The International Communication Section (INC) of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals for the IAMCR 2020 conference to be held at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, from 12-16 July 2020. The deadline for proposal submissions is 23:59 GMT on 10 February 2020, and this deadline will not be extended. For other important dates and deadlines, please see IAMCR 2020 key dates on the conference website.
The conference will be held under the general theme “Reimagining the Digital Future: Building Inclusiveness, Respect and Reciprocity”. While proposals on any
As indicated, this year’s Conference theme focuses on: “Reimagining the Digital Future: Building Inclusiveness, Respect and Reciprocity”. The digital and technological advances in the second decade of the 21
At the International Communication Section we encourage proposals that address these important topics and their related intersections, by revising and / or presenting authors, theories, field work / practices, and institutions that move beyond partial visions and in a global and inclusive
We encourage our fellow colleagues all over the world to present abstracts and panels that are partial or final outcomes of their research. The proposals can be on any aspect of the digital future: both well-known, already-established technologies and also emerging technological systems, such as the centrality of the algorithm in the application of artificial intelligence, the rise of automation and robotics, and the newest advances on the internet and other type of digital technologies applied to the media. We also encourage that such proposals are oriented towards the reinforcing the values that help build inclusiveness, respect and reciprocity in the digital future that awaits for us, as we continue to explore the implications of media and communication for all the people in our digital and
Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words. All abstracts must be submitted through IAMCR’s submission platform https://beijing2020.iamcr.org/submit. Abstracts sent by email will not be accepted.
It is expected that authors will submit only one (1) abstract. However, under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts bearing the name of the same author, either individually or as part of any group of authors. No more than one (1) abstract can be submitted to any section or working group. Please note also that the same abstract or another version with minor variations in
The deadline to submit abstracts is 23:59 GMT on 10 February 2020.
For other important dates and deadlines, please see IAMCR 2020 key dates on the conference website.
The language policy of the International Communication Section is the same as the IAMCR language policy – that is, English, Spanish, and French. Therefore, we are pleased to receive and evaluate abstracts in any of these three languages. We are also able to allow presentations in any of the aforementioned languages.
The INC will host two joint sessions in 2020:
1. Joint session organized by the International Communication Section and the Media Production Analysis Working Group: "International Media Production”
Legacy media have a strong focus on national audiences and, specifically in the case of PSBs, are closely connected to national audiences and identities. At the same time, media have a long tradition of cross border broadcast (Radio Free Europe, BBC World, China Central Television and China Radio International) and trade (MIPCOM). The principal aim of
How do show runners, journalists, screenwriters, filmmakers and producers consider their international audiences? What are the implications of producing in and with different cultures, languages, working conditions, and funding models? How do global streaming companies like Netflix facilitate the production of local ‘originals’? What are the long-term foreseeable implications of this tendency, if any?
The International Communication section (INC) and the Media Production Analysis working group (MPA) would like to address these and other questions concerning media production across borders in a joint session at the IAMCR 2020 conference. We invite submissions dealing with any kind of media focusing on any territory. Proposals should explicitly address questions of production and have an international orientation. We also welcome proposals that deal with methodological issues.
Individual submissions for this joint session should be submitted to the Media Production Analysis Working Group, including MPA/INC in the title field.
2. Joint session organized by the International Communication Section and the Emerging Scholars’ Network
We welcome submissions related to the relationship between media and international issues, including, but not limited to: the role of media in foreign policy-making, media-citizen dynamics in different continents, comparative media analysis, digital divide, the geopolitics of global ICTs, and the challenges for media in the era of misinformation. This joint session will also collaborate with the journal Global Media and China for a possible special issue out of high-quality submissions in 2021.
Individual submissions for this joint session should be submitted to the Emerging Scholars' Network Section, including ESN/INC in the title field.
For further information, please consult the IAMCR Beijing 2020 webpage or contact the Local Organizing Committee by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or the heads of the International Communication Section: