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  • 24.01.2019 11:13 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Glasgow

    Deadline: Feburary 18, 2019

    The Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR) at the University of Glasgowoffers a vibrant and supportive research-led work environment in one of the UK’s oldest and most inspiring universities. We are currentl  seeking to recruit a Senior Lecturer in International Media in order to strengthen the Centre’s reputation for research on media and communications and to support our PG teaching.

    Further details of this post, for which the closing date is Monday 18 February 2019, can be found (Ref: 024028) here

    Job Details

    • Reference Number: 024028
    • Location: Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
    • College / Service: COLLEGE OF ARTS
    • Job Family: Research And Teaching
    • Position Type: Full Time
    • Salary Range: £51,630 - £58,089

    Job Purpose: Policy Research (CCPR) at the University of Glasgow has forged a reputation for its rigorous, high-impact research and analysis of media and cultural industries and policies and also for its internationally leading Masters provision. Based in CCPR, the purpose of this post is to strengthen the Centre’s research in relation to international media, cultural and creative industries with a particular focus on media and communications, and to support CCPR’s teaching. The appointee will play a vital role in leading a research agenda in the Centre and the College of Arts, in line with the University, College and School and CCPR strategic objectives.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    1. To lead and sustain high–quality research activity through a portfolio of individual, joint and/or network research projects, and to secure external funding for the same through successful grant applications to Research Councils and other funding bodies.

    2. To provide research leadership in the relevant Unit of Assessment and to contribute effectively to enhancing that UoA’s research profile in future national research assessment exercises, including maintaining a track record of high quality publications and attending and participating in appropriate research seminars/conferences.

    3. To contribute proactively to research in CCPR and to enhancing the Centre’s research profile; and to take a leading role in the School and the College of Arts in developing interdisciplinary research and teaching.

    4. To develop links with relevant national and international bodies inside and outside academia with a view to enhancing research, teaching and impact.

    5. To provide research direction for more junior staff and, where possible, engage in collaborative research, thereby promoting the development of the University’s research base.

    6. To attract and be responsible for supervision and training of postgraduate students, supporting these students to produce high quality scholarship and to successfully complete studies in line with University (and where relevant) funder guidelines.

    7. To contribute to all aspects of the design, review, organisation, delivery and assessment of existing teaching programmes and courses in CCPR.

    8. To contribute to the School’s ongoing development and review of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning and employability.

    9. To participate within the Centre, School and/or College in administrative and other activities as directed by the Director of CCPR, Head of School or VP Head of College, including mentoring of junior staff, in accordance with the School/College strategy.

    10. To foster collaboration in research and teaching with other units of the University.

    11. To work effectively in co-operation with colleagues in the School, College and University as a whole.

    12. To develop and lead research and where appropriate teaching initiatives, which support the School and College Knowledge Exchange agendas.

    13. To engage in professional development as appropriate.

    14. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.

    Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



    • A1 A PhD in a relevant area.
    • A2 Outstanding knowledge of research within relevant areas which
    • enhances and expands existing areas of expertise within the Centre
    • A3 An international research profile.


    • B1 Knowledge of international/global media



    • C1 Excellent academic leadership skills.
    • C2 Substantial evidence of carrying out and sustaining research at the highest level.
    • C3 Experience of working both independently and as part of a team.
    • C4 Extensive track record of seeking and acquiring external research funding.
    • C5 Excellent collaborative skills, both in an interdisciplinary context and beyond academia
    • C6 Excellent organisational skills, including time/project management skills.
    • C7 Ability to increase the number of students coming to the University to undertake postgraduate study.
    • C8 Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • C9 Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • C10 Ability to demonstrate originality and innovation in research and scholarship
    • C11 Capacity to lead, enthuse and motivate students and colleagues



    • E1 Typically 5-7 years postdoctoral experience.
    • E2 Outstanding international publication record and research profile which can significantly enhance the subject area’s standing internationally and which would significantly enhance any future University submission to national research assessment exercise(s) with demonstrable performance at 4* level.
    • E3 A significant track record of attracting external research funding.
    • E4 Extensive experience of teaching in relevant subject area(s) and the ability to teach across disciplines.
    • E5 Extensive experience of postgraduate, Masters and PhD supervision. Where academic experience is gained outside of the UK the ability to demonstrate equivalent experience may be consider.
    • E7 A demonstrable commitment to Knowledge Exchange, public engagement and the broader impact of research.
    • E8 An established international academic network.


