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  • 15.08.2019 12:13 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: December 31, 2019

    The Professional Wresting Studies Association invites submissions for the inaugural issue of the Professional Wrestling Studies Journal, an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal.

    We welcome scholarly work from any theoretical and methodological lens that is rigorous, insightful, and expands our audience’s understanding of professional wrestling past or present as a cultural, social, political, and/or economic institution.

    All submissions must be original scholarly work and free of identifying information for blind review. Written articles should be submitted as Word documents and no more than 8,000 words, inclusive of a 200-word abstract and a reference list. MLA citation style is required. Any images that are not original require copyright clearance. Articles will be converted into PDFs for publication, so hyperlinks should be active.

    For multimedia productions and experimental scholarship, please contact PWSJeditor-in-chief Matt Foy ( to verify length and proper format in which to send the piece.

    The deadline for submissions to the journal is October 31, 2019 for an April 2020 publication. Please email submissions to

    Additionally, the PWSA invites submissions for their inaugural PWSA Symposium: WrestlePosium I.

    This virtual symposium will happen online on Saturday, April 4th, to coincide with WrestleMania. That week has become a touchstone for all of professional wrestling, not just the World Wrestling Entertainment’s signature show. As such, the PWSA seeks to bring academic scholarship to the festivities by connecting wrestling scholars around the world to present their research and ideas.

    Presentations can be given live, via a videoconferencing tool, or be recorded and collected for viewing during that day. Additionally, all live presentations will also be recorded and collected for later viewing. Presentations and videos will be no longer than 15 minutes, but applicants can also submit ideas for roundtable discussions and complete panels. Sessions will be scheduled during the day based on the proposals.

    Interested applicants should submit a 500-word proposal outlining the purpose and scope of their presentation, roundtable or panel. Proposals should include titles and contact information for all speakers. Submissions should be sent to PWSA president CarrieLynn D. Reinhard (

    The deadline for submissions to the symposium is December 31, 2019.

  • 15.08.2019 11:50 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: December 15, 2019

    Edited by Daniela Stelzmann (Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) and Josephine Ischebeck (Psychologist, Berlin, Germany).

    Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a problem which takes place in the center of our society and has dramatic effects on the victims’ physical and mental health. Between 3 to 31 % of the children worldwide have been sexually abused in either offline or online environments (Barth, Bermetz, Heim, Trelle, & Tonia, 2013). Accurate estimations are difficult due to the high amount of undetected cases. Although a large percentage of children become victims in every social stratum, CSA remains a highly tabooed topic. Very few victims and other significant groups (e.g. spouses, parents, etc.) talk about their experiences, often out of fear of stigmatization (Ybarra, Strasburger & Mitchell, 2014).

    Although most people did not experience CSA or do not have access to first hand reports, we have a certain mental representation of CSA including its causes and effects. We gain this indirect experience from media coverage (Jackob, 2018; Meltzer, 2019) which is – until up to date – often focused on high profile cases (Kitzinger, 2008; Popović, 2018). Information about prevention programs and follow up stories are rare (Kitzinger, 2004).

    With the upcoming edited book about CSA and the media, we hope to draw attention to the status quo of this topic: From perspectives of significant groups, to possible risks and opportunities of media coverage, as well as ideas for improvement. Submissions dealing with the use of media as a platform for CSA (e.g. CSA images and videos, online grooming in social media) are also welcome.

    Topics for chapters may include but are not limited to: 

    • Media coverage of CSA
    • Effects of media coverage for victims, offenders and other significant groups, especially regarding CSA
    • Risks and opportunities of media coverage, especially regarding CSA
    • How to improve media coverage about CSA
    • Media and crime prevention, especially prevention of CSA
    • Media influence on public and individual opinions and political discussions
    • Media and stigma
    • Education through media
    • Journalists’ point of view and its influence on their publications
    • Effects on journalists of dealing with emotional topics
    • Effects of CSA for victims, offenders and other significant groups
    • CSA in music, film, gaming and television
    • Usage of media as a platform for CSA (e. g. CSA images and videos, online grooming)
    • Your own suggested idea

    Submission details

    We would like to invite extended abstracts (a maximum of 500 words), accompanied by a short biographical statement, until December 15th, 2019. The submissions should contain an introduction, theoretical background, methods as well as (preliminary) results.

