Braga 2010 - Media Production Analysis Working Group Call for Papers

braga_2010The Working Group for Media Production Analyses of the International Association for Media and Communication Research invites submissions for the IAMCR Congress in Braga, Portugal (July 18-22, 2008).

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  2010 conference theme 'Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change' are most welcome. We also invite empirical studies of media production whether they are qualitative or quantitative in nature, and whether they analyse mass media, social media or personal media.

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.

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 Working Group invites abstract submissions for the 2010 conference, and these may only be submitted via the conference website.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts (500 words) is 31 January 2010. You will be informed whether or not your abstract is accepted by 15 March 2010. The deadline for submitting of full papers via the conference website is 30 April 2010.

Chris Paterson & Ida Willig