Istanbul 2011 - Media Production Analysis Working Group Call for Papers

istanbulThe Working Group for Media Production Analyses of the International Association for Media and Communication Research invites submissions for the IAMCR Congress in Istanbul Turkey, from July 13 to 17, 2011.

This Working Group provides a venue for researchers of media production. The working group focuses on different professional norms, technologies, organizational contexts and genres to grasp the internal and external dynamics of media production processes.

Papers addressing the 2011 conference theme 'Cities, Creativity, Connectivity' are most welcome. We also invite empirical studies of media production whether they are qualitative or quantitative in nature, whether they analyse fiction or non-fiction production or whether they analyse mass media, social media or personal media.

It is an explicit aim to include and encourage studies of media convergence: the 'new media'. These media and the production processes related to them represent an explicit challenge for the field of production studies, but other challenges emerge from new types of media economy, forces of convergence and globalization, decreasing publicly funded media, and conglomerate economics.

The group is open to all theoretical inspirations not only media science but also sociology, anthropology, management studies, etc. We also welcome work on methodological aspects of media production: production ethnography in general, problems and strategies of access or publication, and the theoretical grounding of methods.

The Working Group invites abstract submissions for the 2011 conference, and these may only be submitted via the IAMCR Open Conference System. Click here to create an account.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts (500 words) is February 8, 2011. The results of peer reviews of submitted abstracts will be announced by the Working Group Head by March 25, 2011. Full papers must be submitted online via the IAMCR-OCS by June 3, 2011.