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  • 23.10.2019 22:06 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Edited by Simone Natale and Diana Pasulka

    Oxford University Press

    Believing in Bits advances the idea that religious beliefs and practices have become inextricably linked to the functioning of digital media. How did we come to associate things such as mindreading and spirit communications with the functioning of digital technologies? How does the internet’s capacity to facilitate the proliferation of beliefs blur the boundaries between what is considered fiction and fact? Addressing these and similar questions, the volume challenges and redefines established understandings of digital media and culture by employing the notions of belief, religion, and the supernatural.

    “Human beings and their technological creations, including and especially their modern digital technologies, reflect, express, and intensify their fundamental strangeness. Scholars have long known that the history of religions is intimately related to the history of technology, from the ancient practices of agriculture, writing, the domestication of the horse, and the forging of iron, to the more recent invention of the printing press and the telegraph and telephone. This book takes that key insight into the present and near future, to the cell phone in your pocket, the computer game on your screen, and the VR system strapped around your skull. This book takes that key insight into the human-techno cyborg that is you.”

    Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of Secret Body: Erotic and Esoteric Currents in the History of Religions

    “Believing in Bitsis a guide to why media technologies are magical: they create beliefs, manipulate thoughts, make us see things. After reading this wonderful collection of essays, you realize why the most natural thing about media is that they are supernatural. This book is full of media archaeological joys and insightful contemporary readings.”

    Jussi Parikka, Professor of Technological Culture & Aesthetics, University of Southampton

    Simone Natale is a Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough University, UK.

    Diana Pasulka is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington,and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion.

    Purchase here.

  • 17.10.2019 22:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    More here

    The European Journal of Health Communication (EJHC) is a peer-reviewed open access journal for high-quality health communication research with relevance for Europe or specific European countries. The journal aims to represent the international character of health communication research given the cultural, political, economic, and academic diversity in Europe.

    EJHC presents the full breadth of health communication research. It will publish articles that relate to the following health communication issues with an emphasis on the relevance for Europe:

    • Media issues, such as media coverage of health topics, health literacy, information seeking behaviour, usage and effects of health messages;
    • Strategic issues, focusing on communication strategies and prevention campaigns, narrowcasting health messages, and health public relations;
    • Health technologies issues, such as usage and effects of novel health technologies, communicative challenges related to novel technologies, e-health, telemedicine;
    • Social and community issues, such as health-related interpersonal communication, social influence and support, as well as community health risk management;
    • Patient-provider issues, such as determinants, content, and outcomes of patient-provider interactions, communication skills, or trust and disclosure in interactions;
    • Intercultural issues, such as health communication for ethnic minorities, challenges of intercultural health communication, and cross-cultural differences in health communication issues;
    • Methodological issues, comprising methodological innovations and challenges in current health communication research, both qualitative and quantitative approaches;
    • Academic issues, such as self-observations and introspective studies in the field of health communication.

    Article Types

    EJHC publishes original research papers, theoretical and methodological papers, review articles and living reviews, as well as brief research reports in English.

    • Original research papers report empirical studies (based on quantitative and/or qualitative methods) and range between 5,000 and 7,000 words (plus abstract, notes, tables and figures, references, and supplements).
    • Theoretical papers present innovative theories and models for health communication. The specifications are the same as for original research papers.
    • Methodological papers focus on methodological issues relevant for the discipline (e.g., tracking health data). The specifications are the same as for original research papers.
    • Review articles systematize the existing literature or present a meta-analysis of published results or multiple data sets. The specifications are the same as for original research papers.
    • Living reviews are updated versions of review articles. They need to incorporate the research that has been published since its original/last publication and underline the development and its relevance to the field. The updated version will also be peer reviewed (single blind) and published as new article with its own DOI.
    • Brief research reports focus on methods, such as the development of a new questionnaire, or they may feature small empirical studies. They contain up to 3,000 words, excluding abstract, notes, tables and figures, references, and supplements.

