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  • 19.09.2019 12:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Oregon

    Application Deadline: October 15, 2019; position open until filled​

    Apply here.

    The University of Oregon’s Cinema Studies Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cinemas of the Global South, including Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and/or their diasporas, to begin in fall 2020. We seek scholars and scholar-practitioners whose work examines the theories, histories, and cultures of Global South cinemas—including film, video, TV, and emerging media—and attends to the aesthetic and industrial practices of cinema in local and transnational contexts.

    Competitive applicants will clearly focus on cinemas of the Global South and further the department’s pursuit of curricular and research excellence in geopolitically diverse cinemas. We especially welcome candidates whose work and teaching address cinema as a global formation and highlight globalization as it operates within and across localities.

    ​Department or Program Summary

    The Department of Cinema Studies at the University of Oregon is a community of scholars, practitioners, and staff dedicated to providing students with a well-rounded study of cinema, a term that we use to encompass film, television, and/or emerging forms of media. Cinema Studies at UO is a growing department in the Humanities that is committed to interdisciplinarity and diversity that spans both global communities and marginalized U.S. social identities. Our scholarship, pedagogy, and practice explore a range of media objects and their contexts, including history, artistry, industry, identity, geopolitics, and systems of power. Our department’s shared mission is to use our critical and creative tools to amplify underrepresented voices, interrogate power, and drive change by blending filmmaking practice and its academic study.

    We particularly welcome candidates from populations historically underrepresented in or excluded from media industries or academia and are especially interested in candidates who can support our work in mentoring, research, teaching, and outreach with women, first-generation students, communities of color, immigrants, international students, and other underrepresented groups. All applicants are required to include information about how they will contribute to this work as part of their teaching statement.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Expertise and an active research and/or creative agenda in cinemas—including film, video, TV, and emerging media—of the Global South
    • PhD in Cinema or relevant field, in hand by September 1, 2020

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Evidence of an active research agenda
    • Teaching experience at the college level
    • Demonstrated attention to the barriers that can prevent full participation of underrepresented groups in higher education

    Required Application Materials, to be submitted online:

    • an application letter
    • a curriculum vitae (scholar-practitioners should include a link to an online portfolio of their creative work on their CV)
    • a writing sample (maximum 30 pages)
    • two (2) sample syllabi that illustrate the kinds of courses you are prepared to teach in this position
    • a one (1) page teaching statement that addresses inclusive teaching practices and your potential contributions to departmental goals (see "Addressing Inclusivity" below)
    • three (3) letters of recommendation.

    Application materials may be combined into PDFs as needed. The committee will begin reviewing materials as early as October 15; please submit by this deadline to ensure consideration.

    Addressing Inclusivity

    As part of their teaching statement, candidates are asked to provide their unique perspectives on ways that they have, will, or plan to contribute to equity, inclusion, and diversity as members of the UO Cinema Studies community. We welcome candidates to share how their experiences—inside or outside of academia—illustrate this commitment.

    About the University

    The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds a distinguished ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

  • 12.09.2019 15:02 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM)

    Deadline: October 15, 2019 

    Currently we are recruiting three postdoctoral researchers for the NWO  funded research project /Data inspired creativity: Using big data in  cross-media creative innovation processes/ (NWO Flagships Creative  Industry). The project is a close collaboration with media company Talpa  Network, which will provide access to their organization and (big) data  about consumers and content characteristics. 

    All three postdoctoral researchers will be collaborating in an  inter-disciplinary consortium of 9 senior researchers from 5  universities: University of Amsterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam,  University of Groningen, Tilburg University, and VU University. The  consortium covers expertise in communication science, data science,  innovation management, marketing, and media studies. 

    Please click on the links below to read more about the three positions,  the deadline for application is 15 October 2019. 

    1. Postdoctoral researcher in innovation processes in digital media  companies:

    2. Postdoctoral researcher in data-inspired creativity:

    3. Postdoctoral researcher: Analysis of consumer preferences and  behaviours for media content:

  • 12.09.2019 15:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    College of the University of Arts London

    Deadline: October 2, 2019

    London College of Communication, a College of the University of Arts London, is a pioneering world leader in creative communications education. We work at the cutting edge of new thinking and developments across the Communications and Media sectors to prepare our students for successful careers in the creative industries of the future.

