Call for papers: Conference “Users across Media” University of Copenhagen, Denmark, May 6th-8th 2015

Recent years have seen a great diversification in mediated communication as highlighted not least by the vast spread of the Internet and mobile media. With new media come new use practices, which, in turn, have consequences for individual media users as well as for established media producers and societal institutions.

One concept that has been offered as a way of approaching the changes to practices of communication in the contemporary mediascape has been that of cross-media communication.

While the concept of cross-media communication has mainly been associated with the production of media content to multiple platforms, it is clear that media users also cross media; they combine, juggle and move almost seamlessly between various media platforms and services to pursue information and entertainment and to communicate about and act on tasks and demands in their everyday lives. This insight has important consequences both methodologically and theoretically.

In terms of methodology, analyses focusing on technological platforms, mediated content or contexts of production and use as isolated phenomena fall short in a cross-media perspective, as each analysis paints only part of the larger picture. Consequently, methods are needed that may help researchers study in a more holistic manner the interactions among platforms, content, users and producers.

In terms of theory, a cross-media approach to the study of the contemporary mediascape implies an increased sensitivity to the interconnectedness and interactions of communication practices, platforms, users and institutions. A cross-media perspective thus may affect and challenge our understandings of key concept such as media, communication, participation, users and institutions. Furthermore, it raises questions about the consequences of cross-media communication for users, producers and institutions.

We encourage both scholars and practitioners to contribute to the further development of the study of cross-media communication in a user perspective. Contributions might include, but are not limited to:
• Methods and tools to study users across media, platforms and/or contexts
• Theoretical frameworks to understand the complex use practices in the contemporary mediascape
• Critical perspectives on the concept of ‘user’ in cross-media communication, for instance in relation to concepts of ‘consumer’, ‘audience’, ‘prosumer’, and ‘producer’.
• Empirical studies of cross-media usage
• Empirical studies of how media producers and institutions envision, target and interact with users in their cross-media communication

We invite you to submit individual abstracts to the conference. Abstracts (400 words) and short bio (100 words) should be e-mailed to Kjetil Sandvik (sandvik@hum.ku.dk) no later than December 15th 2014. Notes of acceptance: January 2nd.

The conference is organized by the research project “Meaning Across Media” located at the Department for Media, Cognition and Communication.

The list of keynote speakers will be made public shortly.

Read more about the conference and the Meaning Across Media-project at http://meaningacrossmedia.mcc.ku.dk/

Program for SMiDs Biannual Meeting 2014

 

The program for SMiDs biannual meeting is out – coming soon to a mailbox near you. Until then, you can read it here: Program SMID 2014

 

We are happy to announce a great line-up of speakers and welcome members as well as non-members to join in on the discussions of state of the art – future prospects of Danish media research.

 

Please be aware of the short deadline for registration: October 6, 2014!

Looking forward to seing you in Nyborg in October.

Deadline for abstracts til årsmødet udsat til 8/9!

Kære alle SMiD-medlemmer

Deadline for indsendelse af abstracts til årsmødet er forlænget til mandag den 8/9. Abstracts uploades via OJS-systemet. Log in som ’author’. Hvis teknikken driller, kontakt Ditte (dla@statsbiblioteket.dk).

Vi håber, at så mange som muligt af jer vil være med til at gøre årsmødet godt og interessant ved at bidrage med jeres perspektiver på dansk medieforskning, udfordringer og potentialer.

Info vedr. tilmelding mm. udsendes medio september.

På bestyrelsens vegne,

Stine

Indsendelse af abstracts til SMiDs årsmøde 2014

Indsendelse af abstracts til årsmødet sker igennem OJS systemet.
Se call’et her: http://ojs.statsbiblioteket.dk/index.php/scp/index
Og upload dit abstract her: http://ojs.statsbiblioteket.dk/index.php/scp/author/submit/1

Husk deadline er 1. september!

Uploads of abstracts for the SMiD biennial meeting 2014 are done via the OJS system.
See the call here: http://ojs.statsbiblioteket.dk/index.php/scp/index
And upload your submission here: http://ojs.statsbiblioteket.dk/index.php/scp/author/submit/1

Remember the deadline is 1st September!

Call for Paper – SMIDs årsmøde 2014

Call for Papers:
SMiD’s biennial meeting, 30-31 October 2014
Dear all – members and friends of SMiD,
We are happy to announce the theme of this year’s meeting and to invite you to contribute to the discussions. The theme for the meeting will be:
Danish Media Research: state of the art – future prospects
The meeting will take place at:
Sinatur Hotel Storebælt in Nyborg
– just by Great Belt Bridge; close to E20 and public transportation.

