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[Commlist] Call for Panelists for an NCA panel on “New Media and Digital Technologies for Social Change and Community Engagement”

Tue Mar 12 10:33:53 GMT 2024

Call for Panelists for NCA 2024 Convention-“New Media and Digital Technologies for Social Change and Community Engagement”

Song Shi, (sos59 /at/ <mailto:(sos59 /at/>

We are looking for 2 more panelists and one person to serve as chair of this panel (Panel Discussions) at the NCA2024 convention  (Nov. 21-24, New Orleans, USA).

The aim of this discussion panel is to shed new light on a theoretically and practically significant issue in communication studies: using new media and digital technologies to promote social change and community engagement, an issue that has a perfect fit with the  “Communication for Greater Regard” theme of NCA2024. The discussion panel will provide new insight, share new ideas, and pursue new lines of inquiry into the role of technology and new media in fostering social change, community engagement, social activism, civic engagement, and effective crisis response. We bring together recent scholarship and practice on this issue in international and intercultural communication. The theme of the panel may be refined for the research interests of panel participants.

Tentative title - New Media and Digital Technologies for Social Change and Community Engagement

This discussion panel proposal will be submitted to the International and Intercultural Communication Division, NCA 2024

If you are interested in participating, please send a 100-200 word abstract and the title of your research/discussion topic to Song Shi at (sos59 /at/ <mailto:(sos59 /at/> and CC Tim Huang, (TIMHUANG /at/ <mailto:(TIMHUANG /at/>  by March 27th. Please also include your name, academic affiliation, your title at your institution, and email address

Current Members’ Topic:

Song Shi, (sos59 /at/ <mailto:(sos59 /at/> , Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Tim Huang, (TIMHUANG /at/ <mailto:(TIMHUANG /at/> , Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Song: The use of ICT in COVID response in China (a chapter from Song’s new book, China and the Internet: Using New Media for Development and Social Change)

Tim: “The Time-Traveling Project”: the use of VR/AR for community engagement in the Hill District community in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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