European Communication Research
and Education Association
Nottingham Trent University
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Job reference: 06122
Salary : Grade H/I (£33,199 - £48,677 p.a.)
Section : School of Arts & Humanities
Post Ref : M1409
Are you an academic or media professional looking for an innovative and successful university to take your next step? At NTU, we recognise that our greatest strengths lie in the energy, expertise, and experience that our colleagues bring. NTU is a prize winning, top twenty University. Thanks to our £421million investment in estates and equipment across our three campuses since 2003/4, we deliver an inspirational learning environment for both staff and students. We achieved TEF Gold Standard for the quality of our teaching and in 2018 NTU was proud to be named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. Our research facilities allow us to shape lives and society, which is central to our mission and achievements of our aims.
The School of Arts and Humanities delivers inspiring and supportive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching; provides doctoral supervision; collaborates and engages with local, national and international industries, professions and communities; and undertakes high quality research. Academics in the School work in partnership with colleagues nationally, as well as in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. This has the benefit of creating a varied and dynamic community that enhances research and the student experience more generally. The School hosts a range of innovative Research Centres and Projects, offering opportunities for collaborative work in many areas.
We are looking to recruit an ambitious and enthusiastic Lecturer/Senior Lecturer with the specialist knowledge to teach and research across the media production modules in our undergraduate and postgraduate taught portfolio of courses. With a professional background in media production, you will also have relevant teaching experience at HE level, well-developed knowledge of a range of different media areas and an awareness of trends and market expectations across the media landscape. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the design and delivery of an evolving curriculum that equips our graduates for work and further study. You will be keen to develop your own skills and knowledge through practice and/or research, and by maintaining and building links with media producers to ensure that the curriculum remains informed by the latest developments in technology and practice. Applicants with a specialism in community media, participatory media, multi-platform delivery, or television production, will be particularly welcome.
You will possess the experience and skills required to act as Course Leader and take responsibility for the management, planning, design and development of undergraduate course provision. Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification, which highlight the specialist knowledge and experience we are seeking.
Successful applicants will usually be appointed to the base of the advertised salary grade, except in justifiable circumstances.
Closing date – 31st March 2019
Interview date – 8th May 2019
If you have any specific queries in relation to this position please contact Dr Mark Dunford, Head of Department of Journalism and Media (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Dr Steve Jones, Principal Lecturer (email@example.com).
The Film and Media Studies Program at Tufts University seeks a full-time lecturer or one or more part-time lecturers for the 2019-2020 academic year to teach courses at the undergraduate level in Television History, Media Theory, and Contemporary Television. This limited appointment is to cover the teaching, advising, and service duties of a full-time aculty member who will be on a year-long sabbatical. We anticipate needing coverage for at least four courses and perhaps more.
A Ph.D. in Film and Television or a humanities-based field with a television emphasis is preferred; ABDs in these fields are also invited to apply. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level in Television
Studies or a related field is required.
Apply with cover letter, CV, sample syllabi, a writing sample of relevant research, and three confidential letters of reference submitted directly by their authors. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio athttp://apply.interfolio.com/60479.
Review of applications begins March 22 and continues until the position is filled.
Questions about the position may be directed to the Film and Media Studies Program, Tufts University:firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.
Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at email@example.com.
Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.
July 15-24, 2019
Deadline: May 1, 2019
Inspired by the European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School (SuSo), the Europe-China Dialogue: Media and Communication Studies Summer School (ECDSS) has been successfully organized for 5 years, taking place in Beijing (China), Lugano (Switzerland), and Brussels (Belgium). The China Media Observatory (CMO) of Università dellaSvizzera Italiana (USI) in cooperation with School of Journalism and Communication of Peking University (PKU), will hold the 6th Summer School at PKU in 15-24 July 2019.
