2021 ICA Preconference on "Media Performance and Social Inclusion"

CMC, in cooperation with the Research Institute for the Public Sphere and Society at the University of Zurich, hosts a preconference on "Media Performance and Social Inclusion" at the 71st Annual ICA Conference.

The preconference aims at intensifying the discussion on democratic media performance, initiated by two successful ICA preconferences in 2016 and 2017, by focusing on how media should act to support the inclusion of people in a diverse democratic society, and how media actually act. The preconference is sponsored by the Journalism Studies Division & the Political Communication Division.

The preconference will be held virtually on May 27, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ICA Office Time (EST).

Keynote Speakers
Nouha Belaid, Academic Program Manager of School of Communication at the Central University of Tunis and a co-founder of the Arab Journalism Observatory
Aeron Davis, Professor of Political Communication, Victoria University of Wellington
Philip M. Napoli, James R. Shepley Professor of Public Policy at Duke University and a Faculty Affiliate with the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy
Natalie J. Stroud, Professor of Communication Studies and Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin and the founding and current Director of the Center for Media Engagement in the Moody College of Communication

Scholars wishing to present and discuss their work have to submit an abstract of 500 words (without any identifying information) which must be uploaded to Easychair ("ICA21-MPSI") by January 25, 2021.

Organizers: Josef Seethaler (Austrian Academy of Sciences) and Linards Udris (University of Zurich)
If you have any questions related to the preconference, please contact us: josef.seethaler(at)oeaw.ac.at, linards.udris(at)foeg.uzh.ch

Program committee: Maren Beaufort (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Franziska Oehmer (University of Zurich), Josef Seethaler (Austrian Academy of Sciences) and Linards Udris (University of Zurich)

Important Deadlines
November, 19, 2020: Announcement of the Call for Papers
January 13, 2021: Opening of online registration: https://www.icahdq.org/events/event_list.asp# or https://www.icahdq.org/event/PC-MediaPerformance#  (there is no special registration fee for the preconference!)
January 25, 2021: Deadline for submissions
February 12, 2021: Notification letters
April 12, 2021: Video upload (if you are not able to attend the live event - please contact the organizers!)
May 5, 2021: Registration closed
May 13, 2021: Discussion paper (5-10 pages)