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IMPORTANT DATES
Full Paper Submission Deadline (Extended): 20 April 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 22 June 2018
Late Registration Deadline: 20 July 2018
Conference Dates: 22 - 23 October 2018

CONFERENCE THEME
"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.
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
 Half-day Workshop on “Digital Narratives, Entertainment and Community Building
By Dr. Vivian Hsueh Hua Chen, Nanyang Technological University

Storytelling has always evolved alongside the media of its creation and experience. With new media constantly being developed or utilized in new ways, narratives and narrative experiences are becoming increasingly dynamic. Digital narratives are being accessed and told by media users all over the world. For example, social media platforms and affordances, such as Instagram's recently launched "stories" format, Read more
 JMComm 2018 Proceedings : Print ISSN: 2301-3710, E-Periodical ISSN: 2301-3729 will be published and submitted to several indexing partners.
 Journal on Media & Communications : 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.
 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 2018 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.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Dr. Lin Allen
University of Northern Colorado
USA
PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Prof. Ivor Gaber
Professor & Director,
Political Journalism MA
City University London
UK
Dr. Lilian Zac
School of Communication, International Studies & Languages
University of South Australia
Assoc Prof. Timothy F. Hamlett
School of Communication
Hong Kong Baptist University
Assoc Prof. Marcy Burstiner
Assoc. Prof. of Journalism and Mass Communication
Humboldt State University
USA
Assoc. Prof. Wu Wei
Director, Nanyang Centre for Public Administration
Director, China Affairs Office
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
Singapore
Assoc Prof. Shu-Ling Chen Berggreen
Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Colorado
USA
For a complete list of Committee
Please visit http://www.jmcomm.org/Committee.html
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