The 2019 programme will have a new format and emphasis that focus more on “scientific training” – the provision of theoretical and methodological guidance for PhD students, postdocs and graduate students who are eager to engage in research at the early stage of their academic career. It aims to bring together scholars from different cultures to shed light on contemporary issues in (and not limited to) media, communication, political economy and cultural studies. As the fast-changing world is reshaped by the digitalization of the media sphere, scholars in Europe and China are facing the same challenges posed by the new information world that is full of misinformation, radical emotions, fragmented knowledge and deep uncertainties. The Summer School wishes to provide a platform linking scholars from the two great civilizations in order to foster the generation of new ideas or solutions for a better global communication exchange under the framework of Europe-China Dialogue.
Specifically, the Summer School aims to provide the student-participants with the opportunity to present their research projects and receive in-depth feedback on them, to listen to inspiring keynote speeches and practical guides on research by renowned scholars and experts from Europe and China, and to learn from experienced researchers when producing a team project proposal. To the students, the Summer School represents a highly supportive international setting where they can present their current and future projects, exchange ideas with international experts, and establish connections with academics and fellow students from around the world.
The main learning format of the summer school includes:
1. Student Panels: Participant-students will present their research projects and receive structured and multi-voiced feedback on their work from Summer School lecturers and students. They will enable students to identify problems in their own research, improve the quality of their academic work, and stimulate further research interest. In the beginning of the Summer School, each participant-student will be guided to draft a poster on their research project, which will then be used during their presentations in the student panels.
2. Keynotes: Special seminars (90 mins) by leading scholars in different fields of media and communication studies, and consulting experts for projects that engage European and Chinese stakeholders. The keynote speeches are meant to demonstrate the state-of-the-art scholarship on how research can be done in a given area.
3. Workshops on Research Practice: workshops (30-60 mins) with invited speakers. These workshops are designed to provide hands-on examples or guidance in real research settings. Topics will include: how to write an abstract; how to define research questions from the literature review; quantitative research methods v.s. qualitative research methods in social science research; oral presentation skills; academic writing; key steps of publishing academic paper, etc.
4. Student Group Projects: students will be grouped into different teams based on their research area and methodological background. Professors will be assigned to the different student team with the best fit in terms of topic and methods. Both in-class and off-class group work will not only help the students to understand how to collaborate in an academic environment, but also give them more opportunities to engage with professors. One task will be assigned to the team in the beginning of the programme, and the results of the team work will be presented at the end of Summer School.
5. Media Dialogues: Dialogues with media experts from media organizations will be arranged during the Summer School. The Dialogue will be held on the site of the media organization itself, whenever possible. This will allow the participant-students to personally observe the media work in practice.
Confirmed Teaching Faculty is composed by:
The Summer School will enrol 30 participants. It is open to students from China, Europe and other parts of the world. 3 ECTs will be granted to those students who complete the whole program.
All participants are required to send an abstract (up to 500 words) of their research projects before 01/05/2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The confirmation of acceptance will be sent by 15/05/2019, and the full-draft of research project should be sent before 30/06/2019.
Admission fee and payment:
The admission fee of the summer school is 400 CHF (without accommodation), which includes the participation of the whole program, media visit(s) and the farewell dinner. If student needs the accommodation during their stay near the campus, you should inform the organizers before 01/05/2019 (the price will be about 40CHF/night, in a shared double-room).
The Summer School Scientific Committee will recommend the best students to the Swiss-Excellence Scholarship 2019-2020.
More information can be found at: http://www.euchinamediadialoguesummerschool.usi.ch/home
China Media Observatory at USI: http://www.chinamediaobs.org/
School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University: http://sjc.pku.edu.cn/English.aspx
Pre-conference event IAMCR Madrid July 6th 2019
July 6, 2019
This pre-conference is concerned with the possibilities for doing advanced global-level, research on women and media. We aim to bring together scholars interested in large comparative studies of gender and media such as the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), the IWMF newsroom study, the EIGE study on media organizations. Advanced analysis of already existing data will be presented in the first section, then participants will be able share ideas on how to advance comparative research. There will also be time to learn how to do use of an open access dataset that will be launched at the pre-conference.