    We are driving forward an ambitious research agenda and a major step towards this will be the appointment of a Professor in each of the College's Schools. We are now inviting applications from outstanding candidates for appointment to the new position of Professor of Communications and Media within our Media School. The School has a comprehensive portfolio that spans the disciplines of publishing, advertising, public relations, media communications, photography, and journalism.

    As our new Professor, you will play a key strategic role in the development of knowledge exchange and research work through developing funding bids, global networks and external collaborations and projects in the field of media and communications. In developing your research and/or knowledge exchange activity within the strategic aims and remit of the institution, you will be a high-profile appointment for the School and will be present and active across our community. Professorial candidates will be expected to have a substantive record of excellence and innovation in academic achievement and/or strategic academic leadership as demonstrated by your scholarly activity and success in bid writing. Above all, the role requires someone with a deep commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration across the School and beyond.

    For full information on this appointment, please visit

    The closing date for applications is noon on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

  • 12.09.2019 14:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 27 - 29, 2020

    IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    Deadline: October 1, 2019

    The Death Online Research Network is an international research network for researchers within media and communication studies, cultural studies, sociology, psychology, law and other related fields. Researchers share an interest in the study of death, mourning practices and legacy online and in digital life.

    This 5th annual symposium will consolidate the links between existing and new members of the network and provide opportunities for the discussion of ongoing and new orientations in the academic and interdisciplinary field of death online. The meeting will explore methods, challenges and interdisciplinary convergences in Death Online research and practice. We warmly welcome new members to the network as well as old friends.

    Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

    • Professor Jayne Wallace, Northumbria University, UK.
    • Associate Professor Carsten Stage, Aarhus University, Denmark.

    Themes and perspectives:

    We invite abstracts for oral presentations of new, recently completed, or ongoing research, and/or new ideas relating to methods, challenges and interdisciplinary convergences on death related online practices. We welcome presentations that explore how qualitative, quantitative and practice-based research expands our understanding of the current and future trends in death online from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. The abstracts can expand on the symposium theme in relation to any of the following areas:

    • Digitally mediated dying and narrative
    • Digitally mediated grieving and memorialising
    • Digital afterlife, post-mortem identity and digital legacy
    • Technological developments in the death care industry
    • Digital immortality
    • Sensitive research data challenges
    • Theorising online life and death
    • Ethical challenges for studying death online.

    The symposium will host a special workshop for participating Post Graduate students and early career researchers. We particularly welcome submissions from these groups. All submissions will be peer-reviewed, and we envisage publication of selected full papers in a special issue of an academic journal as well as a collection of writing from the symposium in an open-access online platform.

    Important information:

    Submission format: 300 word abstract

    • Submission deadline: October 1st, 2019
    • Submission feedback: November 1st, 2019
    • Registration open: December 1st, 2019

    Registration fee: DDK 1500 / EURO 200 / GBP 180

    Registration fee, PhDs and Post Graduates: DDK 1200 / EURO 160 / GBP 150

    All submissions and enquiries should be submitted to Dr Stine Gotved: marked "DORS#5 Submission" in the subject field. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words. Please include a separate page with full contact info (author name, institutional affiliation and position, email address) in the submission. Submissions will be anonymised by the organisers before review.

    Further information about the symposium can be found at:

  • 12.09.2019 14:50 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 26th Nordic Intercultural Communication (NIC) Conference

    November 28 - 30, 2019

    Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Valmiera, Latvia

    Deadline: October 7, 2019 [1]

    Along with the extension of submission deadline till October 7, the NIC 2019 Organizing team has an honour to announce the conference's first key-note speaker Prof. Dr. Dominic Busch -- a Professor of Intercultural Communication and Conflict Research at Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany. The title of his keynote at the NIC 2019 will be "Intercultural Sustainability: In Search for Ethical Foundations in Intercultural Communication Research."

    In his studies, Dominic Busch explores how ethical orientations of society are reflected in the academic research of intercultural communication. Following a discourse approach, notions of intercultural communication in research and practice is seen as discursive constructions. Building on these insights, Dominic Busch argues for a stronger reflection of differing ethical orientations, which influence intercultural research. More information about his work can be obtained from [2].

