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[Commlist] The 11th International 'Moscow Readings' сonference

Mon Apr 08 12:35:04 GMT 2019

On *17-18 October 2019 *11th Moscow Readings conference will take place at the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia).

The topic of the conference this year is /'/*Digitalizating Media: Communication, Audiences, Policies'. */

/The conference is organized by:
Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University
IAMCR Digital Divide Working Group
IAMCR Post-Socialist and Post-Authoritarian Communication Working Group
UNESCO chair in communication
National Association of Mass Media Researchers

/Call for papers:/
The process of media digitalization has significantly influenced communication practices and media systems in both national and global contexts. Today, there is a clear shift towards digital communication, with new channels, platforms, players, distribution and delivery opportunities constantly developing. As an effect of these processes, we can observe changes in media production and media consumption; growing popularity of digital media compared to the traditional media, and the gradual shift of the latter towards digital formats (digital broadcasting, appearance of online versions of print media, etc.); transformations in audience behavior and the growing need for media and digital literacy; changes of media policy and regulation instruments, logics and formats, and many other effects. There also remain some challenges that many countries across the world are facing today: the problem of digital exclusion and digital inequalities, unequal digital engagement of various social/cultural/ethnic groups, information security issues, deprofessionalization of the journalistic work, fake news/post-truth challenges, etc.

Questions for discussion:
• Communication in the digital age: practices, tendencies, challenges;
• Mobile media and communication;
• News media as gatekeepers, critics and facilitators;
• Mass media and audience: a shift from mass communication to more fragmented and individualized forms of media;
• Fake news / post-truth challenges;
• Media literacy in the digital age;
• Digital natives: media consumption and media production practices;
• New players and actors in digital communication;
• Digital inclusion / social inclusion: correlations and interdependencies;
• Digital inequalities in the societies across the globe;
• Multicultural/multiethnic societies and digital engagement;
• Policies against divides, distrust and discrimination;
• Information security in the digital age;
• Coverage of EU elections-2019 in the traditional and digital media

/Special sections:/
‘Digital, social and cultural divides: interrelations and interdependencies’ organized by IAMCR Digital Divide Working Group; ‘Media and communication in post- and neo-authoritarian societies: global trends, local formats’ organized by IAMCR Post-Socialist and Post-Authoritarian Communication Working Group; ‘Fifteen years of ‘Comparing Media Systems’ book: theoretical legacy in the new digital world’ (in celebration of 15 years of ‘Comparing Media Systems: Three Models of Media and Politics’ book by Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini, first published in 2004)

/Confirmed keynote speakers:/
Prof. Dr. Mark Deuze, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Dr. Massimo Ragnedda, Northumbria University Newcastle (Great Britain)
Other keynote speakers to be confirmed soon

Deadline for abstract submission and registration is *15 August 2019.*

More information can be found online at We would be grateful if you share this information with those who might be interested.

If you have any questions, please contact conference organizing committee at (moscow.readings /at/ < /at/> or by phone +7 (495) 629 52 76.

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