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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
USA

Best Student Paper

Ms. Chelsie Akers
University of Arizona USA

Mr. David Chalk
Brigham Young University
USA


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.

Highlights


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof. Mohan Jyoti Dutta
"Digital media, globalization and sustainability: Asian possibilities"
Provost's Chair Professor
Head, Communications and New Media
National University of Singapore
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.Gary E. Swanson
"Mass Media and Attitudinal Change: Implications of Convergence on Interpersonal Communication"
President & CEO - Dimage Studios LLC
Ellwood City, Pennsylvania USA
Former Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence
Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair in Journalism
University of Northern Colorado

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Prof. Kiranjit Kaur
Faculty of Communication and Media Studies
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Prof. Liangwen Kuo
Graduate Institute of Communication Studies
National Chiao Tung University
Taiwan 
Assoc. Prof. Jamilah Hj. Ahmad
School of Communication Universiti Sains
Malaysia
Assoc. Prof. Sean Redmond
What the Eye Sees? Eye Tracking Sherlock: the Surveillance of Vision
Associate Professor in Media and Communication
School of Communication and Creative Arts
Faculty of Arts and Education Deakin University,
Australia

Publications: All accepted papers and presented papers at the conference (JMComm 2016) will be published either in the
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 Universitie please visit : www.globalstf.org

Singapore Attractions

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