European Communication Research
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Special issue of Journalism Practice (2020, Vol 14, No 1)
Deadline: June 18, 2019
Guest editors: Andrea Baker (Monash University) and Usha M. Rodrigues (Deakin University)
The guest editors of Journalism Practice invite rigorous empirical scholarly work related to the theme of journalism practice, sexual violence, pre or post the #MeToo era. Papers need to delineate their use of the concept of sexual violence and examine how it is reported on, or distributed by legacy or social media. Research should be based around either quantitative, qualitative, computational and/or mixed research methods. Papers are also encouraged to assess the implications or impact of such reportage, and where appropriate offer recommendations to improve journalism practice vis-à-vis reporting of sexual violence. Possible areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
INFORMATION ABOUT SUBMISSION:
We invite research papers between 7000 and 8000s words, (including references, notes, tables, figures) relating to this themed issue, and an abbreviated author(s) bio.
Deadline for full papers to Journalism Practice’s Scholar One by 18 June 2019.
Following the peer review process, accepted papers will be notified by August, 2019 for final revisions. Final, accepted papers need to be uploaded to Scholar One by 1 December 2019.
May 17, 2019
Bush House ( North East) ground floor, King's College London, Strand
Deadline: March 21, 2019
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Tobias Blanke will be opening the conference and Dr. Natalie Fenton will be presenting the keynote address.
Social media platforms and the internet have become a battleground for ideas and political discussion. As the importance of these digital intermediaries has grown, many questions about how to navigate the world of digital politics in a meaningful and effective way have emerged. With the controversies surrounding the 2016 United States Presidential election, Brexit, the #MeToo movement, and other democratic conflicts across the globe, it is becoming increasingly evident that these media have come to play an essential role in structuring political discourse, social movements, and collective identity.
When the internet emerged as a global commodity, it came with promises of nascent forms of political engagement. Digital platforms gave people new methods of voicing common grievances, starting social movements, and creating an impetus towards a more just society. However, in recent years there is evidence of increased polarisation and even hostility in online networks. With curated news feed, echo chambers, and fake news, users can shape their own isolated online politics.
This conference will investigate how social media platforms and the digital are changing the nature of political discourse, online debate, and collective action. These platforms have shaped and altered many traditional forms of political involvement, such as campaign funding, candidate representation, and pertinent debates remain as to what extent digital media is enhancing or limiting democratic processes
Digital technologies have impacted politics and social engagement in a myriad of ways, so we invite submissions that breach this theme from multifarious critical and methodological approaches and from diverse contexts. The academic implications or this broad topic are numerous, as we begin to understand more deeply how digital technologies are adapting to and transforming the political world.
Topics for discussion may include (but are not limited to):
• The role of digital media in elections across the globe
• Collective action and social movements online
• Online campaigns
• Alt-Right and populist politics
• Free speech and liberty online
• Regulation and data misuse of online political spaces
• Gender and online politics
• Big data and politics
Abstracts are to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 21, 2019. We are open to:
• Individual papers (250 word abstract with a short academic bio, plus any specific requirements authors may have).
• Panel proposals (250 word abstract with a short academic bio for each person, additional 250 word abstract for the panel as a whole, plus any specific requirements authors may have).
• Workshops (1.5 hours – 250 word abstract with the aims and a description of the proposed workshop, short academic bios of workshop organisers plus any specific requirements organisers may have)
• Posters/ multimedia presentations/ art (250 word abstract with a short academic bio, any relevant URLS, plus any specific requirements).
All applicants will be notified as to whether or not they have been invited to present by 15th April, 2019.
For updated information on the conference, please see the website: http://newperspectivesdh.com
May 24, 2019
Georgetown University, Washington, United States
Deadline to register: May 3, 2019
Contact: Eve Ng, email@example.com
Non-presenters are warmly welcomed to register and attend. Early registration, by Mar 31, is $US40; regular registration (Apr 1-May 3) is $US60.
