Media Streams

 
Date
Panels organized as part of the
16thAnnual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media, 14-17 May 2018, Athens, Greece
Abstract Submission Information
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14-17 May
2018
A Stream on “Sex and Media”
Stream Leader:
Dr. Karen Gabriel, Associate Professor, International Institute of Social Studies-EUR, The Hague, The Netherlands, and Head, Department of English, St Stephen’s College, Delhi University, India.

This stream will explore the ways in which the media (such as electronic, print, filmed entertainment, new social media and photography) represent, affect and shape sexualities and our understanding of them, and conversely, the impact of sexuality on the media and their modes of representation. The stream will also explore the ways in which economic and technological factors impact on the ways in which we understand, experience and constitute (our) sexualities.
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
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14-17 May
2018
A Stream on “Public Relations in a Global Context”
Stream Leader:
Dr. Kristie Byrum, Assistant Professor, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA.

This stream will address public relations in a global context by examining addressing theoretical frameworks, pedagogy, and contemporary public relations practice in an international environment. Specific topics may include corporate social responsibility, cross-cultural collaboration, reputation management, crisis communications, citizen diplomacy, global public relations measurement, global media management, technological innovations, freedom of information, professional ethics, and the evolution of the professional on a global scale.
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
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14-17 May
2018
A Stream on Mediatization
Stream Leader:
Dr. Ewa Nowak-Teter, Head of Doctoral Studies & Associate Professor, Journalism Department, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland.

Mediatization belongs to the most prominent theories of social change, but is also considered as a long term process with real consequences for everyday life, culture and society, forming our “mediatized worlds”. In the proposed stream, we would like to offer theoretically informed and empirically grounded discussions devoted to the mediatization process taking place on national, European and global, but also on local or regional levels. Papers reflecting the intersection of communication and media studies, including topics such as politics (policy), culture, and society viewed in a mediatization context, will be especially welcome. The general idea of this stream is to refine the understanding of the mediatization process using different conceptual contexts and empirical insights. The list of possible topics includes (but is not limited to) the following ideas: mediatization theory – conceptual studies devoted to its essence, different stages and manifestation, as well as its verification in diverse social conditions (conceptualizing mediatization); dimensions of mediatizations, e. g.: mediatization of politics; mediatization of popular culture and styles of life (transcultural and transnational perspectives); mediatization in late modernity; mediatization of religion; dynamics of mediatization processes in different geographical, political and cultural regions/environments (comparative mediatization research); technological dimension of mediatization.
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
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14-17 May
2018
A Stream on "Media Manipulation"
Stream Leader:
Dr. Vesna Baltezarevic, PhD in Law and President Alma Mater Europaea of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia.

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers of Communications, Mass Media and other related disciplines. By accepting the attitudes imposed by the media, man renounces the personal freedom and the right to know the truth. The absolute defense of the media is not possible, but media literacy can help mitigate the negative effects of the media and their deception and to influence better understanding of the anatomy and the mechanics of the media manipulation.
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
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14-17 May
2018
A Stream on “Fake News”
Stream Leader:
Dr. Patricia L. Dooley, Elliott Distinguished Professor of Communication, Elliott School of Communication, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA.

This stream seeks presenters who wish to explore today’s “fake news” debate within a multifaceted global context. The goal is to bring together academics, researchers, and journalists from across the world for better understanding emergent fake news and disinformation, to explore ways to lessen the likelihood of its spread, and to mitigate the damage it causes. A list of possible topics could include (but is not limited to): case studies on the circulation of fake news (not just on politics, but health and/or social-cultural issues) on global, regional, national, and local levels, accompanied by discussion of suggestions on how to mitigate the negative effects of such episodes; disinformation campaigns meant to foster fake news; post-truth thinking as a context for disinformation/fake news; hacking, bots, and other technological tools; the implications of fake news on freedom of speech and of the press; the impact of fake news on news professionals vis-à-vis government and political leaders; the roles of social media giants in the fake news crisis; and popular culture and fake news.
Deadline: 15 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form