Media Meet 2022

Call For Papers

CONCEPT NOTE

Media Technologies


In today's age of digital communication, media technologies have become nearly a part of everyday human life. Mediating technology continues to shape humanity as a whole. Consequently, technology professionals play a critical role in transforming the way we live and even what it means to be human through the products they create. This has the potential to provide numerous benefits, but it also necessitates ethical considerations to ensure that we establish a welfare society.


Media Technologies refer to creating multiple innovative platforms to provide efficiencies to services delivered in the media sector. 'Media' in its broadest sense covers a wide range of sub-sectors, including Print Media, Broadcast Media, Digital Media, Social Media, Advertising, and Corporate Communications. The 'technology' platforms are developed to improve the efficiency of services delivered within each media sub-sector.




Technology businesses have radically altered society, and not all of these developments have been positive or beneficial for all. Multiple crises are currently afflicting the world, including democracy disintegration, inequality, and health pandemics. This is not by chance; humans created the structures that allow for such crises. Thus, rather than dreaming of a brighter future, we must take progressive steps to make it a reality.


Such issues must be addressed and resolved urgently. Our goal is to inspire action and encourage high-impact and scalable solutions to specific media technology contexts. These efforts should improve media technologies' capability and make them more effective. Media Meet 2022 aims to bring together stakeholders from the media industry and academia to understand the implications better and develop solutions and ways to make the media industries more resilient.

THEMES

While technology has impacted all aspects of our lives, whether it’s at work or home, the theme of the Media Meet 2022 revolves around ‘Media Technologies.’ Considering the broad nature of technology and the continuous stream of updates, mediating technology continues to shape our daily lives in countless ways. It is essential to find appropriate theoretical frameworks and practical strategies to study them. Media Meet 2022 seeks to publish original manuscripts that address open innovation, adoption, and challenges relating to media technologies. In doing so, the conference aims to explore some of the sub-themes by bringing academicians, scholars, practitioners, industry experts, and members from other backgrounds whose lives and works are at the interface of media technology.


Applicants are invited to consider (but not limited to) the following sub-themes:


  • Media Ownership

  1. Media and Big Data - Surveillance Capitalism

  2. Private Billionaires and Ownership of Free Speech

  3. Affordable Internet - Vested Capital and Political Interests

  4. Impact on Media independence, freedom and media pluralism

  5. Media Ownership and Agenda control


  • Journalism, Technology and Open-source Intelligence

  1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Newsrooms

  2. Fake News and Technology

  3. Social Media Algorithms and hate speech

  4. Segregating Deepfakes from reality, a journalistic responsibility

  5. No-code data Journalism, making numbers easy: Pandemic reporting perspective

  6. Technology shaping the future of investigative journalism: Bellingcat

  7. Investigative journalism leveraging Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) tools


  • Technology in Political Sphere

  1. Internet Governance

  2. Polarization and use of technology in political campaigns

  3. Digital Citizenship

  4. Internet and the political participation

  • Media and Virtual Reality (VR):

  1. Application of VR technology; Learnings and challenges

  2. Augmented and Virtual Reality: Pedagogical Perspectives

  3. Immersive Virtual Reality

  • Information Warfare and Propaganda

  1. Cyber-electronic warfare

  2. Psychological warfare-propaganda

  3. Social media as information Warfare

  4. Eliminating bots for a safer digital world


  • Media Economics in Developing Technological Spheres

  1. Journalism as content/product

  2. Surviving in the subscription world

  3. News organization and the hegemony of tech giants i.e., Google, Meta, etc.


  • Technology for Social Change

  1. Technology empowering disenfranchised communities

  2. Battling information divide during the Pandemic

  3. Citizen Journalism and New Media

  4. Media Technology as a tool to promote Financial Literacy, UPI.

  5. Use of Media Technology to bridge special needs


  • Media Technology and Pedagogy, Children and Gender

  1. Online Education Apps and Meetings

  2. GenZ, Mobile technology and Attention-span

  3. Privacy, Online Abuse, E-trafficking

  4. Digital Media and Children

  5. Cyber child pornography

  6. Gender, Technology and development


  • Technology and Culture

  1. Computer-mediated relationships and Online Dating

  2. Internet Communities - Video Gaming, Discord Rooms

  3. Using immersive reality for the future of videos

  4. Technology in cinema influencing culture

AUTHOR GUIDELINES


  • The paper should be of an average length of 6,000 words, neatly typed in MS Word (.docx), with 1.5 line space, 12 point Cambria font, Justified allignment. The abstract of the paper should not exceed 250-300 words and any abbreviations, paragraphs, and numbering in the abstract must be avoided. Both the abstract and keywords are mandatory.

  • A margin of 2.5 cm must be maintained on all four sides

  • The tables and figures in the text should be centered. Do not embed tables as pictures or objects. Number the tables in the order they appear, separately from figures.

  • Endnotes: All notes should be indicated by serial numbers in the text and the detailed reference should be given as endnotes at the end of the document, following the corresponding numbers before the references and explanation. No footnote system is to be followed. Endnotes are optional.

  • References: The list of references should be placed after the endnotes, and arranged in the alphabetical order, on the basis of surnames. Only the works cited or referred to in the main text should be cited under the references. Intext citation and references should adhere to the Seventh Edition of Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (APA).

  • British English spelling and grammar is to be used throughout the paper.

  • Every contribution should be accompanied by a declaration that the article is original and has not been published nor submitted elsewhere for publication.

  • Whenever a copyrighted material is used, contributors should accurately reproduce, and obtain permission from the copyright holders, and the same should be acknowledged in the article.

  • All submitted articles will be double-blind peer reviewed. Acceptance of articles is subject to recommendation by the review panel.

  • The abstract adhering to the above guidelines should be uploaded in the link given in the registration form in the format of either a word document or a PDF, labeled as <Full Name_Abstract>