Thessaloniki Conference on Global Media and Culture

Thessaloniki Conference on Global Media and Culture

Conference theme: The currents of global media and culture
Date: July 3-4, 2024, 1:00-6:00PM
Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece
Co-organizers: THISAM (Peace Journalism Lab, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Institute for Convergence Culture (Hallym University, Korea), Knowledge Coop for Good Governance (Seoul, Korea) and Global Media and China (Sage)

Purpose of the conference:

Despite of the strong tide of nationalism and protectionism in recent years, the globalization of media and culture has already become an irreversible undercurrent in the global society. The globalization is irreversible as it’s based deeply on the advancements in technology, industrial growth of global media, expansion of global trade, and the emergence of new forms of communication. The number of internet users today is close to 5 billion, and that of the mobile phone users is near 8 billion. Mobile internet is intrinsically global network which turns everything on it into globally available. With the dominance of OTT networks, television has substantially moved from national to global from production to distribution and consumption. The nature of global communication has changed significantly in the last few decades especially since the digital media emerged. This conference aims at gathering and sharing insights from all levels of scholars on the past, present, and the future of global communication.

Some of the exemplary topics might be:

  • Current situation of global media in terms of technology, industry, policy, and culture
  • Changes of global communication in the 20th and 21st centuries
  • Global media spread and consumption such as OTTs on both global and regional levels
  • The production, distribution, and consumption of global media in news, dramas, films, music, and other contents
  • Global media and culture for public diplomacy and policy
  • Other topics related to the above

Conference timeline and format:

  • Notification of Acceptance: April 10
    Contributors will be informed of their submission status by this date.
  • Finalization of the Conference Program: April 20
    The definitive conference schedule will be established and communicated.
  • Submission of Presentation Materials: June 1
    Accepted contributors are required to submit their presentation materials, either brief research papers (2,500~3,000 words) or PowerPoint presentations, by this date.
    Conference Dates: July 3-4
    The conference will feature scholarly presentations and intellectual discourse over these two days.

Additional Information:

  • We welcome various forms of writing, including research notes, positioning papers, and well-prepared PowerPoint presentations. Presenters should prepare either short papers (2,500~3,000 words) or PowerPoint presentations for participation.
  • Publication Plan: The scholarly journal Global Media and China (Sage) will publish a special issue featuring selected works from this conference. The focus will be on global media and narratives. Contributors interested in having their papers published in this journal must submit a completed manuscript (6,000~8,000 words) by August 30.
  • Registration Fee: The fee for conference speakers is 50€. Attendees and co-authors will be charged a fee of 20€.

Guidelines for Submission:

  • Abstracts must clearly outline the research question, methodology, and its scholarly contribution.
  • Submissions must be original and not previously presented or published.
  • Submissions will undergo a rigorous peer-review process.
  • High academic and ethical standards must be maintained in research and presentations.

Registration and Participation:

Further details on registration, venue, accommodations, and other logistical matters will be provided following the acceptance of your abstract.


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Organizing Committee

  • Shin Dong Kim (Hallym Univerity, Korea)
  • Nikolaos Panagiotou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
  • Christos Fragkonikolopoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
  • Anthony Fung (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Sherri Hope Culver (Temple University, US)
  • Christoph Schmidt (DW Academie, Germany)

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