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  • 29.08.2019 13:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The special issue of Journal of Multicultural Discourses

    Deadline: September 1, 2019

    Guest editors: Elena Vartanova & Anna Gladkova (Lomonosov Moscow State University)

    Today, we observe how Russia, Brazil, India, China, South Africa and other countries (Argentina, Australia, Colombia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and others) the term ‘Emerging States’ has been sometimes applied to, are fast becoming important players on the international stage (Jaffrelot, 2009). The historical path of ‘Emerging States’, accompanied by major social and political transformations, territorial shifts and changes of political regimes in the 20 th century, as well as the growing presence of these countries in global economy, politics, culture and communication, defined by scholars as ‘the rise of the ‘rest’ (Amsden, 2001), make them an interesting and timely case to study.

    Yet often, scholars approach multicultural discourses in ‘Emerging States’ from a ‘Western’ perspective which is not always applicable or suitable to countries with a different historical path of development, as well as political, social and cultural legacy. In this special issue, we will discuss how social, political, economic, technological and cultural transformations ‘Emerging States’ evolved in 20-21st centuries influenced cross-cultural communication in these countries from a cultural discourse studies perspective (Shi-xu, 2015), as well as the impact these major events had upon people’s identities (e.g. Wojnowski, 2015; Davies, 1997; Tishkov, 2008). Furthermore, we argue that regardless of national specifics and current peculiarities of ‘Emerging States’’ communication systems, there are challenges in all multicultural/multi-ethnic societies in that region that they are facing under ongoing digitalization process.

    In this special issue, we will look at communication in the multicultural societies of ‘Emerging States’ through the following lenses:

    • Social, political, economic, cultural, technological transformations of ‘Emerging States’, and their impact upon cultural discourses;
    • Digital communication as a dimension of ‘soft power’ in ‘Emerging States’;
    • Diasporas and multicultural discourses;
    • Digital inequalities in access/skills/benefits of cultural and ethnic groups leading to new social divides;
    • Development of multiculturalism models in ‘Emerging States’ under current digitalization process;
    • Constructing ethnic/cultural/linguistic/religious identities in ‘Emerging States’;
    • Ethnic media in the new digital environment: audiences, content strategies, roles and functions of journalists;
    • Digital media consumption of cultural and ethnic groups, the rise of digital natives;
    • Communication policy and its role in supporting intercultural communication across various groups in the society / between societies on a global level.

    We welcome contributions from diverse fields of study and methodologies. The special issue is open for general submissions and decisions about inclusion will be quality based, relying on peer reviewing.

    Send abstracts (300-500 words indicating central questions, methodology, and theoretical framework).

    More details and submission guidelines available here

  • 29.08.2019 13:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Loyola Marymount University

    Deadline: October 1, 2019

    LMU is launching an interdisciplinary initiative to capitalize on our existing strengths in the broadly defined area of media studies. As part of this initiative we are recruiting 2 full-time, non-tenure-track (9 month, term), Assistant Clinical Professors. These positions will be for an initial appointment of 3 years, with the potential for renewal, with a start date of August 15, 2020. A full-time teaching load is 3 courses or the equivalent of 12 units per semester. One of these positions will be housed in the Department of English and the other in the Department of Communication Studies; however, it is expected that both positions will have the capacity to teach, mentor, and build student and faculty community across Departments. These positions require a strong commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.

    Ideal candidates should demonstrate a critical or political-economic approach to media studies or journalism production. The successful candidate will have the capacity to teach professional practice as well as theoretical courses. Candidates must be able to teach courses in two or more of the following: digital humanities, visual journalism, data journalism or computer assisted reporting, digital media, digital rhetoric, social media, web-based technologies, media entrepreneurship, media industries and economy, network analytics, or augmented and virtual realities. Ideal candidates will meet all minimum qualifications and also have the following: An outstanding record of professional work, inclusive of (but not limited to): academic publication, documentary production, news writing and reporting, social media production and management, broadcast journalism, or public interest research.