    As an online journal, EJHC is able to publish all types of electronic supplements. The idea of supplements is to provide information that are not essential for the basic understanding of the article but nevertheless provide the reader with additional insight to instruments, measures, datasets, statistical models etc.

    Peer Review Process

    All articles undergo a rigorous peer review process. Once the paper has been assessed as appropriate by the editors (with regard to form, content, and quality), it will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers in a double-blind review process, meaning that reviewers are not disclosed to authors, and authors are not disclosed to reviewers. To ensure short review and publication processes, EJHC builds on a broad editorial structure and immediately publishes articles online after their acceptance.


    As an alternative to the traditional article types and review process, EJHC provides the opportunity to “pre-register” original research before data collection. For this purpose, authors are called to submit a proposal for a scientific question, presenting the theoretical background, hypotheses, and a detailed methods and analysis plan (up to 4,000 words). The proposal will be reviewed and if it is evaluated positively, the study receives an “in principle” acceptance. After completion of the study, authors submit the second part of their work presenting and discussing their results (additional maximum of 1,000 to 2,500 words). Though the second part will undergo a review round (to evaluate whether the results and discussion sections meet the standards of the journal), the manuscript will be published regardless of whether the hypotheses are supported or not.

    Open Access Strategy

    Academic research is publicly funded and both editors and reviewers work voluntarily. Therefore, EJHC supports the idea of open science and will be established as a platinum standard open access journal. This means that neither the users nor the authors will be charged. This open access strategy will heighten the visibility of the European field of health communication and ensure that authors obtain the maximum possible exposure for their work. Articles are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).


    All articles will receive a unique digital object identifier (DOI). This will ensure their unambiguous identification by databases, search engines, and other researchers. After its launch, the journal aims to be listed in the relevant indices of its field. The editors will manage the journal with the aim to qualify the journal for the relevant indices.

    Submission Preparation Checklist

    As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

    • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
    • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
    • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
    • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
    • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

    Privacy Statement

    The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

  • 17.10.2019 12:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 14-15, 2020

    Dijon, France

    Deadline (EXTENDED): October 31, 2019

    In recent years, social tensions linked to national, religious and ethnic identities have made the headlines in many countries, often linked to migration, as this “other globalization” (Wolton, 2003) brings the not-so-exotic “Other” ever closer in our cosmopolitan societies. For decades now, scholars have denounced the way in which the notion of culture has been exploited and misused in the public sphere, in support of various causes grounded in majority or minority identity discourse, by various groups defending or promoting national/nationalist, regional/regionalist, postcolonial, religious or other agendas, and resorting to “culture speak” (Hannerz, 1999). However, despite repeated warnings against rigid and “essentialised” uses of the concept of culture, these same social discourses and the identity phenomena motivating them seem to resist and even to grow stronger.

    In the wake of the postmodern turn in anthropology (Clifford & Marcus, 1986) and in cultural studies (Hall, 1997), intercultural communication scholars have gradually shifted towards a more dynamic conception of culture as a communication process on the microsocial level (Dervin, 2011; Holliday, 2016). There appears to be a consensus emerging among many researchers within the field, as to the necessity of “deconstructing” the notion of culture by adopting more “liquid” (Bauman, 2011) or “fluid” (Ogay & Edelmann, 2016) perspectives, and such approaches have progressively been applied to associated fields, such as management studies (Primecz, Romani & Sackmann, 2011), public relations (Carayol & Frame, 2012; Frame & Ihlen, 2018), education science (Ogay & Edelmann, 2016; Tremion & Dervin, 2018), media studies (Sommier, 2017), and migration studies (Frame, 2018). And yet, paradoxically, solid discourses about “cultural” identities appear to be becoming more resistant in the public sphere. Reductive, xenophobic populist discourse, on the one hand, but also accusations of cultural appropriation and minority identity movements on the other, seem to threaten social cohesion in political models based on British or North-American multiculturalism or indeed the French republican model of integration, as well as in many other areas of the world affected by perceived “migration crises.”