    Please address proposals and/or any inquiries to Daniela Stelzmann ( Submission implies a commitment to publish in this volume if your work is selected for inclusion.

    Your submissions will be reviewed until January 15 th, 2020. Accepted contributors will be asked to submit their full chapters of 5000 to 6500 words (including references, tables etc.) by May 31 th, 2020. The book is intended for publication with NOMOS.

  • 08.08.2019 11:46 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 2- 4, 2020

    University of Bamberg

    Deadline: September 30, 2019

    3rd International Conference  in Scandalogy

    The conference will focus on “Scandals in New Media Environments”. The  overarching theme serves a two-fold goal: On the one hand, we want to  intensify research on mediated scandals(cf. Entman 2012; Burkhardt 2018)  and substantiate our understanding of such forms of scandals and their  impact on societies. On the other hand, we hope to connect the study of  scandals with a larger scientific community in the broad field of  digital communication research, be it in organizational communication,  journalism studies, political communication research or other fields. 

    Even to the casual observer of media and society the conference theme  appears timely because currently we seem to be living through an age of  perpetual scandalization. Arguably, digital technologies are a catalyst  in this respect. On an everyday basis, we can observe how social media  offers new means to vent emotional attacks, spark outrage, or voice  public discontent. Not only politicians, celebrities, and other  individuals in the media spotlight are subject to such firestorms.  Increasingly, ordinary citizens experience intensifying levels of  digital slander and character attacks online as well. In many cases, the  cause are simply gaffes or a careless public remark. 

    The increasingly low threshold by which such incidents become the  subject of scandalous media coverage has been a matter of critique. It  may be a significant feature of an overall trend in the tabloidization  of culture and the rise of infotainment. Some authors even speak of  “unleashed scandals” (Pörksen & Detel 2012) in such “hybrid media  systems” (Chadwick 2013). 

    Such scandals typically have a rather short communicative half-life  period, but may have gained a new quality through the rise of social  media and digital technologies. In this respect, participatory digital  publics can create a ‘spill-over’-effect so that the consequences of a  public gaffe may incite a more substantiated discourse in the political  system and in conventional journalistic mass media. On the other hand,  the scandalizing potential of new media requires modified strategies of  reputation management by politicians, celebrities, institutions and  corporations. 

    Against this backdrop, we should inquire if we are witnessing a  transformation of mediated scandals through digital communication  practices. If so, what will be the consequences for dealing with future  scandals and cultural affairs? 

    Yet, new media also offers a different perspective on journalism and  scandals as technological infrastructure and digital tools give  journalists new means to investigate hard scandals like substantial  financial or political wrongdoings. One example is the work of the  International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and the  publication of the Panama Papers or the Paradise Papers respectively.  Such reporting can rely on data-driven analyses and may incite political  change, if further actors like online news sites, whistleblower  platforms or ordinary users comment such cases and share information. 

    However, rather often these exposés do not substantiate a due process of  scandalization and fail to bring reform. If so, we should ask why  traditional reporting on scandals, despite new means of collaboration  and research, may have lost its effectiveness. 

    To tackle these issues we believe that our conference theme should bring  the practitioners’ perspective into the academic field as well: Often,  journalists are limited to describing scandal cases and criticizing  scandalized actors, instead of reflecting a potential lack of (or too  much) response by the public. Possibly, academic research and journalism  could alleviate this deficit, if both fields would be more sensitive to  technological and social characteristics of new media in the process of  scandalization. We assume that professional communicators could provide  an important perspective to this as well. For example marketing- and  campaign-experts who evoke scandals with strategic goals in mind, or  media spokespersons who have to deal with online scandalization and  mitigate its consequences. Therefore, we also invite contributions that  are not limited to the academic field but deal with practical aspects of  scandals and digital media. 

