Media Streams

 
Date
Streams-Panels organized as part of the
17thAnnual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media, 13-16 May 2019, Athens, Greece
Abstract Submission Information
1
13-16 May
2019
Citizenship & Journalism in the Era of Fake News
Stream Leader: Dr. Danilo Yanich, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, University of Delaware, USA.
Fake news is not a new phenomenon. But, the era of web-generated fake news has shattered journalistic norms and it has become a potent force in the information that citizens encounter about public issues. The public and journalists, alike, struggle to adjust to a world in which many citizens do not rely on professionally reported news sources, rather on information sources that reinforce viewpoints—a polarized world in which there is no agreement on basic facts. It is a world in which the media are labeled as an enemy of the people.
Deadline: 14 January 2019
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2
13-16 May
2019
Media Communication & New Challenges in the Entertainment World
Stream Leader: Dr. Mihalis Kuyucu, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, İstinye University, Turkey.
The aim of this stream is to bring together media researchers from all over the world, giving them the chance to present their work on the entertainment industry and share their findings from researching their local societies on the matter.
Deadline: 14 January 2019
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3
13-16 May
2019
Information, Ideation and Freedom of Expression: How Social Media is Impacting the Marketplace
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Kristen Hark
, Chair, Department of Strategic & Personal Communication and Graduate Director, School of Communication & Digital Content, Liberty University, USA.
Dr. Chris Underation, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, School of Communication & Digital Content, Liberty University, USA.
The tentacles of social media are increasingly intruding upon all areas of life and communication. This panel seeks to present current scholarship that illustrates the way this technology is:
• altering the structure of business, culture and government
• facilitating the spread of ideas (for the benefit or detriment of humankind)
• modifying traditional understandings of freedom of expression
• increasing or decreasing justice in society
• challenging or reshaping well-established theories of communication
• having counterintuitive outcomes, such as resulting in information that is harder to get; more repression of thought; increased self-censorship (these are examples, there is no limit to subjects that may fit this area)

Social media use and outcomes vary from region to region and nation to nation. This panel hopes to present a diversity of viewpoints that can illustrate the present use of, best practices in, or the unexpected consequences of the dissemination of social media.
Deadline: 14 January 2019
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