    F1 Track record of research and teaching on international/global aspects of media

    Job Features

    • Planning and Organising
    • Participating fully in a team of research-active staff.
    • Researching and publishing work of the highest quality in appropriate outlets
    • Preparing and presenting applications for research funding
    • Planning and organising research meetings, seminars and conferences
    • Supervising, where appropriate, postdoctoral research assistants
    • Supervising postgraduate, Masters and doctoral students
    • Actively contributing to University/College/School research strategy
    • Contributing to international and national research developments
    • Providing leadership in strategic planning of research, teaching and
    • administration at all levels within and beyond the School, including the identification of new initiatives.
    • Providing leadership in designing programmes and courses, and in delivering teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students
    • Undertaking assessment and delivering feedback to undergraduate and postgraduate students
    • Participating in University/College/School planning
    • Organising knowledge exchange and outreach activities as appropriate
    • Decision Making
    • Decisions on research methodology and submission of grant applications
    • Decisions on placement of research output
    • Decisions on programme/course content and teaching and assessment methods
    • Decisions on short-term and longer-term research objectives for
    • postgraduate students
    • Mentoring of new research and/or teaching staff
    • Contributing to University/College/School decision-making on research
    • and teaching
    • Prioritising workload in accordance with agreed School/College strategy.
    • Taking responsibility for organisation of resources, as appropriate.

    Internal/External Relationships


    • Director of CCPR, Head of School, Head of College and University officers to ensure that strategic objectives are met Academic colleagues for information exchange to facilitate effective research and teaching.
    • Research students/postdoctoral researchers to oversee and advise on research
    • Undergraduate and postgraduate students to optimise their learning
    • Administrative staff for exchange of information relating to delivery of research and teaching


    • Key researchers in the field
    • Key practitioners
    • Relevant governmental and non-governmental organisations
    • Research Councils, charitable bodies and other external sources of
    • research funding
    • General public/media
    • Problem Solving
    • World-class research is a key aspect of this post, including solving research problems at the forefront of the field and the development of new ideas, methods and research projects
    • Resolving issues regarding research funding
    • Resolving issues arising in pursuit of research objectives
    • Assisting research students to resolve problems regarding their research
    • Assisting postgraduate students to resolve problems regarding their studies
    • Resolving issues arising in performance of administrative functions
    • Proposing, imaginatively, strategies and negotiating alternative arrangements in response to strategic challenges in research, teaching and service

    Standard Terms & Conditions

    The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade 9 , £51,630 - £58,089 per annum.

    The post is full time and open ended.

    The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

    Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

    New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

    Vacancy reference: 024028, Closing date: 19 February 2019

    It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

    We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity

  • 24.01.2019 10:58 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Application deadline:  February 6, 2019

    University of West Scotland (UK)

    Direct and indirect contribution of developing creative industries, cultural sector and events as a core of Paisley’s economy; inclusive economic growth in Paisley and environs Applications are invited for a PhD Scholarship examining the economic impact of developing the creative economy as an important dimension of the overall local economy through a diverse range of creative industries, culture and heritage projects and programmes.

    The research aims to investigate, evidence and analyse the direct and indirect effects on the local economy of Paisley, of cultural regeneration programmes and the stimulation of the local creative industries sector.

    The objectives are to:

    • Explore and contextualise the economic contribution of the culture sector and event programmes delivered by public, private and third sector organisations in the area.

    • Identify the economic and social contribution of and opportunities for creative industries in Paisley, and where relevant, wider Renfrewshire.

    • Evaluate and demonstrate the impact of investing in cultural and creative industries development alongside other investment made to support economic growth in Paisley and Renfrewshire in pursuit of an inclusive economy.

