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  • 28.01.2019 20:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Athens (Greece)

    May 12-15, 2019

    Deadline: February 15, 2019

    The Global Communication Association invites you to submit your abstracts for the 15th annual convention

    The GCA invites research papers exploring any aspect of issues related to the theme of the conference, including the following broad topics:

    • Global media and communication methodologies, theories, and perspectives
    • Global media and their impacts on public opinion
    • The changing nature of political campaigns
    • The evolving modes of teaching and learning
    • Issues related to wars, migration, and refugee crisis
    • New communication technologies, the Internet, and social media
    • World population, environment, and intercultural communication
    • Global news and information flow

    For more information, click this link: http://www.globalcomassociation.com/athens-2019.html

    Important dates

    • Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019
    • Acceptance Notification: March 1, 2019
    • Full Length Paper Submission: May 1, 2019
    • Last Date for Early Bird Registration: February 20, 2019
    • Last Date for Registration: March 15, 2019
    • Conference Reception: May 12, 2019
    • Conference Panels: May 13-14, 2019
    • Optional Tour (excursion to Delphi): May 15, 2019​​


  • 28.01.2019 20:40 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The editors of Communication & Sport (C&S), the 2018 PROSE Winner for Best New Journal in the Social Sciences (with an inaugural 2017 Two Year Impact Factor of 2.395), are pleased to announce an updated Call For Papers and limited-time free access to a sampling of top-downloaded articles.

    The call for papers can be found at https://www.communicationandsport.com/cscfp and additional information about the journal and manuscript submission can be found at https://journals.sagepub.com/home/com.

    About

    C&S is a cutting-edge, peer reviewed journal published in affiliation with the International Association for Communication and Sport that features research which fosters international scholarly understanding of the nexus of communication and sport. With over 800 annual pages and six bi-monthly issues, C&S publishes research and critical analysis from diverse disciplinary and theoretical perspectives to advance understanding of communication phenomena in the varied contexts through which sport touches individuals, society, and culture.

    C&S examines both communication in sport and the communication of sport by considering sport in light of communication processes, strategies, industries, texts, and reception. C&S welcomes studies of sport and media in mass and new media settings, research on sport in interpersonal, group, organizational, and other communication contexts, and analyses of sport rhetoric, discourse, and narratives. C&S encourages studies of sport communication and media from broad disciplinary vistas including sport studies/sociology, management, marketing, politics, economics, philosophy, history, education, kinesiology, health, as well as cultural, policy, urban, gender, sexuality, race, and ability studies. C&S is theoretically diverse, and articles featuring qualitative, quantitative, critical, historical, and other methods are equally welcome. C&S is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).​​

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    You can sign up to be notified whenever a new study or issue is published in Communication & Sport. This service lets you keep abreast of the latest scholarship in the field.

    Communication & Sport email updates will let you know when a new study has been published digitally in OnlineFirst, as well as when a new issue of the journal has been released.

    If you are a current journal user, just sign up for email alerts on the journal's homepage by clicking on this link and scrolling down to "Email Alerts > Sign Up". You can also sign up for notifications in your account preferences here:

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  • 28.01.2019 20:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Studies in Communication Sciences (SComS)

    Deadline: March 15, 2019

    Guest editors:  Dr. Colin Porlezza (City, University of London) & Dr. Philip Di Salvo  (Università della Svizzera italiana) 

    As journalism becomes increasingly networked and datafied – produced by  different actors with different backgrounds, intentions and norms – new  types of hybrid journalism arise. These hybrid forms of journalism often  transcend traditional conceptions as journalists increasingly engage in  activism or in collaborations with whistleblowers, hackers algorithms and artificial intelligence or machine learning. While this trend  challenges the binary thinking of what journalism is and what it is not,  it also enables new forms of journalistic truth-telling (Baym, 2017). 

