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September 2, 2015

Beyond Clickbait and Commerce: The Ethics, Possibilities and Challenges of Not-for-Profit Media

Filed under: Blogroll, News, Headlines, journalism, professional ethics, media education — news_editor @ 4:20 pm

A special issue of Ethical Space, an international peer-reviewed journal for academics and practitioners, is seeking papers on not-for-profit journalism and alternatively funded media.

Deadline for Abstracts: 28 SEPTEMBER 2015

The media pluralism debate is dominated by concerns about overly powerful corporate media and the effect this has on democracy and diversity of media content. Increasingly, scholars have extended their critical analysis to fast-growing commercial digital intermediaries and content providers. The counterbalance to this corporate content is public service broadcasting and publicly owned media organisations, but what other forms might not-for-profit media take?

With media ethics as the underlying theme, this special issue will examine examples of alternatively funded media from around the world; critically assessing what they actually - and could - contribute to local, national and global society; addressing the main theoretical and pragmatic challenges and obstacles for such initiatives, and reflecting on the ethical dilemmas and strengths of not-for-profit media and journalism.

Submissions on community radio and television, newspapers, magazines, websites, social networks, mobile applications, open data projects, and any other form of not-for-profit media are welcome. Authors are also encouraged to think beyond traditional mass media and journalism, to other forms of communication, such as civic data sharing, NGO activities, political campaigning and community discussion. These media might be publicly owned, charitable, co-operative, community interest or any other alternative to commercial and profit-making models. Funding sources might include advertising, subscriptions, crowd-sourcing, philanthropy and public grants, for example. And they may occur on any kind of platform.

Authors may wish to offer a thematic paper, rather than basing their discussion on a particular model or example. Applicants are encouraged to critically interrogate the notion of not-for-profit and charitably funded media, and consider the particular ethical challenges posed by whatever aspect of not-for-profit media the author is engaged with. What benefit might there be to a profit-driven model, in terms of serving public needs and desires? Conversely, what do not-for-profit models offer? What impact might such models have on the PR and advertising industries? And for public participants and audiences? What are, or might be, the power relationships between not-for-profit media, other democratic institutions, and the community?

Perspectives from different disciplines are welcome. These might include, but are not limited to, legal and socio-legal studies, media, journalism and PR studies, media sociology and anthropology, media history, and political science.

We are looking for full papers of 5,000 words to 6,000 words including notes and references; and short articles of 2,000-3,000 words.

Please submit abstracts of 150 words and five keywords to the guest editors of this special issue by 28th September 2015 via judith.townend@sas.ac.uk. Please indicate if you envisage it as a full paper or short article.

Decisions will be made in early October. The deadline for full papers and articles is 20 December 2015. The journal will be published in the second half of 2016.

Guest editors:

• Denis Muller, Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne

• Judith Townend, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

About Ethical Space

Ethical Space is an international peer-reviewed journal that provides a space for both academics and practitioners to reflect on and critique the ethics of communication. It contains news, views, interviews and peer-reviewed papers on ethical matters in journalism, public relations, marketing, health communication, information science, organisational and management communication and related fields. Its editors are Richard Keeble, Donald Matheson and Shannon Bowen. http://www.communicationethics.net/

August 2, 2012

‘Drone journalism’ focus for workshop

‘Drone journalism’ is coming to the UK, in perhaps the first event of its kind in Europe (the US is already ahead on this one, with the creation of the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications, led by Matt Waite.)

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) will host a workshop on 22 October to examine the use of drone aircraft in newsgathering and to make recommendations for policy and best practices. The event is co-sponsored by the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford.
Advances in aviation and electronic control systems are now allowing drone aircraft/UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) to move from military to civilian applications and they have potential uses and benefits for newsgathering by providing aerial platforms for photography and videography. Because of their relatively small size, they are portable and can easily be moved to locations were reporting needs to take place.
Drones will alter aerial newsgathering, which is now done primarily via helicopter and light aircraft, by reducing the cost of operations, making them available to a larger number of news organizations, and increasing the uses of aerial platforms in different types of reporting. Potential uses include traffic observation, crowd observation (events, demonstrations, and civil disorders), observing events and activities in areas where land-based access is restricted, and in both sports and entertainment production.