    Candidates with a first degree and/or Master’s degree with a component of economics or, an urban geography, creative industries or culture/heritage studies background are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be familiar with cost-benefit analysis and the tools of project appraisal as applied in an urban context. Some knowledge of statisticalor econometric software packages (SPSS, E-Views, or STATA) will be advantageous though further training will be provided. Demonstrable understanding of the creative industries and the roles of culture and heritage in regeneration is required, alongside the ability to work effectively in academic and non-academic environments.

    This fully-funded studentship includes tuition fees and stipend for three years of full-time study. The researcher will be based at the new Centre for Culture, Sport and Events (CCSE) at UWS Paisley campus and will spend some of their time with Renfrewshire Council Regeneration Service.

    CCSE was established in partnership with Renfrewshire Council during Paisley’s UK City of Culture bid process. CCSE ensures that collaborative research and evaluation are fundamental to Paisley’s approach to cultural regeneration, informing continued learning and improvement, establishing Paisley as a centre for excellence in cultural regeneration. CCSE has four key themes:

    • place-focused cultural regeneration; arts, cultural diplomacy, and soft power

    • sport, cultural events and festivals

    • media, communication and digital cultures.

    The first and fourth themes support activity connected to five step changes identified by Renfrewshire Council, which aim to build from the

    UK City of Culture bid:

    1. Grow creativity as a significant new dimension to Paisley’s economy;

    2. Radically change Paisley’s image and reputation in Scotland, the UK and internationally

    3. Paisley will be recognised for its cultural excellence

    4. Lift Paisley’s communities out of poverty

    5. Transform

    Paisley into a vibrant cultural town centre These step changes aim to support local inclusive growth and development, benefitting the town and wider Renfrewshire region.

    To apply for the studentship, applicants should send a two-page proposal and a short CV. Interviews will be held in early February 2019. The studentship will start as soon as possible thereafter. Informal enquiries can be made to Professor John Struthers in the School of Business and Enterprise:

    Funding Notes

    We are looking for enthusiastic and outstanding candidates with a degree relevant to this project, an excellent attitude to collaborative research, attention to detail, ability to withstand a fast learning curve, good communication skills and most importantly, creative enthusiasm. The scholarship is available to students from the UK and EU.

    The studentship offers an annual stipend of £14,777 per annum for three years and payment of the tuition fees.

    Read more

  • 24.01.2019 10:52 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ilija Tomanić Trivundža

    Press Photography and Visual Framing of News presents an argument for the necessity of taking images seriously within the field of media and communication studies. The argument, although not new, is worth repeating, since regardless of the (over)saturation of contemporary communication with visuals, the field has still not come to terms with the image.

    The book presents key theoretical debates on news framing and the specifics of the visual framing of news, which are reconsidered within the norms and conventions of the specific cultural apparatus within which photography is put to work – journalism. The book provides a tentative typology of visual framing and outlines the general trend of the visual framing of news as a move towards a more iconic 

    and symbolic representation. This move on the one hand increases the role of images in news reporting by exposing their ability to condense the events into easily recognisable and culturally shared symbols. On the other, it can lead to the impoverishment of visual communication through the overt reduction of particular events into typical occurrences, transforming photogr

    aphs into mere illustrations and generic visual cues.

    The book also

     points to the important future challenges of visual framing research, namely the need to be able to explain the increasingly convoluted ways in which photographs are used within the convergent media environment to make sense of on-going events and the need to address the changes within the medium of photography itself, namely the fact that in the converged and increasingly surveilled communication environment, the primacy of the representational value of images has been both challenged and instrumentalised.

    Discount code PRESS2019 for 30% is valid until June 30, 2019

    For more information see the website.

  • 24.01.2019 10:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor of Media Studies. The position begins in August 2019. Specialty is open, including global media, critical perspectives on reception research, media and race, sex, class, & gender inequality, screen studies, labor research.

    A PhD in media studies or a related field is required. In addition, the successful candidate must have an international research reputation in their field and a record of proven teaching excellence at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Experience in program development is preferred.

    Apply online here by attaching a cover letter indicating your research plans, curriculum vitae, one piece of representative research, and contact information for three people who can provide professional reference letters.

