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[Commlist] CFP The Future of Media, Mediatization, Journalism and Communication

Thu Jan 24 14:02:27 GMT 2019

International conference:
'The Future of Media, Mediatization, Journalism and Communication'
(7-8 May 2019, Bydgoszcz, Poland)
Organized by the Department of Journalism, New Media and Communication,
Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

The conference will be part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the University and the 500th anniversary of the heritage of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, after the acquisition in 1994 (for over $ 30 million) of this Renaissance genius’ notes ("Codex Leicester"), said the computer is a reflection of Leonardo da Vinci’s ideas. The special panel on the first day of the conference is to be devoted to the heritage of Leonardo and other geniuses whose minds were ahead of the ages in which they lived. Thanks to the inventions of Edison, Marconi, Tesla and many others, including those living today, like the mentioned Bill Gates or Tim Berners-Lee (the inventor of the World Wide Web), people today use technologies that enable fast, efficient, interactive communication, and the works of Leonardo and others geniuses are now easily available in the global Network, in digital form, being an inspiration for further activities for the development of civilization. Using this inspiration, the conference is organized to exchange ideas, opinions, results of research and predictions related to the development of media, journalism, various forms of communication and mediatization of social life in various dimensions.The conference panels are to concern in particular (but not limited to): 1) the future of media, including: public, local/regional and community media printed press in the face of proliferation of the Internet sources of information radio and television in the era of digitalization and multimedia communication
2) the future of mediatization of social life and gamification, including:
mediatization of politics on a local, national and international scale
mediatization of sports and Olympic Games, including e-sport
mediatization of culture, gamification, robotics, cyborgs and VR
3) the future of journalism, including:
online and data journalism
investigative journalism (also international)
specialist journalism (political, cultural, sports reporting etc.)
4) the future of various forms of communication, including:
communication in social networks
political communication in the cyberspace
global communication, environmental communication etc.

The event accompanying the conference will be the pre-premiere of an educational computer game devoted to overcoming the spiral of violence as part of the project (co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union) #Again Never Again: Teaching Transmission of Trauma and Remembrance Through Experiential Learning. The project's participants, led by scientists from the University of Turku (Finland), are partners from 7 other countries, including Poland (see the project’s website:

The conference is free (no conference fee) and addressed to experts in media and communication studies, information science, game studies, sociology, political science, law, cultural studies and other specialists whose research is related to the topic of the conference.

Deadline to submit papers: 31 March 2019!
Please, send your proposal (the paper's title, a short abstract and your affiliation) to the secretary of the conference: Anna Garczewska, e-mail: (garczewska /at/

The conference organizing team:
Radoslaw Sajna - head, e-mail: (r.sajna /at/
Anna Garczewska - secretary, e-mail: (garczewska /at/
Dominika Popielec Krzysztof Chmielewski Piotr Grenda
Scientific Committee of the Conference: Hopeton Dunn (University of the West Indies in Jamaica)
Toby Miller (Loughborough University London)
Beata Ociepka (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
Stanislaw Jedrzejewski (Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland)
Mark Deuze (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Matt Hills (University of Huddersfield, Great Britain)
Juan Francisco Gutierrez Lozano (University of Malaga, Spain)
Nena Mocnik (University of Turku, Finland)
Miroslaw Filiciak (SWPS University in Warsaw, Poland)
Jacek Pyzalski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)
Magdalena Ratajczak (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
Tomasz Gackowski (University of Warsaw, Poland)
Magdalena Szpunar (Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland)
Radoslaw Sajna (Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland)
Piotr Siuda (Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland)
Emilia Smolak-Lozano (University of Malaga, Spain)
Anna Garczewska (Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland)
Dominika Popielec (Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland)
Danghelly G. Zuniga Reyes (Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia)
Krzysztof Chmielewski (Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland)

For more information, visit the conference website:

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