    Minimum qualifications: The position requires a minimum of a Master’s Degree in a relevant field; a minimum of 1 year college-level teaching experience (including graduate teaching) or the equivalent; and professional experience related to potential teaching areas. Applicants with PhDs are potentially preferred, depending on overall professional expertise and qualifications. Given the innovative, interdisciplinary approach being taken toward these positions, applicants will be considered based on a holistic evaluation of their education and practical experiences.

    Application Materials:

    1. Letter of Application that includes a discussion of overall qualifications, potential to teach and develop courses in the designated areas, and reflections on media education in relation to LMU’s particular educational mission.

    2. Professional resume/CV.

    3. A separate statement outlining the candidate’s commitment and approach to interdisciplinarity and innovation as it pertains to media studies.

    4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness. This evidence should include a formal teaching philosophy, which details the principles and values underlying the applicant’s approach to the process of teaching and classroom engagement. In addition, the candidate should include compelling evidence of classroom teaching, or teaching-related experience; this evidence might include: complete copies of course evaluations, peer teaching evaluations, sample syllabi for existing or proposed courses, course descriptions, course assignments, or detailed discussions of non-classroom based teaching or mentoring experiences.

    5. Unofficial transcripts for highest degree obtained. (Official transcripts will be required of finalists during campus interviews).

    6. 3 examples of academic and/or professional work.

    7. 3 professional letters of reference, at least one of which should attest to efficacy in teaching and mentoring.

    About the Home Colleges: The Department of English is housed in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts (BCLA). BCLA is founded on respect for our diverse global community and passion for creating a more just and humane society. BCLA hosts a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences as well as interdisciplinary majors and minors. BCLA students have access to many high impact educational experiences, including global immersions, internships, community-based learning, and research opportunities integrated with their academic programs. BCLA graduates have developed the intellectual capacity, ethical and moral reasoning, creative spirit, effective communication, and vital intercultural skills needed to succeed in today’s world.

    LMU’s interdisciplinary Journalism program is housed in the English department. It offers hands-on instruction in the reporting, writing, editing, and technological skills that students need to become professional and ethical journalists, and balances practice with theory by critiquing media representations through the lenses of critical studies, rhetoric, and communication theory.

    The Department of Communication Studies is housed in the College of Communication and Fine Arts (CFA). CFA is a dynamic educational context that brings together the diverse interests of students and faculty in communication studies and the performing, critical and aesthetic arts of theatre, dance, music, studio arts, art history, an interdisciplinary and applied studies program— as well as a graduate program in marital and family (art) therapy along with a Master of Fine Arts in performance and pedagogy. The historical and emergent theories, techniques, and intentions of each of these disciplines are promoted and dynamized in the notion of communication as art and art as communication and driven by the powerful mission of Loyola Marymount University. Within CFA, the Department of Communication Studies (CMST) is home to nearly 500 undergraduate majors and a rapidly growing Minor in Public Relations.

    CMST’s curriculum integrates mission-driven values, essential knowledge and skills from across a range of communication studies sub-disciplines, and a commitment to meeting the pragmatic needs of students entering complex post-graduate landscapes. About LMU: Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks qualified applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer. Women, persons of color, LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming individuals, people living with disabilities, and others with diverse life experiences and beliefs are encouraged to apply. (Visit for more information.)

    Application Process: All interested applicants MUST apply online at Inquiries or comments (including those regarding required materials) should be directed to [log in to unmask] For fullest consideration all materials should be received by October 1.

  • 29.08.2019 11:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Oregon

    Apply here

    • Job no: 524369
    • Work type: Faculty - Career
    • Location: Eugene, OR
    • Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Instruction, Journalism/Communication
    • Department: SOJC
    • Rank: Instructor
    • Annual Basis: 9 Month
    • Review of Applications Begins on September 3, 2019; position open until filled

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Along with your online application, please upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter.

