MediAsia 2010 - The Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2010

Venue: Osaka

Location: Osaka, Osaka, Japan

Event Date/Time: Oct 28, 2010 End Date/Time: Oct 28, 2010
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MediAsia 2010 - The Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2010 28 to 30 October 2010 Osaka, Japan 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. Conference Chair: Professor Gary E. Swanson Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair in Journalism The University of Northern Colorado, USA 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 todays 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: Advertising Communication Technology and Digital Media Communication Theory and Methodology Critical and Cultural Studies, Gender and Communication Film History International Communications Journalism Research and Education Law and Policy Magazine Media Ethics Mass Communication, Society and Globalization Media and Sport Media Education Research Media Management and Economics Newspaper Political Communication and Satire Public Relations Radio-TV journalism Scholastic journalism Visual Communication