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Negotiation and Conflict Management Research: Special Issue Call for Papers

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Global Conflicts and Local Resolution

Submission Deadline: January 2020

Special Issue Editors: Chin-Chung Chao & Ming Xie, University of Nebraska at Omaha 

Nowadays, conflict has been increasingly complex at both the global and local scale. On the one hand, conflict is becoming globalized in relation to the expansion of international markets, boundary-less environmental crisis, the revolution in communication and the media, the rise of international organizations, and developments of international law. The globalization process is fostering and leveraging the interconnectedness and interdependence across cultures and countries, as well as promoting divisive forces and chasm such as east vs. west, north vs. south, capitalism vs. communism. On the other hand, global conflicts are embedded and embodied within local cases. The local actors and local dynamics are crucial for understanding how global conflicts emerge, evolve, and can be resolved. In this special issue, we wish to broaden the topics exploring the intersection of globalization and localization of conflict management and the approaches to address global conflicts such as environmental conflict, cultural conflict, political conflict, and crisis negotiations.

We call for scholars to submit empirical and theoretical papers using qualitative and quantitative methodologies that offer innovative applications for conflict management and resolution including topics such as: 

  • Case studies on how a specific global conflict emerges and evolves;
  • How global conflicts are identified, described, interpreted, and addressed by different people in relation to human thinking, cultural realities, institutions, and societies?
  • The role of information technology: web activism and global conflicts;
  • The intervention, mediation, and arbitration process of conflict management by different entities such as the state, private institutions, local actors, and international organizations;
  • The interaction and dynamics of global force and local impact on conflict management;
  • Content analysis on media coverage of global conflicts such as environmental issues, international trade, and political disputes;
  • Comparative analysis on conflict management within different cultures. 

Please submit your manuscript by January, 2020. Submit manuscripts online at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ncmr. When submitting please be sure to click on the “Special Issue” submission link. Please carefully follow “author guidelines” when preparing your manuscript; for author guidelines and more information about submitting your manuscript go to: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/17504716
Provisional Timeline: Manuscript Submissions Due: January 2020

Initial Decisions: March 2020
First Round Revisions Due: May 2020 Final Manuscript Due: July 2020

Please direct topic ideas and special issue inquiries to guest editors: Chin-Chung Chao chinchuchao@unomaha.edu and Ming Xie mingxie@unomaha.edu; contact Qi Wang, NCMR Editor-in-Chief, at ncmr@villanova.edu with inquiries about NCMR. 

CfP: 2019 AEJMC KACA Sessions

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CfP: 2019 AEJMC KACA Sessions

Korean American Communication Association
Call for 2019 AEJMC Papers (Due: April 6th, Saturday)

The Korean American Communication Association (KACA) invites you to submit original research papers to 2019 AEJMC – KACA competitive research sessions. Research topics that focus on various aspects of media and communication studies related to Korea are welcome. The AEJMC-KACA sessions embrace various theoretical orientations and methodological approaches to research.

Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Time: August 7 – 10, 2019

 

1. Guidelines for All Submissions

Deadline: All submissions must be made no later than 11pm, EST, April 6 (Saturday), 2019

 

2. Categories of Submissions (two categories):

A. Full papers

– 25 pages maximum (no more than 25 pages), plus references, tables, figures, and all notes.

– Consistent with the APA style.

B. Extended abstracts

– Five pages maximum, plus references, tables, figures, and all notes.

– Consistent with the APA style.

– Extended abstracts should contain literature review, research questions/hypotheses, a detailed method section, and actual findings (NOT expected findings). Abstracts only with literature review or research questions would NOT be considered.

Full papers are preferred. Only original research will be accepted. Research studies that are already presented, submitted, or accepted for presentation or publication should not be submitted.

 

3. Submission process, requirements, and paper award

– All submissions must include a separate cover page and an abstract with approximately 250 words. A separate cover page should include the following information: paper title, author names, affiliations, mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers.