    This call wants to explore, discuss and shed light on the different  types and forms of hybrid journalism, what hybridity actually means and  what consequences it entails for news work. 

    Scholars like Carlson (2015, 2016), Lewis (2012, see also Carlson &  Lewis, 2015) have shown that the boundaries of journalism are more and  more contested as journalists are forced to renegotiate the space  between producers and users in a digital environment characterized by high choice (Van Aelst et al., 2017) and a participatory culture (Jenkins, 2013). The established news production with its specific set  of epistemological beliefs is thus confronted with new actors and professional roles such as data journalists, hackers, cybersecurity experts, activists or whistleblowing platforms that turn journalism into a blurred term difficult to pin down. These circumstances entail tensions over definitions of journalism as cultures, role conceptions, epistemologies, norms and educational paths become increasingly heterogeneous. 

    At the same time, however, the concept of hybridity is not immune to criticisms: Witschge et al. (2018) rightly pointed out that not every complex phenomenon that defies any immediate explanation is automatically an emergence of hybridity. We should therefore better understand what hybridity means in the first place, how its explanatory power can be fruitfully connected to other existing theoretical frameworks in journalism, and what developments are “truly” hybrid. Hybrid journalism requires us to rethink the “limited binary dualities that have long governed our theoretical and empirical work in the field” (Witschge et al. 2018) and some of its most central notions such as autonomy, collaboration, objectivity, the separation of news and entertainment or fact and fiction. Therefore, this thematic section aims at gathering cutting-edge research on journalism and hybridity, with a specific emphasis on the role of data-driven journalism, cybersecurity, hacking and activism. In addition we would like to explore collaborative news production between journalists and actors outside the established journalistic field, and how they shape the culture(s) of journalism. We also encourage scholars to submit papers that cover non-Western countries. We invite contributions not only from journalism studies, but from all fields across media studies and communication sciences. 

    Possible topics include, but are not limited to: 

    • How datafication is shaping journalistic epistemologies 
    • The borderline between activism and journalism 
    • Journalists as hackers or the perils of collaborations with hackers 
    • The importance of cybersecurity for and its impact on journalism 
    • Hybridity in human-AI collaborations in newsmaking 
    • The consequences of dissolving boundaries and shifting norms for journalistic authority 
    • Ethical challenges of hybrid journalism 
    • The amalgamation of pop culture and news reporting 
    • The consequences for newsmaking of different role conceptions of actors participating in the networked news production 

    Article format

    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 (http://www.apastyle.org). 

    Submission guidelines

    Abstracts of 500 words should be sent to hybridjournalism2018@gmail.com by March 15, 2019.

    The abstracts should include the main idea/argument, research questions, a short literature review and/or theoretical perspectives, information on methodology and empirical findings (if relevant). The journal welcomes submissions in English, German, French, or Italian, but the abstract has to be written in English. Decision of acceptance will be given by 15th April, 2019. Invited full paper will be due on 31st July, 2019. The invitation to submit a full paper does not guarantee acceptance into the special issue. Final acceptance depends on a double-blind peer review process. The expected publication date of the thematic section is April 2020. The thematic section is expected to contain between 5 and 6 articles. 

    Please send the abstract, including your names, affiliations and contact details, to: hybridjournalism2018@gmail.com 

    About SComS

    SComS is an international journal of communication research that is jointly edited by the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Studies (SGKM) and the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI Lugano). SComS aims to build bridges between different research cultures, and publishes high-quality original articles in English, German, French, and Italian. Its contents encompass the broad range of communication-related disciplines, in particular the analysis of public communication, based on social scientific methods. As a general forum for communication scholarship, the journal is especially interested in research that crosses disciplinary boundaries. 

