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  • 22.09.2022 22:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    September 26, September 29, October 10, 2022

    Online lecture series

    The Future of AI: Social and Cultural Aspects online lecture series will bring international experts to discuss the philosophy of AI, AI and post-digital aesthetics, cultural impacts of AI, AI (in) art, non-human agency, AI-driven social transformations, and, more generally, our coexistence with AI and digital technologies in all aspects of daily life. Lecturers: Helga Nowotny (26th September, 5 pm CET, online),  Armin Grunwald (29th September, 5 pm CET, online), Sanja Bojanic ( 10th October, 5 pm CET, online).

    Read more: https://ifdt.bg.ac.rs/index.php/2022/09/12/online-lecture-series-the-future-of-ai-social-and-cultural-aspects/?lang=en

  • 22.09.2022 22:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are an informal collective of academics from different continents. We are launching a network of scholars who are keen to globalise media and communication studies.

    This is hardly a new ambition. But we believe that the timing has never been better to make major advances towards a more globalised field. There is already a critical mass of colleagues who have been accumulating the intellectual tools to globalise, dewesternise, and decolonialise how we work. More importantly, there is a much larger constituency of peers who know we have to change, even if uncertain about how exactly to do so.

    None of us has all the answers. But we are confident that there’s a lot we can do collectively.

    Our first major project is to develop a resource hub for teachers: it will recommend topics and course materials for colleagues who want to globalise their syllabi but are not sure how. 

    We are also hoping to stimulate more global research in sub-fields that remain highly western-centric, through new events and publications.

    We hope you’ll join us. We are not a department or a research centre. What we achieve depends mostly on your response. So please visit our website, http://globalmediastudies.network/, and fill out the contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • 22.09.2022 22:06 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thursday 15 - Friday 16 June 2023

    LSE  

    Deadline: October 31, 2022

    It’s 20 years since the Department of Media and Communications  at the LSE was formally founded. We warmly invite you to join our celebration, and to contribute to our 20th anniversary conference entitled: Media Futures.

    We are living in turbulent and increasingly dangerous times which are in large part defined and influenced by the very thing we study and research, namely media, communication infrastructures, algorithms, and data. Faced with an uncertain future, we can discern both dystopian and optimistic scenarios. In terms of the former we need critique, as well as ethical norms and values to validate those critiques. Regarding the latter, alternative imaginaries of hope, social justice and solidarity need to be developed or indeed rejuvenated. 

    In our 20th anniversary conference, we aim to address both the critiques of the present and to consider and imagine alternative pathways. We welcome papers aligned with our four research themes: 1) Media Culture and Identities; 2) Histories and Futures; 3) Media, Participation and Politics; and 4) Communication, Technology, Rights and Justice. More details on calls for the specific strands can be found here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/media-and-communications/media-lse/Call-for-Papers.  

    Conference Format 

    Our current expectation is that the conference will hold in-person on the LSE campus in London. Any changes to this, due to developments in the COVID-19 situation in the UK, will be communicated promptly.  

    Submission Guidelines 

    Proposals are welcome for single or co-authored papers. Only one proposal per person should be submitted here: https://forms.office.com/r/r034jyy5dae (multiple authors welcome). Proposals must include: a title for the paper, an abstract of up to 300 words, a contact email address and indication of institutional affiliation. 

    The deadline for submissions is: Monday 31 October 2022. 

    Outcomes will be communicated by: Friday 9 December 2022.  

    Registration Fees 

    The cost of attendance is £100. Waivers will be available on request for students and academics based in low-income countries and on hourly paid or adjunct contracts. 

    Questions and Further Information  

    Please forward this message to anyone who might be interested. And please direct any questions about the conference and/or the submission process to: Media.Futures@lse.ac.uk 

  • 22.09.2022 22:01 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Call for Book Chapter Contributions

    Deadline: October 31, 2022

    We are inviting authors to submit a chapter proposal for an edited book exploring interprofessional communication in health care, to be published by Palgrave.

