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CFP: Children’s Media Conference, Sheffield 4-5 July

Children’s Media Conference, Sheffield 4-5 July

RESEARCH STRAND 2013   

‘CALL FOR PAPERS’  



Introduction:

The Research Strand of the Children’s Media Conference (CMC) is a crucially important and popular part of this annual event, which attracts over 800 children’s media professionals to Sheffield every year.  The Conference takes place from the 3rd to the 5th July in 2013. www.thechildrensmediaconference.com
<http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com>
The content shared during the research sessions is always eagerly anticipated by delegates and the research strand’s role is to provide valuable insights and thought provoking research to the children’s media community.  The research presented may also be incorporated into other conference sessions as appropriate, to disseminate it more widely, and to inform discussions on a variety of topics.
The wide variety of topics discussed and the range of types of presentation at the Conference can be seen in last year’s programme:www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/schedule/
<http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/schedule/>
The CMC Research Advisory Sub-Committee is delighted to announce this year’s call for papers to be presented at the 2013 Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield on the 4th and 5th July.

Broad Themes:
The Conference theme for 2013 is “Are we there yet?” The theme reflects the dramatic pace of evolution within the industry and children’s lives over the conferences’ 10 year history and, especially, asks us to consider evolution still to come. Although not all sessions may address this theme, all presenters and producers will be asked to consider how they can make their content relevant to it.
We are open to submissions relating to children aged 0-14 years of age. Some areas which could be considered are;
–       Up- to- date findings regarding children’s behaviour, media consumption, opinions, interests and aspirations, connected with media use.
–       Exploration of how the media forms children’s opinions
–       The role of the media in children’s lives and current trends in kid’s behaviour and use of media
–       Future Projections regarding children’s media, technology usage and consumption
–       Looking ahead and exploring what we have to consider around co-viewing across any media platform and how it might be changing in the       future
–       Exploration of second screen activity by children and young people
–       Exploration of habits and preference in the VOD sphere, especially on YouTube
–       Exploration of accessing video, social activity and gaming on mobile devices
–       Commercial data which can be shared is highly valued at the conference as few delegates have easy access to it –
–  What does success look like in the business of content production or distribution?
–  What are the market shares amongst the key brands?
–  How are sectors growing or changing?
–  What categories of content are trending?
–  Which age groups are well served, commercially important, or underserved?
Note these are merely ideas and suggestions.  The list is not meant to be prescriptive and we are keen to hear your thoughts of suitable, relevant and thought-provoking content which can be shared.

Submission Criteria
Over the years we have been able to identify the types of sessions which achieve the most success with the audience at the conference. Below is an outline of the submissions considerations we ask of our research agencies and academics and where possible your submissions should reflect the following;

  • Relevance to the audience (please look at the delegate guide from last year to give you an impression of the wide range of delegates who attend CMC): www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Delegate-List-2012.pdf <http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Delegate-List-2012.pdf>
  • An emphasis on findings, not methodology (this is the key to a successful presentation).  Each research session last only 30 minutes, presentations need to move directly to “value added”
  • Clear and concise action points for the audience to take away and be able to use from the research
  • Long-term research which enables us to understand the past better and explore and project the future better
  • Wide research which brings good statistical evidence to bear and provides a good basis for market understanding
  • Fresh insights which are relevant to today’s children’s media landscape
  • A unique angle/area which has not yet been explored

For the purposes of contrast please see all the sessions headed “Research” in last year’s programme: www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/ <http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/>
NB Research sessions on Conference Day 1 (Thursday) were repeated on Day 2 (Friday)

Submission Process and Deadlines:

  1. Please submit a 600-word abstract detailing your proposed research topic including where appropriate objectives, methods and potential outcomes.
  2. Submit your entry to Jacqui Wells, CMC Administrator, at the following email address office@thechildrensmediaconference.com <mailto:office@thechildrensmediaconference.com> by Friday 15th March 2013.
  3. Submissions will be reviewed by the CMC Research Advisory Sub-Committee. The committee members are from a variety of backgrounds; Research industry, academia, client-side and agencies.Successful applicants will be notified by 15th April 2013.
  4. If you are selected, your final presentation will be required by Friday 24th May. This is to allow the producers to identify any other sessions that the research content may be further utilised. This will increase the coverage your research session will have across the conference.
  5. Research sessions will take place on Thursday 4th July – through the day, and will all be repeated to maximise their potential audience, on Friday 5th July.


