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  • 24.01.2019 10:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor of Media Studies. The position begins in August 2019. Specialty is open, including global media, critical perspectives on reception research, media and race, sex, class, & gender inequality, screen studies, labor research.

    A PhD in media studies or a related field is required. In addition, the successful candidate must have an international research reputation in their field and a record of proven teaching excellence at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Experience in program development is preferred.

    Apply online here by attaching a cover letter indicating your research plans, curriculum vitae, one piece of representative research, and contact information for three people who can provide professional reference letters.

    For full consideration please submit an application by February 25, 2019; however the position will remain open until filled.

    For questions about the application process, please contact Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor,nr7f@virginia.edu.

    UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit http://provost.virginia.edu/dual-career.

    For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, visit http://uvacharge.virginia.edu/guide.html.

    The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

    https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UVAJobs/job/Charlottesville-VA/Associate-or-Full-Professor-of-Media-Studies_R0001988-1


  • 23.01.2019 22:20 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    November 13-15, 2019

    University of Zurich (UZH), Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ)

    Deadline: June 15, 2019

    Biannual Meeting of the Health Communication Temporary Working Group of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)

    Annual Conference of the Health Communication Division of the German Communication Association (DGPuK)

    The Department of Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich (IKMZ) is delighted to host the European Conference on Health Communication (ECHC) 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland, from 13 to 15 November 2019. The conference of the Health Communication Temporary Working Group of the ECREA and the Health Communication Division of the DGPuK has a thematic focus on social aspects of health communication. It will provide a platform for discussing the interrelations between health, health communication, media, and people’s social contexts on various levels and from diverse perspectives.

    With the aim to represent the full scope of current health communication research in Europe, the ECHC also welcomes research on further issues of health communication.

    Thematic panels on social aspects of health communication

    Health and health-related behaviors are embedded in social contexts in various ways, which comprise both risks and opportunitiesfor individual’s health. Communicable (i.e., infectious) diseases, such as HIV or influenza, are spread through social contacts between persons, and unfavorable health behaviors (e.g., alcohol and drug abuse) might be reinforced by social influence. On the other hand, social support can ease the coping with diseases in everyday life (e.g., diabetes, depression), and social norms may promote favorable health behaviors (e.g., doing sports or eating healthily). Since social aspects—such as social influence, support, and norms—unfold their effect through communication, they deserve special attention by health communication scholars to protect, maintain, and improve individual and public health.

    The conference aims to address the complexity of individuals’ social contexts and the full breadth of communication—ranging from interpersonal communication to mass media, online to offline, intended to unintended etc. It therefore calls for proposals analyzing the interrelations between social aspects, different forms of health-related communication, and health at the individual, interpersonal, and societal level.

    To illustrate the conference’s scope, exemplary questions and concepts are provided in the following. Please note that these examples are not intended to limit the range of possible submissions. Proposals that do not explicitly address the following aspects but refer to social aspects of health communication in other ways are very welcome.

    Individual level:

    • Which health behaviors are especially susceptible to social influence (e.g., private vs. public health behavior) and what role do different means of communication play in these contexts?
    • How are individual social-related characteristics, such as traits (e.g., need to belong), cognitions (e.g., perceived norms), and motives (e.g., need for social integration) associated with health behavior and health-related communication?
    • How are media messages elaborated that address social aspects of health behavior (e.g.,social frames)?

    Interpersonal level:

    • Which relevance do different settings have for health communication (e.g., family, colleagues, self-help groups)?
    • Which role do different actors (e.g., doctors, patients, bystanders) and social roles (e.g., opinion leaders, influencers, followers) play in the context of health communication?
    • How does health-related interpersonal communication differ depending on the channel and platform (e.g., face-to-face vs. mediated)?

    Societal level:

    • Which sociocultural aspects (e.g., collectivistic vs. individualistic societies) and characteristics of the media system are relevant regarding health and health communication?
    • What kind of divides related to health communication exist in societies and what are their consequences (e.g., digital divides)?
    • How can societal inequalities and health-related stigmatization be addressed by health communication and what guidelines are helpful for journalists to ease these issues?

