The media industry, in many respects, is at a crossroads as it seeks to come to terms with developments in technology that simultaneously allow new heights of journalistic excellence, as well as the emergence of more worrying trends such as "fake" journalism.
In this digital age, communication ethics - the codes, moral standards and values followed by media organizations and in human communication, are more significant than ever before. Therefore, we need to explore how media can be socially responsible and provide true, accurate, comprehensive and objective information, and try to resolve the conflict between communication freedom, public interest and social impact.
Keynote Address will be delivered by Prof. Gary E. Swanson, Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence, Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Northern Colorado - Greeley, USA.
The Conference Proceedings will be indexed by EBSCO, CrossRef, ProQuest and will be submitted to Scopus, ScienceDirect and Cabell's Directories amongst others, where applicable.
Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).
JMComm 2012 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.
Panel Proposals are invited for submission to the JMComm 2012. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Alternative and Community Media
- Asian Perspectives on Communication
- Communication and Culture
- Communication and Multi-Media Campaigns
- Communication Policy and Regulation
- Communication Technology and Digital Media
- Communication Theory and Methodology
- Critical and Cultural Studies, Youth, Gender and Communication
- Disaster Coverage in the Media
- Documentary Production
- Film Studies
- International Communication
- Journalism Research and Education
- Law and Policy
- Media Industry Trends and Dynamics
- Media, Information and Communication Literacy
- Media, Climate Change and Environmental Studies
- Mass Communication, History and Society
- Mass Communication, Society and Globalization
- Media and Democracy
- Media Ethics
- Media Law and Regulation
- Media and Globalization
- Media and Sport (also, Olympics Coverage)
- Media Education
- Media Education Research
- Media Management
- Media Management and Economics
- New Technologies and Innovation
- Political Communication and Media
- Public Relations
- Radio, Television and Entertainment Studies
- Radio-TV Journalism
- Research and Education
- Risk, Stigma and Health Communication
- Scholastic Journalism
- Social Media
- Visual Communication
- Web-based Journalism