    But could it be that these two opposing views – fluid and solid approaches to culture – actually work to strengthen one another? In a context where the legitimacy of “experts” is increasingly being challenged, a process catalysed by the trends of fact-checking, “fake news” and the fragmentation of the digital public sphere, academic discourse is frequently discredited, falling victim to the social constructionist relativism it extols. It seems to reflect less and less the social consciousness of those parts of the world population who feel they have been left behind in the rush towards globalization.

    What is needed to reconcile these two extremes, to enable academics to re-engage with social debate and reduce the apparent gap between prevailing discourses within the ivory tower and those spread in society at large, amplified by the media and some politicians? Even if we deconstruct and show certain uses of the notion of culture to be oversimplified and hegemonic from an academic point of view, we must also take into account the fact that such “culture speak” makes sense to many people thinking about identity in their everyday interactions (Holliday, 2015). To address this gap we might examine possible points of convergence between critical approaches to culture in intercultural communication (Dervin & Machart, 2015; Nakayama & Halualani, 2010; Romani et al., 2018) and in postcolonial or critical cultural studies, which have long been interested in the (de)construction and repression of identity discourse notably within minority groups (Gilroy, 1987; Hall & Du Gay, 1996).

    How should we understand interculturality in the light of increasingly strongly-expressed identity claims on the one hand, and of assigned “prison identities” (Abdallah-Pretceille, 2006) on the other?

    How should we take into account these “cultural identities” which are experienced, emotionallycharged, and which give meaning to everyday social interactions?

    Even if all communication is intercultural because of our multiple social identities (Dacheux, 1999; Lahire, 2001), interculturalists must also engage with social discourse about culture and the social psychological mechanisms it implies, and not simply reject it as oversimplified. By dismissing it, we only continue to widen the gap between scholarly discourse and the social reality which it seeks to analyse. The aim of this 2-day conference isto focus on this gap and addresssocial discourse on cultural identities, with the following objectives:

    • To analyse social discourse on cultural identities (populist political speeches, media coverage of migration, cultural appropriation, reification of cultural forms through heritage, banal nationalism, institutional racism…) in order to better grasp underlying theoretical models and the conceptual and psychological mechanisms involved in this discourse.
    • To propose methods (research activities, awareness-raising, training tools…) to better engage with social debate around those questions.
    • To study the areas of convergence and possible synergies, in relation to these questions, between critical cultural studies, postcolonial studies, and intercultural communication.
    • To open a space of dialogue between anglophone and francophone intellectual traditions in intercultural communication research, focusing particularly on critical approaches, applied to a  variety of types and levels of cultural phenomena, without geographical limits.

    This conference will take place in Dijon, on May 14th and 15th 2020. It is organized by the University of Burgundy (“Text-Image-Language” research group) and supported by the ECREA International and Intercultural Communication division and SAES. Conference languages will be English and French with mediation provided between the two languages.

    Paper proposals of around 800 words, including a short bibliography, in English or French, should be submitted via the conference website ( by 1 st October 2019 for double-blind peer review. A selection of submitted texts will be published either in an edited volume or a journal special issue after the event.

    Confirmed Keynote Speakers

    • Fred Dervin (University of Helsinki)
    • Vincent Latour (University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès)
    • Laurence Romani (Stockholm School of Economics)
    • Gavan Titley (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

