[bestbits] IAMCR Pre-Conference: Media and Governance in Latin America

Becky Lentz roberta.lentz at mcgill.ca
Thu Jan 14 10:17:19 EST 2016


>Dear colleagues
>We are very pleased to announce that the call for papers for the third
>edition of the conference Media and Governancein Latin America *is now
>open*. *Abstracts are due February 28.*
>The conference will be hosted by the School of Media and Communications
>of the *University of Leeds* and will take place 25-26 July as a
>*pre-conference to the IAMCR 2016*.
>We are aiming to congregate a wide range of academics interested in the
>intersections between media, communications, governance and development
>in the region to examine questions such as the following:
>   * In which ways media actors and media technologies are changing
>     relationship between the state, the private sector, civil society
>     and the media?
>   * What is the role of the media in promoting democratic governance and
>     sustainable development?
>   * What are the main changes in the formation, interaction and
>     evolution of publics/audiences in the new mediaenvironment?
>   * What sort of relationships are emerging from the crossroads between
>     traditional and non-traditional mediaactors?
>   * How are media reforms strengthening democratic governance across the
>     region?
>   * To what extent do public and private media reproduce populist and
>     polarising discourses?
>   * To what extent are digital and community media challenging
>     traditional hegemonic information flows?
>   * Are new power imbalances emerging as a result of the spread of new
>     technologies in the region?
>   * What patterns of governance are shaping Latin American media systems?
>   * What patterns of change and resilience can we find in political
>     communication practices in the region?
>We are delighted to have confirmed the attendance of a superb line-up of
>guest speakers, including* Sallie Hughes (University of Miami), Claudia
>Mellado (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso) and Carolina
>Matos (City University London).*
>Please find more details about the conference and the CFP here:
>Please direct questions and abstracts to this email:
>conference.mediagovla at gmail.com <mailto:conference.mediagovla at gmail.com>
>We look forward to welcoming you in Leeds,
>Jairo Lugo-Ocando, Ximena Orchard, Sara Garcia Santamaria, Antonio

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