The conference Media and Publics 2022 invites theoretical, empirical and methodological contributions that engage with these issues. We invite papers broadly addressing the following questions:
- How are mediated publics forming and transforming in current media environments?
- How are publics imagined, constructed, cultivated and segmented by legacy media, alternative media and datafied civic practices in the digital age?
- How are processes of datafication and platformization affecting the formation of publics and the development of counter-publics?
- How does media in its many forms sustain and contribute to public connection?
- How do processes of digitalisation and datafication transform audience practices in various mediated publics?
- How do these processes impact and bring about new forms of civic engagement and political participation, from connective action to dark participation to data activism?
- What do these transformations look like across countries and continents, media systems, media organizations, platforms, beats, and/or different audiences, movements and publics?
- How can we understand the current transformations and the role of the different media as cultivating publics in a historic perspective?
- How can we methodologically investigate publics in transformation?
- How can we – given these current developments – theorize concepts of publics and citizens’ mediated practices in its different forms?
For questions regarding the call, please contact Associate Professor Jannie Møller Hartley email@example.com .
Deadline for abstract submission of 500 words 15th of November 2021.
Notification 10th of January 2022.