    Scientific Committee

    • Eric Agbessi, Clermont Auvergne University
    • Nathalie Auger, Montpellier 3 Paul Valéry University
    • Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz, University of Bremen
    • Christoph Barmeyer, University of Passau
    • Jean-Jacques Boutaud, University of Burgundy
    • Valérie Carayol, Bordeaux Montaigne University
    • Lilian Ciachir, University of Bucharest
    • Robert Geisler, University of Opole
    • Mélanie Joseph Vilain, University of Burgundy
    • Malgorzata Lahti, University of Jyväskylä
    • Vincent Latour, Toulouse Jean Jaurès University
    • Éric Maigret, Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 University
    • Will Noonan, University of Burgundy
    • Tania Ogay, University of Fribourg
    • Philippe Pierre, Paris Dauphine University
    • Saila Poutiainen, University of Helsinki
    • Nadine Rentel, University of Applied Sciences Zwickau
    • Laurence Romani, Stockholm School of Economics
    • Sébastien Rouquette, Clermont Auvergne University
    • Claire Scopsi, CNAM, Paris
    • Marko Siitonen, University of Jyväskylä
    • Helen Spencer-Oatey, University of Warwick
    • Christoph Vatter, Saarland University
    • Jacco Van Sterkenburg, Erasmus University Rotterdam
    • Albin Wagener, Campus Tech
    • Jacques Walter, University of Lorraine
    • Michal Wanke, University of Opole
    • Carsten Wilhelm, University of Haute Alsace
    • Romy Woehlert, German Institute for Economic Research
    • Khaled Zouari, Clermont Auvergne University

    Organising Committee

    • David Bousquet (Associate Professor, Cultural Studies, University of Burgundy)
    • Alex Frame (Associate Professor, Communication Science, University of Burgundy)
    • Mélodine Sommier (Assistant Professor, Intercultural Communication, Erasmus University Rotterdam)


    Deadline for abstract submission 31st October 2019

    Feedback from scientific committee January 2020

    Texts submitted for inclusion in digital conference proceedings 15th April 2020

    Conference 14th -15th May 2020

    Selected final papers submitted for publication September 2020

    Conference fees

    Full rate: 200€

    Student rate: 90€

    The registration fees include all the conference materials, coffee breaks and lunch, and social programme with the exception of the conference dinner.


    Abdallah-Pretceille, M. (2006). L’interculturel comme paradigme pour penser le divers. Presented at Congreso internacional de educacion internacional, Madrid, 15-17 March 2006.

    Bauman, Z. (2011). Culture in a Liquid Modern World. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.

    Clifford, J., & Marcus, G. E. (Ed.). (1986). Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography. Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Dacheux, E. (1999). La communication : point aveugle de l’interculturel ? Bulletin de l’ARIC, 31, 2.

    Dervin, F. (2011). A plea for change in research on intercultural discourses: A ‘liquid’ approach to the study of the acculturation of Chinese students. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 6(1), 37‑52.

    Dervin, F., & Machart, R. (Ed.). (2015). Cultural Essentialism in Intercultural Relations. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Frame, A. (2018). Repenser l’intégration républicaine à l’aune de l’interculturalité. Communiquer. Revue de Communication Sociale et Publique, 24(1), 59–79.

    Frame, A., & Ihlen, Ø. (2018). Beyond the Cultural Turn: A Critical Perspective on Culture-Discourse within Public Relations. In S. Bowman, A. Crookes, S. Romenti, & Ø. Ihlen (Eds.), Public

    Relations and the Power of Creativity: strategic opportunities (pp. 151–162). New York: Emerald.

    Gilroy, P. (1987). There ain't no black in the Union Jack. London: Routledge.

    Hall, S., & Du Gay, P. (Eds.). (1996). Questions of Cultural Identity. London: Sage Publications.

    Hall, S. (Ed.). (1997). Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices. London: Sage Publications.

    Hannerz, U. (1999). Reflections on varieties of culturespeak. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 2(3), 393‑407.

    Holliday, A. (2015). Afterword. In F. Dervin & R. Machart (Ed.), Cultural Essentialism in Intercultural Relations (pp. 198‑202). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Holliday, A. (2016). Difference and awareness in cultural travel: Negotiating blocks and threads.

    Language and Intercultural Communication, 16(3), 318–331.

    Lahire, B. (2001). L’homme pluriel : Les ressorts de l’action. Paris: Armand Colin / Nathan.

    Nakayama, T. K., & Halualani, R. T. (Ed.). (2010). The handbook of critical intercultural communication. Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

    Ogay, T., & Edelmann, D. (2016). ‘Taking culture seriously’: implications for intercultural education and training. European Journal of Teacher Education, 39(3), 388-400.