As part of an ongoing movement to decenter white masculinity as the normative core of scholarly inquiry, the recent article, “#CommunicationSoWhite” by Chakravartty et al. (2018) in the Journal of Communicationexamined racial disparities within citational practices to make a broader intervention on ways current Communication scholarship reproduces institutional racism and sexism. The underrepresentation of scholars of color within the field in regards to citations, editorial positions, and publications and ongoing exclusion of nonwhite, feminist, queer, post-colonial, and Indigenous voices is a persistent and systemic problem in the production of disciplinary knowledge. ICA President Paula Gardner echoed similar sentiments in her 2018 presidential address, calling for steps for inclusion and diversity within the International Communication Association as well as the larger field.
This pre-conference aims to highlight, consider, and intervene in these issues. We seek submissions that address areas such as:
How #CommunicationSoWhite can function as an intervention within communication studies organizations, departments, and scholarship.
We anticipate many submissions will center on the U.S. and other Western contexts; we also hope the pre-conference will provide a discussion that spans both global North and South, and we encourage participation by submitters from outside North America and the U.K.
Deadline: April 12, 2019
Monash University is an energetic and dynamic university committed to high quality education, outstanding research and international engagement. A member of Australia’s Group of Eight research intensive universities, and consistently ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide, Monash is a university seeking to make a difference in everything we do, through seeking new answers and solutions to the challenges facing our world. Discover more at www.monash.edu.
The Professor of Creative & Cultural Industries, Communications & Media is in the School of Media, Film and Journalism in the Faculty of Arts. The Faculty, currently ranked 39th in the world in the QS World University rankings, is one of the largest, most diverse and dynamic arts faculties in Australia.
The School of Media, Film and Journalism is based at the Caulfield campus. Its staff conduct research in media studies, communication studies, cultural studies, journalism, film theory and criticism, media practice and related interdisciplinary fields. The School offers programs and teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels. To learn more about the School of Media, Film and Journalism please visit: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/mfj/
You will be able to demonstrate strong and committed leadership in teaching, research and external engagement. You will have an outstanding track record of international research achievement, including generating research income, fostering research excellence in others, mentoring junior staff and attracting high quality Higher Degree Research students. You will have an excellent capacity to create and leverage opportunities, work collegially to build collaborative partnerships across disciplines and with external stakeholders, and be able to share a vision for the future needs and development of creative and cultural industries, communications and media. The right candidate will preferably hold a doctoral qualification in a discipline which complements an area of current research within the School.
The University is keen to achieve greater gender balance in its academic leadership profile and applications from suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged.
Enquiries regarding the role can be made in confidence to:
For Australia, NZ and North America: Brenda Gibbons on +61 421 388 657 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For UK, Europe and Asia: Kim Lew on +61 438 664 281 or email email@example.com
Applications: Please submit your application, including cover letter, responses to the key selection criteria and CV, directly to Debbie Dickinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: No later than 5.00pm on 12 April 2019. Early applications are encouraged.
Deadline: April 14, 2019
Södertörns högskola (Södertörn University) in south Stockholm is a dynamic institute of higher education with a unique profile and high academic standard. A large proportion of the university staff holds doctorates and there is a strong link between undergraduate education and research. Södertörn University has around 11 000 students and 840 employees.
Undergraduate and postgraduate education and research are conducted in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Technology and Education. Our site is in Flemingsberg.
Södertörn University is an equal opportunities employer.
Media and Communication Studies at Södertörn University is a research-intensive environment, characterised by nationally and internationally oriented research and education based on the social sciences and humanities. The profile of the subject at Södertörn University is the study of the contemporary digital media society using a historicising and critical perspective. This also entails an emphasis on interpretive perspectives and qualitative methods.
The subject has more than twenty members of staff: senior lecturers, associate professors, professors and doctoral students, and offers bachelor’s level education as degree programmes and freestanding courses, as well as offering a two-years Master’s programme and providing doctoral education in the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory. The subject also cooperates with other subjects, such as Environmental Science, and is part of Teacher Education at Södertörn University. Media and Communication Studies is located at the School of Culture and Education. A majority of the subject’s research is funded via project funding from the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies.