– Author Identification: Names and all information that may identify the author(s) should not appear anywhere in the paper other than on the separate cover page.

– All submissions will be blind reviewed by two or three referees/reviewers with expertise in the area.

– For paper submission, authors do not need to be a member of KACA or AEJMC. However, once the paper is accepted, at least one author of the submitted paper should register for the conference, and attend the conference to present the paper at the KACA session.

– Only full papers, no extended abstracts, will be considered for the top papers. The candidates for the top student paper should have student authors only. If you have any question regarding the call for papers, you may contact: Gi Woong Yun via email: gyun@unr.edu

 

4. Submission Method

Send the files (the title page file and the research paper file in MS Word or pdf format) to Gi Woong Yun by email: gyun@unr.edu

 

5. Reviewer recruitment

Please volunteer to review papers submitted to AEJMC-KACA session! If you are interested, you can fill out the form with this link (http://bit.ly/2TuXQsB)

 

* Special note about KSJCS sponsored session

The Korean Society for Journalism & Communication Studies (KSJCS) will generously sponsor one of the research sessions. This session is designed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of KSJCS and the past collaborative efforts between KSJCS and KACA. The title of the session is “Reinventing Media & Communication Studies in the Age of Mediatic Turn, sponsored by KSJCS.”

 

Gi Woong Yun, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of Center for Advanced Media Studies
Reynolds School of Journalism, Mail Stop 310
University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557
Email: gyun@unr.edu
Voice: 775-784-4192, Fax: 775-784-6656

Call for Papers: 2019 NCA KACA Sessions

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Call for Papers: 2019 NCA KACA Sessions

Korean American Communication Association

Call for 2019 NCA Papers

The National Communication Association (NCA) will hold its 105th Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 14-17, 2019. The Korean American Communication Association (KACA) invites individual papers for competitive research sessions.

We invite submissions of papers broadly related to all areas of Korean and/or Korean-American communication themes, including but not limited to intercultural/international communication; new technologies and social media influence on communities; and contemporary communication issues in health, science, environment, sports, or entertainment. The submission of papers pursuing the convention theme, “Communication for Survival” is encouraged. The KACA embraces all theoretical and methodological approaches to research.

We accept three types of submissions:

1. Full length completed research papers. No more than 25 double-spaced pages, excluding references, tables, and figures. Work already presented, published or accepted for presentation or publication should not be submitted. All papers must include a title and a 250-word abstract. Only full length completed papers are eligible for top research awards. Submitters should select “individual paper” as their submission type in the electronic submission form.

2. Extended abstracts (completed research/research in progress). 2-3 single-spaced pages, plus references. Abstracts should clearly state: Aims, research questions, methods, projected results, and keywords (up to 6). The authors must use the individual paper submission type for their initial submission. If accepted, the authors are expected to send the full paper to the session planner no later than 6 weeks before the convention. Submitters should select “individual paper” as their submission type in the electronic submission form.

Individual papers will be blind reviewed by two or three referees/reviewers with expertise in the area. Submitters MUST DELETE ALL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION from the uploaded document before submitting a paper or abstract.

3. Panel Discussion proposal. Panel proposals should include a title, a rationale (2-3 single-spaced paragraphs), a description for the conference online program (250 words), a list of names and institutions of panelists, and summary of each paper/presentation. Panels should avoid single institution representation.

AV requests must be made at the time of submission to be considered.

Please submit your work online using the NCA Convention Central (https://ww4.aievolution.com/nca1901). All submissions must be made by March 27 (Wednesday), 2019 at 11:59 PM Pacific.

Submitters do not need to be a member of the NCA or the KACA to submit a paper/abstract/proposal for the sessions. However, if accepted, at least one author will need to (1) register for the convention and (2) attend the convention to present the work (otherwise, the presentation will be removed from the program).