    For full consideration please submit an application by February 25, 2019; however the position will remain open until filled.

    For questions about the application process, please contact Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor,

    UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit

    For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, visit

    The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

  • 23.01.2019 22:20 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    November 13-15, 2019

    University of Zurich (UZH), Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ)

    Deadline: June 15, 2019

    Biannual Meeting of the Health Communication Temporary Working Group of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)

    Annual Conference of the Health Communication Division of the German Communication Association (DGPuK)

    The Department of Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich (IKMZ) is delighted to host the European Conference on Health Communication (ECHC) 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland, from 13 to 15 November 2019. The conference of the Health Communication Temporary Working Group of the ECREA and the Health Communication Division of the DGPuK has a thematic focus on social aspects of health communication. It will provide a platform for discussing the interrelations between health, health communication, media, and people’s social contexts on various levels and from diverse perspectives.

    With the aim to represent the full scope of current health communication research in Europe, the ECHC also welcomes research on further issues of health communication.

    Thematic panels on social aspects of health communication

    Health and health-related behaviors are embedded in social contexts in various ways, which comprise both risks and opportunitiesfor individual’s health. Communicable (i.e., infectious) diseases, such as HIV or influenza, are spread through social contacts between persons, and unfavorable health behaviors (e.g., alcohol and drug abuse) might be reinforced by social influence. On the other hand, social support can ease the coping with diseases in everyday life (e.g., diabetes, depression), and social norms may promote favorable health behaviors (e.g., doing sports or eating healthily). Since social aspects—such as social influence, support, and norms—unfold their effect through communication, they deserve special attention by health communication scholars to protect, maintain, and improve individual and public health.

    The conference aims to address the complexity of individuals’ social contexts and the full breadth of communication—ranging from interpersonal communication to mass media, online to offline, intended to unintended etc. It therefore calls for proposals analyzing the interrelations between social aspects, different forms of health-related communication, and health at the individual, interpersonal, and societal level.

    To illustrate the conference’s scope, exemplary questions and concepts are provided in the following. Please note that these examples are not intended to limit the range of possible submissions. Proposals that do not explicitly address the following aspects but refer to social aspects of health communication in other ways are very welcome.

    Individual level:

    • Which health behaviors are especially susceptible to social influence (e.g., private vs. public health behavior) and what role do different means of communication play in these contexts?
    • How are individual social-related characteristics, such as traits (e.g., need to belong), cognitions (e.g., perceived norms), and motives (e.g., need for social integration) associated with health behavior and health-related communication?
    • How are media messages elaborated that address social aspects of health behavior (e.g.,social frames)?

    Interpersonal level:

    • Which relevance do different settings have for health communication (e.g., family, colleagues, self-help groups)?
    • Which role do different actors (e.g., doctors, patients, bystanders) and social roles (e.g., opinion leaders, influencers, followers) play in the context of health communication?
    • How does health-related interpersonal communication differ depending on the channel and platform (e.g., face-to-face vs. mediated)?

    Societal level:

    • Which sociocultural aspects (e.g., collectivistic vs. individualistic societies) and characteristics of the media system are relevant regarding health and health communication?
    • What kind of divides related to health communication exist in societies and what are their consequences (e.g., digital divides)?
    • How can societal inequalities and health-related stigmatization be addressed by health communication and what guidelines are helpful for journalists to ease these issues?

    The conference calls for basic research describing and explaining these aspects but also refers to applied research seeking to solve practical health communication issues. It is interested in theories, methods, and study designs that allow studying social aspects of health communication at different levels as well as the integration of various levels within a single approach.

    Open panels

    Besides submissions that address the thematic focus, the conference invites proposals presenting research on current issues of health communication. Especially welcome are contributions presenting a European perspective. This may include case studies from European countries, comparative studies, and Pan-European initiatives.

    Submission format

    The ECHC invites empirical—quantitative or qualitative—, methodological, as well as theoretical contributions. In the case of empirical submissions, data collection should be completed, and (at least preliminary) results should be reported in the submission.

