Best Paper Awards 2014
Best Research Paper
Prof. Ann Strahle
University of Illinois Springfield
Best Student Paper
Ms. Chelsie Akers
University of Arizona
Mr. David Chalk
Brigham Young University
"JOURNALISM, MEDIA AND MASS COMMUNICATION IN THE AGE OF INFORMATION"
Mass media is seen in nearly every facet of our daily lives and technology is constantly altering the way we live. The technology boom that has been felt around the world has forever changed communication as we know it and has greatly impacted our personal and professional lives. Presently, the media as a vehicle of social change influence appearance, language, family, status, politics, and religion.
Certain differences exist between information, entertainment, and communication in today's society, particularly in relation to mass media. These various media interactions have converged in our current society in a number of ways and have impacted social relations through the way we communicate with one another. Educational implications require an understanding of the complex world through interdisciplinary scholarship, critical viewing, new values, and an examination of the impact of the mass media.
With all the new technology, digital tools and connectivity, one of the most interesting fallouts has been the intensification of social connections… connecting the world as a single place, and creating a greater awareness of opinion, bias, and raw news. The intersection of globalization, communication, and journalism defines an important and growing field of research, particularly concerning the public sphere and spaces for political discourse.
"The Merlion in Winter"
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
|Assoc Prof. Wu Wei
"Political Communication in the Digital Age: Hopes and Hypes"
Director, China Affairs Office
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
|The Conference Proceedings Print ISSN: 2301-3710, E-Periodical ISSN: 2301-3729 will be indexed by EBSCO, CrossRef, ProQuest and will be submitted to Scopus,ScienceDirect and Cabell's Directories amongst others, where applicable.
|Journal: All authors who present their papers at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their research paper for the GSTF Journal on Media & Communications(JMC) (Print ISSN: 2335-6618, E-periodical: 2335-6626). All submitted papers will go through blind review process for acceptance. All accepted papers (after the review process) will be included in the JMC on a complimentary basis (free-of-charge). GSTF JMC is hosted and published on Springer’s Open Access publishing platform - Global Science Journals (GSJ). In addition, it will be indexed by EBSCO, CrossRef, ProQuest, Cabell's Directories and will be submitted to Scopus, Google Scholar, IndexCopernicus, amongst others.
|Book: Selected authors will be invited to contribute book chapters in "The Age of Transformation: from Communication, Journalism, and Media to World Audiences and Societies" to be published by GSTF. The book will be edited by Prof. Gary E. Swanson, the Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair and Distinguished
Journalist-in-Residence at the University of Northern Colorado, USA.
|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 2015 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.
||Panel Proposals are invited for submission. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.
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