CALL FOR PAPERS:
Conference on "MEDIA CONVERGENCE:
Cooperation, Collisions, and Change"
Co-sponsored by: Brigham Young University • University of South
October 13-15, 2005 • Provo, Utah, USA
Media Convergence trend has impacted
virtually all areas of media, from ownership and regulation to the practice
of journalism and the training of communication professionals. As this
trend spreads, there is an increasing need to explore the next generation
of convergence, including theoretical conceptions of convergence, next-generation
convergent media practices, and cutting-edge techniques for convergent
Now in its fourth
year, the purpose of this annual conference is to provide a scholarly
forum for the presentation of theory, research, and practice
related to media convergence. Projects addressing virtually any
area of media convergence may be submitted, with special consideration
offered for theoretically-based submissions and case studies
of organizational issues related to media convergence. A showcase
of convergent media practices will run concurrent with the academic
conference. With author approval, selected submissions will be
considered for publication in a future book to be edited by the
|Faculty and graduate students are
invited to submit in one or more of three categories:
||1. Completed papers
2. Proposals or abstracts of papers in progress
3. Proposals for panels
The top three graduate student completed papers will be
recognized with cash awards of $300, $200, and $100.
Submissions may address practical, theoretical, phenomenological, critical
and/or empirical approaches to digital media and information technologies.
All submissions will be reviewed by a jury that will consider: 1) relevance
to the conference theme, 2) the quality of the contribution, and 3) overall
contribution to the field.
conference is co-sponsored by the Department of Communications
at Brigham Young University, the College of Mass Communications
and Information Studies at the University of South Carolina,
and Newsplex, an advanced micro-newsroom training and research
facility dedicated to news presentation techniques emerging from
the convergence of print, broadcast and online media. Newsplex
is a joint project of the USC and Ifra. The conference will take
place in Provo, Utah , nestled at the base of the scenic Rocky
Mountains, 40 miles south of Salt Lake City.
|Papers, proposals, abstracts, and panel
proposals should be addressed to:
|Augie Grant, Conference Co-Chair
Media Convergence Conference
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Submission deadline (postmark) is
June 15, 2005.
All submissions will be jury-reviewed on or before July 31, 2005.
||• Electronic submissions (Word or RTF attachments)
are encouraged (send to firstname.lastname@example.org).
• Paper copies may be submitted: three paper copies of the submission should
• A detachable cover page should be included with the title of the paper
or panel and authors’ names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses.
• Submission deadline (postmark) is June 15, 2005. All submissions will
be jury-reviewed with notification to authors and panel organizers on or before
July 31, 2005.