    The 26th Nordic Intercultural Communication conference will be held in Valmiera - a more than 700 years old Hanseatic town located about 100km North-East of the capital Rīga. The conference language is English. This time the overarching theme of the conference is centred on exploring cultural diversity and intercultural sustainability. The conference predominantly but not exclusively addresses the intercultural communication challenges and opportunities as illuminated, for instance, by international migration and diversity. Unfortunate by-products of these processes often are anger, fear, and societal division. The conference seeks to foreground the understanding of ways in which communities could be both diverse and integrated. The specific emphasis is on the notion of joint living in instead of merely with diversity in a variety of realms, including the practices of everyday interaction, education, policymaking, language and communication training, media, and so forth. Contributions from seasoned scholars as well as from students and practitioners interested in the various aspects of culture and communication are encouraged.

    The potential forms of participation include individual presentations of either fully developed papers or work in progress, as well as panels and workshops. The participants are encouraged to submit their conference papers to the Journal of Intercultural Communication. This peer-reviewed publication is an outgrowth of the activities of the NIC: [3].

    This call for papers is addressed to scholars and practitioners focusing on but not limited to the following themes:

    • Culture, communication and civic participation
    • Building trust in societies
    • Methods and practices of communicating, cultivating, and negotiating cultural diversity
    • Cultural diversity in relation to education and pedagogy, training and management
    • Intercultural aspects of migration and diasporic life
    • Language training and cultural diversity
    • Personal relationships across culturally diverse contexts
    • Media, cultural diversity, and sustainable communities
    • Social policy responses to the turbulence of the modern world - values, action, and communication

    During the conference, the 3rd ESPAnet Baltics annual meeting will take place. More about the organization itself can be found at[4].

    Individual paper proposals should follow the abstract format of approximately 500 words (including the title and reference information).

    Panel proposals should also be approximately 500 words, including rationale, a list of proposed participants as well as their individual contribution.

    The submission system is available at [5].

    Submission deadline is extended till October 7, 2019. We look forward to seeing you in Valmiera!

    The 26th NIC conference is organized by the Faculty of Society and Science at the Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with Valmiera City Municipality and the Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation (LAPAS). For further inquiry, you are welcome to contact the chair of the organizing committee Liene Ločmele at liene.locmele[at]








  • 12.09.2019 14:14 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A special issue of Medijske studije / Media Studies Journal to be published in January 2020, MS Vol. 10 (2019) 20

    Deadline: October 7, 2019

    Edited by Maria José Brites (Lusófona University of Porto), Inês Amaral (University of Coimbra), Antonija Čuvalo (University of Zagreb)

    Media generational identities are culturally, socially, economically and historically shaped. A single vision of generational identity is impossible.

    This special issue welcomes different approaches to intergenerational and generational perspectives from various geographical landscapes. Moreover, it aims to discuss digital uses and digital competences within intergenerational and generational perspectives. The proposal is to assume as context the current digital media environment, which has shaped media history over the past decades. Non-Western voices covering generations, digital uses and competences are particularly welcome.

    Historically, media were mostly considered as reinforcements of the generational gap, mostly in the family context. Though research by Livingstone and Haddon (2009) found that the intergenerational gap is diminishing in time, according to Bolin & Skogerbø (2013), the digital era is contributing to straight the generations. Čuvalo (2017) discerns shared media repertoires among the youngest, so-called digital generation or digital natives and the older generation of digital immigrants (Thomas, 2011). In this sense, there is the need to work closely on life course perspectives as a possible explanation of the diminishing or perpetuating of the generational gap (Amaral & Daniel, 2018). The context of digital literacy reinforced activities by civil society and schools and can bring some light to the discussion of this need (Brites, 2017). Furthermore, a generational perspective in scholar and familiar environments can empower the discussion.

    There is a story to tell and gains to conquer from the historical reflection, although the real interconnection between the digital devices and the audiences is a recent issue. Research can benefit from a systematization from the past to the future and also in the current present.

    All manuscripts should be submitted through the Open Journal System:

    Submission guidelines can be found here:

    The deadline for full articles is 7 October 2019.

  • 12.09.2019 14:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    QUT Digital Media Research Centre, Australia

    Deadline: September 30, 2019

    This is a unique opportunity for a PhD student to work with a world-leading team on a major Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project, The Platform Governance Project: Rethinking Internet Regulation as Media Policy.

    The project is led by researchers in the QUT Digital Media Research Centre, working in collaboration with an international team including University of Sydney, Duke University, and the University of Salzburg. You will be working with internationally renowned researchers such as Professor Terry Flew (current President of the International Communication Association) and Professor Nicolas Suzor (ARC DECRA Fellow).

