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Preliminary Call for Papers: North Carolina, USA in September 2016

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Another upcoming conference we are looking forward to is the Global Communication Association Conferene in North Carolina, USA on 29th/30th September 2016.

It will be organized by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and supported by Elon University, High Point University, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The conference theme and topics are: Changing Global Discourse and Discord: Education, Communication, Media, and Social Responsibility

The divisions include topics like

  • Impact of communication technologies
  • Changing patterns of teaching and learning
  • Global communication flow
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the Internet
  • Human interaction in the information age
  • Virtual environments: challenges and opportunities
  • Open source publications
  • The business and global media
  • Trends in communication and human interaction
  • Global problems and conflicts
  • Journalism: professionalism, safety, and responsibility
  • Education in the digital age
  • Social media revolution

Submissions guidelines

Academicians, policy makers, corporate executives, media professionals, representatives from NGOs and research scholars are invited to contribute papers on topics related to the theme of the confer­ence. A 400-word abstract of the paper should be sent, preferably as an email attachment, by March 30, 2016. The abstract should include research objectives, methodology and significance, followed by keywords. The abstracts will be refereed. All scholarly methodologies are welcome. Author’s full name, academic institution, mailing address, phone number, email address, and a brief biography must be included on a separate page. Authors of the abstracts will be notified of acceptance by April 30, 2016.

Length and settings

The full length paper should be 4000-5000 words, 1.5 line spacing and Times New Roman 12-point size. Margins should be set at 1.0″ on all sides. Paper size should be set for standard 8.5×11. The American Psychological Association (APA) style must be used for referencing.

For APA style details please see https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01.

Conference location

The conference will take place in the conference rooms of the Sheraton Hotel in Greensboro, North Caro­lina. Room availability is based on a first-come-first-served concept. Therefore, participants are en­couraged to register for the conference as early as possible. A limited number of hotel rooms at a re­duced conference price will be available. There are many tourist attractions in Greensboro (www.visitgreensboronc.com) and the surrounding areas that conference attendees may wish to visit either before or after the conference.

Conference accommodations

The Sheraton Hotel in Greensboro will accommodate conference members. Participants are free to book their hotel rooms directly but must inform the conference planning members accordingly.

Travel arrangements

There are daily flights from major cities in the United States to Greensboro’s Piedmont Triad Interna­tional Airport. International travelers may fly from Chicago, Washington, Atlanta, Detroit, Los Ange­les, Houston and other major cities into Greensboro. Upon arrival at the local airport (PTI), a confer­ence shuttle service will transport participants to the conference hotel.

Conference registration fees

An attractive and favorable package (including lodging, RT airport transportation, hors-d’oeuvre, and conference fees) will be offered to all participants. Graduate students, presenting papers, will be given a 50% registration discount.

Important dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 30, 2016
Acceptance Notification: April 30, 2016
Full Length paper Submission: June 30, 2016
Last Date for Registration: July 15, 2016
Conference Opening Reception: September 28, 2016 (evening)
Conference Panels: September 29-30, 2016
Cultural Tour/Program (optional): October 01, 2016

Contact

All correspondence will be directed to the first author of the papers or the panel chairs.
Abstracts and papers should be emailed to:
Dr. Vanessa Cunningham-Engram
Associate Professor
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
North Carolina A&T State University
vgcunnin@ncat.edu

Panel proposals should be emailed to:
Dr. Yahya R. Kamalipour
Professor and Chair
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
North Carolina A&T State University
ykamalip@ncat.edu

For information on previous and future conferences please visit www.globalcomassociation.com

Preliminary Call for Papers: Istanbul, Turkey in May 2016

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If you are interested in participating at the upcoming conference in Istanbul, Turkey on 5th/6th you can find all information you need down below.

The conference will be organized by Yeditepe University School of Communication with the theme: Changing Global Flows in the Age of Digital Communication

As the world has become more interconnected we are increasingly aware of the global interdepend­ence of people and cultures. Human communication and interaction is not only facilitated by the Internet but it also increases the range and the number of ways in which we are able to connect and interact with others. These changing, shifting cultural, economic and technological realities have led many to question the power of the nation state and how it is being restructured. Information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly the Internet have and are transforming and even in some cases destabilizing governance and power. It is of common understanding by now that ICTs play a vital role in the social, political and economic development of every country. As they have be­come everyday technologies continuously embedded and routinized in societies where they are mostly used (Lievrouw & Livingstone, 2010), ICTS are also transforming social contexts, communica­tion activities, practices, social arrangements and organizations.

Taking our cue from Arjun Appadurai’s concept of global cultural flows, this year’s conference theme Changing Global Flows in the Age of Digital Communication seeks to explore the genesis, dynamics, and functioning of different communication contexts in relations to digital transformations flows as they are experienced globally. The theme recognizes the intertwining and fluid landscapes as Appadurai structures them and thus is organized under the five “scapes”.