    The conference calls for basic research describing and explaining these aspects but also refers to applied research seeking to solve practical health communication issues. It is interested in theories, methods, and study designs that allow studying social aspects of health communication at different levels as well as the integration of various levels within a single approach.

    Open panels

    Besides submissions that address the thematic focus, the conference invites proposals presenting research on current issues of health communication. Especially welcome are contributions presenting a European perspective. This may include case studies from European countries, comparative studies, and Pan-European initiatives.

    Submission format

    The ECHC invites empirical—quantitative or qualitative—, methodological, as well as theoretical contributions. In the case of empirical submissions, data collection should be completed, and (at least preliminary) results should be reported in the submission.

    Proposals can be submitted as presentation and poster proposals. Both—presentation and posters proposals—should be submitted in the form of extended abstracts with a maximum length of 8.000 characters (incl. space characters, excl. references, tables and figures). Abstracts must be written in

    English and have to be submitted via the ECHC 2019 submission platform until 15 June 2019. The submission system will open on 30 April 2019.

    Please note that you will have to specify whether the submission is a proposal for the thematic or the open panel when submitting your abstract. Additionally, you will be asked to indicate whether the proposal is to be presented as a presentation or a poster in the case of acceptance, or whether both options are equally suitable for your proposal.

    All submissions will be reviewed in an anonymous review process on the basis of the following criteria.

    • Fit to the conference’s theme (when submitted to the thematic panels)
    • Contribution to health communication research and practice
    • Quality of literature review and theoretical foundations
    • Quality and appropriateness of the research methods or quality and appropriateness of arguments for propositions in a theory/review piece
    • Quality, clarity, and rigor of argumentation

    You will be informed about the acceptance of your submission by 31 August 2019.

    Conference

    The ECHC 2019 will take place at the City Campus of the University of Zurich, located in the center of Zurich. Further information on the conference venues, accommodation possibilities, and the program will be announced on the ECHC 2019 website in due time.

    Timeline

    • Submission system opens: 30 April 2019
    • Submission deadline: 15 June 2019
    • Notification of acceptance: 31 August 2019
    • Registration deadline: 20 October 2019
    • Conference: 13 to 15 November 2019

    On behalf of the

    ECREA TWG  - Doreen Reifegerste,Thomas N. Friemel , Julia C. M. van Weert 

    DGPuK Division - Doreen Reifegerste, Markus Schäfer

    IKMZ - Sarah Geber, Tobias Frey, Thomas N. Friemel

    Contact and links

    E-mail: echc@ikmz.uzh.ch

    Website: http://www.echc.ch

  • 23.01.2019 22:14 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special issue call for papers from Journal of Communication Management

    Deadline: June 1, 2019

    Rationale

    Science is central for contemporary knowledge societies. Scientific results and science-based technological innovations are crucial to address societal challenges. Accordingly, science communication – the public communication about science, its findings, methods and processes (cf. Davies & Horst 2016) – has become more important in recent years (e.g. Hall Jamieson et al. 2017; Schäfer 2012).

    Science communication has also gained importance in organizational contexts. Scientific and higher education organizations have expanded and professionalized their strategic communication efforts with regard to media relations (e.g. Bauer & Gregory 2008), to brand building and reputation management (e.g. Chapleo et al. 2011) etc. The growing public and political attention towards universities poses new challenges for organizational legitimacy, not only but also in the context of organizational crises (Fähnrich, Janssen Danyi & Nothhaft, 2015). These developments have resulted in an active and growing community of science communication practitioners, the emergence of professional associations and the appearance of specialized study programs etc. (Gascoigne et al. 2010; Trench 2017).

    Organizations such as companies, political parties, think tanks or NGOs increasingly communicate about science as well (e.g. Fähnrich 2018a). They may use science-related information in advertising to promote new products, refer to experts to justify political decisions, use scientific expertise to appear trustworthy in the eyes of stakeholders or emphasize their use of the latest scientific and technological developments to create a favorable public image. They may also publicly question science, point towards conflicting evidence, highlight potential risks or even promote misinformation, pseudo- or anti-science.