Duties include teaching and supervision, as well as administration and the development of courses in Media and Communication Studies. This is done at all levels of Bachelor’s education, on programme-specific profile courses, and at Master’s level. Teaching is conducted in Swedish and English. Applicants are expected to contribute to course development at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, to be prepared to take administrative responsibilities and to participate actively as a member of the teaching staff. Research is included at the position at 10% of full-time. Courses in and elements of media production may be included in teaching. Work in Teacher Education programmes may be included.
An individual is qualified for employment as senior lecturer in Media and Communication Studies if they have demonstrated educational skills, possesses a doctoral degree or the equivalent scholarly expertise or other professional skills that are of significance in relation to the position’s demands and job description.
Completed courses in teaching and learning in higher education or the equivalent are advantageous, please refer to item 2.2.1 of Södertörn University’s Appointments Procedure. The Appointments Procedure is available at www.sh.se/vacantpositions.
Basis for assessment
The basis for assessment when employing a senior lecturer is the degree of expertise required to be eligible for the position. Scholarly expertise is demonstrated through research. Educational expertise must be demonstrated through documented and recommended experience of conducting and developing courses and a written presentation of the applicant’s educational approach. Applicants must also have the personal skills necessary to meet the demands of the position. Scholarly and educational expertise must be given equal weight, please refer to items 2.2.2 and 2.2.3 of Södertörn University’s Appointments Procedure. The Appointments Procedure is available at www.sh.se/vacantpositions.
The following grounds for assessment have been established for this position (in order of importance):
The above items must be documented.
The position is full-time and until further notice. First date of employment as agreed. The university may apply a six-month probationary period.
Application deadline: 14 April 2019.
Head of Department Michael Forsman, tel: +46 (0)8 608 42 69, email@example.com
HR Officer Camilla Bengtsson, tel: +46 (0)8 608 51 72, firstname.lastname@example.org
You apply for this position here.
You find instructions for application above at “Appointment Procedure"/"Mall för ansökan".
The current employment is valid on condition that the employment decision becomes valid.
Södertörn University may apply CV review.
Welcome with your application!
Deadline: April 2, 2019
Throughout the twentieth century, political and social protests have become one of the most widespread forms of political contention and collective social action and are to an ever greater extent shaping the contours of public debate since the beginning of the new millennium. Unsurprisingly, within the present milieu of crumbling social consensus, growing political polarization and legitimacy crisis of key institutions of modern state, various forms of political and social protests are on the rise. Visual capabilities of new communication technologies have not only significantly changed the nature and extent of documentation and challenged the institutionalized mediation and communication, but also contributed to codification, even standardization of the visual representations of protests. Strained between symbols (e.g. tank man), metaphors (e.g. protesters giving flowers to police/military) and visual clichés (e.g. rock-throwing masked protester), images of protests and protesters play an important role in struggles over interpretation of the events, legitimacy of protester’s demands and their status as either citizens, crowds, “the people” or mobs. Moreover, protest visuals are not simply part of representation of events; they are increasingly becoming tools of political mobilization, resistance and even modes of protesting themselves through image-based activism, documentation and archiving projects and more.
We invite textual and visual contributions that explore both images of protest and protest through images from (but not limited to) the following perspectives:
Format of contributions
Contributions will be published in the English edition – magazine Membrana (ISSN 2463-8501) as well as in the Slovenian edition – magazine Fotografija (ISSN 1408-3566).
Proposals and deadlines
Please contact the editors at editors(at)membrana.org. The deadline for contribution proposals (150-word abstracts and/or visuals) is April 2, 2019. The deadline for finished contributions from accepted proposals is June 24, 2019. Please send proposals or contact the editors at editors(at)membrana.org.
Membrana is a contemporary photography magazine dedicated to promoting a profound and theoretically grounded understanding of photography. Its aim is to encourage new, bold, and alternative conceptions of photography as well as new and bold approaches to photography in general. Positioning itself in the space between scholarly magazines and popular publications, it offers an open forum for critical reflection on the medium, presenting both analytical texts and quality visuals. The magazine is published biannually in the summer and winter in the English language and in Slovenian under the title Fotografija by the Slovene non-profit institute Membrana.
More about the third edition can be found HERE.