    Primecz, H., Romani, L., & Sackmann, S. (Eds.). (2011). Cross-cultural management in practice: Culture and negotiated meanings. Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar.

    Romani, L., Mahadevan, J., & Primecz, H. (2018). Critical Cross-Cultural Management: Outline and Emerging Contributions. International Journal of Management and Organisation, 48, 403-418.

    Sommier, M. (2017). Insights into the construction of cultural realities: Foreign newspaper discourses about the burkini ban in France. Ethnicities, 19(2), 251–270.

    Tremion, V., & Dervin, F. (2018). De Cultura aux MOOCs de communication interculturelle : Quelles opportunités pour l’apprentissage interculturel à distance ? Revue internationale du elearning et la formation à distance, 33(1).

    Wolton, D. (2003). L’autre mondialisation. Paris: Flammarion.

  • 17.10.2019 11:25 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Monash university

    Deadline: October 30, 2019

    Job No.: 599192

    Location: Caulfield campus

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment

    Remuneration: $97,203 - $115,429 pa Level B (plus 17% employer superannuation)

    Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate, as well as the support needed to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

    The Opportunity

    Monash Arts is one of the most dynamic Arts faculties in the world, the School of Media, Film and Journalism was formed in 2014 and conducts research in the media and communication studies, film and screen studies, and journalism. We are currently recruiting for a Post-Doctoral Research fellow to join us on an exciting research project.

    Centred on the global communication of environmental issues and sustainability, this appointment will develop and complete a two-year research project investigating the environmental and sustainability programs of the International Olympic Committee, including communication, features, performance and impacts.

    The successful applicant will contribute in the following ways:

    • Conducting research either as a member of a team or independently
    • Contribution to the preparation of research proposals submissions to external funding bodies
    • Administrative functions related to the area of research
    • Contribution to the teaching program
    • Co-supervision of major honours or masters-by-coursework research

    This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

    At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

    Your application must include your highest quality research output to date, as well as addressing teaching experience in cover letter, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.


    Professor Brett Hutchins – Head of School, School of Media, Film and Journalism,

    Position Description

    Download it here:

    Closing Date: Wednesday 30 October 2019, 11:55 pm AEDT 

  • 17.10.2019 11:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)

    Do you have a social science background? Does your research focus on platform governance? Are copyright and cultural practices of particular interest for you? Had you heard of Article 13 before the mainstream media covered it? Then, we’re looking forward to receiving your application The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) invites applications – final third-party funding clearance permitting – for the position of a:

    Postdoctoral Position “Platform Governance and Copyright” (m/f/d)

    The expected start date is 1 January 2020. The successful candidate will work as a post-doctoral researcher (remuneration at TVL 13 or 14, according to qualification, plus support for family, literature, and travel expenses, fixed-term contract for up to 33 months) in the EU H2020 research project “Rethinking Digital Copyright Law for a Culturally Diverse, Accessible, Creative Europe” (National PI: Dr. Christian Katzenbach), and will be part of the research group “The Evolving Digital Society: Concepts, Discourses, Materialities”. The research team at the HIIG will complete – in close collaboration with international partners – a work package that addresses the role of intermediaries and platforms in regulating copyright and re-ordering cultural practices.

    You can expect the following tasks:

    • The successful candidate will develop and implement the empirical case studies (private ordering of platforms; content moderation; upload-filtering; impact on creative practices) in the H2020 project, take responsibility for the operative execution of the project, lead data collection and analysis, and contribute to the dissemination of results.

    • Close collaboration with international project partners from different disciplines (mainly law, humanities, and computer science)

    • Contributions to project management and coordination with the consortium

    • Contributions to research proposals and to the acquisition of third-party funding in order to facilitate the sustainable development of a research agenda on platform governance.

    • The successful candidate is expected to publish in top-rated journals and open-access outlets and to give presentations at national and international conferences.

