Call for Papers

ICA 2020 Preconference: “Digital Media in Latin America”

Organizers: Pablo J. Boczkowski, Eddy Borges-Rey, Miriam Hernandez, Ezequiel Korin, Eugenia Mitchelstein, Magdalena Saldaña & María Celeste Wagner

Preconference Date and Time: May 21st, 2020, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Location: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2020

This preconference aims to examine the production, distribution, and consumption of digital media in Latin America. It is a follow up to the pre-conference on Digital Journalism in Latin America that was part of the 2019 annual meeting of the International Communication Association. For this second edition, we have broadened the scope to include all digital media practices, not just journalism, to create a platform that can showcase the richness of a wider variety of relevant research in and about Latin America. 

As both digital media production and consumption have featured increasingly more prominently in the   landscape of Latin America, it is worth inquiring into whether the specificity of Latin America and its culture and institutions might entail differences with digital media as it is constructed and appropriated in other parts of the world. These are some possible topics (suitable additional topics will also be considered):

The keynote speaker will be Ingrid Bachmann, Associate Professor in the School of Communications at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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This pre-conference is possible in part due to generous support from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Nevada, Northwestern University in Qatar, and Northwestern University.