    Proposals can be submitted as presentation and poster proposals. Both—presentation and posters proposals—should be submitted in the form of extended abstracts with a maximum length of 8.000 characters (incl. space characters, excl. references, tables and figures). Abstracts must be written in

    English and have to be submitted via the ECHC 2019 submission platform until 15 June 2019. The submission system will open on 30 April 2019.

    Please note that you will have to specify whether the submission is a proposal for the thematic or the open panel when submitting your abstract. Additionally, you will be asked to indicate whether the proposal is to be presented as a presentation or a poster in the case of acceptance, or whether both options are equally suitable for your proposal.

    All submissions will be reviewed in an anonymous review process on the basis of the following criteria.

    • Fit to the conference’s theme (when submitted to the thematic panels)
    • Contribution to health communication research and practice
    • Quality of literature review and theoretical foundations
    • Quality and appropriateness of the research methods or quality and appropriateness of arguments for propositions in a theory/review piece
    • Quality, clarity, and rigor of argumentation

    You will be informed about the acceptance of your submission by 31 August 2019.


    The ECHC 2019 will take place at the City Campus of the University of Zurich, located in the center of Zurich. Further information on the conference venues, accommodation possibilities, and the program will be announced on the ECHC 2019 website in due time.


    • Submission system opens: 30 April 2019
    • Submission deadline: 15 June 2019
    • Notification of acceptance: 31 August 2019
    • Registration deadline: 20 October 2019
    • Conference: 13 to 15 November 2019

    On behalf of the

    ECREA TWG  - Doreen Reifegerste,Thomas N. Friemel , Julia C. M. van Weert 

    DGPuK Division - Doreen Reifegerste, Markus Schäfer

    IKMZ - Sarah Geber, Tobias Frey, Thomas N. Friemel

    Contact and links



  • 23.01.2019 22:14 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special issue call for papers from Journal of Communication Management

    Deadline: June 1, 2019


    Science is central for contemporary knowledge societies. Scientific results and science-based technological innovations are crucial to address societal challenges. Accordingly, science communication – the public communication about science, its findings, methods and processes (cf. Davies & Horst 2016) – has become more important in recent years (e.g. Hall Jamieson et al. 2017; Schäfer 2012).

    Science communication has also gained importance in organizational contexts. Scientific and higher education organizations have expanded and professionalized their strategic communication efforts with regard to media relations (e.g. Bauer & Gregory 2008), to brand building and reputation management (e.g. Chapleo et al. 2011) etc. The growing public and political attention towards universities poses new challenges for organizational legitimacy, not only but also in the context of organizational crises (Fähnrich, Janssen Danyi & Nothhaft, 2015). These developments have resulted in an active and growing community of science communication practitioners, the emergence of professional associations and the appearance of specialized study programs etc. (Gascoigne et al. 2010; Trench 2017).

    Organizations such as companies, political parties, think tanks or NGOs increasingly communicate about science as well (e.g. Fähnrich 2018a). They may use science-related information in advertising to promote new products, refer to experts to justify political decisions, use scientific expertise to appear trustworthy in the eyes of stakeholders or emphasize their use of the latest scientific and technological developments to create a favorable public image. They may also publicly question science, point towards conflicting evidence, highlight potential risks or even promote misinformation, pseudo- or anti-science.

    In spite of these pervasive trends, however, the communication of science in organizational contexts has not received much scholarly attention yet. Neither have many scholars from the field of communication management and strategic communication taken up the issue of science (cf. Fähnrich 2018b) nor has the growing field of science communication paid much attention to the role of organizations yet (cf. Horst 2013).

    This special issue on "Communicating Science in Organizational Contexts" will contribute to closing this gap. It invites contributions from scholars of communication management, strategic communication, organizational communication and organizational sociology, as well as from science communication, science and technology studies, the sociology of science and other related fields and disciplines. In doing so, it brings together researchers that have not had many interchanges in the past in order to develop a comprehensive perspective on the organizational (meso) level of science communication.

    Potential Topics

    We invite scholars to submit research papers – welcoming both theoretical/conceptual work as well as empirical analyses – on a variety of aspects:

    1. analyses of the (strategic) communication of organizations from science and higher education, such as universities, research institutes etc. These analyses may focus on public/media/stakeholder relations, public affairs management, crisis communication, reputation management, marketing or branding. They may concentrate on organizational communication strategies, on the institutional embedding of strategic communication within these organizations, the involved actors, communication formats, media and content, as well as on the use of this communication among different target groups and its effects.

    2. analyses of the communication of non-scientific organizations (e.g. political parties, corporations, NGOs, think tanks etc.) on science-related issues, e.g. regarding health and nutrition, sustainability and environmental issues etc. They may also include organizations promoting science denial or anti- and pseudo-science. Again, such analyses could focus on these organizations' communication strategies, the organizational embedding of science-related communication, the chosen formats and media, the involved actors, or on the use of such communication among different target groups and its effects.

    3. public communication about science with an organizational focus. This includes, e.g., analyses focusing on the role of organizations in public/media/online discourses on science-related issues, analyses of public communication efforts by members of such organizations (such as individual scientists), or analyses of the public perception of/trust in organizations in the field of science communication.

    4. the importance and role of the organizational mediators of science communication. Such analyses may focus on 'traditional' mediators like news/legacy media organizations, but also on 'new' intermediaries like scientific publishing houses and libraries, social media platforms, or search engines.

    5. contributions developing theoretical and/or normative frameworks for the analysis and evaluation of science communication in organizational contexts, e.g. focusing on professional and/or regulatory frameworks, or on ethical reflections and concerns.

    The CfP welcomes papers focusing on one or more of these topics, but also on other aspects if they are related to the overall rationale of the special issue. Authors are requested to ensure the originality of their contributions, and to outline implications for research and practice.


    • Deadline for full papers Jun 1, 2019
    • Reviews of full papers provided Aug 1, 2019
    • Deadline for revised submissions Oct 15, 2019
    • Second round of reviews provided Dec 15, 2019
    • Final versions due Feb 30, 2020
    • Papers transferred to production Mar 30, 2020

    Submission Guidelines for Quick Reference

    • Text length should be 6,000-8,000 words including references
    • A structured abstract with 4-7 sub-headings is required
    • Please use Harvard citation style (for in-text citations, references, figures, tables)

    More detailed Emerald publishing guidelines for authors:

    Manuscripts should be submitted under

    Full papers will receive one double-blind external expert review as well as one review by the guest editors. A maximum of 8 articles will be published in JCM Volume 24, Issue 3 in July 2020.

    Questions should be directed to the Guest Editors

    Prof. Dr. Mike S. Schäfer, University of Zurich, Dept. of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ),

    Dr. Birte Fähnrich, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Interdisciplinary Research Group “Science Communication” & Zeppelin University, Center for Political Communication,

  • 23.01.2019 22:01 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    June 6-7, 2019

    Deakin Downtown (Australia)

    Deadline: February 15, 2019

    The CCMIC 2019 conference explores how citizen and community media enterprises can be enhanced and their capabilities improved through new technologies, policies, infrastructures and collaborations, and tackling any hindrances to such innovation. The conference also provides a space for sharing of experiences and knowledge in citizen and community media enterprises across national borders.

    Paper and panel abstracts between 400-and-500 words from scholars and practitioners due February 15, 2019.

    Send to or

    More details here.

    Conference Convenor: Dr Usha M. Rodrigues, Journalism/Communication, Deakin University

    The conference is supported by Australia India Council project grant, Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA), Australian and Indian community media organisations.

  • 23.01.2019 20:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Edited by: Diana Ingenhoff, Candace White, Alexander Buhmann, Spiro Kiousis

    Country image and related constructs, such as country reputation, brand, and identity, have been subjects of debate in fields such as marketing, psychology, sociology, communication, and political science. This volume provides an overview of current scholarship, places related research interests across disciplines in a common context, and illustrates connections among the constructs. Discussing how different scholarly perspectives can be applied to answer a broad range of related research questions, this volume aims to contribute to the emergence of a more theoretical, open, and interdisciplinary study of country image, reputation, brand, and identity.