Divisions and possible topics

  • Ethnoscape:
    Migration, immigration, community communication, diaspora and media, gender and media, religion and media
  • Technoscape:
    The Internet of things, big data, convergence, digital education, health education, future of technology
  • Financescape:
    Media management, business and global media, strategic communication, crisis communica­tion
  • Mediascape:
    Media profession changes, media content and type changes, global media, popular culture, participatory media
  • Ideoscape:
    Government policy and regulation, ideology and media, political communication, activism

 

Abstract Submissions

Academicians, policy makers, corporate executives, media professionals, NGO representatives, activ­ists and research scholars are invited to contribute papers on topics related to theme of the confer­ence. Please submit your 500-word abstracts by December 15, 2015. The abstract should clearly state the research objectives, methodology significance and include author’s name, institution, ad­dress, phone number, email and at least four keywords. All abstracts will be reviewed and refereed. All scholarly methodologies are welcome. Acceptance of abstracts will be notified by February 15, 2016.

 

Contact

All communication will be directed towards the first author of the paper. Any abstract or paper re­lated queries may be uploaded on the website www.gca2016.com (forthcoming) or via email di­rected to Dr. Banu Akdenizli, Department of Public Relations and Publicity, Yeditepe University: globalmediajournaltr@yeditepe.edu.tr

News about the ‘New Media Reception’ session (Parallel Session C3)

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The third parallel session will be covering the topic ‘New Media Reception’ and will also take place from 2 pm until 3:30 pm on Saturday, July 18th.

Gunther Heinrich from Stuttgart Media University, Germany will begin this session with his topic ‘Evaluation of a pattern based website classification ‘.

Ece Algan, Ph.D. in Mass Comunication and M.A. in Communication and Cultural Studies, currently operates at California State University, San Bernardino, USA. Her paper explores the politics of mobile participation and social media among youth in the more conservative and marginalized Southeast region of Turkey through an ethnographic inquiry of their convergent media use and practices. Her topic is named ‘Mobile participation via Facebook Zero and social media interaction of youth in Southeast Turkey’. ++ twitter: @ecealgan ++

Sven Hildebrand is currently focusing on his two Ph.D’s. Previously, he worked for numerous advertising agencies and served as the Chief Marketing Officer of the Techniker Krankenkasse. In his speech ‘Suspense and Quality of 2-D and 3-D Movies’, he will provide some interesting information about the influence of the display format on the experience of suspense. Furthermore, he will examine the influence of the display format on the overall rating of the movie.

Nicholas S. Iwokwagh from Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria will present his topic ‘Enlarging Participatory Communicative Spaces on Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health in Nigeria: A Look at New Media Technologies’. His paper explores the possibilities for integrating appropriate NMT platforms for engaging adolescents in interactive communication discourses, thereby enlarging virtual communicative spaces for mutually beneficial sexual and reproductive health dialogue among Nigerian adolescents.

If you find our speakers interesting, we would be very pleased to see you at our conference in Berlin! http://gca2015.com/registration/

Find specific information about the programme following: http://gca2015.com/schedule/

All about the ‘Journalism and Distribution’ speakers (Parallel Session C2)

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The second parallel session will be covering the topic  ‘Journalism and Distribution’. It will take place on the 18th July from 2 pm to 3:30 pm.

In the following you get information about the speakers and their topics at the GCA Conference.

Ekmel Gecer from Sakarya University in Turkey will talk about his paper ‘Global Ethics vs Local Traditions: Examining the News Production Dynamics in Turkey’

Nedejda L. Greidina from University of Pyatigorsk in Russia will present her topic ‘Memes in Information Warefare Context in the South-East Ukraine’.

Dr. Agnes Lucy Lando obtained her PhD in Social Communication from The Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, in 2008. Currently, Dr. Lando is Deputy Head of Communication Department and a Senior Lecturer at Daystar University, Nairobi-Kenya. She will talk about ‘Journalists’ Frequent Movement from one Media House to another Expose Emerging Challenges of Media Management in Africa in the Digital Age’

The keynotespeaker Jesse L. Masai from Daystar University in Kenya will talk about another topic  of  his’ after he already talked about ‘Glocalizing Charlie Hedbo: An Analysis of Coverage of the Paris Attacks In Kenya‘s The Friday Bulletin’ on Friday the 17th July in session A3. This time he will present ’19 Days in 2015: An Analysis of the Framing of the Digital Migration Debate by Cartoonists in selected Kenyan Newspapers’

This paper probes portrayals of the migration debate by cartoons in Kenya’s Daily Nation and The Standard and what they tell us about media management in the digital age. It assesses what their assumptions and biases tell us about the promises and limitations of the digital age in the majority poor world. Finally, implications for work on digital migration are discussed, with a particular emphasis on how media cross-ownership might inform efforts by nations to make the switch beyond the deadline provided by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

If you find these topics interesting, we would be very pleased to see you at our conference in Berlin! http://gca2015.com/registration/

You also can find specific information about the programme following: http://gca2015.com/schedule/