All submitters are encouraged to review the Professional Standards for Convention Participants prior to submission. Helpful resources, including live and recorded step-by-step instructions on how to submit, are available in the Convention Resource Library.

Questions about the call should be directed to the session planner:

Eun-Ho Yeo, PhD

Associate Professor

Plymouth State University

Department of Communication and Media Studies

MSC 60

17 High Street

Plymouth, NH 03264-1595

Email: eyeo@plymouth.edu

CfP: North Korea and Communication Preconference at ICA 2019

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CfP: North Korea and Communication Preconference at ICA 2019

North Korea and Communication

2019 International Communication Association (ICA) Preconference

May 24, 2019

 

North Korea has been an under-explored area in communication research. Limitations on movement and communication, as well as physical isolation of the country in the global arena, has made it difficult for scholars to produce meaningful research about North Korea. In recent years, however, there have been major developments in the communication infrastructure, with the introduction of cellular phones to the general public, resulting in over 70% of Pyongyang citizens having access. Foreign correspondents from the US, Europe and South Korea have been allowed to set up permanent foreign bureaus. In 2018, the North Korean leader has engaged in fast-paced diplomacy with the US, South Korea and China. Taken together, these changes are leading to a new era in communication about, within and around North Korea.

Considering the historical and geopolitical significance of such developments, it is therefore crucial for scholars to pursue theoretically and methodologically sound research on North Korea. This one-day ICA preconference, supported by the Political Communication and Journalism Studies divisions, aims to bring together leading and emerging scholars around the world to register this shift and examine causes, components and civic consequences of a uniquely isolated – but rapidly changing – country.

The pre-conference also aims to bring scholars together with practitioners including diplomats, journalists, policy makers and those from international organizations, NGOs, and business sectors for constructive dialogue. We encourage submissions from scholars from other disciplines such as political science, international relations, sociology and East Asian studies. Discussions are currently underway to publish presented works in a journal or edited volume.

While we are open-ended about potential topics, we would welcome research in the following areas:

• Works conceptualizing and theorizing changes in the media in and about North Korea in both historical and contemporary contexts

• Works exploring the roles of communication and rhetoric, looking factors related to media (new or traditional), messages (symbolism, keywords), context, or speakers or audiences in a changing North Korea

• Works analyzing emerging norms, practices and routines with regards to the production and consumption of new and traditional media, as well as formal/underground media

• Works looking into Hallyu and popular culture in North Korea

• Works related to intercultural communication and migration

• Works seeking to understand changes in journalism impacting diverse communities — regional, class, gender — within North Korea and its neighbors

 

Submission Process

We invite scholars to submit abstracts (maximum 500 words) of theoretical and empirical research papers.

The submission should be emailed to the pre-conference organizers at nkpreconference@gmail.com no later than January 30th, 2019.

Authors will be informed of acceptance/rejection decisions no later than February 15, 2019.

Accepted abstracts will be posted to the pre-conference website in advance of the event.

 

Registration

All speakers and attendees must register and pay the pre-conference fee. Participation fee (including coffee break and lunch buffet) is $50 for presenters and non-presenters.

To register for this pre-conference, participants need to go to www.icahdq.org and register online as part of their main ICA conference registration, or as a stand-alone registration.

 

Organizers

Seungahn Nah (University of Oregon), Soomin Seo (Temple University), Yong-Chan Kim (Yonsei University), Dal Yong Jin (Simon Fraser University). The pre-conference is co-sponsored by the Political Communication and Journalism divisions of the International Communication Association.

