||CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:
“ A Showcase of Convergent Media Projects
Co-sponsored by: Brigham Young
University • University of South Carolina
October 13-15, 2005 • Provo, Utah, USA
The 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. The purpose
of this showcase of convergent media projects and practices is to provide
a venue for scholars and professionals experimenting with convergent media
technologies to demonstrate their systems, processes, experiments, and innovations.
This showcase is the demonstration component of "Media Convergence: Cooperation,
Collisions, and Change," an academic conference exploring practical, theoretical,
phenomenological, critical and/or empirical approaches to convergent media
|Faculty and graduate students are invited
to submit in one or more of four categories:
||1. Hands-on demonstrations of digital media and information
projects or practices
2. PowerPoint, video, or other multimedia presentations of digital media
projects or practices
3. Software demonstrations
4. Case studies (poster format with demonstration)
(Note: If you wish to submit a paper or abstract, you
are encouraged to respond to the Call for
Papers for the academic conference.)
Submissions will be reviewed by a jury that will consider: 1) relevance to
the conference theme, 2) the degree of innovation, and 3) the overall contribution
to the field.
The conference is 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 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.
|Proposals and questions about the showcase should
be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or
|Augie Grant, Conference Chair
Media Convergence Conference
College of Mass Communications and Information Studies
Columbia, SC 29208
Submission deadline (postmark) is
June 15, 2005.
All submissions will be jury-reviewed on or before July 31, 2005.
|Proposals must include:
||• a brief description of the project or demonstration
• a list of equipment needed to conduct the demonstration
• names of the presenter(s)
• contact information (email, telephone number, and address).