SMiD presents an exciting program of distinguished scholars including (among others – including all your colleagues):
Professor Charles Ess, University of Oslo (opening keynote)
Professor Kirsten Drotner, University of Southern Denmark (keynote)
Professor Peter Lunt, University of Leicester (keynote)
Associate Professor Mats Jönsson, University of Lund (keynote)
Professor Karin Wahl Jørgensen, Cardiff University (keynote)

We invite you to present your work and take part in setting the stage for Danish Media Research today and tomorrow. Subjects could include – but are not limited to:

– Media studies – methods, theories, and subjects
– Media studies and related research fields
– New media, new users, new research
– Structural challenges for Danish media research
– New collaborations – new possibilities
– Media studies and the media market
– Danish media research in an international perspective

Deadlines:
– Extended abstract (max 500 words): 1st September 2014
Abstracts should be submitted through the OJS system. Link will be announced later
– Notification of acceptance: Mid-September
– Registration: 1st October 2014
Members of SMiD will get a discount of the registration fee of 700 DKK (equal to the annual member’s fee). If you wish to be a member of SMiD, please contact Bente Jønshøj at bjonshoj@tdm.au.dk.

Mindeord: Barbara Gentikow (1944-2014)

Professor Barbara Gentikow 1944-2014

Fra kolleger ved Universitetet i Bergen har vi fået meddelelse om, at Barbara Gentikow er afgået ved døden. Barbara var fra 1978 til 1992 ansat ved Aarhus Universitet, først ved Germansk Institut og senere tilknyttet Medievidenskab som underviser og forsker. Her medvirkede hun fra midten af 1980erne til etableringen af uddannelserne i medievidenskab, hvor hun især bidrog til undervisningen i receptionsanalyse, som også blev hendes centrale forskningsområde. Hun var i hele denne periode et aktivt og engageret medlem af SMID, indtil hun i 1992 blev ansat som lektor (førsteamanuensis) i medievidenskab ved Universitet i Bergen, hvor hun i 2001 blev udnævnt til professor.

Mindeord kan læses på: http://www.uib.no/infomedia/76974/minneord-barbara-gentikow

– Per Jauert

Kulturstyrelsens ”Rapportering om mediernes udvikling i Danmark”

Dette er første udgave af Kulturstyrelsens ”Rapportering om mediernes udvikling i Danmark”.

I dansk sammenhæng har der ikke hidtil været en samlet rapportering for mediebranchen, hvor det har været muligt på ét og samme sted at finde både statistik for brug af både tv, radio, trykte medier (i første omgang dagbladene), internet og mobil; analyser og beskrivelser af branchens økonomi, beskæftigelse og større virksomheder samt større analyser af mere indholdsprægede elementer.

Vi håber med ”Rapportering om mediernes udvikling i Danmark” i hvert fald på sigt at gøre det muligt at få et samlet overblik over den danske mediebranche og dens vilkår. Rapporteringen er blevet til under rådgivning fra det eksterne redaktionspanel, der blev udpeget ved etableringen af projektet. Redaktionspanelet består af seks mediefaglige eksperter, forskere og brancherepræsentanter, der løbende har bidraget med rådgivning, udvikling og prioritering samt kvalitetssikring.

Læs mere og find rapporten her:Rapportering om mediernes udvikling i Danmark

Årsmøde 2014

Årsmøde og generalforsamling afholdes i år i dagene 30.-31. oktober på Sinatur Hotel Storebælt i Nyborg.
Temaet for årsmødet er ‘Dansk medieforskning 2014’ – et tema, som vi vi udforske og udfordre fra en række forskellige vinkler og gennem forskellige formater.

Sæt X i kalenderen og tænk allerede nu over hvordan du har lyst til at bidrage.

Hvad er det vigtigste spørgsmål for dig?

Hvem vil du gerne diskutere med?

Og har du eventuelt andet, du kan byde ind med – indslag og/eller sponsorater af stort og småt fra forskningsprojekter eller andet modtages meget gerne.

SMiDs årsmøde er samlingspunktet for alle foreningens medlemmer – unge såvel som gamle. Det er her, man kan få en fornemmelse for, hvad der rører sig i dansk medieforskning og ikke mindst her, man kan møde kolleger og kontakter under både faglige og hyggelige former.
Vi vender tilbage med mere info efter næste bestyrelsesmøde ultimo maj.
På bestyrelsens vegne,
Stine

PhD seminar: Web Archiving and Archived Web — a new Research Method, a new Object of Study?