Call for Papers: Digital Asia Preconference at ICA 2019

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Call for Papers: Digital Asia Preconference at ICA 2019

Digital Asia: Social Change, Engagement, and Communication Beyond Boundaries
2019 International Communication Association (ICA) Preconference

May 24, 2019 / Washington D.C., USA
Priority deadline: January 5, 2019
Regular deadline: February 1 , 2019

The role of new communication technologies—such as the internet, social media, and mobile phones—in political and civic engagement has generated significant interest not only from scholars, but also organizations, politicians, and ordinary citizens. While recent events in parts of the world, such as the Umbrella movement in Hong Kong and prominent roles of social media in elections, help recognize the potential of new communication media as an agent contributing to macro-level political changes, these new communication tools are also actively utilized in more traditional political processes, such as electoral campaigns. Also important is everyday use of new communication technologies, which provides individuals with an opportunity to encounter public affairs news and discourse, enhance understanding of issues, and get involved in civic and political opportunities. One of critical elements that we should pay attention to when appreciating the role of new media—perhaps underlying all of these processes and practices—would be values, traditions, and history that define each Asian country and the region.

This preconference aims to showcase innovative scholarly work examining various subjects concerning the role of social media, mobile phones, and other new communication technologies in the formation of democratic citizenship writ large—in Asia. The preference seeks studies that address relevant topics in a particular Asian county, and comparative research on Asian countries or Asian and non-Asian countries is also welcome. In particular, the preconference encourages a theory-driven analysis of the role of new media in real-world, offline civic and political action, including recent elections and civic mobilization for sustainable development in environmental, economic, and social well-being. In addition, scholars whose research concerns the overall ICA conference theme, Communication Beyond Boundaries, in an Asian-context are encouraged to submit a paper.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted via the online submission form by either the priority or the regular deadline. For each author, please include name, institutional affiliation, and department, title/position, and contact information. For problems with submission or questions, please email DigitalAsiaICA2019@umich.edu.

Modest travel grants will be available by competitive application to participants, particularly graduate students who are from developing/transitional countries that appear in Tiers B and C on the ICA country tier chart (country of residence, not of origin).

Preconference Chairs

Nojin Kwak, Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan,
U.S.A.

Marko Skoric, Associate Professor, Department of Media and Communication, City
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Terry Flew, Professor, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology,
Australia

Natalie Pang, Senior Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National
University of Singapore, Singapore

Baohua Zhou, Professor, Journalism School at Fudan University, China

Tetsuro Kobayashi, Associate Professor, Department of Media and Communication, City
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Muneo Kaigo, Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of
Tsukuba, Japan

Scott Campbell, Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan,
U.S.A.

Junho Choi, Professor, Graduate School of Information, Yonsei University, Korea

Call for Papers: KACA Sessions at ICA 2019

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Call for Papers: KACA Sessions at ICA 2019
Korean American Communication Association

Call for 2019 ICA Papers and Ad-hoc Reviewers

Korean American Communication Association (KACA) will hold two competitive paper sessions, jointly with Chinese Communication Association (CCA) at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Washington, May 24 – 28, 2019. This year’s theme for the ICA is “Communication beyond Boundaries.” We invite you to submit your completed papers related to any of the following topics:

 

KACA & CCA Joint Competitive Research Paper Topics

Research endeavors relating to Korean- or East Asian-related communication themes, including but not limited to the following areas: intercultural- or cross-cultural studies; communication and new technologies; advertising, public relations, campaigns; journalism; political communication; science, health, environment, and risk communication; circulation of Korean cultural products in the world. We welcome studies reflecting the ICA conference theme of “Communication beyond Boundaries” in the context of Korea or East Asia.

Format

Those who are interested in presenting at any of the sessions should submit an original and completed paper in a form of PDF or Word. Completed papers are limited to 25 pages in length (Times New Roman, double-spaced excluding references and tables, with 12-point size and 1 inch margins). A brief abstract (less than 200 words) is required. Three anonymous reviewers will evaluate submitted manuscripts in terms of quality of theory development, the methods employed and significance of the findings.

For those who do not plan to submit a paper to KACA sessions this year, please consider acting as an ad-hoc reviewer for KACA. Please send me an email, indicating your preferred methodology and areas of expertise. Your service as a KACA reviewer is greatly appreciated.

 

Paper Submission

Two separate files are required for the paper submission: (1) Cover page; and (2) Manuscript.