A special focus will be given to the GMMP that since 1995 has mapped the status of women in the world news media in more than 100 countries and served as a reference point for data on gender equality indicators in news content. The event will open discussion on innovations for the 2020 GMMP edition, and strategies for attracting interest for participation in countries that are not yet part of the study. The event will investigate possibilities to find viable, sustainable models for funding, organizing and curating this kind of data and securing the continuity of the GMMP and the new dataset. It will be a space to gather information on the ways in which the GMMP methodology, instruments, process and outcomes have been useful, as well as to discuss new dimensions and indicators for the 2020 edition.
The topic of the pre-conference is especially important in view of the upcoming 25-year assessment of progress made in the implementation of the 1995 UN Beijing Platform for Action (BpFA), in which “women and the media” is included as a critical action area (Section J). BpfA is central for gender and media scholars and policy makers, and is the foundation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Organisers and sponsors:
Preliminary programme July 6th 2019 at Aula 006 Facultad Ciencias Información
The Swedish research team of GEM from University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism, Media & Communication (JMG):
Corinna Lauerer, data manager of the Worlds of Journalism Study.
About Comparing Gender and Media Equality across the Globe (GEM):
GEM is a cross-national study of the qualities, causes and consequences of gender equality in and through the news media. The project aims at taking systematic, comparative research on gender equality in and through the news media to the next level by bringing together, complementing, and re-analysing existing data on media/gender equality. It combines the data sets on gender equality with existing sources of empirical data on the essential structural and cultural factors in society and in the media system, which can explain the differences in media/gender equality between countries.
Participation and registration
GMMP-coordinators and participants who are involved in large comparative studies of gender and media are especially welcome, but the pre-conference is open for all. Please send your name, affiliation, and if you are involved in any transnational project to: email@example.com
No fee is required. Maximum 40 participants.
The International Association for Media and Communication Research - IAMCR - is the preeminent worldwide professional organisation in the field of media and communication research.
September 16-17, 2019
Deadline: May 10, 2019
The Centre for Research in Communication and Culture at Loughborough University (United Kingdom) will host the fifth conference of the International Journal of Press/Politics, focused on academic research on the relation between media and political processes around the world. Professor Stuart Soroka from the University of Michigan will deliver a keynote lecture.
A selection of the best full papers presented at the conference will be published in the journal after peer review. The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 10, 2019. Attendees will be notified of acceptance by June 7, 2019. Full papers based on accepted abstracts will be due September 2, 2019.
The conference brings together scholars conducting internationally-oriented or comparative research on the intersection between news media and politics around the world. It aims to provide a forum for academics from a wide range of disciplines, countries, and methodological approaches to advance research in this area.
Examples of relevant topics include the political implications of current changes in media systems, including the increasing role of digital platforms; the importance of digital media for engaging with news and politics; analysis of the factors affecting the quality of political information and public discourse; studies of the role of entertainment and popular culture in how people engage with current affairs; studies of relations between political actors and journalists; analyses of the role of visuals and emotion in the production and processing of public information; and research on political communication during and beyond elections by government, political parties, interest groups, and social movements. The journal and the conference have a particular interest in studies that adopt comparative approaches, represent substantial theoretical or methodological advances, or focus on parts of the world that are under-researched in the international English language academic literature.
Titles and abstracts for papers (maximum 300 words) are invited by May 10, 2019. The abstract should clearly describe the key question, the theoretical and methodological approach, the evidence the argument is based on, as well as its wider implications and the extent to which they are of international relevance.
Please send submissions via the online form available here.
The conference is organized by Cristian Vaccari (Loughborough University, Editor-in-Chief of IJPP). Please contact Dr Vaccari with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Journal of Press/Politics
IJPP is an interdisciplinary journal for the analysis and discussion of the role of the media and politics in a globalized world. The journal publishes theoretical and empirical research which analyzes the linkages between the news media and political processes and actors around the world, emphasizes international and comparative work, and links research in the fields of political communication and journalism studies, and the disciplines of political science and media and communication. The journal is ranked 4th by Scopus (SJR) and 12th by Journal Citation Reports in Communication.