Key Dates – 2013
                  Proposals to be received by                                         Friday 15th March
Successful Applicants notified by                                Friday 15th April
Final Presentations submitted                                      Friday 24th May
Presentations at Conference                                         Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July

Notes
If possible, given commercial constraints, we will seek to publish the presentations and associated video etc. on the CMC website immediately after the conference.  Please indicate in your proposal if elements, or all of, your planned presentation will not be suitable for this.
The CMC PR agency Franklin Rae will be seeking new research which stimulates press interest in the run-up to the Conference.  Again it is important for us to know if your research is embargoed or should not be featured in this way.
It is your responsibility to clear with research subjects and partners your right to present the research at the conference (and if possible online) and to clear all content in your presentation fordisplay at the conference to a live audience.

For further clarification please email:
Shazia Ali (Producer, CMC Research Strand 2013)shazia@mintresearch.co.uk <mailto:shazia@mintresearch.co.uk>
Btisam Belola (Producer, CMC Research Strand 2013)Btisam@bbri.co.uk <mailto:Btisam@bbri.co.uk>

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Call for participants ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2012

Call for participants ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral
Summer School 2012

We are happy to invite you to participate in the ECREA European Media
and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2012 that will take place in
Ljubljana, Slovenia from 12 – 25 August 2012.

THE FOCUS
The ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2012
brings together members of the European research community to this
summer school in order to debate contemporary issues in media,
communication and cultural studies.
The main emphasis of this summer school is on providing structural and
individuated PhD-support for young European scholars, through a variety
of working forms, including feedback seminars, workshops, and lectures.
The summer school aims to provide a supportive international setting
where doctoral students can present their ongoing work, receive feedback
on their PhD-projects from international experts and meet students and
academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the
future.

THE TOPIC
The topic of this year’s summer school is Media in/and society – present
trends and developments. The summer school is open to the full variety
of academic work from the field of communication and media studies. The
overall theme for the programme provides just one of the many topical
focal points of the summer school and will not be used as a main
criterion for participant selection. All PhD projects within the field
of communication and media studies are welcomed.

HOW TO APPLY

There are two options to attend the Summer School:

For students whose universities are a member of the organizing
consortium (see the list below) the Summer School will provide:
– Summer School materials (including 2 books),
– accommodation, breakfast, coffee and lunches,
– travel refund (see summer school website for details)
Payment of a membership contribution of 450 Euros for a series of
supplementary activities (research seminars, round table and social
events) organised by the Slovene Communication Association is required.
For students whose universities are not a member of the organizing
consortium but are either individual or institutional members of ECREA,
the Summer School will provide:
– Summer School materials (including 2 books),
– accommodation, breakfast, coffee and lunches.
Payment of a membership contribution of 550 Euros for a series of
supplementary activities (research seminars, round table and social
events) organised by the Slovene Communication Association is required.

The total number of students will be limited to 45, up to 35 from
consortium members and 10 students through ECREA.

CREDITS
The summer school gives full recognition to the activities of
participating students who are awarded 10 ECTS credits for their
participation in the full programme (including the supplementary
activities). Six of the best student presentations and all abstracts of
student projects will be published in the Summer School Book.

GRANTS
There will be 1 grant provided to students who are unable to otherwise
raise the membership contribution. There is a separate application and
selection procedure in order to apply for these grants. The application
will be available through the summer school website after April 25, 2012.