    • The post-doctoral researcher will guide student assistants and support the directors and the principal investigator.We expect a commitment to outreach and transfer activities that offer both stakeholders and the broader public accessible ways to engage with the project and the research results.There are no teaching obligations attached to this position, but teaching arrangements can be made with Berlin’s universities.

    We’re looking for someone with the following profile:

    • A completed PhD or doctoral degree in social science.

    • Research focus on platform governance and/or copyright, contextualised by a thorough engagement with key debates in internet research, proven by a track record of international publications.

    • Academic ambition and curiosity grounded in solid methodological, analytical, and theoretical foundations.

    • The ideal candidate should enjoy working with a multidisciplinary team of researchers and in international contexts.

    • Experience with the empirical research methods relevant for the project, such as document and discourse analysis, digital methods, and qualitative interviews.

    • Experience in executing research projects and coordinating team work are desirable, along with advanced communication skills.

    • Proficiency in English is mandatory; an advanced level of German is desirable.

    What we can offer you:

    • A responsible position in a major international research project with the leeway to promote and develop an ambitious research agenda that relates to platform governance and copyright.

    • Integration in HIIG’s prolific international and interdisciplinary network.

    • High visibility for the research project and the successful candidate

    • Integration in the institute’s Task Force European Platform Economy.

    • An attractive working environment at a dynamic, innovative research institute with flexible working hours and flat hierarchies in the heart of Berlin.

    Application process:

    Does this profile sound like you? Then we look forward to receiving your application with letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, and relevant certificates. Please include your earliest possible starting date with your application as well as a first sketch outlining the research topics you would like to work on within the framework of the HIIG and the current research agenda. Please submit the documents using the online form below by 28 October 2019. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Christian Katzenbach (

  • 17.10.2019 11:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 27-28, 2020

    University of Technology Sydney (UTS), School of Communication (Australia)

    Deadline: December 1, 2019

    ICJ2020 is an ICA post-conference. It aims to spur an engaged scholarly debate on how different cultures of journalism become distinctly visible across the world. Though journalism is usually taught and practiced through a traditional model developed in the West, the routines and conventions of journalism have distinctive meanings in the non-Western context. For an effective practice of journalism, there is a need to develop a model that will sit outside the long-established Western paradigm and reflect better national contexts. Therefore, this conference offers an international and intercultural environment for academics, researchers, journalists and postgraduate students to exchange and share research results and experiences about the various cultures of journalism.

    The International Cultures of Journalism conference ICJ2020 aims to focus on how journalism is developing in different countries outside Western contexts. Traditionally journalism across the world has been taught and practiced through an Anglo/American apparatus, which has not necessarily been very useful for non-Western contexts. The reasons behind this include differing political, economic, technological, social, and ideological systems in various parts of the world, which make one model of journalism training and practice infeasible. Even journalistic linguistic structures offer an effective variant to journalism practices across the world.

    This two-day conference aims to discuss these variants within different structures of journalism operation around the world, and addresses issues that are relevant, but not restricted, to the following questions:

    • What are the challenges or opportunities for training and/or practicing journalism within different parts of the world?
    • What kind of factors influence the development of journalism in certain contexts?
    • Can we see particular practices of investigative journalism emerge in different cultural journalism contexts?
    • What kind of models of operation can develop in order to foster the training and practice of investigative journalism outside Western contexts?
    • What case studies can we use to understand the complexity of developing non-Western models of journalism?
    • What kind of theoretical or policy-based models of journalism can be developed for specific regions of the world?
    • How can cultures of journalism evolve in non-Western contexts? Are there examples of ones that have developed? What do they look like?
    • How have new technologies impacted and/or facilitated the development of distinctive cultures of journalism?

    The conference will include paper and panel presentations, with keynote speakers: Professor Barbie Zelizer and Professor Hugo de Burgh. You will have the chance to receive constructive and meaningful feedback from experts in the field, engage in academic debate and create connections with researchers with similar interests.


