Democracy in its real sense is a rule of people through representation. Transparency and accountability of mass media entrenches the democratic functions of a society. Only access to ‘accurate information’ ensures that citizens make informed decisions rather than making decisions out of ignorance. The very existence of media on the fundamental right ‘freedom of expression’ includes freedom to hold opinions without interference, freedom to seek, freedom to receive and impart information and ideas by any media.
As the superfluous forces takes control of its key function in the society today, the very focus of the media need to be challenged at the on soot of ‘private and market interests’ to ‘supporting better democratic transitions’. Over and above, media needs to be considered as part of the civil society arena. A meaningful media role for a better democratic society calls for deeper assessment of the present media reality and new models. At a time when the ushering of a new dispensation was accompanied by the complete surrender of a critical press, it becomes very important that we turn a spotlight on the role of the media.
This international media conference is a premier forum for media practitioners, scholars and teachers to present their research findings and make practical application in the field of media. The conference will bring together leading researchers, academicians, research scholars, media professionals, policy makers, and NGOs in their domain of interest around the globe.
Research papers are invited on the following topic
I) Media practices – threats and challenges
Media ownership-private/ public
Media and human rights
Media and propaganda
II) Issues and concerns in Media and Communication sector
Monitoring/assessment and regulations of media
Violations of media freedom
Ethical Issues -Earn News Vs. Paid news, Advertorial etc.
III) Media business and strategies
IV) New trends in Media and Communication sector
Media representation – Women/ children/ minority/Dalit’s
New innovations in media
V) Philosophy and theories of Media
Philosophy/theories of communication and democracy
VII) Technology and Democratization of information
New media technologies
Online Journalism /social media
FORMAT FOR ABSTRACTS
Abstracts should be submitted via email to indicate your proposed conference stream in the area of interest and specialization. Word limit-300
GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
Please make sure that you send the manuscript in MS Word format 2011. Manuscript must be 1.5 spaced with 1-inch margins ‘Times New Roman with a Font size 12, black’. Follow APA style for referencing.
In the first page of the paper please provide Paper title, full name of the author(s) and full address (Institute’s address along with your designation and address of correspondence) along with the email address of the authors(s).
The abstract has to be followed by relevant key words, should not be more than 300 words.
Short biography of author/authors (100words)
All Correspondence through only e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any query contact to: phone +91-7077704688
Visit our website http://www.xcomm.edu.in for the details of the university, School of communications and the conference.
No TA/DA will be offered for the delegates. Tea/ coffee/ Lunch will be provided for all participants of the conference.
Last date of submission of Abstract 15th August, 2016
Acceptance of paper will be intimated by 25th August, 2016
Last date of submission of final paper 20th October, 2016
Review and acceptance intimation 30th October, 2016
Last date of registration 10th November, 2016
Publication of the papers
Selected papers will be published as book with ISBN number by the Xavier University Press, Bhubaneswar.
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