The development of drone technology and the increasing desire for its use in civilian contexts creates a variety of policy, regulatory, and ethical challenges. This workshop is designed to document the issues and formulate recommendations regarding their deployment in the UK, Europe, and globally and thus influence future policy debates. Policy issues include aviation law, flight regulation, and privacy concerns.

The event is being organised by Prof. Robert G. Picard, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, David Goldberg, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, and Daniel Bennett, War Studies Department, Kings College London.

- See http://meejalaw.com/2012/08/01/new-event-22-october-reuters-institute-for-the-study-of-journalism-workshop-on-use-of-drones-in-news-gathering-and-event-coverage/

-Contact: tel: +44 (0)1865 611 080; email: reuters.institute@politics.ox.ac.uk

September 4, 2009

ethics conference in China

An interesting conference coming up on ethics and intercultural communication (with a focus, I think, on western misunderstandings of China), at one of China’s top journalism schools, Wuhan University.

Date: 9-10 December 2009. Details in the attached.

April 19, 2008

Media education summit (UK)

Filed under: News, Headlines, journalism, conferences, media education — news_editor @ 10:45 pm

We are pleased to invite you to attend the Media Education Summit 2008 and to call for proposals for creative contributions and posters.

This event is organized by The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, hosted by Bournemouth University and supported by Skillset and the Art, Design and Media Higher Education Subject Centre.

Conference Details

Media Education Summit Monday 1st September & Tuesday 2nd September 2008

This national conference will provide valuable insights into the opportunities and challenges facing media education now and in the future.

Themes

  • Convergence - implications for HE
  • Media Practice 2020 - industrial and educational perspectives
  • Employer engagement an government policy
  • The launch on the 14-19 Creative Media Diploma
  • The creation of the Skillset Screen and Media Academies
  • Students reflecting on their creative practice
  • Using new technologies to engage students

Confirmed Speakers

  • Anthony Lilley, CEO Magic Lantern
  • Prof Stephen Heppell, The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice
  • Kate O’Connor, Deputy CEO, Skillset
  • Dr Julian McDougall, Newman University College
  • Dr Andrew Burn, Institute of Education
  • Dr Julian Sefton-Green, University of South Australia

Fees: Early Bird GBP125 (before 30th June), Full Rate GBP175 (after 30 June)

Call for Creative Contributions, and Poster Presentations

Proposals for short screenings, posters, foyer demonstrations and performances related to the conference themes of Policy, Philosophy and Pedagogy are invited.

Please submit short proposals (up to 500 words plus other artefacts or information as relevant) by 30th June 2008.

There will be designated time to enable poster presenters to share their work in person. The poster session allows a more interactive forum for communication and collaborative discussion. The poster presenter must be present during the period assigned for discussion.

Please send proposals and any queries to: info@cemp.ac.uk

Further details can be found at www.cemp.ac.uk/summit together with information on how to register to attend.

Jon Wardle co-director the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, The Media School, Bournemouth University 01202 965907 www.cemp.ac.uk

Australian media educators conference (Adelaide)

Filed under: News, Headlines, conferences, media education — news_editor @ 10:38 pm

National Media Education Conference (SAAME)

Adelaide 26-28 September

2008 Conference Theme, Digital Dialogues: Moving Media Education

Hawke Building, City West Campus, University of South Australia

Call for papers and workshops
The digital future is upon us and we ought to be talking about the digital present. How are students, teachers and media education
accommodating and responding to the changes brought by the digital revolution ? Where is Media Education now and where is it heading?

Children and young people now have more choices as consumers, readers, viewers, creators and producers of media than their parents and even older siblings had, and their communicative power is considerable. Media that used to be exclusive and expensive is now everywhere and everyday. With so much availability and opportunity for creativity, what are the practices that we find ourselves engaged with as consumers, producers, educators, and citizens?

This conference invites papers and workshops that engage with the most current issues, challenges and practices in media education. Papers will be accepted in peer-reviewed and non-reviewed streams. Workshops may provide examples of teaching and learning innovation, excellence, and engagement with media practices and projects.

We welcome papers and workshops on a broad range of topics and here are a few suggested themes:

Fostering Media Cultures; Me Media: More Than Just a Marketing Mantra?; Media Making; Developing Digital Literacy; IP: Creating/Quoting; Teaching Ethics in a Changing Media Culture; Indigenous Media Communities; Who are the Net Gen and What Do They Do?; Media Regulation; New Media and Old Moral Panics; Relevant Education for Media Workers; Social Networking Sites and Services; Encouraging Childrens’ Creativity with Media; Open-source in the Classroom; Personal Technologies, Creativity and Education; Cyber-bullying in Youth Culture
All abstracts and papers will be double blind, peer-reviewed.

Submit 200 word abstract by 28th April, 2008 to
www.conferenceplus.com.au/mediaeduconf08

Follow the instructions under ‘Lodge Abstracts’

Response Schedule:

Notification of Abstract Acceptance 12th May Full Paper Due 16 June
Notification of Paper Acceptance 7 July Final (Revised) Paper Due 4
August

Early Bird Registration Closes 11 August

All peer-reviewed papers will be considered for publication in Southern
Review.

Please submit any questions relating to your abstarct to Grant Brindal
at bigred@chariot.net.au

Grant Brindal Conference Convenor

April 9, 2008

Conference on media education: digital dialogues (Australia)

Filed under: Headlines, conferences, media education — news_editor @ 9:48 pm

NATIONAL MEDIA EDUCATION CONFERENCE (SAAME)
ADELAIDE 26-28 SEPTEMBER 2008
Conference Theme, Digital Dialogues: Moving Media Education

HAWKE BUILDING
CITY WEST CAMPUS
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

CALL FOR PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS

The digital future is upon us and we ought to be talking about the digital present. How are students, teachers and media education accommodating and responding to the changes brought by the digital revolution ? Where is Media Education now and where is it heading?

Children and young people now have more choices as consumers, readers, viewers, creators and producers of media than their parents and even older siblings had, and their communicative power is considerable. Media that used to be exclusive and expensive is now everywhere and everyday. With so much availability and opportunity for creativity, what are the practices that we find ourselves engaged with as consumers, producers, educators, and citizens?

This conference invites papers and workshops that engage with the most current issues, challenges and practices in media education. Papers will be accepted in peer-reviewed and non-reviewed streams. Workshops may provide examples of teaching and learning innovation, excellence, and engagement with media practices and projects.

We welcome papers and workshops on a broad range of topics and here are a few suggested themes:

Fostering Media Cultures; Me Media: More Than Just a Marketing Mantra?; Media Making; Developing Digital Literacy; IP: Creating/Quoting; Teaching Ethics in a Changing Media Culture; Indigenous Media Communities; Who are the Net Gen and What Do They Do?; Media Regulation; New Media and Old Moral Panics; Relevant Education for Media Workers; Social Networking Sites and Services; Encouraging Children’s Creativity with Media; Open-source in the Classroom; Personal Technologies, Creativity and Education; Cyber-bullying in Youth Culture

All abstracts and papers will be double blind, peer-reviewed.

Submit 200 word abstract by 28th April, 2008 to www.conferenceplus.com.au/mediaeduconf08
Follow the instructions under Lodge Abstracts

Response Schedule:

Notification of Abstract Acceptance 12th May
Full Paper Due 16 June
Notification of Paper Acceptance 7 July
Final (Revised) Paper Due 4 August

Early Bird Registration Closes 11 August

All peer-reviewed papers will be considered for publication in Southern Review.

Please submit any questions relating to your abstarct to Grant Brindal at bigred@chariot.net.au

Grant Brindal
Conference Convenor

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