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Best Paper Awards 2015

Best Research Paper

Dr. Bradley C. Freeman
American University in Dubai, UAE

Dr. Keith Zukas
Carroll University, USA

Prof. Archana Rakesh Singh
Panjab University, India

Best Student Paper

Nareshchandra Rai
Robert Gordon University, UK

Best Paper Awards 2014

Best Research Paper

Prof. Ann Strahle
University of Illinois Springfield

Best Student Paper

Ms. Chelsie Akers
University of Arizona USA

Mr. David Chalk
Brigham Young University

Conference Theme


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.



Prof. Mohan Jyoti Dutta
"Digital media, globalization and sustainability: Asian possibilities"
Provost's Chair Professor
Head, Communications and New Media
National University of Singapore
Prof. David Marshall
"Politics and Persona: Online Culture and the Expansion of Mediatized Identity"
Professor and chair in new Media
communication and cultural studies
school of communication and creative arts
faculty of arts and education deak in university Australia


Prof. Kiranjit Kaur
"Transformation of public relations for a globally connected society"
Faculty of Communication and Media Studies
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Prof. Liangwen Kuo
Graduate Institute of Communication Studies
National Chiao Tung University
Assoc. Prof. Jamilah Hj. Ahmad
"The Altruistic Social Media"
School of Communication Universiti Sains

Publications: All accepted papers and presented papers at the conference (JMComm 2016) will be published either in the
  • 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. GSTF JMC is hosted and published on Springer’s Open Access publishing platform – Global Science Journals (GSJ) .
  • The Conference Proceedings: Print ISSN: 2301-3710, E-Periodical ISSN: 2301-3729 will be indexed by EBSCO, CrossRefProQuest and will be submitted to Scopus,ScienceDirect and Cabell's Directories amongst others, where applicable.
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 2016 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.

GSTF Partner Universities

GSTF is a proud partner  of 38 Universities around the globe. 
For a complete list of GSTF Partner Universities please visit : www.globalstf.org

Singapore Attractions

Global Science and Technology Forum - GSTF reserves the right at its sole discretion to postpone or change the venue,
date and/or time of the conference without prior notice before early bird registration deadline.