    For any enquiries, please contact Professor Saba Bebawi (conference convener) or Oxana Onilov (conference organiser) at

    Key dates:

    • Call for papers opens – 1 August 2019
    • Closing date for abstract and panel submissions – 1 December 2019
    • Author notifications – 15 January 2020
    • Registration opens – 20 January 2020
    • Registration deadline – 3 March 2020
    • Full paper submission (to be considered for post-conference publication in an edited book collection) – 3 April 2020
    • Conference dates – 27-28 May 2020
  • 17.10.2019 11:07 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lund University Sweden

    Deadline: November 14, 2019

    We invite applications for an associate senior lecturer position in our department at Lund University. This is a full time permanent position, aimed at candidates with a PhD and emerging track record as an international researcher in media and communication. We are looking for outstanding scholars who can help shape our strategic research areas, develop funding applications and contribute to our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The position comes with research time and mentoring in order to foster an international research and teaching portfolio.

    Communication and Media at Lund University is in the top 100 (QS World University Rankings by subject 2018). Our research led teaching critically analyses the study of media, society and culture. Our aim is to broaden understanding of knowledge, power and social relations in national and transnational media environments. Strategic research areas include: media engagement, democracy and cultural citizenship; media industries and creativity; gender, health and society; audiences, popular culture and everyday life.

    Projects are funded by organisations such as The Swedish Research Council, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, The Wallenberg Foundation, The Swedish Institute, and the EU. Our funded research and publications address political and cultural engagement, critical animal studies, media and migration, digital media and everyday life, media scandals, celebrities and cultural industries, mobile socialities, media audiences, urban creative collectives, and visual cultures. We are part of networks and collaborative projects in the Nordic countries, Europe and worldwide. Researchers work with public service and commercial media, policy and production sectors, and NGOs.

    We offer teaching and learning at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels in Swedish and English. We are a diverse and interdisciplinary department that has a dynamic research environment with state and privately funded research projects, international publications and collaboration, and regular research seminars and conferences with world class scholars from around the world. Our graduates are working as teachers and researchers, within the public sector, and in the communications and creative industries.

    There are two position aimed at candidates who can contribute to teaching and research in Swedish and English in the department. To find out more about the two positions, eligibility, and application process see these links:



  • 17.10.2019 11:04 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

    Full-time faculty position, beginning Spring 2020 or Fall 2020.

    Responsibilities may include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Journalism and Mass Communications, conducting research, supervising theses, and participating in the development of department.

    Salary is negotiable.


    • PhD or (MA/MSs from internationally established university) in the field of Journalism, Media or related discipline.
    • Fluent English (all courses at the department are taught in English)
    • A strong commitment to excellence in teaching
    • University level teaching experience is preferred, experience in the industry is also desirable.


    As one of AUCA’s oldest departments, JMC has been training and educating competent journalists and media professionals since 1997. We are a small core team of 3 full-time faculty enhanced by a dozen prominent practitioners holding part-time positions. Approximately 50 undergraduate and 10 graduate students major in the department. As a hub of democracy in the region, we focus our education on critical thinking combined with digital tools, such as investigative journalism, data journalism and multimedia. The department is committed to innovation in journalism education, including applied research and collaborations with the industry.

    Additional information can be found at and


    Please send your cover letter, CV, two Letters of Reference (scanned copies are acceptable) and unofficial transcripts from graduate school (official transcripts are required upon hiring) to the Office of Human Resources at, Prof. Lauren B. McConnell at, and Program Director Anastasia Valeeva at Applications are due by December 1, 2019. The expected starting date of employment is August 1st, 2020.