DEADLINES
The deadline for applications for the summer school is April 5, 2012.
Applicants from consortium universities and affiliated partners of the
summer school should coordinate their application with institutional
coordinators (see the list at the summer school website).
A wide range of student papers is sought for, and it is not necessary to
fit into the yearly theme of the doctoral summer school. The working
language of the summer school will be English; therefore a sufficient
understanding and ability to express oneself in this language is expected.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Stage One
When applying, each interested student is expected fill out a form on
the Summer School website (http://www.comsummerschool.org). Prior
registration on the website is necessary (the approval of the website
account is not automatic and may take up to 3 days.) Uncompleted
applications will not be eligible. Applications can only be submitted
via the summer school website.
This application form will include:
1. a 400 word abstract of the PhD project
2. a short CV according to the provided forms
The deadline for submitting the application is April 5, 2012.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by April 25.

Stage Two
Students whose abstracts are accepted will be expected to provide the
following documents and information in the second phase:
1. A 10-page (3000 words) paper on their PhD project as a whole. The 10
page paper should be a report of the student’s ongoing doctoral research
and not a conventional conference paper or a report of findings. Rather,
it is expected that the student will briefly present the focus of the
research and then take up aspects of the research process:
methodological, theoretical and practical issues on which he/she would
like to receive feedback. (Deadline: May 25)
2. A set of questions (maximum 1 page) with questions or problems that
students would like to be discussed during the workshops. This one page
needs to be part of the same Word/PDF file that also contains the
10-page paper. (Deadline: May 25)
3. Based on the abstracts and titles of other student papers, everyone
is expected to choose up to 3 papers they would be interested in being a
respondent. This preference will be taken into consideration while
setting up student working groups. (Deadline: June 1)
4. By the start of the Summer School, each student has to prepare a
10-minute seminar presentation covering the main points of their work.
Each student is also expected to actively participate in the discussions
of their own and other people’s work. In order to ensure maximum
benefits of the seminars, everyone will have to read other participants
papers before the Summer School begins.

List of Consortium member universities and affiliated partners
The summer school is supported by Socrates Erasmus Lifelong Learning
Programme project grant and is organised by a consortium of 22 partners
universities:
o University of Ljubljana, SI
o University of Bremen DE,
o Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) HU,
o University of Roskilde DK,
o University of Tampere FI,
o Lund University SE,
o Loughborough University GB,
o Charles University CZ,
o University of Ankara TR,
o University of Tartu EE,
o Vrije Universiteit Brussel BE,
o University of Stirling UK,
o University of Erfurt DE,
o University of Bergen NO,
o Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) LT,
o Jönköping University SE,
o University of Sacred Heart Milano IT,
o University on Helsinki FI,
o University Stendhal, Grenoble 3 FR,
o London School of Economics & Political Science UK,
o University of Westminster UK,
o Autonomous University of Barcelona ES.

Affiliated partners of the summer school are:
o European Communication Research and Education Association,
o Finnish national research school,
o COST Action IS0906 Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies,
o Slovene Communication Association.

Mediatization: media, power and change

Mediatization: media, power and change


Call for the panel of the
ECREA TWG Mediatization
at the ECREA 2012 conference SOCIAL MEDIA&  GLOBAL VOICES,
24 to 27 October 2012 in Istanbul

Chairs: Andreas Hepp, Stig Hjarvard, Sonia Livingstone

We live in times in which ‘media’ have become part of nearly everything: our work, our leisure time, politics, organizations, economy and other parts of culture and society rely more and more on media communication. To grasp this increasing media saturation, ‘mediatization’ has become a core concept for analyses and critical reflection. Mediatization does not refer to a closed theory of media change, but rather it invites an open investigation of the interplay of media communicative change, on the one hand, and other processes of social and cultural change on the other. In this way, mediatization seeks to understand the role of media developments in relation to other processes of modernity such as, most notably, globalization, individualization and commercialisation.

Within the such an overall understanding of mediatization the aim of the panel “Mediatization: media, power and change” is to discuss how far processes of mediatization are related to questions of power as part of media and communicative change. Both empirical as well as theoretical papers are invited, focusing especially on following topics:

• In which way are processes of mediatization related to ‘empowerment’ and ‘disempowerment’?
• How can we integrate ‘questions of power’ into theories of mediatization?
• How far does the present or historical mediatization support certain ‘forms of authority’?