    Rationale:  

    Interprofessional collaboration is fast becoming a cornerstone of 21st century healthcare systems due to its potential to improve organizational efficiency and safety, clinician and care worker satisfaction with their work, and quality of patient care. Indeed, interprofessional collaboration often implies a patient- or person-centred approach to care (A. Fox & Reeves, 2014; S. Fox, Gaboury, Chioochio, & Vachon, 2019). Communication is considered a key determinant of effective interprofessional collaboration and is described as a core competency for healthcare professionals (IPEC, 2010).

    Yet, interprofessional communication remains both under-theorized and under-researched in empirical contexts (Careau, 2015). Much of the interprofessional collaboration literature views communication as the transmission of the right information to the right clinician at the right time. However, the transmission perspective of communication fails to acknowledge that the contexts in which interprofessional collaboration occurs shape the communication that takes place, and, conversely, that these communicative practices inform how interprofessional collaboration will unfold. Documenting interprofessional communication in richer, more complex ways allows us to consider how collaborators’ practices, relationships, and identities emerge through and in communication, and why this matters.

    Objective of the Book:  

    The purpose of this book is to offer a broadened theoretical understanding and rich empirical examples of interprofessional communication in interprofessional collaboration across a range of healthcare contexts. We envisage that chapters will include perspectives from a variety of disciplines and professions, making the book of interest to interprofessional policy makers and curriculum builders, as well as to health communication and organizational communication scholars. Acknowledging that the contexts of healthcare organizations vary across health systems, we also seek international perspectives on interprofessional communication.

    Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

    • The communicative enactment of professional hierarchies, workplace (in)visibility, and professional/occupational roles.
    • How interprofessional collaboration shapes how workplace issues such as burnout, stress, bullying, and professional recognition are experienced.
    •  How institutional and organizational structures, time constraints, and patient flow pressures impact communicative practices and the outcomes such as patient safety and quality of care.
    • How organizational culture influences interprofessional communication.
    • How interprofessional workers’ cultural identities shape interprofessional communication.
    • How professional identities are communicatively manifested. 
    • Collaborative failures (e.g., failing to communicate) and their consequences (e.g., turnover, adverse events).
    •  How healthcare educators and workers teach and learn about interprofessional communication.
    •  Interprofessional collaboration and resilience during times of crisis.

    Book Editors:

    Stephanie Fox, Department of Communication, Université de Montréal, Canada

    Kirstie McAllum, Department of Communication, Université de Montréal, Canada

    Leena Mikkola, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences, Tampere University, Finland

    Submission Process:

    For consideration, authors should submit two separate documents:

    1.     A chapter proposal of 2-3 pages

    For theory-building/conceptual chapter proposals, the proposal should (a) identify the communicative process(es) that will be the focus of the chapter; (b) lay out a conceptual framework that helps us better understand the communicative process(es) involved in interprofessional collaboration. 

    For empirically grounded chapter proposals, the proposal should (a) identify the communicative process(es) that will be the focus of the chapter; (b) describe and justify the perspective that will be adopted to analyze this communicative process; and (c) provide an overview of the empirical setting and major findings.

    2.     A brief half-page biography (name, institutional affiliation and job title, and research interests).

    Initial chapter proposals should be forwarded electronically (in .doc or .docx format) to Stephanie Fox at stephanie.fox@umontreal.ca no later than October 31, 2022.   

    Decisions about inclusion in the book will be made by December 1st, 2022.  Authors will be expected to produce a full first draft by May 15, 2023, with final submissions incorporating any requested revisions due by August 31, 2023.