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  • 28.01.2019 20:15 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special issue of MAI

    Deadline: March 8, 2019

    The intersectional feminist and LGBTQI journal MAI is seeking contributions to a special issue on feminist pedagogies. Across the board, feminist research and teaching in Higher Education is increasingly vulnerable to ideological attack. The recent “prank” conducted by Pluckrose, Lindsay and Boghossian to make fun at so-called “grievance studies” systematically works to undermine scholarly work in feminist, queer, critical disability and critical race studies and other fields. This context makes feminist teaching both more vital, and more vulnerable, than ever, as revealed by open letters such as that published in the second issue of MAI. This special issue aims to explore the place of feminism in the classroom, revealing pleasure and resistance, complaint and celebration.

    We welcome contributions that address the strategies, obstacles and opportunities of feminist pedagogy in a range of contexts from classroom discussions and syllabi to faculty committee meetings, screening rooms and activist spaces. Feminist teaching happens everywhere. Contributions might range from conventional academic articles (6000-8000 words) to interviews (1000-3000 words), creative writing (poems, short stories, creative responses, max 3000 words), video essays (5-10 mins with brief supporting statement of 800-1000 words), and photographs, visual/audiovisual or interactive art.

    Abstracts should be 200-250 words, and be accompanied by a short bio. Please email abstracts to MAI editorial board member Clara Bradbury-Rance (clara.bradbury-rance@kcl.ac.uk) by 8th March 2019. Contributors will be notified of the status of their proposal in early April and full submissions will be due by 31st August 2019 (see here for guidelines).


  • 28.01.2019 20:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: February 3, 2019

    The Media & Democracy program at the Social Science Research Council is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the “Digital Threats to Democracy: Comparative Lessons and Possible Remedies” workshop. This workshop will bring together social science and humanities scholars to present comparative research on how countries adapt and respond to digital threats to democracy.

    The workshop, organized in collaboration with Cristian Vaccari (Loughborough University), will be held at the Social Science Research Council in New York City on June 13-14, 2019. Accepted participants’ travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the organizers.

    We welcome applications from both junior and senior scholars across all disciplines. However, the focused nature of the workshop demands that we limit participation to 10–12 authors. Thus, our selection will be determined not only by the quality of submissions, but also by their thematic fit and complementarity.

    A selection of the papers presented at the workshop will be invited to submit full manuscripts of up to 8,000 words for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Press/Politics, subject to peer-review.

    To apply, please submit a current CV and an abstract of up to 500 words to mdapplications@ssrc.org  by February 3, 2019.

    For more information, please see the SSRC website.


  • 28.01.2019 19:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: March 31, 2019

    With the present letter we wish to announce the Call for Papers for Issue No 17 of The International Journal of Public Relations (Revista Internacional de Relaciones Públicas). The forthcoming issue is about Public Relations in general.

    The deadline for papers is open from January 8, 2019 until March 31, 2019. We would like to remind authors that the proposals (articles and book reviews) should be submitted via the Journal’s application system with the following link: http://revistarelacionespublicas.uma.es/index.php/revrrpp/user/register.

    In order to have the paper for a revision it is necessary to follow the editors’ guidelines and norms of the journal that can be consulted under this link.

    The papers can be submitted in any of the following languages: Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.

    We provide a template that authors can use to prepare articles and reviews. The aim is to facilitate the preparation and editing of the journal. The template is available here.

    From 2017 we publish all the articles with author’s ORCID code, in order to promote author’s research. For this reason, all authors should have an ORCID identifier (free of charge) and update this information in our platform. More info here.

    Therefore, The International Journal of Public Relations publishes all the papers with the specific identification number, proper for each text (called DOI) that enables the sourcing and locating the published works throughout the network and simultaneously respects intellectual property.

    Simultaneously, we have the great pleasure to inform that The International Journal of Public Relations has been included in the Emerging Source Citation Index -Thomson Reuters-, Latindex Catalogue, DICE, RESH, CIRC, ISOC, Dialnet, ULRICH, EBSCO, DOAJ, REBIU, MIAR. This fact brings an extra value to all authors interested since the published paper may be recognized by the corresponding authorities for further career development.

