Call for Papers: Revisiting Classic Communication Theories (Serbia)

Call for papers
CM: Communication and Media Journal
Special Issue: Revisiting classic communication theories/
Submission deadline: November 1, 2015(completed papers)

The wave of Internet research has somewhat marginalized classic theories especially in media and journalism studies. Without denying importance of academic orientation towards novelty, this special issue aims at re-examining the core communication theories that have shaped the academic discourse until Web 2.0. In the light of Moris and Ogan’s (1996) argument, that “new communication technology should lead scholars to rethink, rather than abandon existing definitions and categories”, this special issue calls scholars to revisit and if necessary rethink old theories for the new media era.

The special issue welcomes articles that reassess existing communication theories on empirical or theoretical and conceptual grounds. The papers might reflect on a range of theories, including but not limited to:

· Gate-keeping as particularly rich and longstanding theory in the field of journalism studies. It explains how information gets selected and shaped into media massages, accommodating the vast array of factors which influence that process: cultural, political and economic; organizational routines and practices; the outside factors, like audience, sources and technology; and journalists’ individual characteristics and professional values. Therefore, gate-keeping is a valuable perspective that allows thinking about the aspects of modern newsmaking without being stuck in the contemplation of their alleged novelty.

· Agenda setting *theory started with compelling idea that media have a power to direct audience attention and assign “importance” to certain issues. Since then, five stages of agenda-setting theory have been developed together with a wide research tradition around them. The basic assumption about the transfer of salience from the media agenda to the public agenda, grow into revealing the attribute agenda-setting effects; psychological factors determining ascribed salience; intermedia agenda setting (the influence of the news media on each other); and consequences of agenda setting for attitudes and opinions. The main strength of agenda setting theory lies in its evolution and potential to incorporate or converge with variety of other communication concepts and theories, including cultivation analysis, the spiral of silence, gate-keeping and framing. Therefore, the scholars are invited to estimate weather the theory is strong enough to survive in the harsh communication landscape of today.

· Framing *is rather divergent theoretical stance opened for different interpretations, but many competing perspectives on framing can be synthesised under Robert Entman’s (1993: 52) frequently cited definition: “To frame is to select some aspects of a perceived reality and make them more salient in a communicating text, in such a way as to promote a particular problem definition, causal interpretation, moral evaluation and/or treatment recommendation for the item described.” The concept became rather popular among communication scholars either due to ambiguity or the universal applicability of the notion. Nevertheless, it sparked much research, proving to be a theoretically fruitful approach for studying cognitive processes and effects. The special issue questions whether the Internet has changed the communication behaviour in framing respect?

Prospective authors should address any preliminary questions by email either to Jelena Kleut or Ana Milojevic,
otherwise full manuscripts should be submitted according to the journal’s Notes for Contributors.

All papers will be subjected to double blind peer review.

Timeline
Deadline for submitting papers: November 1, 2015
Review process: December 30, 2015
Revised papers submission: February 15, 2016
Publication: April 2016

Int’l Youth Media Summit 2014

Job adsInternational Youth Media Summit
July 14-27, 2014

The teen delegates will:
*Explore the 7 Summit Issues with dynamic leaders who are making a difference in non-profits and NGO’s around the world.
*Train with Professionals in the Hollywood Filmmaking Industry.
*Create powerful public service announcements inspired by the 7 Summit Issues.
*Develop individual resolutions of action to present to the United Nations and to their own governments.
*Create study guides to accompany completed PSA’s for use in their home countries by teachers, workshop leaders, and themselves.
*Learn to work with a variety of people from many diverse cultures, religions, and economic and social backgrounds.
*Learn how to organize international teen media exchange projects and find partners from other countries
*View film projects created by delegates and Summit partners.
*Visit Southern California cultural landmarks.
*Celebrate their vision of  a united world  with art, music, dance and food from other cultures

By the end of the 9th Summit, delegates will be motivated and equipped to shape the future through media and action.

Our Host
SOKA UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA –  Aliso Viejo, CA

The mission of SUA is to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life. –Daisaku Ikeda, Founder

SUA is founded on the belief that student-centered education is the best way to promote peace and human rights by fostering a global humanistic perspective on the world in which we live.

The culminating event of the 9th IYMS will be a “Celebration of Youth Voices” to be held on Saturday, July 26th,  in the University’s beautiful new  1,000-seat Performing Arts Center.

Click here to apply to be a  delegate to the  2014 Summit!

The International Youth Media Summit (IYMS)  is headquartered in Belgrade, Serbia and is managed by Executive Director Miomir Rajcevic. IYMS is a yearly event which brings together teen filmmakers and teen diplomats from around the world to explore ways to inspire and empower their generation to shape the future through media and action.

MA in Cultural Policy and Management

MA programme in Cultural Policy and Management
Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans

The University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, in cooperation with the University Lyon 2, France is organizing a joint MA programme in Cultural Policy and Management (Interculturalism and Mediation in the Balkans). This MA programme, taught in English and French, has gained an international reputation. Accredited by the University Lyon 2 and supported by other partner universities, professional organizations and guest experts from all over Europe, it attracts not only students from the Balkan region but also those coming from Europe and worldwide, who seek a new, stimulating and different study environment.

This programme enables students to be part of a creative capital and multicultural landscape of the Balkans. For its excellence in the promotion of intercultural cooperation and mediating capacities of culture, the MA in Cultural Policy and Management has been named UNESCO Chair in 2004.

The programme is implemented through lectures, project making, research based learning, problem solving, small group work, individual and group tutorials, internships in France and Balkan countries, seminars and workshops designed to help the student develop wider contextual understanding, research skills and awareness of professional issues.

Interested candidates are invited to apply by 13-15 June 2011 and 19-20 September 2011 respectively. For more information, please visit http://www.arts.bg.ac.rs/rektoraten/stud/?id=infobuduci