Membrana, Maurerjeva 8, SI-1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
editors(at)membrana.org / mail(at)membrana.org
SComS - Studies in Communication Sciences (OPEN ACCES)
Deadline for abstracts: July 15, 2019
(Deadline for inivited full papers: November 30, 2019)
Guest Editors: Cornelia Brantner (University of Augsburg; IWAF, Vienna) & Helena Stehle (University of Hohenheim)
In the digital age, calls for transparency and openness as well as for privacy and confidentiality prevail: Struggles for visibility occur simultaneously with fights for invisibility and hidden battles for power and privileges of interpretation. Concerns about a loss of digital self-determination exist just like concerns about the “right to be forgotten”. While a few years ago the idea of a “transparent user”–as the ultimate of (in)voluntary visibility–caused a broad outcry in society and scientific debate (Palfrey & Gasser, 2008), the debate is nowadays shifting towards considerations of Internet governance and regulation (Camenisch, Fischer-Hübner, & Hansen, 2015). The societally relevant aspects of visibility and invisibility in the digital age are increasingly discussed and analyzed. Visibility and invisibility become important dimensions in the description and explanation of digital communication. They encompass for example “(1) the availability of information, (2) approval to share information, and (3) the accessibility of information to third parties” (Stohl, Stohl, & Leonardi, 2016, p. 125). They can be addressed with regard to individuals and institutions (e.g., their ability to speak, their power or opinion leadership), structures and processes (e.g., in the meaning of becoming visible or making visible), as well as data and information (e.g., their accessibility or comprehensibility). Studies are, however, scattered across various fields of research in media and communication science. Therefore, the thematic section aims at gathering cutting-edge research on visibility and invisibility in digital publics. We invite submissions from different divisions in media and communication studies that present outstanding meta-analytical perspectives, new theoretical approaches, innovative methodological approaches, or lessons to be learned from empirical analyses.
Submissions relating (but not limited) to the following areas and questions are invited:
The full call for papers and author guidelines HERE.
The length of the articles in the thematic section should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words (including abstract and references). All submitted papers must adhere to APA6 style (www.apastyle.org). The journal welcomes submissions in English, German, French, or Italian, but the abstract must be in English. All submissions should be sent to the guest editors via the following email addresses: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The submission process consists of two phases:
SComS is an international open access journal of communication research that is jointly edited by the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Studies (SACMR) and the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI Lugano). The journal is fully open access to both the authors and readers. The publishing home is HOPE, which stands for Hauptbibliothek Open Publishing Environment, which is offered by the Main Library of the University of Zurich based on the infrastructure of the Zentrale Informatik.
We look forward to receiving your submissions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the guest editors: Cornelia Brantner (email@example.com) or Helena Stehle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Review of Communication Research (http://www.rcommunicationr.org) is an open-access academic journal specialized in publishing literature reviews and meta-analysis for the communication field of study. Our policy is to publish articles of the highest quality, and at the same time, we commit with our authors. For example, we do not reject a draft in the first round, and we keep working with authors to make the article publishable if we believe that the paper will help the advancement of the field.
Articles are published online as soon as accepted and listed in Scopus and Web of Science, among other databases. The articles are highly cited (e.g., average citation per item in WoS = 7.2; Scopus CiteScoreTracker 2018 = 3.0).
We are now interested in increasing the number of published papers per year. Therefore, we are inviting proposals and manuscripts in any communication subfield. We are especially interested in articles that may be of relevance to a wide audience from all over the world (i.e., not local themes.)
If you would like to submit a manuscript for publication in RCR, register and upload a draft in our journal management system (www.review-of-communication-research.org); if you have a proposal, download the form (https://rcommunicationr.org/index.php/write-an-article/call-for-proposals), fill it, and send it to the editor (email@example.com). Send your proposal or manuscript as soon as possible, during March or April.
For more information, please contact: Dr. Giorgio De Marchis, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: April 15, 2019
Recent developments in the communication technologies have led to significant changes in the communication process and these changes vary from the way we reach information to how we perceive and distribute it.
These changes should be studied and analyzed in detail to be able to see how the concept of communication changes and how these changes can be considered either as possible improvements as well as problems to come up with solutions. This call for chapters is for an edited book titled as “Digital Transformation in Communication and Media Studies”.
