CFP Future of Media & Communication Research (China)

ConferencesFuture of Media and Communication Research: Media Ecology and Big Data, 2017 International Conference
November 19-21, 2017, Fuxuan Hotel, Fudan University – Shanghai,  P. R. China

Deadline: June 19, 2017

Organized jointly by Fudan Information and Communication Research Center & Fudan Journalism School, Fudan University, China
and the Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) in the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, USA

The international conference on Future of Media and Communication Research: Media Ecology and Big Data welcomes abstracts that deal with original quantitative or qualitative research related to any sub-themes listed under the Submissions page. The abstracts that are submitted to the conference will be blind reviewed by a panel of scholars put together by the scientific research committee from Fudan University, China and Ohio University, USA.

The official language of presentations at the conference is primarily English.

In the age of new technology and big data, the media landscape in China and around the world is changing rapidly with the rise of social media and digital media. The media ecology brings various new topics for the media industry, academics and scholars. Areas being explored at all institutional/organizational sectors of media include—but not limited to—media convergence, the use of big data, and audience engagement. This program will be of interest to academics, industry and other interested stakeholders who are working with digital technology, media or mass communication to ideate and present new approaches to addressing or exploring these important topics. Also, developing an updated curriculum with social/digital media literary and big data analytics is becoming an interesting topic in communication education.

We welcome research papers on seven sub-themes to discuss new media and big data: new communication research paradigm; media industry change; news production and data journalism; media use and engagement; computational social science and communication research; health communication; and big data and communication education. We are looking forward to receiving abstracts for potential vibrant research presentations at this international conference and to welcoming you in Shanghai, China.


Key Concept #35: Media Ecology by Casey Man Kong Lum

Key Concepts in ICDThe next issue of Key Concepts in intercultural Dialogue is now available. Click on the thumbnail to download the PDF. Lists organized  chronologically by publication date and numberalphabetically by concept in English, and by languages into which they have been translated, are available, as is a page of acknowledgments with the names of all authors, translators, and reviewers.


Lum, C. M. K. (2014). Media ecology. Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, 35. Available from:

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Casey Man Kong Lum Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesCasey Man Kong Lum (Ph.D., NYU) is currently Professor of Communication at William Paterson University (New Jersey, U.S.A.), where he is the Founding Director of the M.A. in Professional Communication Program (2007-2012).

Casey Lum

His research intersects among media ecology, food studies, urban foodways as intangible cultural heritage, urban communication, transnational communication in the diaspora, global media, the Chinese American experience, intercultural education and communication, multilingual education, intellectual history of communication scholarship, etc. Casey has had extensive experience in intercultural consultancy and study abroad programs (e.g., global food cultures, media and globalization, intercultural and multilingual education).

A sample of Casey’s publications includes:


Lum, C. M. K. (1996). In search of a voice: Karaoke and the construction of identity in Chinese America. Foreword by Neil Postman. London: Routledge.

Lum, C. M. K. (2006). (Ed.). Perspectives on culture, technology, and communication: The media ecology tradition. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. [Winner, Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Technics, The Media Ecology Association, 2006]. This book has been translated and published in simplified Chinese by Peking University Press in Beijing, China (2007); in Korean by Hannarae Publishing Company in Seoul, South Korea (2008); in traditional Chinese by Chu Liu Publishing Company in Taipei, Taiwan (2010).

Lum, C. M. K., & de Ferrière le Vayer, M. (Eds.). (2016). Urban foodways and communication: Ethnographic studies in intangible cultural food heritages around the world. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Articles and Book Chapters:

Lum, C. M. K. (2012). Regionalism and communication: Voices from the Chinese diaspora. In Alberto Gonzalez, Marsha Houston & Victoria Chen (Eds.), Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity, and Communication, 5th ed. (pp. 289-296). New York: Oxford University Press.

Lum, C. M. K. (2013). Understanding urban foodways and communicative cities: A taste of Hong Kong’s yumcha culture as urban communication. In Susan Drucker, Victoria Gallenger, & Matthew Matsaganis (Eds.), The Urban Communication Reader III: Communicative Cities and Urban Communication in the 21st Century (pp. 53-76). New York: Peter Lang.

Lum, C. M. K. (2014). Media ecology: Contexts, concepts, and currents. In Robert Fortner & Mark Fackler, The Handbook in Media and Mass Communication Theory (pp. 137-153, Chapter 8 in Vol. I, Section I). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. Winner: The 2016 Walter Benjamin Award for Outstanding Article in the Field of Media Ecology.

Lum, C. M. K., & Haratonik, P. L. (2011). A comparative study of Xintiandi in Shanghai and South Street Seaport in New York City [in Chinese]. In Fuqin Sun & Jianlong Yang (Eds.), Tales of Two Cities: Urban Culture in Shanghai and New York City (pp. 44-57). Shanghai, China: Truth & Wisdom Press and Shanghai People’s Publishing Company.

Currently on the Board of Directors of the Urban Communication Foundation, Casey has been actively serving the profession in various leadership capacities, such as:

Casey also serves as a reviewer and on the editorial board of a number of refereed journals.

Casey is a long-time resident of New York City.