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[ecrea] Conference Call, Melbourne, Australia, July 16& 17, 2009

Tue Aug 12 11:04:09 GMT 2008


The Media and Communications Program at The University of Melbourne, Australia


the International Communication Association (ICA)
invite paper submissions for the international conference:

Journalism in the 21st Century:
Between Globalization and National Identity

Date:                   July 16 -17, 2009
Venue:          The 
University of Melbourne, Australia

Journalism in the 21st century is transforming rapidly with the globalization of news organisations, convergent digital technologies leading to new audiences and content producers and to a profoundly changed public sphere.

These are the crucial elements of transnational ?network terrains? which are shaping new journalistic formats and producers, and also new ways to mediate between ?the global? and ?the local?, and between supra- and subnational spheres. It is therefore timely to address the changing role of national news media in such a landscape and to reposition journalism in the context of such a globalized public space. Our conference will provide a broad platform for the debate of a variety of emerging issues shaped by these new forms of transnational public communication, forms which affect journalistic practice and the meaning of news and news cultures, in Australia, the Asia-Pacific, and throughout the world.

These new phenomena challenge academic discourses as well as news media, as the enormity of the changes demands fresh analysis. The conference invites academic papers but will also include representatives of leading international and Australian news media. Already confirmed speakers from news media are Malek Triki, Senior Journalist Al Jazeera (formerly BBC), London; Christoph Lanz, Director Television, Deutsche Welle, Berlin; and Christoph Wimmer, SBS, Australia.

This truly international event will enable a much needed discussion of new journalistic forms in the transnational public sphere of the 21st Century. The conference will host about 300 participants. Key events of the conference will be recorded by SBS (Special Broadcasting Service), Sydney, Australia. Please submit a 800 word abstract by September 30, 2008. Notification of accepted papers will be sent out by the end of October, 2008. We encourage academic submissions from Australia and all parts of the globe.
We invite your submission in the following broad areas:

Journalism and

?       Globalization
?       Conflict communication
?       The transformation of foreign news
?       Media diplomacy
?       Democracy
?       Ethics
?       Technological change
?       Social networking technologies
?       Convergent and mobile media
?       Citizen journalism
?       Network Structures
?       Youth
?       Ownership
?       New public service models
?       Diaspora, minority media
?       Networks, communities, interactive forms
?       New Public spheres

Please send your submission to:

(ivolkmer /at/

Ingrid Volkmer, University of Melbourne (Conference Chair)

The conference is organized by the Media and Communications Program, School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne, in cooperation with the International Communication Association.

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