This international and interdisciplinary conference on Media and Mass Communication is now in its sixth year, and will bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions in media studies. The conference is organised by the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and will be held on November 12 – 15, 2015 in Kobe, Japan at the Art Center of Kobe.
As with IAFOR’s other events, MediAsia 2015 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond. The conference will also host the fourth IAFOR Documentary Film Award and a film festival.
The Sixth Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication 2015 will again be held alongside the Fourth Annual Asian Conference on Film & Documentary 2015. Registration for either conference will allow attendees to attend sessions in the other.
Conference Theme and Streams
The conference themes for MediAsia2015 are “Human Rights, Justice, Media and Culture” and “Power”, and the organizers encourage submissions that approach these themes from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.
Submissions are organized into the following thematic streams:
- 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
- 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
IAFOR Publishing Opportunities
The IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication and Film is an editorially independent journal associated with MediAsia. A small number of papers from the conference proceedings are selected by the journal editor. These open access journals, which conform to the highest academic standards, reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences and are organized thematically.
If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings published on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline.
Eye Magazine is the International Academic Forum’s own in-house e-magazine publication. Through Eye magazine, we hope to enlighten you to various views and opinions of our contributors, many of whom have presented full research papers at our various conferences in Asia, Europe and North America.