    Please e-mail search chair, Dean Mundy ( with questions.

    Department Summary

    The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) is an accredited research and professional school serving approximately 2,450 undergraduates and 150 graduate students both on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene and at the George S. Turnbull Center in Portland. Degrees offered are the BA, BS, MA, MS, and Ph.D., as well as a minor in Media Studies. The school also supports the interdisciplinary major in Cinema Studies and interdisciplinary minors in Multimedia and Native Studies. The SOJC employs approximately 125 individuals as faculty and staff, over 50 graduate employees as well as roughly 50 student employees. The School is one of the oldest journalism programs in the nation, founded in 1916.

    The University of Oregon is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference. Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 24,600. The Eugene metro area (pop. 375,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour’s drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade Mountains.

    Position Summary

    The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon is looking for an experienced and innovative PR instructor. Our PRSA-certified program emphasizes experiential learning, strategic thinking, and a commitment to social justice and diversity/inclusion.

    The public relations sequence is rapidly growing, with more than 500 majors and premajors. Instructors teach 2-3 courses per term (8 courses per year) in media relations and writing, strategic use of social media, campaigns, and special topics classes and help advise an active PRSSA chapter and one of the nation’s oldest student-run firms. Opening next year is our Experience Hub, which will provide new production facilities for social media, VR/AR, and broadcasting.

    We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with diverse populations.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Master’s degree in Public Relations or related field.
    • Three years effective teaching at the university level.
    • Five years of professional experience in public relations.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in one of our growing cognate areas—sports communication, data analytics, or science/health communication.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

  • 29.08.2019 10:58 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 6-8, 2020

    Edinburgh International Convention Centre and Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh, #PSA20

    Deadline for abstracts and panel proposals: October 7, 2019

    The PSA Media and Politics Group invites members to submit paper abstracts or panel proposals for the PSA Media and Politics stream at the PSA Annual International Conference 2020.

    Papers may be related to the conference theme, Re-imagining Politics, but other topics from across the disciplinary and methodological traditions are also welcomed.

    Please submit abstracts (max. 300 words) and panel proposals by email to James Dennis: by Monday 7 October (please note that this is an earlier deadline than the direct individual submission to the PSA). We also welcome emails earlier than this date to ask for our advice on potential panel proposals.

    On all submissions, please include an email address for the corresponding and the institutional affiliation. Please also indicate if you are a postgraduate student.

    If you wish to propose a panel, please note for following stipulations from the organising committee:

    • Panel proposals should include a panel overview (max. 300 words), outlining the title, synopsis, and chair details.
    • Panels usually consist of three to four papers and a chair. A discussant is optional.
    • Panels should aim to reflect the diversity of the profession, and all-male panels will not be considered.
    • Paper-givers are required to register and physically attend the conference and only in exceptional circumstances will this be waived, such as for health- or mobility-related issues.

    Theme and further details:


    As the PSA turns 70, politics faces multiple uncertainties. The international liberal order is being challenged by new security threats and domestic nationalist resurgences. The nation-state has lost its normative supremacy, facing authority claims from above and below. Established party systems are disintegrating as trust in representative democracy diminishes. Confronted with a climate emergency, traditional policies of growth and consumption are under increased scrutiny. Ours is also a time of democratic institutional innovation, path-breaking constitutional experiments and vibrant bottom-up practices of inclusive decision-making.

    Against this backdrop of change, falling back on well-tested theories and practices seems less and less productive. Radical and accelerating transformations call for new ways of understanding, explaining and intervening in the political world.

    PSA's 70th anniversary provides us with a double opportunity: to take stock of these transformations and to re-imagine both the study and practice of politics. Revamping concepts and methodological tools can help us to grapple with multi-layered, highly complex and dynamic political processes. Held in the Scottish capital, itself a site of democratic innovation and mobilisation, the 2020 meeting of the PSA aims to provide a propitious arena for kickstarting processes of re-imagining politics.

    While the main theme of this conference is Re-Imagining Politics, the Media & Politics

    Group operates an open and inclusive policy, and empirical, theoretical, and practice-based research dealing with any aspect of media and politics is welcomed. This may include areas of political communication and journalism, but also includes a broader view of the political within such areas as online media, television, cinema and media arts, both factual and fictional.

    Possible areas include:

    • How have our understandings of media and politics been changed by recent political and economic crises?
    • How useful are seminal theories for understanding contemporary political communication?
    • The methodological challenges of researching media and politics in a changing environment
    • The role of affect, emotion, and authenticity within political communication
    • Disinformation, misinformation and threats to democratic health
    • The opportunities and challenges of digital campaigning
    • The media's changing role in political communication practices and/or public diplomacy
    • Datafication and challenges to democracy
    • The rise of alternative political media and changing public attitudes towards mainstream media
    • The media's role in reporting terrorism
    • Identifying discourses of authoritarianism/populism/racism
    • Regulation possibilities for social media platforms
    • Climate change and the media
    • Activism, social movements and the media
    • The power of political satire, cartoons and memes
    • The politics of representation across media genres
    • The role of political communication scholars in a changing world
    • Media, communication and inequality
    • Political fandom and re-imagining citizen engagement

    Further information on registration fees and conference location can be found here:

    Further information on the PSA Media and Politics Group and details on how to join can be found here:

    Follow the PSA Media and Politics Group on Twitter:

    PSAMPG Convenors Dr Jen Birks (University of Nottingham), Professor Alec Charles (University of Winchester), Dr James Dennis (University of Portsmouth), Dr Emily Harmer (University of Liverpool), Dr Katy Parry (University of Leeds)

  • 29.08.2019 10:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Florida, USA

    The Department of Public Relations in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor, to begin August 2020.

    The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications is recognized as a national leader in communication scholarship and professional skills development. In our march to preeminence, we are adding new lecturer and faculty positions. Be part of an ambitious, progressive and collaborative program at one of the U.S. News and World Report’s top-10 public research universities in the United States.

    Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in public relations. The faculty member will teach and supervise graduate students. He or she will mentor undergraduate and graduate students, engage in governance and other service activities, and demonstrate interest in contributing to online education, diversity, and the internationalization of the college and university.

    The Department of Public Relations is one of the top public relations programs in the country, with nine tenure-track faculty members, one endowed chair in public interest communications, and four full-time lecturers, for a total of 14 faculty members. It currently serves over 760 undergraduate majors, 26 master’s students, and 11 Ph.D. students. The Department consistently is ranked among the top three public relations programs in the United States and enjoys an excellent international reputation.

    The College of Journalism and Communications ( has 74 full-time faculty members teaching in four departments: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Telecommunication. A recognized national leader in the field, the College is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). The College also houses a full-service communications agency, led by professionals and staffed by students. The University of Florida is a member of the Association of American Universities and is categorized in the Carnegie Commission's top tier of research universities. UF’s more than 52,000 students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

    Qualifications: Candidates for the assistant professor of public relations position must possess an earned Ph.D. in communication or other relevant field by August 2020 and a record of original scholarly research. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise in one or a combination of the following areas: corporate communication, social media, health communication, public interest/social change communication, fundraising, ethics, international/multicultural communication, and other areas relevant to public relations. Other qualifications include evidence of excellence in teaching, a publication record, potential to secure grant funding, and productivity and effectiveness in contributing to a collegial environment.

    Application Procedure: Applications must be submitted online via The reference number for the vacancy is 50407. Applications must include an electronic copy of the following: (1) a letter of interest; (2) complete curriculum vitae; (3) teaching evaluation data, where available, or evidence of teaching effectiveness; and (4) names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.

    Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earning from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-4621 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

    Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The search is conducted under Florida’s open records laws, and all documents are open for public inspection. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO employer.