  • 15.09.2022 22:17 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Michela Drusian, Paolo Magaudda, Cosimo Marco Scarcelli

    • Provides up-to-date knowledge on smartphone research in social sciences
    • Gives detailed and fascinating insights into the everyday use of smartphones
    • Questions common-sense vision of practices like shopping, music, photography carried out by youth people

    In recent years, smartphones and digital platforms have become essential to our lives and are now inextricably interwoven into the everyday practices of millions, especially young people. Focusing on smartphone practices and experiences of youth today, this volume is the result of empirical research based on focus groups and in-depth interviews with young people aged 18-30. Grounded in media theory and analyzed through a blended lens of media and science and technology studies, the book offers detailed and fascinating insights into the everyday use of smartphones. Topics covered include the role of the smartphone as material technology, its use in interpersonal relationships, photographic practices, music and consumer practices, along with the deconstruction of the notion of smartphone ‘addiction’.


  • 15.09.2022 22:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    September 28-29, 2022

    Dear Colleagues,

    There’s just under two weeks left to register for the 2022 Policy & Internet Conference, to be held at the University of Sydney, September 28 and 29.

    https://internet-policy-meco.sydney.edu.au/datafication-platformization-metaverse-the-state-of-global-internet-policy/

    When registering, please indicate if you will be attending the dinner on the first night and the cocktail event at the close of the second night.

    The conference theme, Datafication. Platformization. Metaverse. The state of global internet policy, explores how the current developments within digital media spaces has a regulatory impact.

    This conference is hybrid, so if you can’t make it to Sydney for the live event, please consider registering for the streaming online alternative.

    We also have a preconference, free of charge, on the Tuesday 27 September – more details to come next week. This will have a strong focus on the work of higher degree research students.

    The conference will feature the following Keynote presentations:

    • Professor Rohan Samarajiva, Chair of LIRNEasia
    • Associate Professor Tanya Lokot, Dublin City University
    • Professor John Hartley, A.M., University of Sydney
    • Associate Professor Crystal Abidin, Curtin University

    With a series of specialist panels featuring the work of:

    • Dr Damar Juniarto, Executive Director of Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network
    • Dr Matthew Nguyen, Tony Blair Institute
    • Dr Jay Daniel Thompson, RMIT University
    • Professor Terry Flew, University of Sydney
    • Professor Julian Thomas, Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society, RMIT University
    • Dr Joanne Gray, University of Sydney
    • Associate Professor Diana Bossio, Swinburne University
    • Professor Kim Weatherall, University of Sydney
    • Professor Gerard Goggin, University of Sydney
    • Professor Katie Ellis, Curtin University
    • Dr Wayne Hawkins, Director of Inclusion, ACCAN
    • Dr Natasha Layton, Monash University
    • Associate Professor Paul Harpur, University of Queensland

    Looking forward to seeing you there, and for any further information, please contact Dr Jonathon Hutchinson [jonathon.hutchinson@sydney.edu.au] or Milica Stilinovic [millica.stilinovic@sydney.edu.au].

  • 15.09.2022 22:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Edited by Georgina Born

    UCL Press is delighted to announce the publication of a new open access book that may be of interest to ECREA list subscribers: Music and Digital Media: A Planetary Anthropology, edited by Georgina Born. 

    Download it free: https://bit.ly/3cg48Ly

    Anthropology has neglected the study of music. Music and Digital Media – A Planetary Anthropology shows how and why this should be redressed. It does so by enabling music to expand the horizons of digital anthropology, demonstrating how the field can build interdisciplinary links to digital/media studies, science and technology studies, and music and sound studies.

    Music and Digital Media is the first comparative ethnographic study of the impact of digital media on music worldwide. It offers radical and lucid new theoretical frameworks for understanding digital media through music, showing that music is today where the promises and problems of the ‘digital’ assume clamouring audibility – while acting as a testing ground for innovations in the digital-cultural industries.

    Through ethnographies of popular, folk, art and crossover musics in the global South and North, as well as music platforms and music software, the book presents the first comparative portrait of music’s entanglement in digital media worldwide.