Aarhus University, Denmark, 11-12 June 2014
Organised by the Danish Digital Humanities Lab/NetLab & Aarhus University, the PhD programme ‘ICT, Media, Communication and Journalism’

This PhD seminar focus on web archiving and web archives with a view to investigating the nexus between web archiving and web archives as a new research method and as a new object of study. The aim of the seminar is double. On the one hand it is to introduce web archiving as a research method to be used by scholars studying contemporary political, social, and cultural phenomena within the humanities and the social sciences, and, on the other hand, the aim is to introduce to the methodological and theoretical issues related to the use of existing (trans)national web archives, in the main in relation to historical studies involving the web.

Participation as well as coffee and lunch are free of charge. Participants must pay for dinner, travel and accomodation themselves.

The number of participants is limited to 20.

Deadline for submission of application is Monday 24 March 2014.

The lectures and the lecturers:
• “Virtual Digs: Excavating, Preserving, and Archiving the Web”, Meghan Dougherty, Assistant Professor, Digital Communication, Loyola University Chicago
• “A Data Driven Approach to Web Archive Research”, Anat Ben-David, post-doctoral researcher with the WebART project, University of Amsterdam
• “Archiving web material for future research?”, Ditte Laursen, senior researcher and curator at the State Media Archive, State Library in Denmark
• “Probing a nation’s web sphere”, Niels Brügger, Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Head of the Centre for Internet Studies

Read the full call, including more about the course format, the venue, and how to enrol:http://www.netlab.dk/courses/

Ph.D. course: Scandinavian fiction in film and television (March, 12-14, 2014. Place: University of Copenhagen)

Scandinavian fiction in film and television has experienced great success in recent years, not only in Scandinavia but also internationally.
This course will focus on different aspects of Scandinavian fiction in film and television, present and historically.
Among the issues covered are; defining aspects of small national cinemas, genres in Scandinavian fiction, the Scandinavian art film, television drama and the tradition of realism in fiction and documentary genres. The approaches presented will be historical, aesthetic and institutional and will include the study of production processes and forms of reception. However, other approaches to Scandinavian fiction and related issues are welcome.
There will be lectures from invited speakers and the organizers, and there will be presentations by the participating PhD students. Invited speakers are: Andrew Higson (University of York), Claire Thomson (University College London) and Ib Bondebjerg (University of Copenhagen). Organizers: Eva Novrup Redvall and Birger Langkjær (both University of Copenhagen).
Web address: http://phdcourses.dk/Course/24965

Call for PhD applications

Dear colleagues,

Please forgive the impersonal group email… As you may have seen already, we are currently calling for PhD applications for projects commencing in 2014, with an application deadline of 13 October. I would be very grateful if you could alert any potential candidates in your circles to this fact; we are especially interested in new students to join our social media research activities.

More information on our research interests and about the application procedure is available on the Website of the QUT Social Media Research Group, at

http://socialmedia.qut.edu.au/2013/09/16/qut-call-for-phd-applications-closes-13-october-2013/

According to the most recent Excellence in Research Australia assessment by the Australian federal government, QUT is the top Australian university in the media and communication research field; it was also listed as the top “young” Australian university (under 50 years old) in the 2013 Times Higher Education rankings. Students with excellent results from prior study (Honours I or equivalent) will have a strong likelihood of receiving a tax-free scholarship as well as further scholarship top-ups.

I would be most grateful if you could pass this on to any applicants or colleagues who might be interested in this. We have a very strong international PhD cohort, and would be delighted to expand it further.


Dr Axel Bruns http://snurb.info/ – http://mappingonlinepublics.net/
http://produsage.org/ – http://www.amazon.com/author/axel.bruns/
ARC Centre for Creative Industries and Innovation http://cci.edu.au/
Associate Professor, Media & Communication a.bruns@qut.edu.au
Creative Industries Faculty, Z1-515, CIP Twitter: @snurb_dot_info
Queensland University of Technology +61 7 31385548
Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove, Qld. 4059, Australia CRICOS No.: 00213J

ICA PRE-CONFERENCE Qualitative Political Communication Research

ICA PRE-CONFERENCE
Qualitative Political Communication Research
2014 International Communication Association Annual Conference
May 22, 2014 – 8:00am-5:00pm
Department of Communication, University of Washington (room TBD)

Website: [ http://qualpolicomm.wordpress.com/ica-pre-conference/ ]http://qualpolicomm.wordpress.com/ica-pre-conference/

#QualPolComm

DEADLINE FOR EXTENDED ABSTRACTS (500 WORDS) DECEMBER 1

Since the publication of W. Lance Bennett and Shanto Iyengar’s 2008 critique of the state of the field, an increasing number of political communication and journalism researchers have cited the need for theory-building aimed at improving our understanding of communication processes in rapidly changing social and technological contexts. To date, however, scholars have generally overlooked the methodological underpinnings of the current stasis in the field, and have failed to engage seriously with both the limitations of existing tools such as surveys and experiments, as well as the potential benefits of mixed methods and qualitative work more broadly.