    Questions can be directed to Dr. Rita Men, Associate Professor, at

  • 29.08.2019 10:37 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: September 20, 2019

    Co-Editors: Taylor Arnold, Stefania Scagliola, Lauren Tilton, Jasmijn van Gorp

    The Digital Humanities Quarterly Special Issue on AudioVisual DH invites contributions that address digital humanities approaches to audio and/or visual data. DH scholars engaged in fields such as art history, history, film studies, media studies, musicology, oral history, and sound studies have long understood the historical and contemporary centrality of audio and/or visual (AV) to knowledge production. The issue will demonstrate how inquiry into AV materials is shaping DH and how DH is reshaping AV scholarship. It is guided by three questions:

    • What are digital and computational approaches to sound, images, and time-based media?
    • How do these methods and approaches produce new knowledge and shift scholarship in a particular scholarly domain?
    • What are the challenges and possible futures for AV in DH?

    We invite multimedia articles as well as written articles (short articles between 1,500 - 3,000 and long articles between 3,000 - 8,000 words), reviews, software, and case studies. Abstracts (500 words with a short bibliography) are due September 20th, 2019. Full contribution will be due November 30th, 2019. Questions and abstract submissions should be sent to

    The Special Issue is endorsed by the ADHO AVinDH Special Interest Group. For more information on the AVinDH SIG, visit

  • 29.08.2019 10:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    April 16-18, 2020

    King’s College London

    Deadline: September 16, 2019

    Second international Media Industries conference, hosted by the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London

    Following the success of Media Industries: Current Debates and Future Directions (2018) we are pleased to announce the next Media Industries conference will take place in April 2020.

    Media Industries 2020 (MI2020) maintains an open intellectual agenda, inviting papers, panels or workshops exploring the full breadth of media industries, in contemporary and historical contexts, and from all traditions of media industries scholarship. MI2020 will therefore provide a meeting ground for all forms of media industries research.

    As a specialized focus, the 2020 conference takes Global Currents and Contradictions as its coordinating theme. In media industries scholarship, repeated attention to a few key territories, frequently but not exclusively located in the Global North, has concentrated but also limited the scope of the field. In choosing the theme Global Currents and Contradictions, we are therefore particularly interested in receiving submissions engaging with industries, contexts and bodies of research that represent, extend or challenge the geographic reach of the field. To headline this theme, a programme of keynote speakers will be announced in due course.


    A core aim of the Media Industries conference is to bring together scholars researching media industries from across multiple professional associations and their relevant sub-groups or sections.

    The Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London is therefore very pleased to be organizing MI2020 in partnership with:

    • British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) - Screen Industries Special Interest Group
    • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) - Media Industries and Cultural Production Section
    • European Media Management Association (EMMA)
    • European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) - Screen Industries Work Group
    • Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (GFM) - AG Medienindustrien
    • Global Media and China journal
    • International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)
    • International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) - Media Production Analysis Working Group
    • International Communication Association (ICA) - Media Industry Studies Interest Group
    • Media Industries journal
    • Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) - Media Industries Scholarly Interest Group
    • South Asia Communication Association (SACA)


    For King’s College London: Sarah Atkinson, Bridget Conor, Virginia Crisp, Sonal Kantaria (conference administrator), Wing-Fai Leung, Paul McDonald (conference chair), Jeanette Steemers and Jaap Verheul


    Deb Aikat (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Courtney Brannon Donoghue (University of North Texas), Hanne Bruun (Aarhus Universitet), Evan Elkins (Colorado State University), Elizabeth Evans (University of Nottingham), Tom Evens (Universiteit Gent), Franco Fabbri, Anthony Fung (Chinese University of Hong Kong), David Hesmondhalgh (University of Leeds), Catherine Johnson (University of Huddersfield), Derek Johnson (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Ramon Lobato (RMIT University), Skadi Loist (Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf), Amanda Lotz (Queensland University of Technology), Alfred Martin (University of Iowa), Jack Newsinger (University of Nottingham), Sora Park (University of Canberra), Alisa Perren (University of Texas-Austin), Steve Presence (University of the West of England), Roel Puijk (Høgskolen i Innlandet), Willemien Sanders (Universiteit Utrecht), Kevin Sanson (Queensland University of Technology), Andrew Spicer (University of the West of England), Petr Szczepanik (Univerzita Karlova), Harsh Taneja (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Patrick Vonderau (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)


