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[ecrea] ANZCA 2012 ADELAIDE: Communicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century

Wed Dec 14 19:50:13 GMT 2011

ANZCA 2012 ADELAIDE: Communicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century

Call for Paper
The Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA), is a professional association for researchers, teachers, and practitioners in the diverse disciplines of media and communication in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. The annual conference is a major event in the ANZCA calendar, and attracts delegates from across the globe. The conference provides members with valuable professional development opportunities, including scholarly publication, networking and presentation, and learning about the latest national and international trends in media and communications research, teaching and learning. Research students are encouraged and supported to take advantage of formal and informal mentoring opportunities afforded by participation in the conference, especially the preconference research and postgraduate mentoring forum and other activities of the association.

The 2012 ANZCA Conference will be held in Adelaide at the picturesque North Terrace campuses of the Universities of Adelaide and the University of South Australia from 4-6 July 2012, with a pre-conference postgraduate research workshop on 3 July.
Conference Theme
When the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said that the world is in constant flux, and that opposites are intrinsically linked, the world did not understand him. But today we can confidently say that the only constant in our current global dispensation is change itself. We have witnessed dramatic changes since the World Wide Web became user friendly.

The pace of communication technology has ensured that we can no longer step into the same river twice. Our economic values have changed from landed assets to digital assets. We have witnessed changes from media consumers to ‘produsers’. We have witnessed changes in movies from Hollywood to Bollywood and from Bollywood to Nollywood. We have witnessed news making change from rich nations to poor nations and from the elite to ordinary citizens. We have witnessed and are still witnessing the effects of people power in the gulf region through the use of social media. We have become circumspect in defining our geopolitical and spatiotemporal spaces, especially as we witness the unfolding of new political landscapes and movements.

Shifting the post or posting the shift in Global events? The question is how have media and communication institutions been communicating these changes, and how have these changes affected the way media and communication operate in the 21st century. What other changes are we likely to witness in the near future? We are therefore interested in papers which explore the issue of change from different media and communication perspectives. For example, how has change affected public relations practices, or journalistic practices, or community and citizen media and, how have these media practices affected or influenced change?

Papers and abstracts addressing these issues should be submitted by 09 March 2012 for the referred stream, and 20 April 2012 for the non-referred papers. However all abstracts are due by 09 March 2012. ANZCA conferences have the flexibility of two types of paper acceptance modes: the fully referred stream which conforms to Australian and NZ research publication guidelines, and a non-refereed stream. Some Stream Coordinators have developed individual calls for papers for their streams. Every referred paper undergoes double blind peer review processes and has the option to be published in the edited conference proceeding. Non-refereed conference papers are not published in the proceedings.

ANZCA conference publications use the APA referencing style. Papers are not limited to the listed streams. If your research falls outside any of the listed streams but fits within the conference theme, it will be considered under the open stream. Papers should not be more than 5000 words in length. State whether you would want your paper to be refereed or not. The paper should include an abstract of not more than 300 words with your institutional affiliation. All papers and abstracts should be sent directly to the stream coordinators listed against each stream or to (anzca2012 /at/ if the paper does not fall under any of the listed streams. Please note that all accepted abstracts will be published in the conference program while only fully referred papers will be published in the conference proceeding. If your paper does not fall under any of the listed streams it will be considered under the open stream.

Streams and Stream Coordinators
Media and Citizenship: Prof Terry Flew (t.flew /at/
Creativity and Communication: Phillip McIntyre: (phillip.mcintyre /at/ Cross Cultural and Intercultural Communication: Niranjala (Nina) Weerakkody: (nina.weerakkody /at/
Health Communication: Mike Wilmore: (michael.wilmore /at/
Indigeneity and Media - Kerry McCallum and Lisa Waller: (kerry.mccallum /at/ & (lisa.waller /at/ Journalism and New Media: Anne Dunn and Fiona Martin (anne.dunn /at/ & (fiona.martin /at/ Communication Law and Ethics: Donald Matheson: (donald.matheson /at/ Mobile, Digital and Social Media: Scott Rickard and Clare Lloyd (srickard /at/ & (Clare.A.Lloyd /at/ Organisational and Business Communication: Colleen Mills: (colleen.mills /at/
Public Relations: Alison Henderson: (alison /at/
Science and Environmental communication: Catherine Simpson (Catherine.Simpson /at/
Community and Activist Media: Alana Mann: (alana.mann /at/
Sports Media and Communication: Brett Hutchins: (brett.hutchins /at/
Terrorism, Crime and Media: Jacqui Ewart: (j.ewart /at/
Political Communication: Terence Lee: (t.lee /at/
Communication and Pedagogy: Cheryl Cockburn-Wootten (cwootten /at/
Advertising and Communication: (anzca2012 /at/
Pre-conference Workshops and PG Research: Jay Reid (jay.reid /at/
Interpersonal Communication: (anzca2012 /at/
Communication and Disability: (anzca2012 /at/

All Other Enquiries to:
Conference Convenors:
Chika Anyanwu, University of Adelaide: (chika.anyanwu /at/
Kerry Green, University of South Australia: ( /at/

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