    Table of Contents

    • Charting the landscape in research on country image, reputation, brand, and identity: A trans-disciplinary overview by Alexander Buhmann, Diana Ingenhoff, Candace White, Spiro Kiousis
    • Country, Product-Country, Country-of-origin, or Place Image? Perspectives on a Perplexing Theme: Place-Product Associations and Their Effects by Nicolas Papadopoulos
    • The role of country images in international marketing: Country–of–origin effects by Erik B. Nes
    • Nation Branding, Product Country Images, and Country Rankings by Newburry, William and Song, Mohan
    • Evaluation of nation brand indexes by Henrik Merkelsen & Rasmus Kjærgaard Rasmussen
    • National Identity and Collective Memory: A Social Psychological Perspective by Pierre Bouchat & Bernard Rimé
    • Mediating’ national anxieties via stereotyping the French ‘threatening Other’: Analysis of the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand media coverage by Fabrice Desmarais and Toni Bruce
    • National stereotypes in Central Europe: Their accuracy, convergence and mirroring by Martina Hřebíčková and Sylvie Graf
    • The Global Construction of National Reputation by Tobias Werron
    • World Opinion, Country Identity, and Country Images: Some Reflections by Frank Louis Rusciano
    • Mediated Public Diplomacy as a Function of Government Strategic Issue Management by Tianduo Zhang and Guy J. Golan
    • Country Image in Public Diplomacy: From Messages to Relationships by Di Wu and Jian Wang
    • Media influence on the public’s perceptions of countries: Agenda setting and international news by Wayne Wanta
    • Talking at Audiences: Networking and Networks in Country Images by Efe Sevin
    • Analyzing Value Drivers and Effects of 4D-Country Images on Stakeholders’ Behavior Across Three Different Cultures by Diana Ingenhoff, Tianduo Zhang, Alexander Buhmann, Candace White, Spiro Kiousis
    • Epilogue: Bridging disciplinary perspectives about country image, reputation, brand and identity by Candace White, Spiro Kiousis, Alexander Buhmann, Diana Ingenhoff

    Routledge website:

  • 23.01.2019 20:06 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 23-24, 2019

    MacEwan University (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

    Extended Deadline: January 30, 2019

    Among the many changes introduced by new media technologies to news practices, the growing utilization of User Generated Content (UGC) is one of the most challenging. Members of the public are capturing dramatic events around the world and then sharing them, not only on social media platforms, but with professional news media organizations which are eagerly incorporating posts, tweets and images into professionally produced news stories. The presence of amateur content in news discourses is a growing phenomenon that is reshaping the profession of journalism, news coverage and public expectations.

    The issues raised by these practices often involve tensions between labour precarity and professionalism, entertainment and evidence, centralized and decentralized management of news rooms, traditional and emerging forms of social media news narratives, truth and immediacy.

    The symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners to share ideas and experiences in connection with the utilization of UGC in professional news coverage.

    Keynote Speakers

    The keynote speaker on May 23 will be Dr. Lilie Chouliaraki, Professor of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her main research interest lies in the histories and challenges of mediated suffering. She is the recipient of three international awards for her publications, more recently the Outstanding Book of the Year award of the International Communication Association (ICA 2015, for ‘The Ironic Spectator’). Dr. Chouliaraki’s work has focused on three domains in which the human body-in-need appears as a problem of communication: i) disaster news, ii) humanitarian campaigns & celebrity advocacy, iii) war & conflict reporting. She has published extensively on how digital platforms and genres (twitter, mobile phone footage, selfies) are fundamentally changing conflict reporting and the witnessing of war today. Her book on the topic, entitled ‘Witnesisng without responsibility. Digital testimonies from conflict zones’ is forthcoming in Columbia University Press. Her work has been published in French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Danish, Greek and (currently) in Chinese.

    The keynote speaker on May 24 will be Dr. Mette Mortensen, Associate Professor of media studies at the University of Copenhagen and a CARGC Faculty Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communication.

