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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 […]

Abstract submission deadline is September 15, 2018. Inquiries and abstracts should be submitted to Dr. Gabrielle Samuel (gabrielle.samuel@kcl.ac.uk). There has been a massive rise in the number of researchers using social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs and online forums as sources of data for research. Social media site data are used as an […]

OVERVIEW If you consult recent headlines, the news media is in crisis, and the problems are manifold: disruptive changes to media technology, the spread of misleading news, and anonymous harassment of public figures are causing serious concerns about the quality and trajectory of our democracy and the place of the news media in it. At […]

The Third International Conference on Communication and Media Studies will be held on October 18 and 19, 2018 at the University of California, Berkeley. The regular proposal deadline is July 18, 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: […]

The data and methodologies available to social scientists have exploded with the emergence of vast archives of passive data collection, large scale online experimentation, and innovative uses of simulation. These data are of a larger magnitude and methods are of a greater computational complexity than approaches that have dominated political science for the last 50 […]

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