (Friestad & Wright, 1994).
Recipients’ effort to identify persuasive messages in today’s blurred advertising/media environments can be supported by external factors. For instance, advertising disclosures can help recipients to identify persuasive messages (Boerman, van Reijmersdal, & Neijens, 2012) and support their right to decide whether they wish to engage with the persuasive content or not (Cain, 2011). Furthermore, especially when dealing with children and adolescents, mediation strategies are important to empower young recipients in their process of identifying and recognizing as well as understanding and evaluating persuasive messages. The effectiveness of such factors and how advertising literacy can even be adequately assessed (Rozendaal, Opree, & Buijzen, 2016) is an ongoing debate in the field.
In the light of the described challenges, this call for papers aims to address, but is not limited to, the following research questions:
Submissions that draw across disciplinary and/or methodological perspectives are especially welcome.
Additionally, there will be an open panel for each organizing division of the German Communication Association DGPuK (Advertising Communication Division and Media Education Division) with 4-6 scheduled presentations.
Find the full Cfp HERE
Deadline: July 7, 2019
The European Broadcasting Union is the professional association of public broadcasters in Europe, devoted to making public service media indispensable. If you want to contribute to this task, its Media Intelligence Service is looking for a Senior Media Analyst focused on digital markets.
The Senior Media Analyst will carry out diverse research tasks, including collection, processing and visualization of data, advanced and complex analysis using mostly quantitative but also qualitative methods, production of high quality reports, datasets and presentations, etc.
The Senior Media Analyst will lead specific projects in areas devoted to digital developments in the media market, including social media, sign-in/personalized services, voice-controlled devices and broadcasters’ data strategies. Her/his main goal will be obtaining comprehensive and accurate data about key developments in the digital markets in an early stage, with the objective of anticipating the most relevant issues impacting public service media and providing EBU Members and departments with added-value intelligence. Nevertheless, s/he will be required to be polyvalent, addressing complementary areas in the digital space, such as market developments, content innovation, business models and strategic partnerships.
To see the full description of the position and apply, please visit https://www.ebu.ch/careers. Please note that applications can be sent until 7 July 2019.
To know more about the team, please visit https://www.ebu.ch/media-intelligence.
If you any doubt regarding this position, please contact David Fernández Quijada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PhD candidate (University of Bergen) and researcher (University of Oslo)
Deadline: August 2, 2019 (PhD), August 12, 2019 (researcher)
The research project Intrusive media, ambivalent users and digital detox (Digitox), funded by the Research Council of Norway, is seeking qualified applicants for two vacant positions.
The Digitox project analyses digital disconnection and current questions pertaining to the extensive uses of digital media in society. The past few years have seen considerable changes in how we communicate and socialize, and digital media present us with constant dilemmas about what good media use is. While many studies focus on the positive sides of digital media, the Digitox project emphasises ambivalence, resistance and attempts at disconnection. The project employs interdisciplinary insights from media and communication scholarship, game studies and psychology to investigate digital media and the role they play in people’s lives.
The Digitox project (2019-2023) is a collaboration between the University of Oslo (media studies and psychology), University of Bergen (media studies) and Kristiania University College (media/game studies). Trine Syvertsen at the University of Oslo is principal investigator. The researcher will work in Oslo and contribute to two work packages on policy and industry, and to dissemination activities. A third work package on users is led by Brita Ytre-Arne at UiB, and the PhD candidate will work in Bergen and contribute to this part of the project. Please note that fluency in a Scandinavian language is a requirement for the researcher position. Good communication skills in English is a requirement for both positions.
Link to the project website: https://www.hf.uio.no/imk/english/research/projects/digital-disconnection/index.html
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PHD POSITION (UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN)
A position as PhD candidate is available at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, for three years starting late 2019. The PhD candidate will analyse media users and their experiences with digital disconnection, focusing on ambivalences, strategies, dilemmas, perceptions, norms or resistance pertaining to digital media in everyday life. The candidate will outline an original and creative PhD project, suitable to illuminate user experiences empirically and to contribute to theory development within the Digitox project. Relevant methods are qualitative interviews, diaries, focus groups, experiments, tracking and log data. Topics or case studies of relevance are for instance:
The position is open to candidates with a master’s degree or equivalent in media studies, media and communication, digital culture, psychology, sociology, social anthropology or similar. Good grades and proficiency in English are requirements. Experience with research and academic work is preferable. The successful candidate will be expected to be based in Bergen and be part of The Research group for media use and audience studies, an active group with extensive international contacts, a varied project portfolio and a stimulating environment for young scholars. The position has a starting salary of NOK 472 300,- per year and good welfare benefits.
More information about the position, qualifications, the PhD programme, the application procedure, and the University of Bergen can be found by accessing the full advertisement and the online application form.
CLOSING DATE: August 2, 2019.
Full advertisement and online application form: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/170763/phd-position-in-media-and-communication-studies
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RESEARCHER POSITION (UNIVERSITY OF OSLO)
A position as Researcher in the Digitox project is available at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, for a period of 16 months, starting in January 2020. The successful candidate will become part of the research environment/network of the department and contribute to its development. The position will strengthen the candidate’s qualifications in academic research and coordination. The candidate will be responsible for data collection and analysis, coordination and dissemination, specifically:
The position is open to candidates with a PhD or MA degree in media studies, psychology or a related area, experience with research interviews and/or analysis of media texts or documents, and experience with coordination of academic activities. Oral and written communication skills in English and fluency in a Scandinavian language are required.
The salary is NOK 515.200 - 597.400 per annum depending on qualifications, and the position has good welfare benefits.
CLOSING DATE: August 12, 2019.
Full advertisement and online application form: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/170149/researcher-digitox
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