Abstracts should be written in English and contain a clear outline of the argument, the theoretical framework, and, where applicable, methodology and results. The preferred length of the individual abstracts is between 400 and 500 words (the maximum is 500 words). All abstracts should be submitted by e-mail not later than 28 February 2012 to the ECREA TWG chair (Andeas.Hepp@uni-bremen.de). The panel “Mediatization: media, power and change” itself can consist out of up to 5 papers.

For further information on the ECREA TWG Mediatization please visit http://www.mediatization.eu/ .

Encuentros Paris 2012

BRINGING CHILEAN RESEARCHERS TOGETHER

The 6th version of Encuentros, the most important event that brings together Chilean researchers working at high-impact centers around the world, will be held in Paris, France, on July 4th-6th, 2012.

Registration deadline: 30. April 2012/ Registration Fee: 140€ (Academia) and 250€ Professionals

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE. 31-03-2012
The central theme of the Encuentros Paris 2012 Conference will be the exploration of alternatives to effectively integrate Chilean scientists and from other nationalities, trained abroad, into the process of economic and social progress in Chile. This subject converges with the analysis of global issues as international mobility and the contribution of knowledge to the development of emerging countries. Our scope goes beyond a theoretical analysis of this subject, proposing a conference simultaneously focused in practical ways of implementing this goal. Specifically, we propose a gathering space for academics, public institutions and private companies, thus promoting the establishment of cooperative projects among Latin America, Europe and North America.

The conference takes place in English, lasts for three days, and aims to gather a total of 300 participants, representing the main interest areas of Chilean researchers abroad.  This year’s program [link to: http://www.encuentros2012.org/program.php] will include seven sessions covering medical sciences, life sciences, engineering, math, renewable energies, education, communication, economy, public policy and urban studies. Each session will combine expositions from renowned international investigators and young scientists.

During the conference, round-table discussions about relevant topics such as how to combine sciences and business or how to re-integrate and transfer knowledge in your home country after studying and researching in Europe, will take place. In addition, poster presentations with the work of at least 100 young researchers will be interspersed.

Confirmed world-class speakers

In this 6th version of Encuentros, the participants will have the privilege of enjoying a Keynote Presentation from Dr. Saskia Sassen, Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and Co-Chair Committee on Global Thought. Her research and writing focuses on globalization issues, including social, economic and political dimensions, and immigration and terrorism in global cities.

On the other hand, the keynote speaker for Natural Science will be Dr. Rainer Fischer, Department head of the Institute for Molecular Biotechnology and Senior Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute. Dr. Fischer’s expertise covers many areas of Molecular Biotechnology including genomics, proteomics, cellomics, protein engineering, molecular medicine, immunology, virology, plant biotechnology, as well as the production and purification of recombinant proteins.

The keynote triplet is completed with the participation of Pr. Bernard Seguin, jointly awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize as a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which authored the Fourth Assessment Report on Climate Change.

Each of the seven sessions also counts with the participation of leading researchers in the different fields, strengthen our program with their knowledge and presentations. The Education & Communication Session is delighted to announce two senior speakers, Dr. Francesc Pedró Head of the UNESCO education policy advice group; and Dr. David Buckingham founder and former director the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media (link to: www.childrenyouthandmedia.org). The confirmed senior speakers of the Medical & Life Sciences Session are Dr. Fernando Mönckeberg National Science Prize of Chile (1998) and founder of the Institute for Nutrition and Food Technology of Chile; and Dr. Alain Berthoz engineer, psychologist and neurophysiologist, and professor at the Collège de France where he heads the CNRS-Collège de France Physiology of perception and action. In the Interdisciplinary Applied Sciences Session, the confirmed senior speakers are: Pr. Fernando Acevedo founder of Biochemical Engineering major and Dr. Juan A. Asenjo 2004 National Science Prize of Chile President of the Chilean Academy of Sciences, professor and Director of the Centre for Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Chile.

