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[Commlist] Call for Academic Abstracts and Sessions, Prague Media Point, Dec 3-5, 2020

Thu Mar 26 18:50:35 GMT 2020


DECEMBER 3-5, 2020
Submission deadline is June 1, 2020
Our theme in 2020 is (again)  WHAT’S WORKING
Back by popular demand! Last year, we at Prague Media Point decided we had had enough of all the doom and gloom around the media industry. Instead of looking backward at all the problems that have plagued the media in the internet age, we wanted to highlight initiatives, projects, and individuals that are actively countering those trends --  and succeeding. This solution-oriented approach resonated strongly with conference attendees, and based on their positive feedback, we have decided to adopt the same theme. Once again, we are encouraging submissions of abstracts and sessions by scholars and PhD candidates from journalism, media, technology, and other related disciplines focusing on examples in the media that are working and generating impact in the following subjects and topics, though this list is not exhaustive:
* Innovative ways to cover climate change
* Pandemic media coverage
* Media projects to counter polarization and disinformation
* Technology & security in editorial work and content delivery
* Effective methods for resisting threats to media freedom
* Engagement through social media
* Solutions and constructive journalism
* Trust-building techniques
* Different forms of storytelling
* Innovative business and ownership models
* Diversity in the newsroom

Confirmed speakers:
- Prof. Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Director of Research Development and Environment, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University (UK) - Prof. Claudia Loebbecke, Department of Media and Technology Management, The Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Cologne (Germany)
- Roman Imielski, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland)
- András Pethő, Founder and Editor, Direkt 36 (Hungary)
- Bas van Beek, Co-Founder, Investigative Journalist, Platform Authentieke Journalistiek (The Netherlands)
Please submit your 500-word abstracts and a short bio by June 1, 2020.
Download our template for abstracts or for session proposals from this page:
Abstract submission deadline: June 1, 2020
Notification of acceptance: Jun 26, 2020
Early bird payment deadline: Sep  15, 2020
Regular payment deadline: Oct 25, 2020
Presentation submission: Nov 5, 2020

Conference fees for presenting participants of scholarly abstracts or at academic sessions:
-Presenting participants: Regular - € 250, Early-bird - € 220
-Presenting participants ECREA members: Regular - € 220, Early-bird - € 190
-Students (PhD candidates) - Regular - € 110, Early-bird - € 90
Note: Regular: payment reception by Oct 25, Early-bird: payment reception by Sep 15.

 >>> ECREA members promo code: 2020PMPecrea <<<

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Registration fee includes: all conference sessions, coffee breaks and lunch, conference documents, and a certificate of attendance if required.  Interface for ticket purchases will be opened soon.
Come participate in this much anticipated conference in Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in the world whose center is on the UNESCO list.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the city’s Christmas markets.
Contact: Dagmar Caspe, Project Coordinator, (caspe /at/ <mailto:(caspe /at/>

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