Deadline for Paper: Abstracts due September 25 2012
Category: Communications and Media
Website URL: http://mediasia.iafor.org/
Thomas G. Endres (Ph.D., U of Minnesota) Director of the School of Communication
Professor of Communication Studies, University of Northern Colorado, USA
MediAsia & FilmAsia 2012 Keynote Speaker
A communication generalist, Endres’ research and teaching focuses mainly in the areas of leadership, pedagogy, and popular culture. He is author and photographer of the book Sturgis Stories: Celebrating the People of the World’s Largest Motorcycle Rally (Kirk House, 2002). He has published over 30 articles in journals and proceedings such as the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Communication Quarterly, Communication Studies, and Popular Music and Society, and is author of numerous book chapters on popular culture topics ranging from an analysis of The Rocky Horror Picture Show to tattoos as family identifiers. A former intercollegiate national speech champion, Endres has delivered over 200 presentations, workshops and keynote addresses throughout the United States and internationally in countries including Spain, Turkey, and the Czech Republic. He presents at both academic conferences and corporate settings such as 3M, Honeywell, and Medtronic.
Professor Gary E. Swanson
Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair in Journalism
The University of Northern Colorado, USA
Mediasia and FilmAsia Conference Chair & Featured Speaker
Gary E. Swanson Gary E. Swanson is currently the Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair and Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence at the University of Northern Colorado, USA. From 2005-2007 Swanson was a Fulbright scholar to China and lectured at Tsinghua University and the Communication University of China. In 2008 he was Commentator for China Central Television International (CCTV-9) and their live coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games, and he will reprise this role in London this year for the 2012 Games.
Previously, Swanson was professor and director of television for nine years at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University where he taught mostly graduate broadcast students on the Evanston, Chicago, and Washington D.C. campuses. He has been an educator for 25 years – 19 years spent teaching at the university level. Swanson is an internationally recognized and highly acclaimed documentary producer, director, editor, consultant and educator. He has given speeches, presented workshops and lectured at conferences, festivals, and universities throughout China, India, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Greece, South Africa, Jordan, Germany, Portugal, Great Britain and the United States.
Special Theme 1: Social Media Usage, Over-Usage and Addictive Patterns
Over the past decade social media has infused itself in the lives of every young person in the developed world today. The types of social media that we use are ever growing, evolving and changing. The way we communicate has also changed dramatically – moving further away from face-to-face communication in exchange for an almost-perpetual need for text messaging, checking Facebook accounts, and instant communication via smart phones. It seems we have no “down time” and have to be in contact every waking minute. Medical research clearly shows a strong correlation between media exposure and long-term negative health effects. This Theme provides us the opportunity to discuss where we’ve been, the positive and the negative impact of social media usage, and the opportunity to gaze into our “crystal ball” to brainstorm about where we might be headed.
Special Theme 2: Globalization and Internationalization: Performance and Outlook
Media organizations across the world are becoming increasingly socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, both as a consequence of globalization and in response to internationalization. What are the positive and negative effects of these processes? How can the strangely powerful and yet rhetorically ambiguous concepts of globalization and internationalization exert benign and normative influences on the media industry, and how can they be used to more detrimental and even sinister effect?
Special Theme 3: Communication Ethics and the Media’s Social Responsibility: Power & Responsibility in an Era of Change
“Power without responsibility” is the origin of James Curran and Jean Seaton’s seminal study of the press and broadcasting the books title is a quote from the 1930s and British politician Stanley Baldwin, in perhaps the most eloquent rendering of the friction felt between those who are elected, and those who hold them accountable, but frequently remain unaccountable themselves. 80 years on and as technological innovations have created an ever-growing media net, and where the lines between users and consumers become increasingly blurred, questions of media accountability remain a constant source of discussion. This year MediAsia will continue the debate in the light of recent and ongoing developments in the Murdoch empire, as questions of journalistic practice are called into account, and their relation to accountability at every level. Added to this is the continued impact of social media on the more traditional forms, and how it has affected journalism for better and worse. Issues discussed will include events related to the fabrication of news and events, photojournalism fakery, citizen journalists, as well as covering news inside trouble areas where mainstream journalists cannot go, etc.
The Conference themes are designed to inspire invitations of submissions that approach these topics from a variety of perspectives and approaches. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Media and Mass Communication, including:
Communication Technology and Digital Media
Communication Theory and Methodology
Critical and Cultural Studies, Gender and Communication
Disaster Coverage in the Media
Journalism Research and Education
Law and Policy
Mass Communication, Society and Globalization
Media, Sport and the Olympics
Media Education Research
Media Management and Economics
New Technologies in Event Coverage (Backpack Journalism, Cellphones, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Political Communication and Satire
Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by the new extended deadline of September 25, 2012.
All abstracts will be double blind reviewed by a voluntary team, and authors will usually be notified of the decision of the reviewers within two weeks of submission. Those who submit near the extended September 25 deadline will normally receive confirmation of acceptance or rejection by October 9, 2012. As we anticipate a large number of submissions, we strongly advise that you submit in advance of the deadline.
All accepted authors may have their full paper published in the online Conference proceedings. Full text submission is due by December 1, 2012.
Selected papers included from the proceedings will be considered for inclusion in the proposed MediAsia 2012, Conference Journal. This will be fully refereed in accordance with international standards.
Submitting a full paper for inclusion in the proceedings is optional. If you do not wish your paper to be included then do not upload a paper on the system.
The deadline for full Conference payment for all presenters is October 15 2012.
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