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  • Stephen Harrington Chair

    Queensland U of Technology
    Z6-510, Creative Industries Precint
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane, Queensland   4001
    Ph. 61 7 3138 8177  Fax 61 7 3138 8195
    s.harrington@qut.edu.au

  • Devon Powers Vice Chair

    Temple University
    Dept. of Advertising
    2020 N. 13th Street
    Philadelphia PA  19122
    Ph. 215 204 5953  Fax 215 204 5953
    devon.powers@temple.edu

  • Alfred Martin, Jr. Secretary

    University of Colorado - Denver
    1201 Larimer St
    Suite 3311
    Denver CO  80202
    Ph. 7739097063  Fax 
    Alfred.Martin@UCDenver.edu

Popular Communication is concerned with providing a forum for scholarly investigation, analysis, and dialogue among communication researchers interested in a wide variety of communication symbols, forms, phenomena and strategic systems of symbols within the context of contemporary popular culture.

Division members encourage and employ a variety of empirical and critical methodologies with application to diverse human communication acts, processes, products and artifacts which have informational, entertainment, or suasory potential or effect among mass audiences.

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Paul McDonald wrote on the Divisions: Popular Communication wall: REMINDER - CfP MEDIA INDUSTRY STUDIES: CURRENT DEBATES AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS 18-20 April 2018   King’s College London International conference hosted by the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London Jointly organized by: Media Industries Scholarly Interest Group, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Media Industry Studies Interest Group, International Communication Association (ICA) Screen Industries Work Group, European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) Media Industries and Cultural Production Section, European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Screen Industries Special Interest Group, British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) AG Medienindustrien, Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (GFM) Media Industries journal HOST COMMITTEE Paul McDonald (conference chair), Sarah Atkinson, Bridget Conor, Virginia Crisp, Jeanette Steemers ADVISORY COMMITTEE Elizabeth Evans (Media Industries), David Hesmondhalgh (ECREA), Derek Johnson (SCMS), Amanda Lotz (ICA), Alisa Perren (Media Industries), Kevin Sanson (Media Industries), Andrew Spicer (BAFTSS), Petr Szczepanik (NECS), Patrick Vonderau (GFM) FOCUS Studies of media industries have formed a distinctive strand of media scholarship. Foundational traditions in this field are marked by the political economy of communications, sociology of media occupations and institutions, media economics, media industry historiography, and critical and cultural studies. Subsequently, insights drawn from critical legal studies, cultural policy studies, economic geography, creative labour, cultural economy, Internet studies, production cultures and informal media economies have diversified and enriched the field.  In part this interest arises from contemporary changes within the media industries themselves, with the global extension and integration of media markets, digitalization of media production and distribution, changing business models, proliferation of supply channels, patterns of corporate convergence, and the blurring of producer/consumer relations. These are only the most recent development, however, of industries built on complex and contested histories. With the boom in media industries scholarship and emergence of dedicated degree programmes or single modules, studies of industry have gained a visible place in media curricula. This conference is therefore providing an international and interdisciplinary forum for reviewing the past and present state of media industry studies, and defining the future of the field. Papers, panels and workshop are invited from all traditions in media industries scholarship. We welcome work across the full breadth of media industries – print, publishing and journalism, advertising, recorded music, film/cinema, radio, television, video, games, mobile communications and social media - and in all international or historical contexts.  Thematic concerns include but are not limited to: • critical and conceptual perspectives  • methodological approaches • cultural and creative industries • political economy • production cultures and studies • economic sociology • de-westernizing media industry studies  • distribution studies • gatekeepers and intermediaries • cultural and economic globalization • impacts of digitalization • independent and alternative media institutions • media industries historiography • cooperative and competitive inter-industry interactions • law and the shaping of media industries • marketing and branding media content • media management • media markets and flows • retail and sales of media • networks, infrastructures and ecologies • ownership and concentration • policy and regulation  • politics of media labour • teaching media industries • media technologies as these relate to media industries SUBMISSIONS Deadline: 23.00hrs GMT 15 September 2017 Submissions are welcomed in three categories: open call papers, pre-constituted panels, or pre-constituted workshops. Detailed requirements below.  Delegates can contribute to the conference in up to different two capacities, i.e. presenting both a paper and contributing to a workshop but not presenting two papers. Chairing a panel or workshop will NOT count as one of these roles.   To submit your paper, panel or workshop, please access the submission portal - https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.mediaindustrystudies.wordpress.com&data=01%7C01%7CPaul.McDonald%40KCL.AC.UK%7C3623bffd905f444139cd08d4a4963cd9%7C8370cf1416f34c16b83c724071654356%7C0&sdata=iyuYGrU8mi9qAWVotdgoNbU5IklTW%2BTQzAyYEhcAhlk%3D&reserved=0 1) Open call papers Format: solo or jointly presented research papers lasting no more than 20mins. Submissions in this category must provide the following details: Type: State this is an open call research paper Title: Paper title Name(s):  Speaker(s) Contact:  E-mail address(es) for the speaker(s) Abstract: Description of the paper not exceeding 300 words Sources: List up to 5 sources relevant to the paper Biography: Brief professional biography/ies for the speaker(s) not exceeding 100 words Keywords:  Up to 5 terms identifying the focus of the paper 2) Pre-constituted panels Format: 90mins panel of 3 x 20mins OR 4 x 15mins thematically linked research papers followed by questions. Submissions in this category must provide the following details AS A SINGLE SUBMISSION. Type: State this is a pre-constituted panel Title: Panel title Name(s):  Chair(s) Contact:  E-mail address(es) for the chair(s) Abstract: Description of the panel not exceeding 300 words Biography: Brief professional biography/ies for the chair(s) not exceeding 100 words Keywords:  Up to 5 terms identifying the focus of the panel In addition, the submission must provide the following for EACH paper on the panel. Title: Paper title Name(s):  Speaker(s) Contact:  E-mail address(es) for the speaker(s) Abstract: Description of the paper not exceeding 300 words Sources: List up to 5 sources relevant to the paper Biography: Brief professional biography/ies for the speaker(s) not exceeding 100 words 3) Pre-constituted workshops Format: 90mins interactive forum led by 4 or 5 x 8mins thematically linked informal presentations designed to energize collective discussion and participation amongst the speakers and the audience of matters relating to the practices of researching or teaching media industries. Submissions in this category must provide the following details AS A SINGLE SUBMISSION. Type: State this is a pre-constituted workshop Title: Workshop title Name(s):  Chair(s) Contact:  E-mail address(es) for the chair(s) Abstract: Description of the workshop not exceeding 300 words Sources: List up to 5 sources relevant to the workshop Biography: Brief professional biography/ies for the chair(s) not exceeding 100 words Keywords:  Up to 5 terms identifying the focus of the workshop In addition, the submission must provide the following for EACH presenter in the workshop. Name(s):  Presenter(s) Contact:  E-mail address(es) for the presenter(s) Abstract: Description of the presentation not exceeding 150 words Biography: Brief professional biography/ies for the speaker(s) not exceeding 100 words
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