    We are seeking a PhD candidate whose work can situate digital platform companies in the shifting political economy of digital media, with particular reference to the changing nature of media industries and markets, issues around content governance, and the turn towards greater regulation of digital platforms as global tech giants increasingly dominate the internet.

    You must have:

    • Completion of Masters qualification or equivalent higher qualification in Media & Communications, Law, or other relevant social science discipline (e.g. economics, political science);
    • Received first-class honours (H1) in fields as listed above.

    You’ll receive:

    • a living allowance for 3 ½ years indexed annually ($A27,496 in 2019). This scholarship can be used to support living costs.
    • a total of $A3,000 (over a 3 ½ year period) to support other related research costs.
    • additional research support for the attendance of conferences, symposia, industry events, and other activities related to the ARC Discovery-Project.

    Applicants are advised to follow the required scholarship submission guidelines available at:

    For more information on the Digital Media Research Centre and the Creative Industries Faculty go to

    See also ‘DMRC Research Training’ here:

    For further information on this exciting opportunity, in the first instance please contact Professor Terry Flew

    This scholarship will close on 30th September 2019.

  • 12.09.2019 14:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special Issue of Communication & Sport

    Deadline: October 1, 2019

    Communication & Sport is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a Special Issue on “Sport Communication and Social Justice.” Now in its seventh year, Communication and Sport (C&S) is a cutting-edge, peer-reviewed bimonthly journal that publishes research to foster international scholarly understanding of the nexus of communication and sport. C&S publishes research and critical analysis from diverse disciplinary and theoretical perspectives to advance understanding of communication phenomena in the varied contexts through which sport touches individuals, society, and culture. In 2018, Communication & Sport was the winner of the prestigious PROSE Award as the Best New Journal in the Social Sciences. Communication & Sport has a current Clarivate Analytics two-year impact factor of 2.395 and is ranked 14/83 (Q1) in the Communication and 17/50 in Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism categories, ranking above many longstanding legacy journals in both Communication/Media and Sport Studies. Detailed information about Communication & Sport may be found at:

    About the Special Issue

    Sport has long been a conduit for societal debates on important and often contentious topics. In particular, media sport is a highly celebrated and influential constituent of popular culture that intersects with shifting political, economic, technological and cultural conditions (Whannel, 1992). This context creates tensions where mainstream media representations are framed around normative ‘accepted’ production practices by dominant organisations, which fosters an (in)visibility and marginalisation of non-normative groups around gendered, raced, disability and sexuality dynamics. These tensions are inexorably embedded in power, politics and issues of social justice.

    At the same time – as Bell Hooks (1990) reminds us – marginality is not simply “a site of deprivation” but instead, it can also be “the site of radical possibility”. Here, leading athletes from traditionally marginalized groups have been able to seize on their visibility to highlight issues of inequality and discrimination through innovative, mediated and highly symbolic forms of protest, from Tommie Smith and John Carlos’s Black Power Salute at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics to Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest in 2016. Through social media, these iconic moments have started to transcend individual athletes’ activism and communities have coalesced around hashtags such as #takingaknee and the U.S. women soccer team’s high profile “Equal Play. Equal Pay” campaign.

    While mainstream media organizations continue to play an important role in how these debates are framed, the emergence of new sport/digital media has the potential to disrupt dominant relations of power, offering renewed forms of ‘democratization’ and the prospect of meaningful change (Hutchins & Rowe, 2012, 2013; Wenner, 2015). Within a contemporary moment dominated by a highly commodified and corporatized media sport landscape, marginality can itself be re-fashioned as a commodity, centered on “celebritized” marginal subjects that can be exploited by media organisations and global sporting corporations for marketing and public relations purposes. For instance, consider the rainbow flag be-decked advertising campaigns from U.S. corporations Visa and Coca Cola that surrounded the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics following a repressive approach against LGBT rights activists by the Kremlin and Russian lawmakers.

    Despite these memorable examples, discussions of activism, civic agency and social change have largely been the domain of the political sciences, sociology and political communication. Only relatively recently has the field of sport communication began to contribute to such debates, stimulated in part by the rapid expansion of digital and social media which has led to new ways of communicating in sporting cultures, a new visibility of cultural (counter / resistant) narratives, and mediated forms of democratic renewal. Importantly, following Dart (2012), this shifting sport media landscape has led to articulations of seemingly ‘old issues’ and cultural debates in new relatively distinct ways, bringing to the surface original critical questions in new emerging contexts. These are questions that focus on the nature of power, the way in which sport media serves to uphold, challenge, contest and negotiate dominant narratives within socio-political structures and the role and function of representation in effecting progressive social change.

