5th Annual Asian IAFOR Conference on Media and Mass Communication (MediAsia) 2014 Osaka

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  • The Inter­na­tional Aca­d­e­mic Forum (IAFOR) in part­ner­ship with Waseda Uni­ver­sity (Japan), Birk­beck Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don (UK), The National Insti­tute of Edu­ca­tion (Sin­ga­pore), The National Uni­ver­sity of Tainan (Tai­wan), Lin­coln Uni­ver­sity (UK), the Hong Kong Insti­tute of Edu­ca­tion (HKSAR), Vir­ginia Tech (USA), Auburn Uni­ver­sity (USA), and its global part­ners is proud to announce the Fifth Annual Asian Con­fer­ence on Media and Mass Com­mu­ni­ca­tion 2014, to be held on Novem­ber 13 – 16, 2014 at the Rihga Royal Hotel and the adjoin­ing Osaka Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence Cen­ter in Osaka, Japan.

    Con­fer­ence Theme: “Indi­vid­ual, Com­mu­nity & Soci­ety: Con­flict, Res­o­lu­tion & Synergy”

    Con­flict from ear­li­est times has been a char­ac­ter­is­tic of the human con­di­tion. The strug­gle between our indi­vid­ual selves and our social selves arises from what makes us unique on the one hand, being chal­lenged by our being part of an inter­de­pen­dent struc­ture of rela­tion­ships on the other.

    The spe­cific blend of expe­ri­ences, abil­i­ties, atti­tudes, and aspi­ra­tions, that helps to define us, can sit some­times uncom­fort­ably along­side our com­mit­ments to those clos­est to us, our com­mu­ni­ties and our cul­tures. This can lead to con­flict at dif­fer­ent levels.

    Con­flict within com­mu­ni­ties and soci­eties is inevitable given that these groups are based on com­mon­al­ity of geog­ra­phy, val­ues, atti­tudes, and beliefs that help to dif­fer­en­ti­ate one from another. The dialec­tic engen­dered by diver­sity, how­ever, although it may lead to con­flict, can play an impor­tant role in the expan­sion of ideas in com­mu­ni­ties and soci­eties. One major chal­lenge of mod­ern soci­ety is to har­ness the syn­ergy that emerges from the inter­ac­tive dialec­tic gen­er­ated by these differences.

    All forms of media pro­fes­sion­als, includ­ing film and documentary-​makers, have long rec­og­nized these dif­fer­ences and fric­tions when they try to explain con­flict through var­i­ous nar­ra­tives, as well as the sys­tem­atic explo­ration of ideas, words, and artis­tic expres­sion. By propos­ing such a wide-​ranging 2014 con­fer­ence theme, the orga­niz­ers hope to encour­age excit­ing new avenues of research, inspire the cre­ation of new explana­tory con­cepts, and pro­vide a con­text for aca­d­e­mic and per­sonal encoun­ters. The resul­tant exchanges it is hoped will stim­u­late syn­er­gies that cross national, reli­gious, cul­tural and dis­ci­pli­nary divides, a bridg­ing idea cen­tral to the global vision of IAFOR.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    The con­fer­ence theme is “Indi­vid­ual, Com­mu­nity & Soci­ety: Con­flict, Res­o­lu­tion & Syn­ergy” and the orga­niz­ers encour­age sub­mis­sions that approach this ques­tion from a vari­ety of per­spec­tives, and is designed to elicit a wide vari­ety of inter­pre­ta­tions as avenues of research. How­ever, the sub­mis­sion of other top­ics for con­sid­er­a­tion is wel­come and we also encour­age ses­sions within and across a vari­ety of dis­ci­plines and fields related to media and mass com­mu­ni­ca­tion, including:

    • Adver­tis­ing, Mar­ket­ing, & Pub­lic Relations
    • Dig­i­tal Media and Use of New Tech­nol­ogy in Newsgathering
    • Com­mu­ni­ca­tion The­ory and Methodology
    • Crit­i­cal and Cul­tural Stud­ies, Gen­der and Communication
    • Media Dis­as­ter Coverage
    • Media His­tory
    • Inter­na­tional Communication
    • Law, Pol­icy & Media Ethics
    • News­pa­pers & Mag­a­zines as Print/​Digital Media
    • Mass Com­mu­ni­ca­tion
    • Broad­cast Media & Globalization
    • Jour­nal­ism
    • Edu­ca­tion & Scholas­tic Journalism
    • Sports, Media & Globalization
    • Media Man­age­ment and Economics
    • Polit­i­cal Com­mu­ni­ca­tion and Satire
    • Visual Com­mu­ni­ca­tion
    • Media & Edu­ca­tion: Train­ing journalists
    • Social Media & Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Technology
    • Doc­u­men­tary Production*
    • Film*

    *Suc­cess­ful pre­sen­ta­tions in this stream will be sched­uled along­side rel­e­vant papers sub­mit­ted as a part of the Fil­mA­sia sis­ter conference.

    Pub­lish­ing Opportunities

    Authors of Accepted Abstracts will have the oppor­tu­nity of pub­lish­ing their asso­ci­ated paper in the offi­cial con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings, and a selec­tion of papers will be con­sid­ered for inclu­sion in the inter­na­tion­ally reviewed IAFOR jour­nals asso­ci­ated with the conference.

    Inter­na­tional, Inter­cul­tural, Interdisciplinary

    The Fifth Annual Asian Con­fer­ence on Mass Media and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, will be held along­side the Third Annual Asian Con­fer­ence on Film & Doc­u­men­tary. Reg­is­trants for either con­fer­ence will allow atten­dees the option of attend­ing ses­sions in the other.


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