    Therefore, possible submissions for this conference may focus on:

    • scandals in Social Network Sites and their ‘spill-over’-effects,  i. e. amplifications/ catalysts between online and offline media 
    • users as opinion-leaders and scandalizers 
    • tabloidization and scandals in online media 
    • investigative journalism, whistleblowing and the datafication  of scandals 
    • pitfalls of crisis communication in digital environments and  online firestorms 
    • the power of algorithms (e. g. filter bubbles) in the reception  of scandal cases 

    However, to understand scandals in new media environments, we also  suggest broadening the scope of our scientific analysis. Arguably,  scandals occur in every culture and at all times in human history, thereby constituting a part of our species’ social evolution. We would  like to encourage submissions that cover the historical perspective as  well. This can help us to understand how new media of the past (ancient  theatre, early modern pamphlets, bourgoise mass media, cinema,  television, etc.) allowed groups to effectively mediate social events  which involved the breaching of certain moral or legal codes and helped  to determine how to elicit a public response. 

    Additional topics may include:

    • theoretical implications of scandals and the emergence of new  media technologies 
    • historical case studies analyzing the relationship between  scandalization and new communication channels and forums 

    Information about paper submissions

    Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Please include an additional  short biographical note of no more than 150 words. 

    As the selection of abstracts will be peer-reviewed anonymously, we ask  contributors to include a separate title page containing title,  author/s, affiliation/s, and the address, phone, fax, and e-mail of the  first author. 

    Peer reviewers will evaluate all submissions based on relevance and  originality, clarity of research purpose, grounding of theoretical and  methodological approach, focus, and organization. 

    We plan a publication of selected articles in a collected volume (most  likely with the Herbert von Halem Verlag  ) 

    Please email abstracts to  by September 30 2019.  You will receive a notification by November 8th 2019. 


    Confirmed keynote speaker is Jan Fleischhauer. It is a pleasure and an  honor to welcome Jan Fleischhauer, one of the leading German columnists  (FOCUS, DER SPIEGEL) and a regular guest in national talk shows. 

    Fleischhauer is an engaged and stridently argumentative publicist. He  will give personal insights how journalists can endure heated public  debates, character attacks and scandals in digital media environments. 

  • 08.08.2019 11:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    October 21-25, 2019

    St. Petersburg (Russia)

    Deadline: August 14, 2019

    The theme of this year’s conference is "The Aesthetics of Computer Games". Playing games yields particular kinds of playful experiences or perceptions through the senses, which can be studied with an aesthetic focus, emphasising aísthesis over noêsis. Computer games can be regarded as playful media that organise our perceptions and modify our sensibilities. For this conference, we welcome submissions on (but not limited to) the following themes and questions:

    1. Aesthetics as aesthesis (aísthesis). Is there an aesthetics or mode of experience that is specific to computer games? How do their visual, audio, and haptic aspects come together to produce distinctive experiences? How are ‘experience’ and ‘perception’ explored in computer games and shaped by them? Can concepts such as ‘affect’, ‘atmosphere’, and ‘rhythm’ be productively applied to computer games? What is the role of game interfaces on player experience?

    2. Games as art? What are the conditions of possibility of games being art? How do computer games fit into established categories or conventions of aesthetics, and how do they contribute to new ones? Do games recognised as having a claim to artistic status differ from mainstream games? How do accounts of art based on necessary and sufficient conditions match up against anti-essentialist accounts in terms of gauging the status of computer games?

    3. The aesthetics of gaming practices. Are games collaboratively authored? How do different kinds of play, or player-game conjunctions, bring about different kinds of gaming pleasures or aesthetic experiences? How do different bodies encounter computer games and what can be said about the way in which gameplay experience is mediated by our bodies? Do some kinds of gameplay or extra-gamic player practices have an aesthetic orientation? Are computer games performances?

    4. The ethical, political, and social dimensions of game aesthetics. What is the transformative potential of computer games and how does this compare to the transformative capabilities ascribed to artworks? How do aesthetic issues interconnect with ethical, social, and political ones – what is the autonomy or heteronomy of the aesthetic domain? How are taste, sensibility, and habit acquired with respect to gameplay and what are the social implications of this?

    In addition to this central theme, the conference also features an open category, for which we invite welcome contributions that do not fit this year’s theme, but that nonetheless offer a valuable contribution to the philosophy of computer games.

    Submitted proposals should have a clear focus on philosophy and philosophical (including media philosophical) issues in relation to computer games. They should also refer to specific games rather than invoke them in more general terms. Submissions should be made in the form of extended abstracts of up to 1000 words (excluding bibliography). Please indicate if you intend your paper to fit in the open category. The extended deadline for submissions is 23:59 GMT, Monday, 14th August, 2019.

    Please submit your abstract through All submitted abstracts will be subject to a double-blind peer review process.

    Notification of accepted submissions will be sent out in the beginning of September 2019. A full paper draft must then be submitted by Monday, 14th October 2019 and will be made available on the conference website.

    We also invite proposals for themed panels and workshops that will take place on the 20th and 24th October, 2019. Please contact the program committee chair if you are interested in organising one.

    We cannot provide grants or subsidies for participants. There will, however, be no conference fee.

    Workshops and panels

    We will accept submissions for workshops and panels in all areas pertinent to the philosophy of computer games. This has been a tradition of the conference series, which has used this format to gauge emerging philosophical issues. This year, we have a particular interest in the topics of ‘diversity in computer games’ and ‘the aesthetics of computer games’, but workshop and panel proposals in all areas concerning the philosophy of computer games will be considered.

    We have chosen to extend the submission deadline for workshops and panels (not papers) to the 25th Aug 2019, 23:59 BST.


    It will be possible for a limited number of authors to present their work via teleconferencing. If your submission is accepted and you wish to present via teleconferencing, please inform the program chair.

    The proportion of papers presented in person to those presented through teleconferencing has not been definitely settled and will be more thoroughly discussed by the program committee at a later point. We hope to be able to accept as many as is viable. If the number of requests for teleconferencing exceeds the number of available places that have been decided upon, we will ask you to provide details of your situation that make it difficult or impossible to travel to St Petersburg. Individuals that are selected to present via teleconferencing will be chosen on a case-by-case basis, taking into account their circumstances as a whole.

    We strongly advise presenters who wish to make use of teleconferencing, where possible, to submit their presentation as a video, which would bypass any potential connectivity issues that would threaten the presentation of the paper within the allotted time frame, and to use teleconferencing only for the Q&A section.

    Additional resources

    Further, please note that certain additional resources, some of which may be relevant for LGBT+ travellers, will be made available in the ‘VISA information’ and ‘Location’ section of the conference website. We cannot, however, verify the contents of all of these resources.

    For more information about the conference series, please go to

    For additional queries, do not hesitate to email the organisers using the following email address: feng (dot) zhu (at) kcl (dot) ac (dot) uk

    Important dates

    • Submission deadline: 14th August.
    • Announce acceptance/rejection: 12th September.
    • Workshops: 20th, 24th October.
    • Conference: 21-24th October.


    Program committee:

    • Alina Latypova (St Petersburg State University)
    • Anita Leirfall (University of Bergen)
    • Darshana Jayemanne (Abertay University)
    • Feng Zhu (King’s College London) (chair)
    • Grant Tavinor (Lincoln University)
    • Hans-Joachim Backe (IT University of Copenhagen)
    • John Richard Sageng (Game Philosophy Network)
    • Konstantin Ocheretyany (St Petersburg State University)
    • Marc Bonner (University of Cologne)
    • Margarita Skomorokh (St Petersburg State University)
    • Mathias Fuchs (Leuphana University of Lüneburg)
    • Olli Leino (City University of Hong Kong)
    • Pawel Grabarcyzk (IT University of Copenhagen)
    • Sebastian Möring (University of Potsdam)
    • Sonia Fizek (Media Academy Stuttgart)
    • Veli-Matti Karhulahti (University of Jyväskylä/University of Turku)
    • William Huber (Abertay University)

    Organizing committee:

    • Alexander Lenkevich (St Petersburg State University)
    • Alina Latypova (St Petersburg State University) (chair)
    • Konstantin Ocheretyany (St Petersburg State University) (chair)
    • Margarita Skomorokh (St Petersburg State University)


    Program Chair:

    Feng Zhu, King’s College London,

    Conference Chairs:

    Alina Latypova, St Petersburg State University,

    Konstantin Ocheretyany, St Petersburg State University,

  • 08.08.2019 11:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: October 25, 2019

    Editors: Sara Bannerman (McMaster University) and James Meese (University of Technology Sydney)

    In January 2018, Facebook declared that it would no longer prioritise news content in its NewsFeed. Instead, it would surface posts from ‘friends and family’, with the goal of bringing ‘people closer together’ (Mosseri, 2018). Facebook had stopped promoting particular forms of news before (like clickbait headlines) but they had always retained a broad commitment to distributing news content. However, the change in 2018 represented a major pivot for a platform that had increasingly become a central intermediary for online news distribution. In response, digital-first publications, who had staked their business model on Facebook’s ability to surface news to audiences, started to lay off staff in significant numbers. These new disruptive news enterprises (like Buzzfeed and Mic) were supposed to usher in a new future for news. However, it appeared that their business models were as unstable as those of their print predecessors.

    These recent developments have not gone unnoticed by governments. Policymakers and politicians across the world are starting to examine the role that platforms and algorithms play in the distribution of news. Inquiries in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and elsewhere have explored the consequences of the algorithmic distribution of news. Alongside these national inquiries, a broader international discussion has focused on the apparent rise in disinformation and the increasingly partisan nature of political discourse. This discussion has intensified recently, leading to the formation of an International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy composed of elected officials from governments around the world.

    This edited collection will respond to this international policy moment and examine the challenges posed by the algorithmic distribution of news. It will critically assess recent media policy developments in this space and explore the broader economic, political and industrial transformations associated with algorithmic distribution. In doing so, we aim to offer a comprehensive account of this moment of institutional change, which has significantly altered the distribution and consumption of news (see Nielsen 2018).

    The book will be split into two sections. The first section will consist of thematic chapters (5 - 6,000 words) and the second section will feature shorter case studies (3 - 4,000 words) describing and analysing recent policy developments related to algorithmic distribution in particular countries. We are currently in discussions with interested publishers and seeking contributions for both sections.

    Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

    • International governance of the algorithmic distribution of news, including the formation and operation of the International Grand Committee;
    • Measures to support media diversity in light of algorithmic distribution, including measures to support local, Indigenous, alternative, independent, ethnic, women’s and minority news media;
    • Case studies of countries (for section two): how have particular countries approached regulatory problems in light of the algorithmic distribution of news?
    • Subsidies and tax exemptions that respond to the algorithmic distribution of news;
    • Discussions of regulations intended to ensure the objectivity and/or transparency of search and recommendation algorithms;
    • Regulatory measures that respond to layoffs and closures of news outlets;
    • Intersections between copyright law and news aggregation (such as the EU’s Article 11, the ‘Google News tax;’
    • The relationship between news, platforms, and competition law;
    • Regulation of targeted advertising in relation to news;
    • Histories of early forays into online (or social) news distribution;
    • Analyses of innovative forms of news distribution;
    • Civic risks associated with algorithmic distribution (or online engagement);and
    • Detailed analyses of relevant inquiries or reform proposals.

    If you are interested in contributing to either section, please send a short chapter or case study proposal (of about 400 words) and a biography (150 words) by the 25th of October 2019 to and 

  • 08.08.2019 11:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Journal of Information Technology and Politics

    Deadline: September 16, 2019

    This message announces a search for the Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Information Technology and Politics (JITP) for a 5-year term. JITP is the official journal of the Organized Section on Information Technology & Politics in the American Political Science Association. It is published by the Taylor & Francis Group.

    The new Editor-in-Chief will serve a renewable five-year term, beginning with the production of Volume 17 of the journal. Candidates for the Editorship are expected to receive some support from their home institution for the editorial process. This ideally would include a partial release from teaching responsibilities plus graduate research assistant and administrative staff support.

    Additional support, in the form of a yearly stipend, is provided by the publisher.

    The members of the Search Committee are:

    • Christine Williams (chair)
    • Filippo Trevisan
    • Leticia Bode

    The Search Committee seeks nominations and applications for the Editorship. Both individual and team candidacies are equally eligible for consideration. Among other duties, the Editor or

    Editors will be expected to:

    • Sustain and build JITP’s current high stature as one of the preeminent publication outlets for scholarship within the important subfield of information technology and politics.
    • Ensure that JITP be open to submissions from all areas within the subfield and to innovative work that may span traditional disciplinary boundaries.
    • Be discerning, fair, and equitable in all aspects of the review process.
    • Handle publication decisions in a manner that is reasonable, timely, and open but preserving confidentiality.
    • Work with available resources to maintain journal operations and the editorial office.

    Applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief of JITP should be sent to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Christine Williams ( A complete application for the JITP

    Editorship should consist of the following elements:

    1. Application Letter: The candidate or team should provide a letter indicating willingness to be considered for the position of JITP and their willingness to serve as Editor if selected. This application letter should discuss professional and scholarly experiences that make each candidate uniquely suited and well-qualified for the position. It would be helpful to highlight and explain prior experience in an editorial capacity.

    2. Vita: A complete CV should be provided by each candidate, including separate CVs for all members of any proposed editorial team.

    3. Support Plan: Candidates should outline their plan to support JITP while it is housed at their institution(s). This outline should include a listing of the resources that will cover the various aspects of managing the Journal. It also should explain who will provide these resources.

    4. Management Plan: The application should include a formal statement from the candidate or team, laying out plans for managing JITP. Candidates should feel free to discuss any issues they believe to be relevant to the intellectual content and/or management of the Journal.

    An effective management plan may address questions such as the following:

    • In what directions do you wish to take the Journal? For example, are there new or additional areas of interest within the subfield of information technology and politics you would like to develop, perhaps through new features? Are there new or additional editorial policies or a different specification of editorial positions, functions or roles you would like to propose?
    • How will you manage reviewers and the review process to ensure quality and timeliness? Specifically, one of the biggest challenges of editing a journal is finding sufficient number of quality reviewers and ensuring timely reviews. How will you manage the process in such a way that will overcome these challenges?
    • How do you foresee interacting with the journal’s internal and external constituencies including Associate Editors, Editorial Assistants, members of the Senior Editorial Board and the Full Editorial Board, the Organized Section on Information Technology & Politics in the American Political Science Association, and the publisher?
    • What plans do you have to increase communication about and visibility of the journal and its publications?
    • At the end of your tenure as Editor-in-Chief, what contributions would you like to have made?
    • If you are proposing an Editorial team, what would be the division of labor and decisionmaking among the individuals comprising the team?

    Please submit final proposals to the Search Committee as a single PDF or MS Word file by September 16, 2019. We intend to select the new Editor-in-Chief no later than October 15, 2019.

    Applications should be made as soon as possible, so that ample time can be given to the selection process for this important position.

  • 08.08.2019 11:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ryerson University, FCAD, Prof. Communication

    Deadline: August 30, 2019

    Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    Located in downtown Toronto, Ryerson University is a distinctly urban, culturally diverse teaching and research institution offering more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs, distinguished by a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, to over 45,000 students. Ryerson is known for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus.

    The Opportunity:

    The School of Professional Communication ( in the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Digital Audiences. The appointment will be effective January 1, 2020 subject to final budgetary approval.

    The successful candidate will be appointed to the School of Professional Communication (“ProCom”), and will have their service and teaching responsibilities shared with the Graduate Program in Communication & Culture (“ComCult”), our joint MA/PhD program with York University ( This is an exciting and unique opportunity to contribute directly to graduate education.

    The successful candidate will approach digital audience studies in ways that are innovative, interdisciplinary and informed by theoretical perspectives from critical data science, infrastructure and platform studies, game studies and related fields. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates whose work focuses on one or more of the following areas: big data and audience studies; artificial intelligence and machine learning in scholarly, policy and organizational contexts; audience and social network analysis in mobile, locative and emerging media contexts; data visualization, mapping and storytelling by and for marginalized populations; and/or computational methods in security, privacy and data regulation contexts. We are looking for candidates with strong and innovative methodological approaches. Knowledge of and ability to teach digital methods and/or quantitative analysis would be an asset.