    Registration for the conference will go live in mid-November 2019. Fees will be published then and will be tiered according to the delegate’s country of residence using the World Bank’s country classifications by Gross National Income per capita.


    To submit, see the ‘Submission Instructions’ and accompanying link at


    Submissions will be accepted until 16 September 2019 at 23.00hrs British Summer Time (BST) (please note: BST is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) + 1 hour)

    Submission Categories

    Submissions are welcomed in three categories.

    • Open Call Papers

    Format: solo or co-presented research paper lasting no more than 20mins.

    • Pre-constituted Panels

    Format: 90mins panel of 3 x 20mins OR 4 x 15mins thematically linked solo or co-presented research papers followed by questions.

    • Pre-constituted Workshops

    Format: 90mins interactive forum led by 4 to 6 x 6mins thematically linked informal presentations. Led by a chair or co-chairs, workshops adopt a roundtable format bringing together 4 to 6 speakers to offer short (up to 6 minute) position statements or interventions designed to trigger discussions around a central theme, issue, or problem. As such, the workshop does not involve the presentation of formal research papers, but rather is designed to create a forum for the speakers and the audience to engage in a shared discussion. The workshop format is flexible and can be adapted to allow the chair or co-chairs to introduce exercises or other activities where appropriate.

    Delegates can make TWO contributions to the conference but only ONE in any category, i.e. presenting an open call paper and participating in a workshop will be permitted but presenting two open call papers will not be. Chairing a panel or organizing a workshop will NOT count as a contribution.

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  • 29.08.2019 10:25 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special Issue of Medien Journal, Zeitschrift für Kommunikationskultur, Issue 2020/02

    Deadline: December 15, 2019

    It is a commonplace that media play an important role in young people’s socialisation processes. This is even more relevant for the digitized media environment in contemporary societies. In addition to traditional media such as journals, books, and television, digital media play an increasingly important role within the media menus of children and adolescents. Several studies show that even the youngest click through the apps on their parents’ smartphones, long before developing reading and writing skills. Computer games and social media have a significant value in adolescent peer groups. The smartphone acts as indispensable companion throughout the day. Moreover, mediatization of childhood and youth also goes hand in hand with the commercialisation and commodification of youth: children and teens not only act as a central target group of (digital) marketing strategies, but their digital devices and applications figure as important consumer goods and consequently, youth itself is intensively commodified too.

    The use of digital media therefore has diverse and manifold consequences for young people’s communication, their ways of learning, personal relationships, construction of identity, and formation of youth cultures. However, the extent to which media are used in a constructive way varies by context: Studies reveal that the practices and literacies of young people depend above all on the formal education of their parents. Hence, children and youths from backgrounds with a higher level of formal education have better preconditions than those who come from less highly educated backgrounds.

    We call for contributions that approach the topic area from different perspectives and disciplines. Both empirical and theoretical papers are welcome.

    Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

    • Youth culture and digital media
    • Commercialization and mediatization of childhood and youth
    • How young people view the impact of digitalization
    • Digital media usage within family contexts
    • Changes of media practices over the course of time
    • News and media consumption among young people
    • Social media and youth identity
    • Media literacy of children and adolescents
    • Digitalization and its consequences for media education and media ethics
    • Responses of media production and cultural industries to digital youth culture

    Criteria for submission:

    The text must not be previously published elsewhere.

    Manuscripts submitted to Medien Journal should not be published elsewhere until the peer review process has been finished.