    In spite of these pervasive trends, however, the communication of science in organizational contexts has not received much scholarly attention yet. Neither have many scholars from the field of communication management and strategic communication taken up the issue of science (cf. Fähnrich 2018b) nor has the growing field of science communication paid much attention to the role of organizations yet (cf. Horst 2013).

    This special issue on "Communicating Science in Organizational Contexts" will contribute to closing this gap. It invites contributions from scholars of communication management, strategic communication, organizational communication and organizational sociology, as well as from science communication, science and technology studies, the sociology of science and other related fields and disciplines. In doing so, it brings together researchers that have not had many interchanges in the past in order to develop a comprehensive perspective on the organizational (meso) level of science communication.

    Potential Topics

    We invite scholars to submit research papers – welcoming both theoretical/conceptual work as well as empirical analyses – on a variety of aspects:

    1. analyses of the (strategic) communication of organizations from science and higher education, such as universities, research institutes etc. These analyses may focus on public/media/stakeholder relations, public affairs management, crisis communication, reputation management, marketing or branding. They may concentrate on organizational communication strategies, on the institutional embedding of strategic communication within these organizations, the involved actors, communication formats, media and content, as well as on the use of this communication among different target groups and its effects.

    2. analyses of the communication of non-scientific organizations (e.g. political parties, corporations, NGOs, think tanks etc.) on science-related issues, e.g. regarding health and nutrition, sustainability and environmental issues etc. They may also include organizations promoting science denial or anti- and pseudo-science. Again, such analyses could focus on these organizations' communication strategies, the organizational embedding of science-related communication, the chosen formats and media, the involved actors, or on the use of such communication among different target groups and its effects.

    3. public communication about science with an organizational focus. This includes, e.g., analyses focusing on the role of organizations in public/media/online discourses on science-related issues, analyses of public communication efforts by members of such organizations (such as individual scientists), or analyses of the public perception of/trust in organizations in the field of science communication.

    4. the importance and role of the organizational mediators of science communication. Such analyses may focus on 'traditional' mediators like news/legacy media organizations, but also on 'new' intermediaries like scientific publishing houses and libraries, social media platforms, or search engines.

    5. contributions developing theoretical and/or normative frameworks for the analysis and evaluation of science communication in organizational contexts, e.g. focusing on professional and/or regulatory frameworks, or on ethical reflections and concerns.

    The CfP welcomes papers focusing on one or more of these topics, but also on other aspects if they are related to the overall rationale of the special issue. Authors are requested to ensure the originality of their contributions, and to outline implications for research and practice.

    Timeline

    • Deadline for full papers Jun 1, 2019
    • Reviews of full papers provided Aug 1, 2019
    • Deadline for revised submissions Oct 15, 2019
    • Second round of reviews provided Dec 15, 2019
    • Final versions due Feb 30, 2020
    • Papers transferred to production Mar 30, 2020

    Submission Guidelines for Quick Reference

    • Text length should be 6,000-8,000 words including references
    • A structured abstract with 4-7 sub-headings is required
    • Please use Harvard citation style (for in-text citations, references, figures, tables)

    More detailed Emerald publishing guidelines for authors: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=jcom

    Manuscripts should be submitted under https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jcomm

    Full papers will receive one double-blind external expert review as well as one review by the guest editors. A maximum of 8 articles will be published in JCM Volume 24, Issue 3 in July 2020.

    Questions should be directed to the Guest Editors

    Prof. Dr. Mike S. Schäfer, University of Zurich, Dept. of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ), m.schaefer@ikmz.uzh.ch

    Dr. Birte Fähnrich, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Interdisciplinary Research Group “Science Communication” & Zeppelin University, Center for Political Communication, birte.faehnrich@bbaw.de


  • 23.01.2019 22:01 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    June 6-7, 2019

    Deakin Downtown (Australia)

    Deadline: February 15, 2019

    The CCMIC 2019 conference explores how citizen and community media enterprises can be enhanced and their capabilities improved through new technologies, policies, infrastructures and collaborations, and tackling any hindrances to such innovation. The conference also provides a space for sharing of experiences and knowledge in citizen and community media enterprises across national borders.

