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International Conference on Media Industries

Posted: June 6th, 2023 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | 2 Comments »

16-19 April 2024
Hosted by the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London

Paper, panel, and roundtable proposals are now invited for the 2024 ‘Media Industries’ conference (‘MI2024’).

After the success in 2018 of the inaugural conference ‘Media Industries: Current Debates and Future Directions’, unfortunately the planned 2020 conference had to be cancelled due to Covid lockdowns. We are therefore very pleased to announce the conference will return next year.

A key aim of MI2024 is to maintain an open intellectual agenda and provide a meeting ground for all forms of media industries research.

To this end, the conference invites proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables presenting research from across the full breadth of the media industries.

To energize interdisciplinary discussions, we welcome proposals presenting research from all intellectual and methodological traditions in media industries scholarship.

Additionally, to recognize the full scope and diversity of media industries, proposals may address industries in contemporary or historical contexts, and at global, transnational, national, or sub-national levels of analysis.

Proposals (see below) are welcomed in three categories (see full details below):

  • open call papers
  • pre-constituted panels
  • pre-constituted roundtables

*PLEASE NOTE*: MI2024 will take place in-person only and we are unable to accommodate requests for virtual presentations.

A core aim of the ‘Media Industries’ conference is to bring together scholars researching media industries from across multiple professional associations and their relevant sub-groups or sections. We are therefore very pleased to be organizing ‘MI2024’ in partnership with:

  • British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) – Screen Industries Special Interest Group
  • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) – Media Industries and Cultural Production Section
  • European Media Management Association (EMMA)
  • European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) – Screen Industries Work Group
  • Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft (GFM) – AG Medienindustrien
  • Global Media and China journal
  • International Association of Mass Communication Research (IAMCR) – Media Production Analysis Working Group
  • International Communication Association (ICA) – Media Industry Studies Interest Group
  • Media Industries journal
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) – Media Industries Scholarly Interest Group

Sarah Atkinson, Orcun Can, Virginia Crisp, Matthew Hilborn, Wing-Fai Leung, Paul McDonald (conference chair), Jeanette Steemers, and Jaap Verheul.

Ruby Cheung, Elizabeth Evans, Terry Flew, Kate Fortmueller, Anthony Fung, Melanie Gray, Xiao Han, Catalina Iordache, Anna Jupowicz-Ginalska, Aske Kammer, Michael Keane, Florian Krauß, Skadi Loist, Kate Nash, John Oliver, Jennifer Porst, Alisa Perren, Steve Presence, Lies van Roessel, Willemien Sanders, Kevin Sanson, Andrew Spicer, Vilde Schanke Sundet, Fredrik Stiernstedt, Dinara Tokbaeva, Emily West and Anna Zoellner.

All delegates will need to register for the conference.

Registration for the conference will go live in November 2023, and fees will be structured on the basis of full (academics, waged) and reduced (students, unwaged) status, and tiered according to the delegate’s country of residence using the World Bank’s country classifications by Gross National Income per capita.

The system for submitting proposal is NOW OPEN.

Deadline for submissions is 23.00hrs Pacific Daylight Time (PDT = UTC -7) on Friday 15 September 2023

Proposals are welcomed in three categories and should be submitted through the following links.

1) Open Call Papers
Format: solo or co-presented research paper lasting no more than 20mins.

2)  Pre-constituted Panels
Format: 90mins panel of 3 x 20mins OR 4 x 15mins thematically linked solo or co-presented research papers followed by questions.

3)  Pre-constituted Roundtables
Format: 90mins interactive forum led by a chair bringing together 4 to 6 participants (including the chair as a participant if speaking as well as chairing) to offer short (up to 6 minute) position statements or interventions designed to trigger discussions around a central theme, issue, or problem. As such, a roundtable does not involve the presentation of formal research papers but rather is designed to create a forum for the participants and audience to engage in a shared discussion. The format is flexible and can be adapted to allow members of the roundtable to introduce exercises or other activities where appropriate.

Delegates will be able to make up to TWO contributions to the conference but only ONE in any category, i.e., presenting an open call paper and participating in a roundtable will be permitted but not presenting two open call papers. Chairing a panel or roundtable will NOT count as one of those contributions.

Papers (either open call or as part of a pre-constituted panel) maybe presented individually or by a pair of co-presenters.

When submitting a proposal, each presenter/co-presenter/participant is required to provide their:

  • name
  • institutional affiliation (if any)
  • contact e-mail address
  • a short professional biography (max. 100 words)

In addition, different proposal categories require the following:

1) Open Call Papers
• title
• abstract of no more than 400 words
• 3-5 keywords
• 3-5 sources relevant to the paper

2) Pre-constituted Panels
• nominated chair (either one of the presenters or another delegate)
• panel rationale of no more than 400 words
• 3-5 key words
• individual proposals (presenter/co-presenter details, title, abstract, keywords, sources) for 3 x 20mins OR 4 x 15mins research papers

3) Pre-constituted Roundtables
• nominated chair (either one of the presenters or another delegate)
• rationale of no more than 400 words
• 3-5 key words
• details for each participant accompanied by a statement of no more than 100 words outlining a participant’s intended contribution

• Wednesday 1 June 2023 submissions open
• Friday 15 September 2023 at 23.00hrs PDT deadline for submissions
• mid-November 2023 acceptances announced and delegate registration opens
• early-January 2024 first draft of the programme
• Friday 29 March 2024 deadline for delegate registrations

The conference website will go live towards the end of this year. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

2 Comments on “International Conference on Media Industries”

  1. 1 Mandeng Nyemne said at 6:54 am on November 15th, 2023:

    Daer Sir.

    Please kindly guide me for registration in the forthcoming conference.

  2. 2 Manuel said at 6:06 pm on November 15th, 2023:

    Dear IASPM,
    I am a PhD student at the University of Rome La Sapienza. I am contacting you to ask where can I register to participate as an auditor at the International Conference on Media Industries in April 2024.
    I thank you in advance for your availability and wish you a good evening.

    Manuel Toso
    PhD Student – University of Rome La Sapienza

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