    The School of Professional Communication consists of 18 tenure-stream faculty members. ProCom offers innovative Bachelor and Master’s programs that integrate theory and practice. As an interdisciplinary School, ProCom focuses on teaching and research that bring creative and critical communication approaches into industries, organizations, and communities. Our students and faculty investigate the intersections of text, sound, and image in an array of digital, discursive, and social contexts. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research and on the quality of its teaching. We are interested in candidates that will contribute to our existing research and teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work.


    The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties. Half of the candidate’s teaching will be in ProCom and half will be in ComCult. The candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including core courses in communication theory, history and methodology, and will supervise graduate students in the ProCom master’s program as well as MA and PhD students in Communication and Culture.The candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research or scholarly research-creation in the field of communication that is externally funded, cutting-edge, and of the highest quality. The candidate will also participate in administrative activities in ProCom and ComCult. The candidate will engage in maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment in all areas.


    Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a closely related field by the appointment date.

    The successful candidate must present strong emerging scholarly research or creative projects that are active, innovative and impactful, resulting in achievements such as peer reviewed publications, working papers, book chapters, public policy contributions, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, strong endorsements/recommendations by referees of top international stature, studies, writings or creative productions disseminated by other suitable means and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline.

    Evidence of excellence in teaching must be provided through a teaching dossier that outlines the teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, including experience with course/curriculum review/development, excellent pedagogical practice, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations. Teaching philosophy statements should address approaches to both undergraduate and graduate level teaching. Evidence of strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students should also be highlighted. Previous experience supervising graduate students would be considered as an asset.

    Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student

    The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to contribute to the life of the School and the University through collegial service and would have a proven track record of collaborating across university departments, partners and with the wider community.

    Equity at Ryerson

    At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

    Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

    How to Apply:

    Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by August 30, 2019

    The application must contain a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, teaching dossier, results of teaching evaluations and names of three individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.

    In order for the University to comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, candidates must indicate in their application if they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident by including one of the following statements in reference to their status: “I am a permanent resident or citizen of Canada”OR “I am not a permanent resident or citizen of Canada”. Candidates are not required to specify their country of origin or citizenship in their application.

    Applications and any confidential inquiries can be directed to the DHC Chair, Dr. John Shiga at

    Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Sumentha D’Souza at . Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at

    This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) and relevant information can be found as follows:

    RFA Website: /

    RFA Collective Agreement:

    RFA Benefits:

  • 08.08.2019 11:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    International Journal of Public Relations, Vol. IX, No. 18

    Deadline: October 15, 2019

    With the present letter we wish to announce the Call for Papers for Issue No 18 of The International Journal of Public Relations (Revista Internacional de Relaciones Públicas). The forthcoming issue is about Public Relations in Politics, this new issue is coordinated by Ana Belén Fernández-Souto (University of Vigo, Spain) and Ivone de Lourdes Oliveira (University of Puc-Minas Gerais, Brazil).

    In today's society, political communication has acquired great importance. To the traditional actors, such as institutions or political parties, new issuers are joined and they are linked to activism, cyberdemocracy or citizen participation. These areas are of great importance and in which public relations are decisive for the achievement of their objectives.

    The deadline for papers is open from July 15, 2019 until October 15, 2019. We would like to remind authors that the proposals (articles and book reviews) should be submitted via the Journal’s application system with the following link:

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

    Texts written entirely in Spanish, French or Portuguese should include an extended abstract in English between 500 and 700 words. In order to have a revision of your paper, it is necessary to follow the guidelines and norms of the journal that can be consulted in the following link:

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

    Read here:

  • 01.08.2019 16:24 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Flinders University

    •  Career defining opportunity to lead and contribute to our world class academic team.
    • Flinders University is committed to innovation, excellence and student success.
    • Be a part of an internationally recognised world leader in research and an innovator in contemporary education.

    Flinders University is seeking an experienced Professor– Research Academic in Film, Television and Digital Media for a continuing full-time opportunity.