This pre-conference will focus on how qualitative research can lead to new analytical and empirical understandings of contemporary political communication processes, from the changing forms of journalism and campaigns to the new platforms and contexts where citizens gather and create political information. This pre-conference defines ”˜qualitative research’ to be rigorous inquiry into political communication processes through an established set of empirical methods including (but not limited to): participant observation, ethnography, interviewing, archival research, and content analysis. It similarly defines ”˜political communication’ broadly to include studies of the institutional (campaigns, legislative bodies, the presidency, the press, civil society organizations) and extra-institutional (movements) actors, events, and processes that constitute democratic life.

We are looking for submissions that are methodologically-oriented or present original research. For the former, we are looking for articles that discuss possible research designs as well as the potentials for and challenges of qualitative work in political communication. For example, this can include articles on the value of and issues with conducting fieldwork on campaigns or ethnographic work on how citizens approach political dialogue. For the latter, we are looking for articles that present original research on political communication and utilize qualitative methods.

We hope that this pre-conference will create an identifiable community of diverse and inter-disciplinary scholars working on similar substantive concerns and using a shared set of qualitative methods for empirical inquiry.

Extended abstracts (up to 500 words) should be submitted by December 1st to David Karpf via email ([ mailto:davekarpf@gmail.com ]davekarpf@gmail.com).

The organizers – David Karpf, Daniel Kreiss, Matthew Powers, and Rasmus KleisKære Nielsen – will make decisions on accepted papers by December 20th. Full papers will be due in advance of the pre-conference on May 10, 2014.

Sponsors:
School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University
School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Center for Media, Power, and Communication, Roskilde University
Department of Communication, University of Washington

ICA Political Communication Division
ICA Journalism Studies Division

Draft Schedule

8:00 – 8:30am
Arrival and coffee

8:30 – 8:45am
Welcome from the organizers

8:45 – 10:15am
PANEL I: Reviewed submissions, empirical papers

DISCUSSANT: Kirsten Foot (University of Washington)

10:15-10:30am
Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00pm
Panel II: Reviewed submissions, methodological papers

DISCUSSANT: Rodney Benson (New York University)

12:00 – 12:30pm
Lunch

12:30 – 1:30pm
Keynote Panel: Qualitative Political Communication Research: Strengths, Limitations, and the Potential for Theory Building

Confirmed Participants: Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach (USC), W. Lance Bennett (University of Washington), Leah Lievrouw (UCLA), Silvio Waisbord (GWU)

1:30 – 2:45pm
Panel III: Reviewed submissions, empirical papers

DISCUSSANT: Adrienne Russell (University of Colorado at Denver)

2:45 – 3:00pm
Coffee break

3:00 – 4:30pm
Panel IV: Reviewed submissions, methodological papers

DISCUSSANT: Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon (University of Pennsylvania)

4:30-5:00pm
Closing Comments

Michael X. Delli Carpini (University of Pennsylvania)

Michael Schudson (Columbia University)


website: [ http://rasmuskleisnielsen.net ]rasmuskleisnielsen.net

new book: [ http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9616.html ]press.princeton.edu/titles/9616.html