    Paper and panel abstracts between 400-and-500 words from scholars and practitioners due February 15, 2019.

    Send to citizenmediaconference2019@deakin.edu.au or usha.rodrigues@deakin.edu.au

    More details here.

    Conference Convenor: Dr Usha M. Rodrigues, Journalism/Communication, Deakin University

    The conference is supported by Australia India Council project grant, Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA), Australian and Indian community media organisations.

  • 23.01.2019 20:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Edited by: Diana Ingenhoff, Candace White, Alexander Buhmann, Spiro Kiousis

    Country image and related constructs, such as country reputation, brand, and identity, have been subjects of debate in fields such as marketing, psychology, sociology, communication, and political science. This volume provides an overview of current scholarship, places related research interests across disciplines in a common context, and illustrates connections among the constructs. Discussing how different scholarly perspectives can be applied to answer a broad range of related research questions, this volume aims to contribute to the emergence of a more theoretical, open, and interdisciplinary study of country image, reputation, brand, and identity.

    Table of Contents

    • Charting the landscape in research on country image, reputation, brand, and identity: A trans-disciplinary overview by Alexander Buhmann, Diana Ingenhoff, Candace White, Spiro Kiousis
    • Country, Product-Country, Country-of-origin, or Place Image? Perspectives on a Perplexing Theme: Place-Product Associations and Their Effects by Nicolas Papadopoulos
    • The role of country images in international marketing: Country–of–origin effects by Erik B. Nes
    • Nation Branding, Product Country Images, and Country Rankings by Newburry, William and Song, Mohan
    • Evaluation of nation brand indexes by Henrik Merkelsen & Rasmus Kjærgaard Rasmussen
    • National Identity and Collective Memory: A Social Psychological Perspective by Pierre Bouchat & Bernard Rimé
    • Mediating’ national anxieties via stereotyping the French ‘threatening Other’: Analysis of the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand media coverage by Fabrice Desmarais and Toni Bruce
    • National stereotypes in Central Europe: Their accuracy, convergence and mirroring by Martina Hřebíčková and Sylvie Graf
    • The Global Construction of National Reputation by Tobias Werron
    • World Opinion, Country Identity, and Country Images: Some Reflections by Frank Louis Rusciano
    • Mediated Public Diplomacy as a Function of Government Strategic Issue Management by Tianduo Zhang and Guy J. Golan
    • Country Image in Public Diplomacy: From Messages to Relationships by Di Wu and Jian Wang
    • Media influence on the public’s perceptions of countries: Agenda setting and international news by Wayne Wanta
    • Talking at Audiences: Networking and Networks in Country Images by Efe Sevin
    • Analyzing Value Drivers and Effects of 4D-Country Images on Stakeholders’ Behavior Across Three Different Cultures by Diana Ingenhoff, Tianduo Zhang, Alexander Buhmann, Candace White, Spiro Kiousis
    • Epilogue: Bridging disciplinary perspectives about country image, reputation, brand and identity by Candace White, Spiro Kiousis, Alexander Buhmann, Diana Ingenhoff

    Routledge website: https://www.routledge.com/Bridging-Disciplinary-Perspectives-of-Country-Image-Reputation-Brand/Ingenhoff-White-Buhmann-Kiousis/p/book/9781138281356


  • 23.01.2019 20:06 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 23-24, 2019

    MacEwan University (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

    Extended Deadline: January 30, 2019

    Among the many changes introduced by new media technologies to news practices, the growing utilization of User Generated Content (UGC) is one of the most challenging. Members of the public are capturing dramatic events around the world and then sharing them, not only on social media platforms, but with professional news media organizations which are eagerly incorporating posts, tweets and images into professionally produced news stories. The presence of amateur content in news discourses is a growing phenomenon that is reshaping the profession of journalism, news coverage and public expectations.

    The issues raised by these practices often involve tensions between labour precarity and professionalism, entertainment and evidence, centralized and decentralized management of news rooms, traditional and emerging forms of social media news narratives, truth and immediacy.

    The symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners to share ideas and experiences in connection with the utilization of UGC in professional news coverage.

    Keynote Speakers

    The keynote speaker on May 23 will be Dr. Lilie Chouliaraki, Professor of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her main research interest lies in the histories and challenges of mediated suffering. She is the recipient of three international awards for her publications, more recently the Outstanding Book of the Year award of the International Communication Association (ICA 2015, for ‘The Ironic Spectator’). Dr. Chouliaraki’s work has focused on three domains in which the human body-in-need appears as a problem of communication: i) disaster news, ii) humanitarian campaigns & celebrity advocacy, iii) war & conflict reporting. She has published extensively on how digital platforms and genres (twitter, mobile phone footage, selfies) are fundamentally changing conflict reporting and the witnessing of war today. Her book on the topic, entitled ‘Witnesisng without responsibility. Digital testimonies from conflict zones’ is forthcoming in Columbia University Press. Her work has been published in French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Danish, Greek and (currently) in Chinese.

    The keynote speaker on May 24 will be Dr. Mette Mortensen, Associate Professor of media studies at the University of Copenhagen and a CARGC Faculty Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communication.

    She is the Principal Investigator of the large, collective research project “Images of Conflict, Conflicting Images” (2017-2021). She is the author or editor of seven books, including the monograph Eyewitness Images and Journalism: Digital Media, Participation, and Conflict (Routledge 2015). She has published articles in international journals such as Journalism Practice, Information, Communication & Society, Media, Culture & Society, and International Journal of Cultural Studies. Moreover, she is a member of the editorial collective of Northern Lights: Yearbook of Film and Media Studies and serves on several editorial boards of book series.

    Invited Participants

    Among the invited talks will be presentations from Derek Thomson, Editor-in-Chief of the Observer Program from France24; Padraic Ryan, Senior Journalist, Storyful; Derek Bowler, Head of Social Newsgathering, Eurovision News Exchange; Paul Moore, Executive Producer of News, CBC Edmonton; and Natalie Miller, Assistant Editor at the BBC UGC Hub.

    Call for Papers

    We invite scholars to submit abstracts exploring one or more of the following themes:

    1. How is the use of UGC reorganizing professional practices?

    • User generated content and professionalism in news rooms
    • Role and significance of verification in news production
    • The problems of fake news when working with UGC
    • The growing shift of UGC onto private networks: threats and opportunities
    • The challenge and opportunities of new technologies for professional news rooms

    2. How is UGC transforming labour practices among journalists and the structural organization of news media?

    • Changing labour practices in the newsroom
    • Changing structures, staffing and organization of news desks
    • Organizational changes and emerging business models
    • Emerging forms of produsers and precarious labour
    • Professional labour vis-à-vis labour of love

    3. How is UGC influencing the construction of meaning in news coverage?

    • The impact of user produced content on the form and aesthetic of visual news
    • Role of contextualization in UGC verification services
    • The influence of non-professional producers on news narratives, framing and agendas

    4. What are emerging themes and tensions in non-professional practices of production?

    • Emerging motivations for creating UGC news content
    • Emerging practices and conventions for UGC production
    • Precarity and risk in UGC production

    5. What are the theoretical, methodological and historical considerations helping to understand and explain the growing use of UGC in professional news coverage?

    Other topics related to the above themes are welcome.

    A selection of papers from the Symposium will be invited to participate in an edited collection published by a university press.

    Deadline

    Abstracts (300-500 words, including references) should be emailed to the convenors by Jan 30, 2019 clearly identified by “UGC 2019” in the subject line. Email: UGC2019Conf@gmail.com

    Conference fees

    $75 (CDN). This includes lunch on May 24, a cocktail / dinatoire reception after the Keynote Talks, and coffee / pastries during breaks.