Cover Page: A separate cover page is required. The cover page should include the following information:

  • Paper title
  • 3 to 5 Key words
  • All author names, affiliations, and departments listed in the order as they appear on the paper
  • Corresponding author and contact information including e-mail address and phone number if different from the first author.

For blind reviewing of submissions, all author identification should be removed from the document except the cover page. The manuscript that receives the highest evaluation scores for faculty and student paper competition in KACA Competitive Research Paper session, respectively, will be selected as the Best KACA Faculty and Student Paper, and will receive an award plaque. Only completed papers will be considered for the Best KACA Paper Award. Award recipients must be a registered member of KACA at the time of award ceremony.

Please send your completed papers to Dr. Chang Wan “Isaac” Woo at woocw@jmu.edu by 11:59 pm (EST), Friday, November 30.

You do not need to be a member of the ICA or the KACA to submit a paper for the sessions. However, if your paper is accepted for the session, you will need to (1) register for the conference and (2) attend the conference to present your paper. Detailed information about the conference can be found at the ICA home page.

CfP: 3-Minute Thesis Competition

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CfP: 3-Minute Thesis Competition

Special Call for Participation: Three Minute Thesis Competition
(Extended Deadline: July 10, 2018)

The KACA 40th anniversary conference will host a Three Minute Thesis (3MT@KACA) Competition for graduate students on Thursday, August 9th during the AEJMC conference in DC. This 40th year anniversary special event will include doctoral dissertation, masters’ thesis, and research paper presentations in a 3-minute presentation style. There will be cash prizes for the competition: $1,000 for 1st place, $300 for 2nd place and $200 for 3rd place.

All graduate students, including non-members, are eligible for the entry. However, the presentation topic should be Korea or Asia related. The preparation process toward the competition will enhance your public speaking skills describing your research and scholarship in a clear and engaging manner within a limited time frame. The competitors will also learn from others in terms of presentation styles and talking points.

The 3MT@KACA competition Rules and Terms.

  1. Presenters are graduate students.
  2. The presentation topic should be Korea or Asia related.
  3. A single PowerPoint slide in 16×9 format is required.
  4. The slide is to be presented at the beginning of the oration.
  5. No slide transition (e.g., animation, moving texts) method is allowed.
  6. No multimedia (e.g., sound or video) is allowed.
  7. Presentations are limited to three minutes maximum. Presentations exceeding three minutes are automatically disqualified.
  8. Presentation are in the format of spoken words (e.g., no poems, raps, or songs).
  9. Winners will be announced at the KACA 40th anniversary Gala reception, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., August 9th, 2018.

Deadline for the registration is June 30 July 10, 2018. To submit the entry, send a title, author information, and an abstract (150 words maximum) in pdf to Dr. Gi Woong Yun (gyun@unr.edu).

For inquiries, contact professors Seok Kang (seok.kang@utsa.edu), Seihill Kim (KIM96@mailbox.sc.edu), or Gi Woong Yun (gyun@unr.edu), KACA 40th Anniversary Program Committee.
 
Download the leaflet here.

[CfP] Edited Book Series: Korean Diaspora Across the World

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[CfP] Edited Book Series: Korean Diaspora Across the World

Edited book series on Korean Studies in Communication

Korean diaspora across the world: Homeland in memory, imagination, and reality (tentative title)

Book editors: Dr. Eun-Jeong Han (Salisbury University), Dr. Min Wha Han (Independent Researcher), & Dr. JongHwa Lee (Angelo State University)

The 20th century witnesses diverse histories of Korean diaspora across the world. The history of each Korean diasporic community reflects complex sociopolitical contexts during the time of their migration and geographic movement. While histories of Korean diaspora are diverse and complex, there is one unique discursive and material reference point that situates, grounds, or anchors such complex and diverse diasporic experiences – their practices of longing, imagining, and negotiating “homeland.” Therefore, the discursive, material, and cultural practices (and performances) of “homeland” is the critical site of meaning construction and negotiation for each Korean community abroad.