    Music and Digital Media develops an inventive model for comparative anthropology responsive to decolonisation. It creates a framework for analysing the social and political in music of wider relevance to anthropological and social theory. And it shows how music enlarges anthropology while demanding to be understood with reference to classic themes of media theory.

  • 15.09.2022 22:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    October 13, 2022

    I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar Rising to the challenge: how to protect reputation when crisis strikes will be presented by Jonathan Hemus on Thursday 13 October 2022 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted).

    What is the webinar content?

    When crisis strikes, an organisation's reputation, value, and the livelihoods of its stakeholders are all in jeopardy. The ability of leaders to do and say the right things at this moment will determine the fate of the organisation and all those affected by it. Given this intense pressure, it's not surprising that some leaders falter. PR professionals can play a major role in helping their senior management colleagues to navigate through a crisis but only if they fully understand the context in which they are working and the pitfalls to avoid. Calling upon twenty-five years' experience in crisis management, Jonathan Hemus will share with attendees: why smart people do irrational things in a crisis; the most common mistakes made by leaders in a crisis; 10 golden rules for crisis management success; and how to become a trusted advisor.

    How to join

    Register here at Airmeet. (The time shown should adjust to your device’s time zone.)

    A reminder will be sent 1 hour before the event.

    Background to IPRA

    IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, was established in 1955, and is the leading global network for PR professionals in their personal capacity. IPRA aims to advance trusted communication and the ethical practice of public relations. We do this through networking, our code of conduct and intellectual leadership of the profession. IPRA is the organiser of public relations' annual global competition, the Golden World Awards for Excellence (GWA). IPRA's services enable PR professionals to collaborate and be recognised. Members create content via our Thought Leadership essays, social media and our consultative status with the United Nations. GWA winners demonstrate PR excellence. IPRA welcomes all those who share our aims and who wish to be part of the IPRA worldwide fellowship. For more see www.ipra.org

    Background to Jonathan Hemus

    Jonathan is the founder of crisis management consultancy Insignia. He was previously global head of crisis and issues management at Porter Novelli. Jonathan works with business leaders to ensure they have the capability to do the right things under the intense pressure of a crisis. Driven by a passion to prevent the needless harm caused by a mis-handled crisis, he enables his clients to successfully prepare for cyber-attacks, catastrophic accidents, management misdeeds, product contamination or environmental incidents. He is the author of Crisis proof – How to prepare for the worst day of your business life. He is a visiting lecturer at Henley Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University, and the University of Central Florida.

    Contact

    International Public Relations Association Secretariat

    United Kingdom

    secgen@ipra.org 

    Telephone +44 1634 818308

  • 15.09.2022 22:02 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tripodos

    Deadline for articles: September 30, 2022

    Publication: December 2022

    Guest editors

    • Prof. Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović, Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
    • Prof. Amjad Mohamed Saleem, Centre for Humanitarian Diplomacy, Sarajevo.

    There are 1.044.000.000 of migrants, refugees, and people on the move worldwide. Among them, 281 million are international migrants, 84 million are forcibly displaced people and 26.6 million are refugees. (IOM, 2022 ). Poverty, conflicts, climate threats and many other reasons force massive displacements in and across all continents. Hence migration and the displacement of people has become one of the crucial global challenges. Stories related to this phenomenon are published by media daily all over the world, but they often portray biased image of the reality on the ground, leading to a misperception about migrants, refugees and generally people on the move.

    The narrative surrounding refugees and migrants is often influenced by fears, suspicion, prejudices, as well as preconceived notions, and is easily instrumentalized for political agendas (Network for Dialogue, 2021). If media coverage is not rigorous, the rhetoric could lead to a misunderstanding of the situation of migrants and refugees, driving to the risk of the polarization of the public debate and refugees and migrants finding themselves the targets of increasing discrimination and hate speech (WACC, 2017).

