Media, Polis, Agora

Journalism, Communication and Humanities in the New Technology Era

Nicosia, Cyprus – September 17-19, 2020


Call for Papers: submit by April 1st, 2020

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the forthcoming international conference entitled “Media, Polis, Agora: Journalism, Communication and Humanities in the New Technology Era”. The conference is organized by the Advanced Media Institute, the Open University of Cyprus theCyprus University of Technology and the University of Nicosiaand will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece.


The multi-disciplinary conference aims to bring together academics and professionals, especially from the fields of media studies, journalism, communication, politics, law, sociology, governance, humanities, cultural analysis and technologies, to elaborate, discuss and advance ideas on the inter-relationship, synergies, conflict, policy and future directions of humanities, journalism, and communications in a new era dominated by technology. It will address areas related to the dynamic interplay between the media, the polis (politics) and the public sphere (agora). Some of the main themes that will be covered in this conference include advances in digital journalism, the future of humanities as a discipline in a technology-dominated era, the regulatory framework of the media in the new technological era, the challenges and ethical considerations of content creation in the new media, and the examination of how technological advances can promote research in humanities. We welcome theoretical, methodological and empirical submissions on these issues.

Moreover, and perhaps more importantly, the conference seeks to build bridges between academia and the profession, between the humanities and the new technologies, and between the media actors and experts of their regulation. Thus, we welcome laboratories, workshops and seminars to demonstrate innovative practices, discuss ideas and share best practices regarding the themes of the conference.

Submission process

We call for potential speakers to submit an abstract ranging from 250 - 500 words in English by April 1st, 2020.

Submissions shall be uploaded at the Easy Chair Platform, by clickinghere. For further assistance, please contact us by email to

The detailed Call for Papers is attached, and available on

Conference website

Keynote speakers, location of the event and other activities will be announced on our website. For more info and registration, please visit the conference’s website: