The Asian Conference on Media (MediAsia)

Venue: Ramada Osaka Hotel

Location: Osaka, Japan

Event Date/Time: Oct 28, 2010 End Date/Time: Oct 30, 2010
Registration Date: Sep 15, 2010
Early Registration Date: Aug 01, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 01, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Sep 10, 2010
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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
International Communications
Journalism Research and Education
Law and Policy
Media Ethics
Mass Communication, Society and Globalization
Media and Sport
Media Education Research
Media Management and Economics
Political Communication and Satire
Public Relations
Radio-TV journalism
Scholastic journalism
Visual Communication