[Air-L] Call for Abstracts - #ScreentimeBU: Fake News, Real Emotion, and The Mediated Self

Jacob Groshek jgroshek at gmail.com
Thu Apr 13 11:36:21 PDT 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider submitting to our third annual graduate-student run
conference at Boston University through the Division of Emerging Media
Studies. Details are below -- please spread the word and let me know
questions or concerns.

#SCREENTIMEBU: Fake News, Real Emotion, and The Mediated Self


Deadline for Abstracts

May 22, 2017

Conference Date

June 22, 2017

9am - 5pm

The graduate students of Boston University’s Division of Emerging Media
Studies are calling for abstracts for their third annual conference on
emerging media. #ScreentimeBU is a graduate conference that provides a
platforms for students to showcase their research and to network with peers
in emerging media studies.

#ScreentimeBU aims to explore the civic, social, and psychological
implications of today’s media landscape. This conference is an opportunity
to bridge diverse perspectives on the roles of users and technology in new
media and to lay the groundwork for future research in the field.

Emerging media studies is an inherently interdisciplinary field, and as
such we welcome abstracts from a variety of disciplines on a range of
topics centered around our conference theme: Fake News, Real Emotion, and
The Mediated Self. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:


   Alternative media, and citizen journalism

   How emerging technologies change journalism and civic engagement


   Online relationships, communities, and social networks

   Big data analysis and machine learning

   Media effects and changes in digital media consumption


   Self-presentation on social media and digital privacy concerns

   Video games, virtual reality, and augmented reality

The conference is free of charge for both attendees and speakers. For
additional information about the conference, please visit
http://sites.bu.edu/demsconference/ (website will be updated with
additional details in the coming weeks).

Deadline for Abstracts: May 22. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300
words to demsconf at bu.edu. Include your name and institutional affiliation
(department/university), program and year of study, research
focus/interests, and contact information (email and phone number) with all
submissions. Abstracts will be peer reviewed, and applicants will be
notified of their acceptance on a rolling basis no later than May 29.

#ScreentimeBU Abstract Team

Division of Emerging Media Studies

College of Communication

Boston University

​hanks much,

Dr. Jacob Groshek
Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies
Communication Research Center <http://sites.bu.edu/crc/about-crc/> Fellow
Hariri Institute <http://www.bu.edu/hic/> Junior Faculty Fellow
Boston University
jgroshek.org <http://www.jgroshek.org/>

Founding Editor, *Journal of Communication and Technology*
Boston Civic Media Consortium <http://bostoncivic.media/> Founding Member
Previously: Research Fellow, Erasmus Uni
| Full Member, NeSCoR <http://nescor.socsci.uva.nl/>| Visiting Scholar, IAST
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