    Accomodations

    Rooms have been reserved with campus housing ranging from $79 (Summer Suite) to $129 (Boutique Hotel Room). For more information contact Guest Accommodation Services directly.

    For more information, got to the symposium website or contact Michael Lithgow at: UGC2019Conf@gmail.com

    Symposium Committee

    • Dr. Michael Lithgow, Assistant Professor, Athabasca University (Edmonton, Canada)
    • Dr. Michèle Martin, Professor Emerita, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada)
    • Dr. Arnaud Mercier, Professeur, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris, France)
    • Dr. Lucille Mazo, Professor, McKewan University (Edmonton, Canada)
  • 23.01.2019 20:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    International selection tender is open until January 29, 2019

    Place of work: Communication and Society Research Centre – University of Minho (Portugal)

    Project: AUDIRE– Audio Repository: saving sonic based memories 

    AUDIRE is a research project funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. It aims to create social awareness on the relevance of sound as a form of expression and to explore the innovative and creative potential of sound narratives. The working plan is organised into five main objectives:

    • to develop a theory of sound as an essential support for human expression and as a source of knowledge
    • to understand how people recognise and value the acoustic environments
    • to construct a repository of open access sound contents
    • to create a virtual sound museum which can contribute to stimulate the creativity of emerging artists and at the same time preserve a kind of sound heritage
    • to promote sound literacy based on a proposal of pedagogical activities

    The research team is now recruiting a new researcher.

    Candidates should fit the following main requirements:

    1) to hold PhD in Communication Sciences

    2) to be proficient in Portuguese and English

    3) to present a portfolio of relevant works of technique and/or artistic production in the sound effect area

    More details available here: http://www.cecs.uminho.pt/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/CTTI-94-18-CECS1-Ingl_s.pdf


  • 23.01.2019 19:58 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: February 28, 2019

    International journal “Mediatization Studies” is announcing a call for papers for the new issue: Vol. 3, Spring 2019. We are expecting papers that apply mediatization approach in its multiple dimensions, theoretically informed empirical works are especially welcomed.

    We invite authors and papers from around the world that address one or more of the following key questions:

    • different fields and domains of mediatization
    • mediatization theory and its developments
    • methodological challenges for mediatization research
    • new manifestations of mediatization process in its different societal, culture and technological and context

    Deadline for full paper submissions: February 28, 2019

    Detailed information about call for papers: http://journals.umcs.pl/ms/index

    On behalf of the Editorial board:

    Deputy editor Ewa Nowak-Teter

    Editorial assistant Wojciech Magus

    e-mail: mediatization.studies@gmail.com


  • 23.01.2019 19:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    International Journal of Fim and Media Arts (IJFMA)

    Deadline: April 15, 2019

    IJFMA is preparing a special issue titled ‘Flow and Archive’ dedicated to Television and to its current challenges.

    The digital turn has allowed television to be reimagined after the networked computers. Following the telephone and radio, the new paradigm inspiring the future of television are the networked computers, their social networks and the participatory visual culture established on the aftermath of the twentieth century cultural industries. After the liveness and flow, definitional components of television, we are currently offered with DVR-mediated television experiences and collections of short videos which can be uploaded, viewed and shared by the viewer. By becoming searchable and accessible online, television provides a similar experience to the archives and to the video aggregators that entertain the new generations of cellphone viewers. The discussion about the future of television not only makes it worth thinking about its past, the cultural value of its equipments and its most resilient genres, but is certainly an opportunity to analyse how TV journalism is challenged by social networks, and how its public service can be revalued.

    IJFMA welcomes papers addressing one or more of the following themes:

    • Early and current screen practice
    • TV superseded equipments as material and cultural heritage
    • TV and media participatory turn
    • TV and transmedia industries
    • Old and resilient TV genres
    • Flow versus archive as a television challenge
    • Memory and the obsolete in online video collections
    • Social networks and other new challenges to public service broadcasting

    Contributions are encouraged from authors with different kinds of expertise and interests in media studies, television and media history.