Professor Stuart Soroka, University of Michigan
Stuart Soroka is the Michael W. Traugott Collegiate Professor of Communication Studies and Political Science, and Faculty Associate in the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. His research focuses on political communication, the sources and/or structure of public preferences for policy, and the relationships between public policy, public opinion, and mass media. His most recent book is Negativity in Democratic Politics: Causes and Consequences (2014, Cambridge University Press). Soroka is currently collaborating on a project focused on cross-national psychophysiological reactions to news content, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; and a large-scale content-analytic project on media coverage of US public policy, funded by the National Science Foundation.
Based on a 440-acre, single-site campus at the heart of the UK, Loughborough University is ranked top 10 in every British university league table. Voted University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019) and awarded Gold in the National Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), Loughborough provides a unique student experience that is ranked first in the UK by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018. Loughborough University has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK. It is a short distance away from Loughborough Train station, a 15-minute drive from East Midlands Airport (near Nottingham), an hour drive from Birmingham Airport, and an hour and 15 minutes from London via train.
The Centre for Research in Communication and Culture
Since our establishment in 1991, we have developed into the largest research centre of our kind in the UK. We are an interdisciplinary centre, crossing over social science and humanities disciplines to draw on theories and methods in social psychology, sociology, politics, history and geography. Renowned for the breadth of our research, we range across interpersonal and small-group communication, social media, political communication, media education, mainstream communications—including digital and online and the analysis of communicative work, such as political campaigning, popular music and memory. Our core research themes are all regarded as world-leading by our peers. We use a diversity of methods for data gathering and analysis and work with a variety of partners, including the BBC, the police, NSPCC and the Electoral Commission as well as our international collaborators, to deliver fundamental and applied research of exceptional quality.
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Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia (JCEA), Vol. 18, No 2 - Winter 2019
Deadline: March 30, 2019
Invited editor: Tim Dwyer, University of Sydney (email@example.com)
In recent times there has been a noticeable shift in thinking about the possibilities for regulating social media platforms. A steady stream of scandals in relation to Facebook and Google sharing personal data with third parties, the growing evidence of Russian hacking of the 2016 US Presidential elections, and the role of the boutique data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica contributed to this shift. The turn to regulatory solutions was prompted by both US Congressional and European Commission investigatory hearings. At the same time, there is a growing understanding that these media-tech platforms in the West and Eastern Asia use less than transparent algorithms to amass personal data for achieving various objectives. We are seeing ongoing investigations and new models of regulation are just around the corner. A pervading sense that the ‘Tech Giants’ have betrayed our trust arising from their role in spreading misinformation and the manipulation of breaking news calls out for more detailed theoretical and empirical analysis. For this special issue of the Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia we welcome any topics that deal with media manipulation, fake news, misinformation and disinformation. The topics that we are particularly interested in include, but are not limited to:
Please submit your abstract in English to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 March (please include “JCEA Special Issue” in the title). The maximum word limit for the abstract is 500 words.
For more information about the journal, please refer to https://jceasia.org/
Special Issue of Internet Policy Review
Deadline: April 26, 2019
Topic and relevance
The rise of digital technology has major implications for how states and corporations wield coercive regulatory power through the transnational administration of justice. Increases in data transmitted and stored by public and private actors across jurisdictions raise crucial questions about how individual rights and freedoms can be protected in an era of seemingly ubiquitous transnational surveillance. The expanded development and application of domestic and international law to address behaviour in digital spaces, includes existing law applied to online activities, and new law to cover a growing range of internet-specific conduct. A pertinent site of state and corporate power in the digital realm involves attempts to develop and enforce domestic laws, especially criminal laws, transnationally. These processes generally occur outside existing domestic legislative frameworks, and raises questions about how national sovereignty, extraterritoriality and state and corporate interests are expanding at the expense of individual rights and freedoms in digital societies.