    For more information youcan contact with editors in revrrpp@uma.es or visit our platform here.

  • 28.01.2019 19:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Liverpool - Department of Communication and Media

    Closing Date: February 27, 2019, 17:00

    We are seeking to appoint a Head of Department and Chair in Communication and Media. As the Head of Department, working alongside the Dean of School you will be an active member of the School Management Team and will provide academic leadership in contributing to the strategic plan and annual operation of the School. You will lead and develop the Department of Communication and Media, refining and implementing our education and research strategies with plans to increase student numbers, enhance staff research and collaboration, ensuring an outward looking research agenda with embedded opportunities for impact activity.

    As Chair in Communication and Media, you will assume a professorial role in the School and will be expected to establish research and teaching contributions alongside the headship responsibilities.

    The role of Head of Department will be for 5 years initially from 1 August 2019 and will be offered with a permanent post at Professorial level.

    • Salary: Negotiable
    • Hours: Full Time
    • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
    • Placed On: January 14, 2019
    • Closes: February 27, 2019
    • Job Ref: 010917
    • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of the Arts

    For full details and to apply online, please visit: https://recruit.liverpool.ac.uk



  • 28.01.2019 19:27 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Edited by: Kirsten Drotner, Vince Dziekan, Ross Parry, Kim Christian Schrøder

    The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communic

    ation explores what it means to take mediated communication as a key concept for museum studies and as a sensitizing lens for media-related muse

    um practice on the ground. Including contributions from experts around the world, this original and innovative Handbook shares a nuanced and precise understanding of media, media concepts and media terminology, rehearsing new locations for writing on museum media and giving voice to new subject alignments. As a whole, the volume breaks new ground by reframing mediate

    d museum communication as a resource for an inclusive understanding of current museum developments.

    A 20% discount applies to direct purchase via the Routledge website - enter the code HUM19 at checkout.

    Publisher link is here: https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Museums-Media-and-Communication/Drotner-Dziekan-Parry-Schroder/p/book/9781138676305

  • 24.01.2019 14:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Edited by Samuel Mateus (Madeira University)

    Deadline: March 1

    The book aims to provide an insightful, easy to understand, approach to an emerging field. It is committed to assume a multidisciplinary viewpoint and summon up developing domains within contemporary rhetoric in order to offer the reader a comprehensive assessment of Media’s persuasive dimension.

    Also, it puts into prominence the role of Rhetoric in the configuration and practice of Media Studies as well as evidencing the new possibilities Media introduced in rhetoric and persuasion processes.

    The edited book will present the state-of-the-art research providing a useful (conceptual and methodological) tool. His goal is to provide a starting point to the study of the many forms by which media takes us to think, feel, and act.

    The Media Rhetoric book calls for a comprehensive collection of essays by international scholars and media rhetoric practitioners, opening up a space for dialogue between the academy and industry. This interdisciplinary book will be informed by fields including rhetoric, digital rhetoric, visual rhetoric, advertising rhetoric, captology and procedural rhetorical. Together they can offer an insightful perspective on the manifold expression the media persuasion takes today.

    Chapters in the following areas of research are welcome:

    • Captology
    • Procedural Rhetoric
    • Digital Rhetoric (including online rhetoric, websites and Blogs)
    • Visual Rhetoric
    • Advertising Rhetoric
    • Online Persuasion (including Social Media)
    • General Persuasion and Rhetoric in VideoGames
    • Case studies on Media Rhetoric

    Proposals should be sent by email (in a PDF document) to the Editor(sammateu@gmail.com) by March 1, 2019.

    They should include an abstract (250 words) and a short contributor bio (three paragraphs including institutional affiliation, position and recent publications).

    Chapters are expected to be approximately 6000–7500 words.

    Please note that the submission date for full papers is October 4th, 2019.

    The book is due to the end of 2020.