    Papers should be 20.000 to 30.000 characters.

    Submissions must contain an abstract (10 lines) and a brief biographical note on each author (max. 3 lines).

    Submissions must be anonymous versions of the article and include an extra title cover page (with name and contact details) for the double-blind peer review process.

    The papers have to be submitted in English – submissions must follow APA style guides (see and the author guidelines of the Medien Journal:

    Deadline for submission: Dec. 15th, 2019

    Please submit your full papers in the form of a Word document via e-mail to

    For any questions please contact the editors:

    • Dr. Tanja Oblak Črnič, University of Ljubljana,
    • Dr. Christian Oggolder, University of Klagenfurt,
    • Dr. Caroline Roth-Ebner, University of Klagenfurt,
  • 29.08.2019 10:19 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: October 14, 2019

    This is a call for papers for an edited volume on the Arab diaspora will include an interdisciplinary approach to allow for linguistic, cultural, historical, political, anthropological and socioeconomic perspectives. This call is to request contributions about the Arab diaspora in Southeast Asia, Latin America, the United States, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Eastern Africa, and Australia among other locations. We welcome contributions that include a variety of methods employed in the social sciences and humanities, to examine various aspects of the Arab diaspora. We also welcome would contributions on the Arab diaspora from various parts of the Arab world: the Levant, the Maghreb, and the Arabian Peninsula. The edited volume will be published by Lexington Books.

    We encourage scholars to explore the following in a call for papers (the list is not restricted to these topics, however):

    • The role of religion in communities of the Arab diaspora
    • The international relations influence between host and home countries
    • The role of media in the acculturation process for Arab immigrants
    • The negotiation of gender roles among Arab immigrants
    • The importance of the Arab identity in political affiliations in their host societies
    • Examinations of the Arab reaction to political leaders
    • Regional comparison of the histories of Arab diaspora and how it relates to public attitudes in these countries regarding specific topics
    • Big data analyses of expressions of Arab Diaspora identities on social media
    • Arab Diaspora in Persia and other non-Western contexts
    • Factors that distinguish between rituals that are perpetuated among the Arab diaspora
    • Arab diaspora and LGBTQI

    Double-spaced proposals and abstracts (250-500-words limit) should be sent to by October 14, 2019 at 5 p.m. You should also include a title page with name, institutional affiliation, and bio of no more than 150 words. First draft of accepted chapters should be received by March 9, 2020 at 5p.m. and should not exceed 6,500 words including references and tables.

    About the Editors:

    Dr. Mariam F. Alkazemi is an assistant professor of public relations Virginia Commonwealth University. She is an international media scholar, with a focus on the Middle East. Her publications have involved topics such as censorship, terrorism and honor-based violence. E-mail:

    An educator, researcher, and program evaluation specialist, Dr. Youakim holds a Ph.D. in Sociology, and Certification in Gender Studies from the University of Florida. Her primary research focuses on race and ethnic relations, and acculturation patterns among immigrant communities. Particularly, she focuses on Arab American millennials who are children of immigrants, their social networks, and identity development processes. E-mail:

  • 29.08.2019 10:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Editors: Van den Bulck, H., Puppis, M., Donders, K., Van Audenhove, L.

    The Palgrave Handbook of Methods for Media Policy Research covers the craft that is and the methods used in media and communication policy research. It discusses the steps involved in conducting research, from deciding on a topic, to writing a report and everything in between and, furthermore, deals with a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis. The handbook invites researchers to rediscover trusted methods such as document analysis, elite interviews and comparisons, as well as to familiarize themselves with newer methods like experiments, big data and network analysis.

    For each method, the handbook provides a practical step-by-step guide and case studies that help readers in using that method in their own research. The methods discussed are useful for all areas of media and communication policy research, for research concerning the governance of both mass media and online platforms, and for policy issues around the globe. As such, the handbook is an invaluable guide to every researcher in this field.

    Purchase here.




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