Scope of the special issue
This special issue considers how the intersections between power, justice and space challenge existing conceptual and theoretical categories of contemporary law, that span the fields of criminology, international relations, digital media and other related disciplines (see e.g. Johnson & Post, 1996; Goldsmith & Wu, 2006; Brenner, 2009; Hilderbrandt, 2013; DeNardis, 2014). The legal geographies of the contemporary digital world require rethinking in light of calls for a more sophisticated and nuanced approach to understanding sovereignty, jurisdiction and the power to exercise control, yet still protect individual rights through law in the electronic age (Svantesson, 2013). These issues raise a host of additional contemporary and historical questions about the authority exerted by the US over extraterritorial conduct in various fields including laws relating to crime, intellectual property, surveillance and national security (see e.g. Schiller, 2011; Bauman et al., 2014; Boister, 2015).
Legal geography is an emerging multidisciplinary area of inquiry, concerned with interrogating how law is connected to, and interacts with, the social and physical worlds (Braverman et al., 2014). By emphasising how the legitimate exercise of power occurs in and through space, legal geography is of significant relevance to online environments. Initial arguments about regulating the transnational nature of the internet describe the notion of sovereignty becoming ‘softened’ (Culnan & Trinkunas, 2010), while emphasising the need to move beyond outmoded binary notions of extraterritoriality (Svantesson, 2013; 2014; 2017).
The nation-state can assert jurisdictional reach through the extraterritorial exercise of power. This is more likely to involve powerful geopolitical actors such as the United States, which has recently enacted the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act, and the European Union, via its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The emergence of large transnational corporations providing critical virtual and physical infrastructure adds private governance to this equation, which offers further new dimensions to the rule of law and also self- or co-regulation (see for e.g. Goldsmith & Wu, 2006; DeNardis & Hackl, 2015; Suzor, 2018; Brown & Marsden, 2013). Some of the ways jurisdictional tensions emerge in online spaces – with corresponding offline effects – occur through policing and law enforcement practices in the fields of criminal, intellectual property and corporate law. However, the lack of uniformity of these laws at domestic levels can lead to complicated and protracted legal disputes between nations, or amongst different agencies within nations (Palmer & Warren, 2013). Additional concerns arise regarding whether and how due process and human rights protections are maintained through the extraterritorial access to e-evidence (Warren, 2015; Svantesson & Gerry, 2015), the extradition of alleged offenders (Mann & Warren, 2018; Mann et al., 2018), and new and emerging powers many national law enforcement agencies now possess to engage extraterritorial surveillance and offshore government hacking.
Focus of the papers
Power and jurisdiction are central to understanding justice and regulating the contemporary digital environment. For this special issue, Internet Policy Review invites theoretical, empirical, and methodological papers from law, criminology, digital humanities, critical surveillance studies, and related disciplines on the following issues, which bear relevance to European societies and highlight policy implications or make a reference to regulatory debates:
A selection of contributions will be made from extended abstracts. Authors of papers selected for the special issue will be invited to present and discuss their paper at a workshop to be held in Brisbane, Australia, in late 2019 (aligned with the Association of Internet Researchers annual conference which will be hosted by QUT Digital Media Research Centre). The workshop will enable exchange of ideas on these timely issues, provide peer-feedback for the finalisation of the papers and promote the forthcoming special edition. A sub-selection of papers will be selected for the special issue based on regular peer review.
Special issue editors
Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Technology and Regulation
School of Justice, Faculty of Law
Queensland University of Technology
Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law
Bauman, Z., Bigo, D., Esteves, P., Guild, E., Jabri, V., Lyon, D. and Walker, R.B.J. (2014). After Snowden: Rethinking the impact of surveillance. International Political Sociology, 8(2), 121-144. Doi: 10.1111/ips.12048.
