CALL FOR PAPERS
Role of Media in Democracy
The right of citizens to participate and monitor the government and governance is the pivotal principle of democracy and goes beyond the periodical and ritualistic exercise of franchise. To effectively engage in the participatory form of politics, citizens need to be informed in the right manner. It is also an important role of the media to be a mediator of dialogue between the agencies of governance and the stakeholders.
As the extraneous forces take control of the important function, there is the danger of media becoming a middle agent. Instead of harnessing the reins of power, it becomes a powerbroker. The erosion of the institution always starts with the inclusion of media within the networks of power. In countries where majority of people do not enjoy the fruits of either rights or liberty, this blatant shirking of a sacred duty can be very corrosive to the body polity.At a time when the role of an independent and critical press is under serious threat, it is important that we turn a spotlight on the role of media. This international conference aims to cover a wide spectrum of topics that fundamentally address the present role of media within the democratic process and the road ahead.
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 freedomMedia Laws
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
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
Submit abstract and full paper at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For any query contact to: phone +91-7077704688
Visit our website 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.
Publication of the papers
No research paper will be accepted for presentation which is not peer reviewed.