    The Position

    The Professor will lead and undertake research in the field of Film, Television and Digital Media on behalf of the College. The position will provide leadership and vision in setting the strategic research directions and goals for the area, expanding the research area through the attraction of external funding and contract income and establishing its reputation on an international scale in alignment with the strategic directions of the College and University.

    The position will be responsible for engaging with industry, government and other external organisations, strengthening research collaborations internally and externally and supporting recruitment of international and domestic higher degree research students and externally funded research fellows.

    The University

    Flinders University is a globally focused, locally engaged institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Flinders is ranked the number one South Australian university for teaching quality, learning engagement and student support. 90% of our assessed research has been ranked at or above world standard.

    Flinders’ commitment to making a positive impact is reflected in our strategic plan /Making a Difference: the 2025 Agenda/. To achieve the University’s 2025 Agenda the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is looking to appoint outstanding academics across a range of discipline areas and levels of seniority.

    The College

    The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences enjoys a well-justified reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Encompassing teaching and research activities within languages, culture and communication, social sciences, performing and creative arts, and history and archaeology, we aim to bring together high profile interdisciplinary and disciplinary projects dedicated to major cultural, environmental, geographical, historical and social challenges of our time.

    Creative Arts at Flinders

    Flinders University has a long-standing history and excellent reputation as a national and international leader in the creative arts. As the first-choice provider of creative arts in SA, the Flinders creative arts program combines traditional conceptions of artistic excellence with contemporary notions of creative industry.

    Flinders creative arts enjoys a world class reputation in research excellence as evidenced by the recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rating of 4, recognising Flinders as the only non-Go8 university ‘Above World Class’ in Performing Arts and Creative Writing. Our Visual Effects and Entertainment Design degree is world-class, having won The Rookies award for best digital illustration school in the world in 2017 and 2018.

    If you’re excited by change, if you have a passion for excellence and innovation, and if you want to work in an organisation dedicated to student success and outstanding research, this is your opportunity to make an impact.

    Click "Apply Now" to be taken to our website where you can find out more, read the full position description, essential capabilities and Applicant information pack.

    * Available on a full-time continuing basis

    * Level E $181,307 pa

    * Plus 17% employer superannuation

    Please note: Pursuant to the Children’s Protection Act 1993 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains a current Child Related Employment Screening which is satisfactory to the University./

    We are seeking to increase the diversity within the college, to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, therefore we encourage women and people from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

    How to Apply

    Full details including how to apply on-line can be found at our Jobs@Flinders website:

  • 01.08.2019 16:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Michigan State University

    The world-renowned Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences invites applications to its top-rated Information and Media (I&M) doctoral program. We anticipate 12 student positions for the 2020-2021 student cohort, with a stipend of $18,500 per academic year, an 18-credit tuition waiver (worth $27,292), student health insurance and $1000 travel support to conferences. Students accepted into the I&M program are guaranteed 3 years of funding.

    For information about how to apply see or contact Dr. Patricia Huddleston at

    Three highly ranked academic units of MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences participate: the Department of Advertising + Public Relations, the School of Journalism and the Department of Media and Information. This interdisciplinary program integrates the social sciences, media and socio-technical systems. The faculty represent specializations in communication, advertising, public relations, journalism, economics, information studies, sociology, law, marketing and computer science. The faculty and alumni of the College include more Fellows in the International Communication Association than any other program.

    Students learn how to generate independent hypotheses and research designs, the critical importance of real-world relevancy in framing esearch studies and the art of working with multidisciplinary research teams. The I&M Ph.D. prepares students to become scholars, teachers and leaders. Graduates of the I&M PhD become leaders in academia, government, and industry.

    Examples of the three doctoral research foci include:

    Advertising + Public Relations

    • Media psychology and persuasion
    • Neuroscience and social influence
    • International advertising and public relations
    • Effects of media on child and family development


    • Journalism Studies
    • News processing and effects
    • Freedom of speech and press

    Media and Information

    • Social media and social computing
    • Human-computer interaction, games and meaningful play
    • Management information systems (policy and economics)
    • Health (media, interactive computer technology, and development




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