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Media, Journalism, and Visual Communications


This track aims to provide a forum for original research and discourse to investigate and make recommendations appropriate to both academia and practice.

The news media faces uncertain times in what is now known as the post-truth-era. Trust in the veracity of the media is low and the news media appears to have lost its power to shape public opinion as audiences choose sources that match their own particular biases. This has resulted in the concept of ‘fake news’. It is incumbent upon those who work in media fields, to evaluate the impact this has on public confidence in, and use of, a range of media sources.

The proliferation of new technology has shaped contemporary directions in communications. By addressing the issues of communication, communication technology and culture, as well as many others, this track will stimulate lively academic discourse and debate. This track offers the opportunity for scholars and practitioners to share their experiences, discuss their research findings, and forge new collaborations. We are open to any submission that is aligned with the goals of the conference and this track, but particularly encourage submissions relating to the following themes:

  • The Future of News: Journalism in a Post-Truth Era
  • Media, politics and culture
  • Media and social change
  • Citizen journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Celebrity culture
  • Critical media theory
  • Film censorship
  • Promotional culture: advertising, public relations and modernity
  • Teaching journalism
  • Media ethics and professional codes of conduct
  • Emergent communication technology and cultural change
  • Global and transnational media
  • Women in media
  • Media imagery and visual language
  • Film and cultural trends

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