Strategic Communication in Turbulent Times

A Stream on “Strategic Communication in Turbulent Times”
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media
13-16 May 2019, Athens, Greece
sponsored by the Athens Journal of Mass Media and Communications

The Mass Media & Communication Unit of ATINER is organizing a Stream on “Strategic Communication in Turbulent Times”, 13-16 May 2019, Athens, Greece as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media sponsored by the Athens Journal of Mass Media and Communications.

Modern times a priory are turbulent, and have been the object of disappointment, but appeals and aspiration of strategic communication. Since strategic communication is an interdisciplinary field, this panel aims for an understanding of the new functions and paradigms of business & political communication and media in times of uncertainty. We invite submissions to reflect a wide range of theoretical perspectives and research methodologies, and empirical researches on the theme both in the global and local context. Questions addressed the topic are among others:

  • Has the field of communication and media studies reflected turbulence as an a priori paradigm?
  • Which scientific problems do we see in communication disciplines and strategic communication in turbulent times today?
  • What does data driven “end of the theory” (Anderson 2008) mean for strategic communication?
  • What’s economy 4.0 impact on communication and media?
  • What are global and local differences on strategic communication in turbulent times?

You may participate as presenter of one paper,  or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an Ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form  by the 1 April 2019 to: Dr. Marina Shilina, Professor, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Advertising, PR & Design Chair, Russia. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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