IAMCR 2013 Post-Socialist and Post-Authoritarian Communication Working Group - Call for Papers

altThe Working Group on Post-Socialist and Post-Authoritarian Communication invites submissions for the IAMCR Conference that will take place at the Dublin City University in Ireland from 25th to 29th June 2013. The theme of the conference is “Crises, ‘Creative Destruction’ and the Global Power and Communication Orders” and the general Call for Proposals is available at http://iamcr.org/cfp.

This working group is dedicated to the studies of the post-socialist and post-authoritarian media systems and political landscapes in different countries in transition as well as communication process between south and north. Intercultural communication research is necessary to understand and explain the emerging new systems and models, and the differences between these numerous regional and national ways of overcoming authoritarian heritage in these countries.

Members of the working group also have an interest in comparative (multi-language) discourse analyses, the visualization of international journalism and the role of globalization and critical global justice movements in this process, also in coverage of elections. This working group is particularly interested in the many processes in media and journalism of so-called “transitional societies” or “new democracies”. The working group also examines new journalistic formats and ideas, as well as functions of popular culture in different national contexts.

The working group on post-socialist and post-authoritarian communication welcomes papers and panels related to the conference theme, including such topics as:

  • Civil society and journalism values in post-socialist and post-authoritarian countries
  • Media studies in transition
  • Advocacy paradigm in conceptualizing professional journalism
  • Journalism education  in transition
  • Media systems and models: ways of transformation
  • Oligarchs and the media
  • Media role in building national identities and differences during crisis
  • National and foreign policy coverage and images
  • New media and media strategies in intercultural communication
  • Mass media' influence on the collective memories of authoritarian societies

Guidelines for abstracts: abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words in length.

Abstract submissions: all abstract submissions must be made centrally only via the IAMCR's Open Conference System (OCS) at http://iamcr-ocs.org. There are to be no email submissions of abstracts addressed to a working group head. Individual papers and panels are possible, but all proposals must be submitted through the online open conference system at http://iamcr-ocs.org from 15 november 2012 – 28 january 2013. Early submission is strongly encouraged.

Individuals may submit 1 abstract (paper) per section or working group as lead author, and a maximum of 2 abstracts (papers) to a single iamcr conference in general. Presenters are expected to bring fully developed work to the conference. Prior to the conference, by 28 may 2013 it is expected that a completed paper will be submitted to section, working group, session chairs, and/or discussants.

Other important deadlines to keep in mind are:

9 november 2012
First call for abstracts (for papers or panels)

15 november 2012
Open Conference System (OCS) available for abstract submission at http://iamcr-ocs.org

28 january 2013
Ocs closed

28 february 2013
Notification of acceptances of abstracts

28 march 2013
Confirmation of participation deadline

15 april 2013
Final conference programme

28 may 2013
Deadline for full paper submission

25-29 june 2013:
Iamcr conference

For further information, please contact the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) or consult the conference organizers via the website at: http://iamcr2013dublin.com