Mindeord: Professor, dr.pæd. Birgitte Tufte 1939-2013

Dansk medievidenskab har mistet en af sine centrale personligheder ved Birgitte Tuftes død, 74 år gammel. Igennem et produktivt liv som forsker og underviser først ved Danmarks Pædagogiske Universitet og siden 2002 ved Copenhagen Business School satte Birgitte Tuftes sit markante præg på problematikken børn, unge og medier. Senest med systematiske studier af ”tweens” – gruppen af 10-12 årige, der befinder sig i krydsfeltet mellem barndom og ungdomsliv.
Med lærebogen ”TV på tavlen” inspirerede hun mange årgange af danske skoleelever til selv at producere og analysere medieindhold. Birgitte Tufte arbejdede også internationalt, bl.a. som drivende kraft i Educaunet, hvor hun sammen med kolleger fra andre europæiske lande udformede pædagogiske redskaber, der kan inspirere til mere bevidst og kritisk brug af Internettet. Hun ydede desuden en konstruktiv indsats som forskningskyndigt medlem af Radio- og tv-nævnet.
Professor Tufte blev på ved med at følge fagligt med til det sidste, og i sit bidrag til debatbogen ”Tilbageblik fra 2020” skosede hun sine jævnaldrende for overdreven bekymring for fremtidens mediebrug. I stedet for at vrisse, opfordrede hun forældregenerationen til at huske deres egne ungdomsmedier og sætte sig ind i de nye medier – gerne med børnene som mentorer.
”‹Som mentor og kollega var Birgitte Tufte selv kendt for sin enestående hjælpsomhed. Lige siden engagementet i 1970ernes ”Mosekoner”, der gennemførte kollektive analyser af Danmarks Radio i et kærligt og kritisk kønsperspektiv, har hun rundhåndet delt sin viden og iderigdom med os andre. I en tid, hvor benhård konkurrence om skillinger og stillinger i stigende har vundet indpas ved universiteterne, fastholdt Birgitte Tufte igennem hele sin karriere, at forskning er en holdsport. Det gælder om at gøre hinanden bedre – ikke kun om at være den bedste på holdet.
”‹Birgitte Tufte efterlader en tung arv, som vi nu er mange, der i fællesskab må forsøge at løfte på den pædagogiske måde, hun selv anbefalede: At være i øjenhøjde med børnene og at turde møde de unge på deres egen platform.

Bisættelsen finder sted fra Hørsholm Kirke onsdag d. 24.7 kl 12

Anker Brink Lund

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The Ida Blom Conference Gendered Citizenship: History, Politics and Democracy

The Ida Blom ConferenceGendered Citizenship: History, Politics and Democracy
Bergen, 14-15. oktober 2013
I 1913 fikk norske kvinner stemmerett på lik linje med menn, og i år feires hundreårsjubileum for stemmeretten. Universitetet i Bergen og Uni Rokkansenteret markerer stemmerettsjubileet ved å arrangere en tverrfaglig internasjonal konferanse.The Ida Blom Conference: Gendered citizenship: History, Politics and Democracyfinner sted i Bergen 14-15. oktober 2013.

Kjønn, medier og offentlighet er ett av tre hovedtema som settes på dagsorden under konferansen. Det blir keynotes fra blant andre medieforsker Liesbet van Zoonen og den framstående feministiske teoretikeren GayatriChakravortySpivak.

Forslag til paneler og individuelle papers inviteres innen tre hovedtema: 1) Representation, democracy and freedom; 2) Sexual Citizenship; 3) Gender and the public sphere. Frist for innsending av abstracts er 1. mars.Frist for å sende inn abstract er 1. mars.

For mer informasjon, innsending av abstract og påmelding, se den engelske nettsiden: https://www.uib.no/idablom2013/en

 

Dagsorden til generalforsamling

Indkaldelse til ordinær generalforsamling i SMiD 2012

Generalforsamlingen afholdes i forbindelse med SMiDs årsmøde den 15. november 2012.
Indkomne forslag modtages indtil den 29. oktober 2012.
Interesserede kandidater opfordres til at stille op til bestyrelsen, kontakt evt. formand Stine Liv Johansen for en uforpligtende snak.

Dagsorden

1. Valg af dirigent
2. Godkendelse af dagsorden
3. Valg af referent
4. Fremlæggelse af årsberetning samt fremtidsvisioner for SMiD
5. Fremlæggelse af regnskaber for hhv. SMiD og MedieKultur
6. Forslag om vedtægtsændring vedr. relationen mellem SMiDs bestyrelse og MedieKulturs redaktion
7. Institutionsmedlemskaber. Skal det være en mulighed?
8. Valg til bestyrelsen
9. Nyt fra NordMedia
10. Indkomne forslag
11. Eventuelt

ÅRSMØDE 2012

Hermed den officielle invitation til årsmødet den 15.16. november 2012. Bemærk venligst forlænget (men endelig) tilmeldingsfrist 1. oktober 2012 og deadline for indsendelse af papers og abstracts 1. november 2012.

SMiD årsmøde 2012 flyer (Bemærk at det korrekte kontonummer er 9570 3065766.)

Papers og abstracts uploades til Statsbibliotekets OJS server:http://ojs.statsbiblioteket.dk/index.php/scp/index

Guidelines findes samme sted.