Boister, N. (2015). Further reflections on the concept of transnational criminal law. Transnational Legal Theory, 6(1), 9-30.
Braverman, I., Blomley, N., Delaney, D., & Kedar, A. (2014). The expanding spaces of law: A timely legal geography. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
Brenner, S. W. (2009). Cyberthreats: The emerging fault lines of the nation state. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Brown, I., & Marsden, C. T. (2013). Good governance and better regulation in the information age. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.
Clunan, A., & Trinkunas, H. (Eds.) (2010). Ungoverned spaces: Alternatives to state authority in an era of softened sovereignty. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.
DeNardis, L. (2014). The global war for internet governance. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
DeNardis, L. & Hackl, A. M. (2015). Internet governance by social media platforms. Telecommunication Policy, 39, 761-770.
Goldsmith, J. & Wu, T. (2006). Who controls the internet: Illusions of a borderless world. New York, Oxford University Press.
Hilderbrandt, M. (2013). Extraterritorial jurisdiction to enforce in cyberspace: Bodin, Schmitt, Grotius in cyberspace, University of Toronto Law Journal, 63, 196-224.
Johnson, D. & Post, D. (1996). Law and borders: The rise of law in cyberspace, Stanford Law Review, 48(5), 1367-1402.
Mann, M. & Warren, I. (2018). The digital and legal divide: Silk road, transnational online policing and southern criminology. In Carrington, Kerry, Hogg, Russell, Scott, John, & Sozzo, Máximo (Eds.) Handbook of Criminology and the Global South. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 245-260.
Mann, M., Warren, I. & Kennedy, S. (2018). The legal geographies of transnational cyber-prosecutions: extradition, human rights and forum shifting, Global Crime, 19(2), 107-124.
Palmer, D. and Warren, I. (2013). Global policing and the case of Kim Dotcom. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 2(3), 105-119.
Schiller, D. (2011). Special commentary: Geopolitical-economic conflict and network infrastructures. Chinese Journal of Communication, 4(1), 90-107.
Suzor, N. (2018). Digital constitutionalism: Using the rule of law to evaluate the legitimacy of governance by platforms. Social Media and Society, 1-11.
Svantesson, D. (2013). A ‘layered approach’ to the extraterritoriality of data privacy laws. International Data Privacy Law, 3(4), 278-286.
Svantesson, D. (2014). Sovereignty in international law – how the internet (maybe) changed everything, but not for long. Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology, 8(1), 137-155.
Svantesson, D., & Gerry, S. (2015). Access to extraterritorial evidence: The Microsoft cloud case and beyond. Computer Law & Security Review, 31, 478-489.
Svantesson, D. (2017). Solving the internet jurisdiction puzzle. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Warren, I. (2015). Surveillance, criminal law and sovereignty, Surveillance & Society, 13(2), 300-305.
Special issue of Journalism Practice (2020, Vol 14, No 1)
Deadline: June 18, 2019
Guest editors: Andrea Baker (Monash University) and Usha M. Rodrigues (Deakin University)
The guest editors of Journalism Practice invite rigorous empirical scholarly work related to the theme of journalism practice, sexual violence, pre or post the #MeToo era. Papers need to delineate their use of the concept of sexual violence and examine how it is reported on, or distributed by legacy or social media. Research should be based around either quantitative, qualitative, computational and/or mixed research methods. Papers are also encouraged to assess the implications or impact of such reportage, and where appropriate offer recommendations to improve journalism practice vis-à-vis reporting of sexual violence. Possible areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
INFORMATION ABOUT SUBMISSION:
We invite research papers between 7000 and 8000s words, (including references, notes, tables, figures) relating to this themed issue, and an abbreviated author(s) bio.
Deadline for full papers to Journalism Practice’s Scholar One by 18 June 2019.
Following the peer review process, accepted papers will be notified by August, 2019 for final revisions. Final, accepted papers need to be uploaded to Scholar One by 1 December 2019.
