MEDIA INDUSTRIES INTEREST GROUP
Media Industries 2020: Global Currents and Contradictions
16-18 April 2020 King’s College London
For full details including submissions, visit https://media-industries.org/
Second international Media Industries conference, hosted by the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London.
Following the success of Media Industries: Current Debates and Future Directions (2018) we are pleased to announce the next Media Industries conference will take place in April 2020.
Media Industries 2020 (MI2020) maintains an open intellectual agenda, inviting papers, panels or workshops exploring the full breadth of media industries, in contemporary and historical contexts, and from all traditions of media industries scholarship. MI2020 will therefore provide a meeting ground for all forms of media industries research.
As a specialized focus, the 2020 conference takes Global Currents and Contradictions as its coordinating theme. In media industries scholarship, repeated attention to a few key territories, frequently but not exclusively located in the Global North, has concentrated but also limited the scope of the field. In choosing the theme Global Currents and Contradictions, we are therefore particularly interested in receiving submissions engaging with industries, contexts and bodies of research that represent, extend or challenge the geographic reach of the field. To headline this theme, a programme of keynote speakers will be announced in due course.
A core aim of the Media Industries conference is to bring together scholars researching media industries from across multiple professional associations and their relevant sub-groups or sections.
The Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London is therefore very pleased to be organizing MI2020 in partnership with:
· British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) - Screen Industries Special Interest Group
· European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) - Media Industries and Cultural Production Section
· European Media Management Association (EMMA)
· European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) - Screen Industries Work Group
· Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (GFM) - AG Medienindustrien
· Global Media and China journal
· International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)
· International Association of Mass Communication Research (IAMCR) - Media Production Analysis Working Group
· International Communication Association (ICA) - Media Industry Studies Interest Group
· Media Industries journal
· Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) - Media Industries Scholarly Interest Group
· South Asia Communication Association (SACA)
For King’s College London: Sarah Atkinson, Bridget Conor, Virginia Crisp, Sonal Kantaria (conference administrator), Wing-Fai Leung, Paul McDonald (conference chair), Jeanette Steemers and Jaap Verheul
Deb Aikat, Courtney Brannon Donoghue, Hanne Bruun , Evan Elkins, Elizabeth Evans, Tom Evens, Franco Fabbri, Anthony Fung, David Hesmondhalgh, Catherine Johnson, Derek Johnson, Ramon Lobato, Skadi Loist, Amanda Lotz, Alfred Martin, Jack Newsinger, Sora Park, Alisa Perren, Steve Presence, Roel Puijk, Willemien Sanders, Kevin Sanson, Fawad Shah, Andrew Spicer, Petr Szczepanik, Harsh Taneja, Patrick Vonderau
Registration for the conference will go live in mid-November 2019. Fees will be published then and will be tiered according to the delegate’s country of residence using the World Bank’s country classifications by Gross National Income per capita.
Deadline: Submissions will be accepted up to 23.00hrs British Summer Time (BST) 16 September 2019 (please note: BST is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) + 1 hour)
Submissions are welcomed in three categories.
i. Open Call Papers
Format: solo or co-presented research paper lasting no more than 20mins.
ii. Pre-constituted Panels
Format: 90mins panel of 3 x 20mins OR 4 x 15mins thematically linked solo or co-presented research papers followed by questions.
iii. Pre-constituted Workshops
Format: 90mins interactive forum led by 4 to 6 x 6mins thematically linked informal presentations. Led by a chair or co-chairs, workshops adopt a roundtable format bringing together 4 to 6 speakers to offer short (up to 6 minute) position statements or interventions designed to trigger discussions around a central theme, issue, or problem. As such, the workshop does not involve the presentation of formal research papers, but rather is designed to create a forum for the speakers and the audience to engage in a shared discussion. The workshop format is flexible and can be adapted to allow the chair or co-chairs to introduce exercises or other activities where appropriate.
Delegates can make TWO contributions to the conference but only ONE in any category, i.e. presenting an open call paper and participating in a workshop will be permitted but presenting two open call papers will not be. Chairing a panel or organizing a workshop will NOT count as a contribution.
MOBILE COMMUNICATION INTEREST GROUP
We are pulling together the nominations for the Mobile Comm Interest Group. We are in need of nominations for nominations for the position of secretary.
Self-nominations are acceptable.
Here are the specifications of the position:
The Secretary, along with the Chair, Vice Chair, and Past Chair, comprise the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will:
A. Assist in the conduct of business related to the Section.
B. Recommend members of the Section to serve on designated Association committees.
C. Recommend members of the Section for ICA awards.
As stated in the ByLaws,
(c) The Secretary shall maintain, distribute, and obtain Section approval of minutes for Section business meetings; manage the Section space on the ICA website and other external communication; distribute messages via the Section listserv as appropriate; assist the Chair in administering business meetings; and participate with the Chair in evaluating the quality of Section programs.
The secretary is a central position in the interest group, helping to contribute to building the membership and the general position of mobile communication within the ICA. The individual, along with other members of the Executive Committee, will be asked to attend sessions at the annual meeting to help work out logistical issues. Here is a description of the position.
The desired candidate is an active member of the Mobile Communications Interest Group; the candidate is ideally an early career researcher in mobile communication and will be able to attend the Mobile Communication business meetings at the Annual ICA Conferences in Gold Coast, Australia (2020); Denver, USA (2021), and Paris, France (2022).
Your nomination should include a brief (no more than 300-word) statement in support of yourself along with your CV. Elections will begin with 1 September ICA newsletter. If you have further questions about the secretary position or the nomination process, please contact Lynne Kelly, (firstname.lastname@example.org)