    American University of Central Asia is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition that develops enlightened and impassioned leaders for the democratic transformation of Central Asia. It is located in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, and hosts about 1200 students from about 20 countries. Starting June 2011, in partnership with Bard College, AUCA awards US-accredited degrees. For more on AUCA, please visit our website at

  • 17.10.2019 11:03 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Deadline: April 1, 2020

    EDITORS: Guillermo López-García, Germán Llorca-Abad (Universitat de València, Spain)

    Publication: December 2020

    The rise of populist movements from different ideologies, often linked to Eurosceptical positions, coincides with a context of uncertainty in the European project. From a political perspective, public debate focuses on addressing the European Union project itself. Similarly, the institutional crisis within the EU, whose epicentre now focuses on Brexit, paralyses advances in integration policies. The political fragility of the Paris-Berlin axis, a slowdown in economic growth and the problems emerging from the mismanagement of migratory flows contribute to fostering nationalist, ethnocentric and rejectionist discourses. Taken as a whole, all these issues suggest the loss or decline of the EU’s capacity for advocacy in the context of globalisation.

    With such a context, it would be appropriate to analyse whether the media and digital communication reflection of the discussions taking place contribute to its clarification or, on the contrary, increase tensions. The role of mediation and mediatisation of crucial messages is key when defining, firstly, their interdependence and, secondly, the extent of their influence on public opinion, the construction of collective imagination and the impact on electoral processes. Thus, the purpose of this special issue is to analyse the presence and dissemination of these discourses through social media, social networks and other digital communication spaces, as well as their impact on political discourse and electoral results.

    Papers should be sent by April 1, 2020. In order to submit original papers, authors must be registered with the journal ( as authors. Following this step, authors must enter their user name and password, activated in the process of registering, and begin the submission process. In step 1, they must select the section “Monograph”.

    Rules and instructions regarding the submission of originals can be downloaded at For any queries, please contact the editorial team of the journal at


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  • 17.10.2019 10:59 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Texas

    The School of Journalism at the University of Texas seeks a faculty member for a new position in Fall 2020. This is an open rank post for an individual to be hired as an Assistant tenure-track professor or an Associate or Full Professor.

    The School, which offers a B.J., M.A., and Ph.D., is housed in the Belo Center for New Media. It is part of the top-ranked Moody College of Communication, which includes the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations and the Departments of Radio-Television-Film, Communication Studies, and Communication Science and Disorders.

    This position is one in a four-person cluster hiring initiative focused on global media, disinformation and the Internet. The successful candidate will have expertise in the ways that new global media, including Internet-based platforms, create or enhance social and political vulnerabilities, strategies for remedying problems associated with disinformation worldwide, and how the connected world responds.

    School of Journalism:

    Moody College of Communication:


    Candidates should have teaching and research interests in the following areas: Transnational or global media systems, communication flows, and the evolving information setting plus at least one of the following:

    (1) AI-driven media flows and circulation within the platform environment;

    (2) user or audience processes involved in using online information;

    (3) infrastructural developments (hardware and software, technologies, physical networks, etc.) among media industries that bear on matters of trust, choice, control and democracy;

    (4) national and regional Internet and information policies and regulation bearing on disinformation systems.

    Candidates must have a Ph.D. with a promising program of research and publication, a commitment to teaching, and interest in mentoring graduate students and undertaking collaborative research. We will consider a range of disciplinary, theoretical and methodological expertise.

    Application Instructions

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, and the names of three individuals to contact for references. Confidential letters of recommendation will be requested of finalists.

    Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until November 15. Applications must be made via Interfolio's ByCommittee solution. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email or call (877) 997-8807.

    Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Sharon Strover at

    About the Cluster Position:

    The successful candidate for this position will be joining the UT Austin faculty as part of the Cluster and Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative. This initiative is designed to supplement departmentally-based hiring practices and norms and extend collaborative research and scholarship. This new initiative is authorizing up to 40 new faculty hires whose interdisciplinary areas of knowledge cross the boundaries of existing academic departments. The selected candidate will be expected to actively participate as a core member of The Global Internet, Media and (Dis)Information Initiative.

    Contributions to the cluster will be an important facet of the faculty member’s annual performance evaluations and consideration for promotion/tenure. Other hires for this cluster are in process with the School of Information and the Department of Middle East Studies and the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies.

    The School of Journalism and the Moody College of Communication are committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curricula, and we welcome applicants who can help achieve these objectives. The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit




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