    Abstracts should have between 250-300 words and should be submitted until April 15, 2019

    Full paper submissions are due by 15 May 15, 2019

    Please find submission informations at http://revistas.ulusofona.pt/index.php/ijfma/about/submissions

    Journal Website: http://revistas.ulusofona.pt/index.php/ijfma

    For any query, please contact: victor.flores@ulusofona.pt

  • 23.01.2019 10:31 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    February 26, 2019

    Brussels

    The problem of women’s unequal access to and representation in mainstream media is not new and research studies focused on the European media industry over at least the past 30 years, including work commissioned by EU institutions, have demonstrated the challenges women face in developing a career in the media and being represented in ways which reflect their lived experience. In 1995, the UN’s Fourth World Conference on Women took place in Beijing and from that gathering, the Beijing Platform for Action emerged as a global call to eradicate gender equality from society: one of the critical areas of concern identified was the media. In the same year, the first Global Media Monitoring Project took place which monitored how women and men appeared in news media around the globe. Every five years since the BPfA, reviews have been undertaken to see how far the original ambitions have been met, along with various ad hoc studies undertaken by NGOs, EU institutions and civil society organisations.

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, each review and new piece of research finds that although there has been progress, it is slow and uncoordinated, so further indicators are developed, further strategies written. Both the European Parliament and the Council of Europe have produced research and recommendations around gender equality and the media: media organisations have been active in developing internal initiatives to support women’s careers or designed actions to monitor gender-bias in content, but they rarely tell anyone else about them. Civil society organisations and individuals have also been active over the past few years and, impatient for a gender-equal future, have been working hard to bring the issue to public attention through the use of digital platforms and hashtag activism such as #metoo and #timesup. However, despite all this good work, the goal of achieving gender equality in the media remains elusive, not least because there are no mechanisms through which to promote the good practices which have been initiated.

    That is, no mechanisms until now!

    We are pleased to invite you to the launch of the AGEMI (Advancing Gender Equality in Media Industries) project and web platform where you can find a range of useful resources focused on aspects of gender equality, including a Resources Bank of (around 100) Good Practices and learning resources which include mini-lectures and filmed interviews with media practitioners on topics such as representation, culture, policy, advocacy and leadership. Gender issues are rarely included as a specific aspect of journalism training so AGEMI is addressing this absence. AGEMI has also piloted two activities to build links between students and the world of work through its summer school and internships. We believe that including such activities as part of media education encourages gender-sensitivity amongst the next generation of journalists and thus has the potential to influence the wider media landscape.

    As well as demonstrating the AGEMI platform, we will also hear from a range of stakeholders about the work they are doing to challenge gender inequality in the media. We believe this kind of knowledge exchange is both necessary and timely, particularly in advance of the Beijing+25 review which will take place in 2020 with the aim of informing the implementation and raising awareness of the gender-media dimensions of the 2030 gender-equality agenda. We hope you can join us to celebrate the launch of this much-needed new resource and engage in a productive dialogue and we hope to see you in Brussels.

    The event is free but please register here by 19 February 2019.

    For further information, please contact Karen Ross:

    http://krossings.me

    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/sacs/staff/profile/karen.ross

    Working schedule

    • 14:30 – welcome refreshments
    • 14:40 – welcome and brief background to AGEMI
    • 14:50 –Julie Ward MEP and Michaela Šodjrová MEP
    • 15:20 – European Commission (speaker tbc)
    • 15:35 - Cécile Gréboval, Council of Europe (Gender Equality Division)
    • 15:50 – Asha Allen, European Women’s Lobby
    • 16:05 – break
    • 16:20 - AGEMI platform launch and demonstration
    • 17:00 - Safia Kessas RTBF (Belgian public service broadcaster)
    • 17:15 - Martine Simonis, AJP
    • 17:30 – close/drinks reception


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