The book is organized as a manual on how the digital transformation has affected communication-related issues as well as a roadmap for the possible future of this transformation. Manuscript submissions may address the following themes through a research-based approach.
Contributors are to focus on a certain or various way how the digital transformation has affected communication and media studies on below mentioned thematic areas in addition to other related themes with the above scope in mind:
If you would like to contribute, please submit an abstract of 250-300 words including 3-6 keywords to *email@example.com by no later than April 15, 2019. For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Istanbul University Press
Prof. Dr. Ayşen Gül / Istanbul University
Prof. Dr. Yıldız Dilek / Istanbul University
Dr. Paul Elmer / University of Westminister"
October 29, 2019
Deadline: March 15, 2019
Official website of the workshop: https://www.ecreadmm.com/iic-workshop
This year the YECREA section of International and Intercultural Communication (IIC) welcomes Dr. Kate Wright, in the context of the Digital Fortress Europe Conference, to host a workshop for doctoral researchers, working in the fields of international journalism, humanitarian communication and news production processes in and about the African continent.
The aim of the workshop is for young scholars to find their own voice and mark their urgent contributions to the fields of International and Intercultural Communication. Considering the young and interdisciplinary nature of these fields and the changing landscape of media and communication technologies, it is crucial for young researchers to situate themselves in relation to existing literature and research, as well as to explore new ways of thinking about our respective research topics. This year’s YECREA activity does not only give young scholars an opportunity to get feedback from an internationally acclaimed scholar and peers, but it also aims to provide them with a set of tools which will help to think thoroughly about their own unique contribution to the field.
Dr. Kate Wright is a Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Edinburgh in the Cultural and Creative Industries. She is a former award-winning journalist, who worked at the Africa-desk for the BBC. In 2018, she published her book ‘Who’s reporting Africa now? Non-governmental organizations, journalists and multimedia’ for Peter Lang.
The workshop will take place on 29 October 2019 in Brussels, Belgium at the Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, VUB). This workshop precedes and will take place in the context of the two-day conference “Digital Fortress Europe: Exploring Boundaries between Media, Migration and Technology” (on 30 and 31 October 2019 in Brussels). Although it is recommendable to participate in both, you can also only submit for the conference or for the workshop as well. The workshop is open for ten participants. Further, the workshop does not involve any fee, and coffee and tea will be provided both during the morning and afternoon sessions.
General schedule for the day:
1. Morning session:
An introduction by Dr. Kate Wright on the biggest challenges in the field.
Five participants will have the opportunity to present their research project and get feedback from Dr. Kate Wright. Considering the theme of the workshop, the presentations are expected to focus on the main findings and the theoretical and methodological claims in relation to these. Overall, the session aims to help the researchers to identify their strengths and weaknesses, situate themselves better within the field and be more precise about the main outcome and contribution of their research.
2. Afternoon session:
Five participants will have the opportunity to present their research project and receive feedback from Dr. Kate Wright, followed by a general brainstorm/discussion moment on the most effective ways to address limitations of our research, to present our findings/analysis and to think together about how we can ensure that our research projects are relevant and distinctive.
The PhD workshop is organized by the European Communication Research & Education Association’s (ECREA) International & Intercultural Communication (IIC) section in collaboration with ECREA’s Diaspora, Migration & the Media (DMM) section.
The application process
It is required that the applicants submit a paper about their research project or about a specific study that is part of it (1000-2000 words), situated in the fields of International and/or Intercultural Communication, to Elke.Mahieu@UGent.be and David.Ongenaert@UGent.be before 15 March 2019.
Submission results are sent out via email at the end of April. Papers should be saved as a Word file, and include full name of the author, institutional and departmental affiliation and contact details (email and institutional postal address). Further, the paper should include:
If you would have any further questions/comments, please do not hesitate to email the main organizers of this workshop on the following email addresses:
Elke Mahieu, Ghent University, ECREA IIC young scholars representative, Elke.Mahieu@UGent.be
David Ongenaert, Ghent University, ECREA IIC young scholars representative, David.Ongenaert@UGent.be
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