MEDCOM 2018

The 4th World Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2018 was organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka together with collaborations of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy and Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia as the Co Hosting Partners. Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailandwas was the academic partner of the conference.

 

The conference was held on 5th– 7th April 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. MEDCOM 2018 was chaired by Dr. Andrea Volterrani, Researcher of Sociology of Cultural and Communication Processes, Director of Master in Social Communication, Director of Master in Social Farming, University of Rome Tor Vergata.

 

The opening remarks of MEDCOM 2018 were made by Dr. Andrea Volterrani (Conference Chair) together with Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Managing Director, The International Institute of Knowledge Management) The speech was given by Prof. Dr. Azizul Halim Yahya (Dean, Faculty of communication and media studies , Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia) on behalf of the Co – Hosting partner welcoming the conference participants.

The highlight of the inauguration of MEDCOM 2017was the keynote address by Prof. Toby miler Emeritus Distinguished Professor, University of California, Riverside Sir Walter Murdoch Professor of Cultural Policy Studies, Murdoch University Professor Invitado, Escuela de Comunicación Social,Universidad del Norte Professor of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University/Prifysgol Caerdydd Director of the Institute for Media and Creative Industries, Loughborough University London & By Dr. Tulay ATAY – AVSAR (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Communication, Department of Journalism, Mustafa Kemal University (MKU), Turkey, as they spoke on media and mass communication.
MEDCOM 2017provided a solid platform for over 75 researchers and policy makers from across the globe to share their research findings with one another and to discuss the policy implications. The conference provided a refreshing experience for all, especially for the young researchers who had the opportunity to share their research findings on an international platform and to gain a better understanding about how other individuals and organizations are meeting the challenges beyond MEDCOM 2017.

  • media content: image and representation
  • public service media: what future?
  • Social media
  • Narratives in contemporary communication
  • Media narratives and social realities
  • Social media use: promises and expectations
  • Media politics
  • Social media between equality and inequality
  • Communication theory and social change
  • Contemporary communication and media representations
  • Radio, Television, and Entertainment Studies
  • Radio-TV Journalism
  • Social Media
  • Mass Communication, Society and Globalization
  • Media Audiences
  • Media, Climate Change and Environmental Studies
  • Media Education
  • Media Education Research
  • Media Ethics (Copyright and Intellectual Property)
  • Work in media and communication industries
  • Social media and civic participation
  • Political discourse and mediatization of politics
  • Digital activism and alternative media
  • Media coverage of migration and solidarity networks
  • Disaster communication
  • Crisis communication
  • Communication and violence
  • Grassroots movements and communication
  • Communication and Multi-Media Campaigns
  • Communication Policy and Regulation
  • Communication Technology and Digital Media
  • Communication Theory and Methodology
  • Communications
  • Contemporary Theatre and Performance
  • Film Studies
  • Mass Communication History
  • Public Relations
  • Media, Information and Communication Literacy

Keynote Forum

Key note forum was the one of the most significant moments during the conference and it was enlightened by the key note speech by Prof. John V. Pavlik, Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University, United States.Other keynote speech was given by Lisa Russell, Emmy-winning Filmmaker, United States.

Conference chair

Dr.Andrea Volterrani Researcher of Sociology of Cultural and Communication Processes Director of Master in Social Communication Director of Master in Social Farming University of Rome Tor Vergata

Dr.Andrea Volterrani
University of Rome Tor Vergata
Italy

Co – Hosted By

The University of Rome Tor Vergata

Co – Hosted By

Academic Partner

Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand

Strategic Partner

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau(TCEB)

Abstract Book 2018

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Final Program 2018

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Publications in Progress

All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference abstract book with ISBN. All full papers will be accepted through a double blind reviewed process and will be published electronically with ISSN in proceedings with a DOI number (DOI prefix-10.17501).

We will submit the proceedings to be indexed in the Thomson Reuters, SCOPUS, Mendeley, Google scholar and CiteULike for possible Indexing.

Quarterly Review of Film and Video
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Print ISSN: 1050-9208
Online ISSN: 1543-5326

Abstracted/indexed in: CSA British Humanities Index; EBSCOhost Online Research Databases; Family Index Database; Film Literature Index; International Index to Film Periodicals; Media Review Digest; MLA International Bibliography

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International Journal of Cultural Policy
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Print ISSN: 1028-6632
Online ISSN: 1477-2833

Abstracted/indexed in: Arts and Humanities Citation Index , British Humanities Index, Communication and Mass Media Complete, SCOPUS, Social Science Citation Index

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Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies

Print ISSN 2001-0818
Online ISSN 2049-9531
Editor in Chief Leon Barkho
Journal Link: https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=220/
Indexed in Thomson Reuters: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

Special Features – Students’ Gathering and Publication workshop

The conference was delighted and graced by two special features respectively Publication Workshop and youth gathering. The Perspective of the publication workshop is a Guide to Getting Published (GGP) and the workshop was facilitated by Prof. John V. Pavlik , Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University, United States.

The student gathering had been facilitated by Prof. John V. Pavlik   and the occasion were enriched by plenty of insights from participants. Discussion was conducted on how to identify key features of a good research question while mainly focusing on,

  • What makes a good research question?
  • How do real researchers come up with their questions?

Students got the opportunity to create their own research questions on get the feedback and develop their research ideas.

Technical Sessions

The conference comprised of twenty four technical sessions and a poster session where researchers from around the world presented their research findings. The technical sessions as follow.

  1. Social media
  2. Media audience
  3. Communication technology, digital media and multi media campaigns
  4. Film and media studies
  5. Grassroots movements, communication and gender based critics
  6. Social media
  7. Social media and civic participation
  8. Political discourse and mediatization of politics
  9. Media politics
  10. Media content: image and representation
  11. Crisis communication and disaster management
  12. Public relations, communications and violence
  13. Narratives in contemporary communication, media coverage of migration and solidarity networks
  14. Radio, television, journalism and entertainment studies

More than 100 Participants 

MEDCOM 2018 provided a solid platform for over 100+ researchers, stake holders and policy makers from across the globe to share their research findings with one another and to discuss the policy implications. The conference provided a refreshing experience for all, especially for the young researchers who had the opportunity to share their research findings on an international platform. The conference was enlightened by international researches representing following Nations.

  • Malaysia
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • Korea
  • Japan
  • Hong Kong
  • Bangladesh
  • Mauritius
  • Italy
  • Denmark
  • Thailand
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Croatia
  • Vietnam
  • Belgium
  • United Arab Emirates
  • France
  • Nigeria
  • Iran
  • South Africa
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • North Cyprus
  • Kenya

Dr. Shaimaa Zoelfakar

Dr. Christopher Charles

Prof. Christopher Myers