Call for abstracts

Encuentros Paris 2012 Conference has opened a multidisciplinary call for oral presentations and/or posters, in order to represent the thematic diversity of our community research areas. You are invited to propose papers and/or posters for this event. The official language is English, with the possibility of communication in French or Spanish only to be considered in exceptional cases. The submission deadline is March 31, 2012.

For information about:

Program [link to: http://www.encuentros2012.org/program.php]

Confirmed senior speakers: [link to: http://www.encuentros2012.org/speakers.php]

Call for abstracts: [link to: http://www.encuentros2012.org/submit.php]

Contact and more information visit our website: http://www.encuentros2012.org/

Source: Encuentros 2012 Communication Team

FILM AND MEDIA 2012: The Second Annual London Film and Media Conference – The End of Representation?

FILM AND MEDIA 2012: The Second Annual London Film and Media Conference – The End of Representation?
Friday 22 June 2012 to Sunday 24 June 2012
Institute of Education, University of London,
United Kingdom

‘FILM AND MEDIA 2012: The Second Annual London
Film and Media Conference’ seeks to explore,
celebrate and critique the the screen-based
traditions of film, TV, and digital media.

FILM AND MEDIA 2012 runs jointly with companion
conferences LONDONICITY 2012 and UNDERSTANDING
BRITAIN 2012 under the overall rubric THE LONDON
SYMPOSIUM 2012. A single registration applies.

Proposals for 20-minute Papers and three-Paper
Panels are being accepted on a rolling basis until
the final deadline omediaf 31 March 2012.

Enquiries: mail@academicconferenceslondon.com
Proposals only via the website form at http://www.thelondonfilmandmediaconference.com
Sponsored by: Academic Conferences London Ltd

Source: Conference Alerts, http://conferencealerts.com/

SECOND CALL for papers & presentations 11th Journal of Media Practice Symposium ‘Media and Imagination’

Lincoln School of Media
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool, Lincoln, UK
Friday, 2 July, 2010
{final deadline 21 May}
This one-day symposium is designed to showcase papers and presentations addressing or demonstrating the issues raised by practice-based research or pedagogy. While the theme of the seminar is ‘Media and Imagination’ , delegates are also invited to address any topic of concern to the media production curriculum, or to those who deliver and research it. The seminar will allow for screening and presentations of work in progress or completed by delegates or by their students as well as the presentation of papers.

Further details: www.lincoln.ac.uk/conferences

The deadline for proposals for papers and screenings/presentations on Media and Imagination is Monday 26 April

Please send an abstract of not more than 250 words (for a 20 minute presentation) to conferences@lincoln.ac.uk

Telephone enquiries to Kerry Swarbrooke +44 (0) 1522 886039

The deadline for proposals for other papers and screenings/presentations is Friday 21 May. {Details are as above.}

Conference Fee: £50 (£25 concessions)
The Journal of Media Practice is published by Intellect  www.intellectbooks.co.uk

Source: http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/conferences/jmp/index.htm

Fourth Annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media

August 17 -19, 2010
Omni Hotel
Atlanta, GA

Abstract Submission website is now open with a submission deadline of April 25, 2010.

The conference planning committee invites abstracts for both oral and poster presentations in addition to panel sessions focusing on the areas of health communication, social marketing, media, partnerships, public health policy communication, and other topic areas that relate to the multi-disciplinary nature of this conference. A wide diversity of submissions are encouraged, addressing specific issues and approaches that range from- research and evaluation, and theory/model development to practice/program-based foci.

Abstracts will be reviewed and considered for oral, poster, or panel presentations.

Go to the conference website (http://www.cdc.gov/healthmarketing/NCHCMM2010/ ) to get more information on the conference tracks and abstract submission guidelines. You can find additional conference information or sign up to receive email updates at the same site.

The National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media brings together individual researchers and practitioners from academia, government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector, and provides a forum for collegial dialogue within and across these disciplines. The conference is an excellent opportunity to meet with colleagues and shape the future of health communication, marketing, and media research and practice.

The official conference hashtag is #hcmm10 so please search twitter for announcements and updates before and during the conference.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/healthmarketing/NCHCMM2010/