IAMCR 2012 - Media Production Analysis Working Group Call for Papers

erythrina_caffraThe Working Group for Media Production Analyses of the International Association for Media and Communication Research invites submissions for the 2012 IAMCR Congress in Durban, South Africa, from July 15 to 19, 2012.

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 2012 conference theme 'South-North Conversations' 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.


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. As our focus is on production, papers based entirely or mainly on content analysis will not be accepted.

The Working Group invites abstract submissions for the 2012 conference, and these may only be submitted via the IAMCR Open Conference System.

Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words in length.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is February 14, 2012. The results of peer reviews of submitted abstracts will be announced by the Working Group Head by March 12, 2012. Full papers must be submitted online via the IAMCR-OCS by June 10, 2012.