    In this special issue of Communication & Sport, we welcome theoretical and empirical inquiries that address the theme of “Sport Communication and Social Justice” by examining the following areas and other relevant topics:

    • The emergence, resistance and contestation of new sport cultures via mainstream and alternative sport media platforms;
    • The capitalization on – and exploitation of – marginalization and resistance in the context of a neo-liberalized enterprise sport media culture;
    • The dynamics of public opinion and audience meaning-making with respect to sport, politics and social justice;
    • The negotiation of identity politics in sport media representation; in particular, issues of (in)visibility (and resistance) of marginalized, non-normative groups who remain mostly under-represented in mainstream sport media (e.g. gender, race, disability, sexuality, etc.);
    • The use of sporting platforms (media and sporting mega events) as a vehicle for social justice campaigns by activists, social movements, and other actors;
    • The causes and consequences of athlete activism as symbolic protest;
    • The role and function of sporting media representations (including self-representations and encounters between representations and reception practices) in addressing social justice issues;
    • The role and function of non-mediated communication practices (interpersonal, group, organization) in effecting and generating social change in a sporting context.

    Manuscript Submissions

    Manuscripts for the special issue should be submitted beginning June 3rd 2019 and before October 1st 2019 at to facilitate full consideration. In the submission process, authors should highlight in their cover letter that the submission is for the “Sport Communication and Social Justice” special issue of Communication & Sport and choose “Sport Communication and Social Justice Special Issue” as the “Manuscript Type.”

    Manuscripts should follow the Manuscript Submission Guidelines at All manuscripts will be subject to peer review under the supervision of the Special Issue Editors and Editor-in-Chief.

    Expressions of interest, abstracts for consideration, and questions may be directed to the Special Issue Editors: Dan Jackson (, Emma Pullen (, Michael Silk ( or Filippo Trevisan (

  • 12.09.2019 14:01 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: December 1, 2019

    Launch : Issue #1 - April 2020

    • ZINES is an international peer journal dedicated to studies of amateur and do-it-yourself media of any kind, from fanzines to webzines, perzines to science zines, artzines to poezines, etc.
    • ZINES is multi-disciplinary and opened to all scientific disciplines, from social sciences to medical sciences, art and design, media studies, etc. The first aim of the journal is to study the involvement of amateurs in the production of mediascapes, from printing form to cybermedia. It also addresses the impact of zine making for personal or collective sociabilization, especially in closed environments such as carceral or medical centres. The second aim is to examine the production of new form of communication by amateurs leading to the publication of media with a strong DIY ethos, including scholars who invent new forms of dissemination of scientific knowledge.
    • ZINES accepts original contribution from academics, zine librarians and non-academic zinesters who want to share personal experiences or react to published papers. Articles published in ZINES are peer reviewed by scholars. The ZINES reviewers are assigned to articles based on their academic interests and scholarly expertise.
    • ZINES accepts the following types of contributions: articles, book reviews, thematic reviews of zines, in-depth interview with zinesters. We also welcome thematic issue proposal or zine conference proceedings. We accept papers in English, French and Spanish. However, French and Spanish papers must include an extensive abstract (2 pages) in English presenting methods, main results and discussion.

    Because zines are intimately anchored in personal bricolage, ZINES also encourages papers submitted in unconventional format (e.g. collages, paste-up or other innovative editing, etc.) providing that every paper submitted to ZINES will be evaluate by reviewers and must fit in the final printed format (21*21 cm).

    Full paper submission: 1st December 2019.

    Samuel Etienne,

  • 12.09.2019 13:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Edward Brennan

    This book explores the question of how society has changed with the introduction of private screens. Taking the history of television in Ireland as a case study due to its position at the intersection of British and American media influences, this work argues that, internationally, the transnational nature of television has been obscured by a reliance on institutional historical sources. This has, in turn, muted the diversity of audience experiences in terms of class, gender and geography. By shifting the focus away from the default national lens and instead turning to audience memories as a key source, A Post-Nationalist History of Television in Ireland defies the notion of a homogenous national television experience and embraces the diverse and transnational nature of watching television. Turning to people’s memories of past media, this study ultimately suggests that the arrival of the television in Ireland, and elsewhere, was part of a long-term, incremental change where the domestic and the intimate became increasingly fused with the global.




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