Opportunities

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WikiCred supports research, software projects and Wikimedia events that explore information reliability and credibility. WikiCred also plans and supports small-production, high-scale initiatives in North America that focus on improving and information literacy and credibility on the internet and beyond. WikiCred Microgrants As one of these initiatives, WikiCred offers microgrants of between $250 to $10,000 to […]

Urgent Call for Papers: COVID-19 & Misinfodemics We invite concise, empirical papers (peer-reviewed, 3000 words) or evidence-based commentaries (edited, 1500 words) from all disciplines and methodologies, including case studies, experimental research, qualitative and ethnographic research, data and network sciences. We estimate that empirical papers will be published one month after submission, and evidence-based commentaries will […]

Misinformation is regarded as a problem that has reached new heights in the current information sphere, partly due to the ease, the diversity of mediums, the reach, and the consequences of information dissemination. We particularly encourage submissions tackling the current information flood surrounding COVID-19. We believe that this “infodemic” requires us to step-up all efforts […]

After a successful 1st edition in Hamburg, Germany, the international MISDOOM symposium on misinformation in online media returns for a 2nd edition, this time hosted by Leiden University, the Netherlands. Topics include fake news, social bots, disinformation, filter bubbles, virality, deep fakes and related topics on misinformation in online media. The symposium brings together researchers […]

Media outlets, social critics, political organizations, and research groups have identified the problem of “fake news” as a critical contemporary concern. Fake news is false or made-up information that is presented to convince people of the validity of an idea in the face of a lack of true evidence for the idea—or even of evidence against […]

.entry-header Social Science Computer Review (SSCR) has an open call for papers for a special issue on “Gender and Digital Media” that will be published online August 2019. Deadline for manuscript submission is January 15, 2019. Time’s Person the Year (2017) was the Silence Breakers. The award recognizes efforts across the globe to raise gender issues […]

The new digital environment has ushered social media as an increasingly significant factor in electoral processes across Africa, with Kenya and Zimbabwe as key recent examples. Electoral crises and squabbles between contestants have assumed new dimensions due to the influence of social media. Enhanced sharing and connecting has resulted in new cultures and behaviours involving […]

The Berkman Klein Center and MIT Media Lab are looking for a cohort of professionals to join their 2019 Assembly Cohort. Assembly, beginning March 11, 2019 and ending June 15, 2019, “will challenge Assemblers to confront emerging problems related to the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence.” Application deadline: September 2, 2018. Assembly gathers a […]

The Fourth International Conference on Communication and Media Studies will be held September 26-18 2019 at the University of Bonn, Germany. The regular proposal deadline is August 26, 2018. We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes: Theme 1: Media […]

Deadline for abstract submissions is September 7, 2018. Gamified and playful output that interacts with users (no longer audiences) is used pervasively to engage publics with the news agenda. Much of what is now communicated at a societal level has been subverted by the mechanics of social interaction and game-play, challenging legacy publishers and broadcasters […]