The Asian Conference on Media - MediAsia 2010, 28-30 October, Osaka, Japan

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IAFOR - The International Academic Forum
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Conference Theme: Brave New World

Special Theme 1: Brave New World: Challenges and Opportunities
The media industry is at a crossroads in many respects, as it seeks to come to terms with developments in technology that simultaneously allow new heights of journalistic excellence to be reached, as well as the emergence of more worrying trends. The unparalleled opportunities of today's connected world have created a new set of challenges that need to be met, including questions of power and responsibility, editorial accountability, and the erosion of more traditional income streams. How these challenges and opportunities are confronted will shape the future of the media industry.

Special Theme 2: Brave New World: Globalization and Internationalization
Media organizations across the world are becoming increasingly socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, both as a consequence of globalization and in response to internationalization. What are the positive and negative effects of these processes? How can the strangely powerful and yet rhetorically ambiguous concepts of globalization and internationalization exert benign and normative influences on the media industry, and how can they be used to more detrimental and even sinister effect?

The conference theme, 'Brave New World', invites submissions that approach this wide topic from a variety of perspectives and approaches.

However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Media and Mass Communication, including:

*Communication Technology and Digital Media
*Communication Theory and Methodology
*Critical and Cultural Studies, Gender and Communication
*International Communications
*Journalism Research and Education
*Law and Policy
*Media Ethics
*Mass Communication, Society and Globalization
*Media and Sport
*Media Education Research
*Media Management and Economics
*Political Communication and Satire
*Public Relations
*Radio-TV journalism
*Scholastic journalism
*Visual Communication