    She is the Principal Investigator of the large, collective research project “Images of Conflict, Conflicting Images” (2017-2021). She is the author or editor of seven books, including the monograph Eyewitness Images and Journalism: Digital Media, Participation, and Conflict (Routledge 2015). She has published articles in international journals such as Journalism Practice, Information, Communication & Society, Media, Culture & Society, and International Journal of Cultural Studies. Moreover, she is a member of the editorial collective of Northern Lights: Yearbook of Film and Media Studies and serves on several editorial boards of book series.

    Invited Participants

    Among the invited talks will be presentations from Derek Thomson, Editor-in-Chief of the Observer Program from France24; Padraic Ryan, Senior Journalist, Storyful; Derek Bowler, Head of Social Newsgathering, Eurovision News Exchange; Paul Moore, Executive Producer of News, CBC Edmonton; and Natalie Miller, Assistant Editor at the BBC UGC Hub.

    Call for Papers

    We invite scholars to submit abstracts exploring one or more of the following themes:

    1. How is the use of UGC reorganizing professional practices?

    • User generated content and professionalism in news rooms
    • Role and significance of verification in news production
    • The problems of fake news when working with UGC
    • The growing shift of UGC onto private networks: threats and opportunities
    • The challenge and opportunities of new technologies for professional news rooms

    2. How is UGC transforming labour practices among journalists and the structural organization of news media?

    • Changing labour practices in the newsroom
    • Changing structures, staffing and organization of news desks
    • Organizational changes and emerging business models
    • Emerging forms of produsers and precarious labour
    • Professional labour vis-à-vis labour of love

    3. How is UGC influencing the construction of meaning in news coverage?

    • The impact of user produced content on the form and aesthetic of visual news
    • Role of contextualization in UGC verification services
    • The influence of non-professional producers on news narratives, framing and agendas

    4. What are emerging themes and tensions in non-professional practices of production?

    • Emerging motivations for creating UGC news content
    • Emerging practices and conventions for UGC production
    • Precarity and risk in UGC production

    5. What are the theoretical, methodological and historical considerations helping to understand and explain the growing use of UGC in professional news coverage?

    Other topics related to the above themes are welcome.

    A selection of papers from the Symposium will be invited to participate in an edited collection published by a university press.


    Abstracts (300-500 words, including references) should be emailed to the convenors by Jan 30, 2019 clearly identified by “UGC 2019” in the subject line. Email:

    Conference fees

    $75 (CDN). This includes lunch on May 24, a cocktail / dinatoire reception after the Keynote Talks, and coffee / pastries during breaks.


    Rooms have been reserved with campus housing ranging from $79 (Summer Suite) to $129 (Boutique Hotel Room). For more information contact Guest Accommodation Services directly.

    For more information, got to the symposium website or contact Michael Lithgow at:

    Symposium Committee

    • Dr. Michael Lithgow, Assistant Professor, Athabasca University (Edmonton, Canada)
    • Dr. Michèle Martin, Professor Emerita, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada)
    • Dr. Arnaud Mercier, Professeur, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris, France)
    • Dr. Lucille Mazo, Professor, McKewan University (Edmonton, Canada)
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    International selection tender is open until January 29, 2019

    Place of work: Communication and Society Research Centre – University of Minho (Portugal)

    Project: AUDIRE– Audio Repository: saving sonic based memories 

    AUDIRE is a research project funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. It aims to create social awareness on the relevance of sound as a form of expression and to explore the innovative and creative potential of sound narratives. The working plan is organised into five main objectives:

    • to develop a theory of sound as an essential support for human expression and as a source of knowledge
    • to understand how people recognise and value the acoustic environments
    • to construct a repository of open access sound contents
    • to create a virtual sound museum which can contribute to stimulate the creativity of emerging artists and at the same time preserve a kind of sound heritage
    • to promote sound literacy based on a proposal of pedagogical activities

    The research team is now recruiting a new researcher.

    Candidates should fit the following main requirements:

    1) to hold PhD in Communication Sciences

    2) to be proficient in Portuguese and English

    3) to present a portfolio of relevant works of technique and/or artistic production in the sound effect area

    More details available here:




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