This edited book intends to collect diverse voices of Korean diaspora across the world, tracing the meaning and the performance of ‘homeland’ for them. Positioning works on Korean diaspora within Communication Studies, this edited volume will foreground an interdisciplinary approach that covers multiple dimensions of issues and topics on Korean communities across the world. We invite chapter contributions from wide ranges of scholarly, epistemological, theoretical and methodological approaches.

Center questions that can be a focus for each chapter include the following but not limited:

  • What does “homeland” mean to the members of Korean community in diverse locations and contexts?
  • How is the notion of “homeland” related to one’s dialectical perceptions and experiences of belonging (vs. alienating), or participating (vs. resisting) in the host country?
  • How is the notion of “homeland” (de)constructed, remembered, (re)negotiated, practiced and represented among the members of Korean community, individually or collectively,?
  • How has the notion of “homeland” evolved and changed among generations?
  • How do national level history and geopolitical conflicts adhere the sense of the “homeland” and identity among the members of Korean community?
  • How do micro level history (i.g. family history) and personal memories reflect the sense of the “homeland” and identity among the members of Korean community?
  • How do various interethnic/intercultural relationships (i.g. interethnic marriage) contribute to the (de)construction, remembering, (re)negotiation, practice, and/or representation of “homeland” among the members of Korean community?
  • How does language contribute to the (de)construction, remembering, (re)negotiation, practice, and/or representation of “homeland” among the members of Korean community?
  • How do cultural space, practices and rituals contribute to the (de)construction, remembering, (re)negotiation, practice, and/or representation of “homeland” among the members of Korean community?
  • How does media contribute to the (de)construction, remembering, (re)negotiation, practice, and/or representation of “homeland” among the members of Korean community?

Editors are committed to accept chapters that address diverse voices of Korean diasporic communities across the world. If interested, please send an abstract (between 200 – 250 words) and CV by July 25, 2018 to Dr. Eun-Jeong Han (exhan@salisbury.edu). The final essay should be between 5000 – 8000 words total, plus references, tables, and figures. We are anticipating the submission of the first draft of all chapters by June 25, 2019.

CfP: International Journal of Health & Media Research

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CfP: International Journal of Health & Media Research

Call for Papers: International Journal of Health & Media Research

The Healthcare Media research Institute now receives original research manuscript for its quarterly journal on health communication, International Journal of Health & Media Research. (For more information on the journal, please visit http://ijhmr.hallym.ac.kr )

The submission deadline for Vol 2 is June 30, 2018. Accepted authors will be granted a $1000 reward.

Please read poster below for more details.

[Expired] CfP: 40th Anniversary AEJMC KACA Research Sessions

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[Expired] CfP: 40th Anniversary AEJMC KACA Research Sessions

[Update: The deadline for submissions is extended to April 20, 2018.]

The 40th Anniversary Conference & AEJMC KACA Research Sessions
August 6-9, 2018, Washington, D.C.

Conference Theme:
Renewed Role of the Press in Building, Transforming, and Restoring Democracy: Korea and Beyond

 

The Korean American Communication Association (KACA) invites paper submissions for its 40th Anniversary
Conference on August 9, 2018 and for KACA Research Sessions during the annual meeting of Association for
Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), August 6 – 9, 2018. Both KACA’s 40th
anniversary conference and KACA research sessions will be at Renaissance Washington DC.

For the 40th anniversary conference, papers that address the conference theme are particularly welcome,
but submissions in any areas of communication research on Korea-related topics are encouraged as well. For
AEJMC’s KACA sessions, any communications research on Korea-related topics is welcome.