    In Tripodos issue 53 we are interested in understanding the following topics:  How does the media cover themes on  migrants and refugees? Which situation have more media attention? How are the stories about this topic elaborated and analyzed? What role do migrants and refugees have in these stories? To answer these timely questions, therefore we invite scholars and practitioners who study and work in the area of migration and media from interdisciplinary fields to submit their papers. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

    - Media representation of migration and refugees.

    - Media framings of migration and refugees.

    - Migration, media and discrimination.

    - Media coverage of forced displacements.

    - Language and concepts about migration and its use in media.

    - Migration narratives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    - Digital communication and migration. 

    - Political discourses on migration and refugees.

    - Uses and characteristics of visual language related to migrants and refugees.

    - Media, migration, and gender.

    - Media, migration, and youth.

    - Intersectionality and media representation of migrants.

    - The role of the media in countering hate speech on refugees and migrants.

    - Media and religious actors in addressing refugee and migration issues.

    Submission

    Papers should be sent by September 30, 2022. In order to submit original papers, authors must be registered with the journal (www.tripodos.com) 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 www.tripodos.com. For any queries, please contact the editorial team of the journal at tripodos@blanquerna.url.edu. 

    The issue will be entirely in English.

    Complete call

    Submission

    Papers should be sent by September 30, 2022. In order to submit original papers, authors must be registered with the journal (www.tripodos.com) 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 www.tripodos.com. For any queries, please contact the editorial team of the journal at tripodos@blanquerna.url.edu. The issue will be entirely in English. 

    No payment from the authors will be required.

    About Tripodos

    Tripodos is an international scholarly journal published by the Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations at Ramon Llull University. Since 1996, the pages of this biannual publication have offered a forum for debate and critical discussion regarding any discipline related to the world of communication: journalism, cinema, television, radio, advertising, public relations, the Internet, etc. 

    It is indexed in Scopus and in Web of Science (WoS) - Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) database.

  • 15.09.2022 20:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Uche Onyebadi (Ed.)

    ISBN: 978-1-64889-515-9

    https://vernonpress.com/book/1511

    Political Messaging in Music and Entertainment Spaces across the Globe' uniquely expands the frontiers of political communication by simultaneously focusing on content (political messaging) and platform (music and entertainment). As a compendium of valuable research work, it provides rich insights into the construction of political messages and their dissemination outside of the traditional and mainstream structural, process and behavioral research focus in the discipline. Researchers, teachers, students and other interested parties in political communication, political science, journalism and mass communication, sociology, music, languages, linguistics and the performing arts, communication studies, law and history, will find this book refreshingly handy in their inquiry. Furthermore, this book was conceptualized from a globalist purview and offers readers practical insights into how political messaging through music and entertainment spaces actually work across nation-states, regions and continents. Its authenticity is also further enhanced by the fact that most chapter contributors are scholars who are natives of their areas of study, and who painstakingly situate their work in appropriate historical contexts. 

    "Professor Uche Onyebadi’s “Political Messaging in Music and Entertainment Spaces across the Globe” is an encyclopedia of comprehensively researched, expertly written, and well-evidenced chapters on the contribution of music and entertainment to political activism, discourse, and research globally. It is a collection of works that makes two significant contributions to the political communication literature. First, it highlights the importance of focusing questions on modalities of political expression erstwhile relegated to the margins of historical political communication inquiry. Second, it reifies the works of authors who interrogate areas of the globe often considered the periphery of political spaces and, therefore, unworthy of producing knowledge that enriches mainstream research.
    […] the sheer breath of its coverage suggests this book is very clearly the most far- reaching discourse on this important topic to date. Thus, it is an invaluable source of reference for students, analysts, researchers, teachers of political messaging across a wide variety of social science disciplines, including but not limited to communication, political science, and sociology."

    Dr. Osabuohien Amienyi
    Emeritus Professor and former Chair, Department of Radio-TV
    Arkansas State University

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