    Contributors can address all inquiries and questions to: Dr. Samuel Mateus.

  • 24.01.2019 12:34 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Södertörn University (Sweden)

    Deadline: February 18, 2019

    One doctoral studentship in Media and Communication Studies within the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory, affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS) (Ref no AP-2019/52)

    Media and Communication Studies at Södertörn University is one of Sweden’s leading environments for media research and education. It engages with the contemporary media landscape, and is founded on a historically informed understanding in which digital communication technologies and their contexts are related to their predecessors. The research environment currently comprises around 20 researchers/lecturers, including four full professors, eight associate professors (docents), and three doctoral students. All the doctoral students have an international profile, and English is the working language for the doctoral degree programme. For more information, please click here (English version) or see www.sh.se/mkv (Swedish version).

    General Syllabus for third-cycle programmes in Media and Communication Studies (English version) or Swedish version.

    Critical and Cultural Theory is an interdisciplinary research environment with seven subjects in the humanities. Research focuses on critically motivated studies of cultural artefacts and human practices. For more information, please click here.

    The planned research for this studentship must be relevant to the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe, since the position is affiliated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), www.sh.se/beegs, which is part of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) www.sh.se/cbees, at Södertörn University.

    Entry requirements

    The general entry requirements are

    1. a second-cycle qualification,

    2. fulfilled requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or

    3. substantially equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

    The specific entry requirements are fulfilled by an applicant who has passed courses worth at least 90 credits in Media and Communication Studies, including a degree project worth at least 15 credits, or who has acquired the equivalent knowledge abroad or through a previous qualification. The ability to assimilate academic material in English and a command of the language necessary for work on the thesis are prerequisites for admission to the degree programme.

    Admission and employment

    This position includes admission to third-cycle education, i.e. research level, and employment on a doctoral studentship at the School of Culture and Education at Södertörn University. The intended outcome for admitted students is a PhD. The programme covers 240 credits, which is the equivalent of four years of full-time study. The position may be extended by a maximum of one year due to the inclusion of departmental duties, i.e. education, research and/or administration (equivalent to no more than 20% of full-time). Other grounds for extension could be leave of absence because of illness or for service in the defence forces, an elected position in a trade union/student organisation, or parental leave. Provisions relating to employment on a doctoral studentship are in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

    Date of employment: 1 September 2019

    Information about entry requirements, admission regulations and third-cycle education at Södertörn University (English version) or Swedish version.

    Further information

    Stina Bengtsson, Director of Studies, Media and Communication Studies (third cycle), stina.bengtsson@sh.se, +46 (0)8 608 4359

    Marta Edling, Chairperson, Critical and Cultural Theory, marta.edling@sh.se, +46 (0)8 608 5141

    Anne Kaun, Director of Studies, Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), anne.kaun@sh.se, +46 (0)8 608 4791

    Lena Casado, Human Resources Officer, School of Culture and Education, lena.casado@sh.se, +46 (0)8 608 4447

    Application procedure

    Please use Södertörn University´s web-based recruitment system “ReachMee”. Click on the link "ansök" (apply) at the bottom of the announcement.

    Your application may be written in English or Swedish and must include:

    - an application letter

    - curriculum vitae

    - degree certificate and certificates that demonstrate eligibility to apply for the position

    - Bachelor’s essay and dissertation at second-cycle level (if applicable) in the field in accordance with the entry requirements

    - a research plan (project plan) of between 1000 and 1500 words. The project’s relevance to Critical and Cultural Theory and studies of the Baltic Sea region or Eastern Europe must be clear

    - two references, with contact details.

    If available, a maximum of three publications may also be attached.

    Incomplete applications will not be processed. Please note that one copy of everything submitted in association with your application will be kept on file at Södertörn University for two years after the post has been filled, in accordance with a directive from the Swedish National Archives.

    Application deadline: February 18, 2019 at 23:59 (CET)

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