The theme of the 40th Anniversary Conference, “Renewed Role of the Press in Building, Transforming, and
Restoring Democracy: Korea and Beyond” aims to facilitate our scholarly discussions on renewed role of the
press in changing media and political environments in Korea and elsewhere. Though compromised from
time to time, freedom of the press has become an essential part of Korean politics. Nonetheless, the
contribution of the press to Korean democracy continues to be the subject of intense debate among
scholars, political elites, and average citizens. Particularly, the recent turmoil in Korean politics presents
need to reassess the role of the press not only in building but in transforming and restoring democracy. Also,
the wide availability of digital platforms for social networking has fundamentally changed the way citizens
become politically engaged, redefining the notion of democratic citizenship. Any potential mismatch
between new democratic citizenship and current journalism further justifies need to investigate renewed
role of the press in Korea and in other democracies.

As the media have power to influence national political discourse, the notion of free and open media is
essential to a healthy democracy. KACA seeks to bring together regional and international media scholars to
discuss issues relating to media and democracy and to propose solutions to problems (if any) identified in
Korea and in Asian and other countries. Our emphasis on democracy is intended to link up with various
communication theories and research approaches that take on the interplay of democracy and media as
presented through any forms of data or perspectives. Any topics linking the media to democracy are
welcome, including but not limited to:

  • Whether/how free media serve or harm democracy once they have been established.
  • How to conceptualize and operationalize media’s contribution to democracy. What are potential
    indicators?
  • How traditional and/or emerging media have (re)shaped democratic citizenship, particularly the way
    citizens obtain and share information and the way they participate in democratic decision making.
  • How to (re)conceptualize freedom, democracy, and justice in the 21st century media and political
    environment.
  • How to (re)conceptualize the watchdog, guard dog, and lapdog role of the press in the 21st century
    media and political environment.
  • How new technology affects the principles of democratic journalism and the notion of freedom of the
    press.
  • How market principles and competitions affect journalistic practices.
  • The relationship between the media and the government and its potential consequences.
  • How new democratic citizenship and changing media environment affect political campaigns and
    elections.
  • The relationship between the media, political activism, and social movement.
  • How to preserve freedom of expression and the public sphere in the new media environment.
  • Private and public ownership of media organizations and implications for democracy.
  • Unintended outcomes of new technologies (e.g., digital divide, fake news, data journalism, Virtual
    Reality, Artificial Reality, Mixed Reality) and implications for democracy.
  • How social and mobile media have changed political communication and how traditional media can
    complement or compete with the newer forms of technology.
  • The role of alternative and independent media outlets as they relate to democratic processes.
  • Histories of media reform movements
  • Media policies and regulations designed to arrange for democratic communication.

 

Submission Guidelines

1. Deadline: All submissions must be made no later than Friday, April 20, 11:59 pm, EST, 2018 (updated).

2. Categories of Submissions: Two categories of submissions will be accepted: full papers (20 pages plus
tables, figures, and references) or extended abstracts (4-5 pages plus references, tables, and figures),
though full papers are preferred. Extended abstracts should contain literature review, research
questions/hypothesis, method section, and findings. Abstracts only with literature review or research
questions/hypotheses will not be considered.

3. Author Identification: Names and other information that may identify the author(s) should not appear
anywhere in the paper other than on the cover page.

4. Cover page: The cover page should include the following information: Title, names of the authors,
affiliations, mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers.

5. Submission Method: All submissions should be in either MS Word or PDF format and sent by email to
Seok Kang (seok.kang@utsa.edu).

6. Selected papers will be assigned to either the 40th Anniversary Session (August 9) or the KACA-AEJMC
Session (date TBD) for presentation. Papers that received the best reviews will be recognized in the
sessions (for both the Anniversary Conference and AEJMC KACA Research Sessions).

 

Additional information about the KACA and the conference can be found at KACA website:
http://www.thekaca.org/about-kaca/.

For inquiries about this call, please contact the Program Committee:
Seok Kang (seok.kang@utsa.edu), Seihill Kim (KIM96@mailbox.sc.edu), or Gi Woong Yun (gyun@unr.edu).

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