May 17, 2019
Bush House ( North East) ground floor, King's College London, Strand
Deadline: March 21, 2019
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Tobias Blanke will be opening the conference and Dr. Natalie Fenton will be presenting the keynote address.
Social media platforms and the internet have become a battleground for ideas and political discussion. As the importance of these digital intermediaries has grown, many questions about how to navigate the world of digital politics in a meaningful and effective way have emerged. With the controversies surrounding the 2016 United States Presidential election, Brexit, the #MeToo movement, and other democratic conflicts across the globe, it is becoming increasingly evident that these media have come to play an essential role in structuring political discourse, social movements, and collective identity.
When the internet emerged as a global commodity, it came with promises of nascent forms of political engagement. Digital platforms gave people new methods of voicing common grievances, starting social movements, and creating an impetus towards a more just society. However, in recent years there is evidence of increased polarisation and even hostility in online networks. With curated news feed, echo chambers, and fake news, users can shape their own isolated online politics.
This conference will investigate how social media platforms and the digital are changing the nature of political discourse, online debate, and collective action. These platforms have shaped and altered many traditional forms of political involvement, such as campaign funding, candidate representation, and pertinent debates remain as to what extent digital media is enhancing or limiting democratic processes
Digital technologies have impacted politics and social engagement in a myriad of ways, so we invite submissions that breach this theme from multifarious critical and methodological approaches and from diverse contexts. The academic implications or this broad topic are numerous, as we begin to understand more deeply how digital technologies are adapting to and transforming the political world.
Topics for discussion may include (but are not limited to):
• The role of digital media in elections across the globe
• Collective action and social movements online
• Online campaigns
• Alt-Right and populist politics
• Free speech and liberty online
• Regulation and data misuse of online political spaces
• Gender and online politics
• Big data and politics
Abstracts are to be submitted to email@example.com by March 21, 2019. We are open to:
• Individual papers (250 word abstract with a short academic bio, plus any specific requirements authors may have).
• Panel proposals (250 word abstract with a short academic bio for each person, additional 250 word abstract for the panel as a whole, plus any specific requirements authors may have).
• Workshops (1.5 hours – 250 word abstract with the aims and a description of the proposed workshop, short academic bios of workshop organisers plus any specific requirements organisers may have)
• Posters/ multimedia presentations/ art (250 word abstract with a short academic bio, any relevant URLS, plus any specific requirements).
All applicants will be notified as to whether or not they have been invited to present by 15th April, 2019.
For updated information on the conference, please see the website: http://newperspectivesdh.com
May 24, 2019
Georgetown University, Washington, United States
Deadline to register: May 3, 2019
Contact: Eve Ng, firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-presenters are warmly welcomed to register and attend. Early registration, by Mar 31, is $US40; regular registration (Apr 1-May 3) is $US60.
As part of an ongoing movement to decenter white masculinity as the normative core of scholarly inquiry, the recent article, “#CommunicationSoWhite” by Chakravartty et al. (2018) in the Journal of Communicationexamined racial disparities within citational practices to make a broader intervention on ways current Communication scholarship reproduces institutional racism and sexism. The underrepresentation of scholars of color within the field in regards to citations, editorial positions, and publications and ongoing exclusion of nonwhite, feminist, queer, post-colonial, and Indigenous voices is a persistent and systemic problem in the production of disciplinary knowledge. ICA President Paula Gardner echoed similar sentiments in her 2018 presidential address, calling for steps for inclusion and diversity within the International Communication Association as well as the larger field.
This pre-conference aims to highlight, consider, and intervene in these issues. We seek submissions that address areas such as:
How #CommunicationSoWhite can function as an intervention within communication studies organizations, departments, and scholarship.
We anticipate many submissions will center on the U.S. and other Western contexts; we also hope the pre-conference will provide a discussion that spans both global North and South, and we encourage participation by submitters from outside North America and the U.K.
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