The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the inaugural Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2010, to be held in Osaka, Japan, from October 28-30 2010.
MediAsia 2010 is an international interdisciplinary conference that encourages academics and professionals working in the domains of media and mass communication to come together in Osaka this autumn.
MediAsia 2010 will encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. This international conference will bring together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas.
MediAsia 2010 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education. Academics working in Japan and Asia will be encouraged to forge working relationships with each other, as well as with colleagues from Europe and the US, facilitating partnerships across borders.
Conference Theme: Brave New World
Special Theme 1: Brave New World: Challenges and Opportunities
The media industry is at a crossroads in many respects, as it seeks to come to terms with developments in technology that simultaneously allow new heights of journalistic excellence to be reached, as well as the emergence of more worrying trends. The unparalleled opportunities of today's connected world have created a new set of challenges that need to be met, including questions of power and responsibility, editorial accountability, and the erosion of more traditional income streams. How these challenges and opportunities are confronted will shape the future of the media industry.
Special Theme 2: Brave New World: Globalization and Internationalization
Media organizations across the world are becoming increasingly socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, both as a consequence of globalization and in response to internationalization. What are the positive and negative effects of these processes? How can the strangely powerful and yet rhetorically ambiguous concepts of globalization and internationalization exert benign and normative influences on the media industry, and how can they be used to more detrimental and even sinister effect?
The conference theme, 'Brave New World', invites submissions that approach this wide topic from a variety of perspectives and approaches.
However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Media and Mass Communication, including:
Communication Technology and Digital Media
Communication Theory and Methodology
Critical and Cultural Studies, Gender and Communication
Journalism Research and Education
Law and Policy
Mass Communication, Society and Globalization
Media and Sport
Media Education Research
Media Management and Economics
Political Communication and Satire
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