30th EURICOM Colloquium on Communication and Culture
in Honour of Professor Hanno Hardt
The 2012 CCC colloquium will be focused on citizens’ participation and
representation in the media in the context of global processes of media
digitalisation, concentration, and convergence. We expect the participants to
address issues of:
• implications of contemporary global technological, economic and
political changes for the fulfilment of fundamental democratic functions
of journalism and the media to provide information, stimulate citizens'
participation in public debate, and facilitate citizens to participate
in the media in terms of content they produce and organisational
• alternative channels and forms of democratise communication in
the public sphere, such as reforming the media from within based
on the initiatives by professional media/news-workers; creating new
'alternative' media with autonomous publics by citizens' groups and
non-governmental organisations seeking to participate more fully
in public life while bypassing the corporate media; and promoting
changes in media environments;
• the relationships between journalists and their sources: between
citizens-generated content and the mainstream media; between news
and blogging, the role of televised audience discussion programmes,
phone-ins or talk-radio, web publishing, 'grassroots' materials in the
news production and i-journalism; and generally between citizen
participation, main stakeholders' actions in media governance, media
gatekeepers, and media audiences.
Suggestions for papers with abstracts are invited until July 15, 2012: final papers
are due by November 1, 2012.
Send abstracts or any requests for further information to:
Slavko Splichal (firstname.lastname@example.org).