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[ecrea] Journal of Media Critiques

Wed Oct 07 18:38:21 GMT 2015

Call for Papers

Journal of Media Critiques
International Online Academic Journal
"Media, New Communication Technologies and Social Violence"

Dear Colleagues,

Our ‘Media Critiques’ book series which is published every year with
your participation and contributions and had gained an international
dimension, will continue to be published as an online international
academic journal named Journal of Media Critiques
( It is also planned for
the articles to be published in the Journal of Media Critiques, which
will be published twice a year, to be pressed as a book at the end of
the year.

Journal of Media Critiques is an online academic journal searched on the
international index. The theme of the journal which’s second issue will
be published on December 2015 is entitled as ‘Media, New Communication
Technologies and Social Violence”. The important dates and application
process for the publication, which’s subject titles and call for papers
are below, are:

Submission date for completed article: 4 December 2015

Announcement of acceptance: 11 December 2015

Last editing and publication date: 25 December 2015

You may submit your completed article to the address by
registering to the online international Journal of Media Critiques. In
case of any need, you may contact to Assist. Prof. Dr. Arif Yıldırım
((arify /at/ <mailto:(arify /at/>). As it seen
above, all evaluations of referees wiil be received until 11 December
2015 and new issue will be published after the last editing on 25
December 2015.

We would like to thank you to all contributors in advance and wish to
cooperate with you...

Can Bilgili, World Experience Campus, USA
Arif Yıldırım, Namik Kemal University, Turkey
Richard Vickers, Principal Lecturer, Lincoln School of Film & Media
University of Lincoln, United Kingdom


Georgeta Drulă
Georgeta Drulă is a Professor at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of
Journalism and Communication Studies. Her professional interests are
related to multimedia, new media, convergence media and new
technologies. She gained grants and led national and international
research projects, contributed with articles published in peer reviewed
journals and in volumes of conference proceedings. She is a member of
ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association) and
the coordinator of the master programme ‘Multimedia and audio-video

Will Straw
Will Straw is Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
and Professor within the Department of Art History and Communications
Studies at McGill University in Montreal. He is the author of Cyanide
and Sin: Visualizing Crime in 1950s America, and co-editor of several
books, including Circulation and the City: Essays on Urban Culture,
Formes urbaines: circulation, stockage et transmission de l’expression
culturelle à Montréal and Aprehendiendo al delincuente: Crimen y medios
en América del norte. His work on cinema, urban culture and media
includes over 100 articles in a variety of venues.


Journal of Media Critiques
International Online Academic Journal
Media Critiques 2015/2
Media, New Communication Technologies and Social Violence

The debate over media’s relationship to crime and violence has endured
throughout the history of communications studies as a field. From the
“hypnosis” effect contained within Gerbner’s “Cultivation Theory,”
through recent arguments that the main effect of violent media is to
sustain a sense of insecurity among populations, the question of media’s
direct relationship to violent behavior remains highly disputed. At the
same time, a moral critique of violent media has arisen which, while not
assuming a direct effect between media representations and social
behavior, nevertheless criticizes the stereotyping of certain social
groups as predominantly violent in character. Irrespective of the causal
relationship between media and behaviour, might we assume that media of
entertainment and information serve to “other” social groups by casting
them as the principal instigators of violent behaviour and the sources
of social insecurity. Might we point to a pattern whereby violent media
content organizes populations into the violent and the peaceful, the
perpetrators of violent acts and their victims?

This special issue invites contributions which take up the question of
media’s relationship to violent behaviour. If media remain the principal
source of information for a citizenry, what “lessons” about violence are
being propagated? If, as is suggested, entertainment content, in cinema
and on television, is increasingly violent in character (as evident in
the proliferation of crime-oriented series within “quality” television)
what conclusions may be draw about the society in which these programs
flourish? If new digital media (such as social networks) are displacing
conventional print and broadcast media, how are they reshaping the
social understanding of violence and its causes?

‘‘Media Critiques 2015/2’’ is waiting for critical academic studies on
the traditional media and new media tools’ impact on individual tendency
to violence and behaviors and to social violence. The articles that you
can send to the study can include the topics below, without limitation:
- Relation between Television and Violence
- Violence at the Newspaper News
- Impact of Advertisement on Violence
- New Media and Violence
- Violence at the Visual Communication Studies
- Child, Media and Violence
- Violence and Entertainment Industry
- Political economy of Media and Production of Violence
- Transmission Techniques of Violence at the Media Contents
- Impact of Media Production Styles on Violence
- Mass Communication, Media and Otherization
- Mass Communication, Media and Discrimination
- Media, Discrimination, Violence and Disadvantageous Social Groups
- Relation between Consumer Society and Violence
- Mass Psychology, Media and Violence
- Violence Language at the Media
- Violence Production of Media as an Ideological Tools of the State
- Ways of Protection Against the Media Contents that Contains Violence
- Media Ethics and Problem of Social Violence
- Violent Extremism and Online Speech
- Cyber-violence
- Violence and Social Sedia
- Online Privacy and Privacy Protection
- Reporting on Terrorism in the Global Media

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