Friday, 24 January 2014

Call for papers for AMIC 23rd Conference

Communicating in an e-Asia: values, technologies and challenges
in partnership with
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand
9th-12th July, 2014
Globally, the last decade has seen exponential growth in the use of mobile technologies and the Internet. From e-mail to e-governance, e-commerce to e-learning, Internet usage has changed the way the world communicates.
At the forefront of the electronic and digital revolution in Asia has been the mobile phone. Recent International Telecommunication Union (ITU) statistics indicate that in the period from 2005 to 2013, mobile (cellular) phone subscriber numbers in the Asia-Pacific region have soared from 833 million to 3,547 million users. The era of an e-Asia has dawned.
The benefits of instant, intranational and trans-border communication have impacted upon almost every aspect of life, with mobile phones and the Internet providing new pathways for inter-personal communication, business and commercial enterprise, community development, educational opportunity, governance and democratic reform. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are an enabling factor in supporting marginalized societies to more beneficially interact with a broader citizenry, while the convergence of computers, media and telecommunications has created new platforms for entrepreneurship, education and political inclusion.
However, in the Asia-Pacific region, where cultural traditions and family values are hugely respected and deeply ingrained, the influences of a new ‘e-Asia literacy’ are impacting on social conventions, etiquette, language and community structures. In a homogenized international ‘knowledge society’ where communication processes transcend national boundaries, the retention of traditional values and ways of life are increasingly challenged.  
Conference streams (including):
  • communication and society
  • cultural impact of ICTs
  • social media and society
  • youth and the Internet
  • e-learning, trends and possibilities
  • media and a free press
  • communication and marginalized communities
  • ICTs and development
  • the ‘knowledge society’
  • future of communication technologies
  • remote/island societies and new technologies
  • media and gender
  • society and new media
  • education and new technologies
  • development communication and social change
  • broadcasting, past and present
  • freedom of expression in transition societies
  • media history
  • communication theory and ethics
  • environment, climate and communication
  • print media, past and present
  • socio-political development and media
  • cross-cultural influences and developments
  • policy and communication
  • media empowerment
Papers will be selected on a competitive basis and all submissions will be screened by an expert panel.
Abstracts due:     4th April, 2014
Full papers due:  1st June, 2014
Abstracts and papers should be submitted via e-mail ( Please do not send papers to the personal e-mail addresses of conference organizers.
Indicate your proposed “Conference Stream” in the subject line of your e-mail.
E-mail should include the following:
  • paper title
  • author name, position, institution
  • short biography of author (100 words)
  • paper abstract (500 words)
Indicate “Full Paper” and relevant conference stream in the subject line of your e-mail.
  • should be written in English.
  • be of 5,000-8,000 words in length.
  • have citation in APA style.
  • should be Microsoft Word or RTF document. Font should be Times New Roman, 12 pts. Please use plain text and not formatting.
For more information, please contact Ms Sangeetha Madasamy at or Assoc Prof Martin Hadlow at
Note to all authors: By submitting your paper, you agree that if your paper is selected, you will register for the conference and present the paper. All co-authors attending and/or presenting at the conference must register too.
Criteria used to judge abstracts will include (but not be restricted to) the following:
  • topic
  • theoretical orientation
  • research design
  • results
  • quality of writing and organization of the paper
  • indications of potential contributions of the study to communication research in Asia
Full papers
Criteria used to judge full papers will include (but not be restricted to) the following:
  • purpose of the paper
  • organization of the paper
  • literature review
  • research methodology
  • relevance of the paper to the conference
  • subject of the paper representing a significant direction for communication research in Asia
  • quality of writing
  • evidence and conclusions relating to the purpose of the paper

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Abstracts of papers published in Media Watch, January 2014

Abstracts of research papers published in Media Watch January 2014 Issue.

Visual Proof: Identifying a Pattern in Photographic Coverage of a Social Movement

Michael B. Friedman
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA
This study compared the photographic news coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests from two competing New York City tabloid newspapers on opposite sides of the political spectrum, the New York Post (conservative) and the Daily News (liberal). The purpose of the study was to determine if there were any differences in the photographic coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests between the two media outlets.  A content analysis was conducted to detect and confirm any statistically significant differences in photographic coverage. Results showed that the differences in photographic coverage were significantly different suggesting that each media outlet may have presented the photographs to express a specific opinion of the protests. The study also determined that social proof is a useful theory for detecting a pattern of selection in photographic coverage of a social movement.

Articulations of Gender Ideology: A Discourse Analysis of Online Public Comments on the Delhi Gang-Rape on Firstpost.Com

Ruchi Jaggi
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune, India

On December 16, 2012, a 23 year-old girl was brutally gang-raped by six men, including one minor, on a moving bus while her male friend was assaulted in Delhi. Both of the victims were attacked with an iron rod and the girl was severely injured and later died. The media was quick to hype cringe-worthy comments made by people in the limelight. The discourse around status of women in the society, patriarchal norms, gender sensitivity and umpteen related constructs became the content of comment threads on various web pages. The articulation of these discourses on a digital medium is both conflicting and intriguing. This paper will attempt to conduct the discourse analysis of the comment threads on few websites that posted updates around this mishap. Since the online medium gives people the advantage of anonymity which may not otherwise be available to them in the public sphere, the constructs of identity and ideology become even more critical. This research paper will attempt to identify the dominant discourses, analyse their ideological context and the potential and the role of digital media in these constructions. Does the digital media ecosystem reinforce the hegemonic ideologies or does it provide the space for liberal and alternative ideologies? Do perceptions of gender and sexuality assume fluid meanings or get re-negotiated in the digital media context? This research will attempt to use the discourse analysis of the web comment threads around the brutal mishap to discuss and analyse these questions.

Connect to Conspire: Scope of Social Media in Gorkhaland Statehood Movement

Sharda Chhetri
All India Women’s Conference, Darjeeling, India

The recent ‘Gorkhaland movement’ offered a story in contrast to the previous movement of the mid-eighties which had lasted for over 22 months and had resulted in the death of over 1,200 people. This time it lasted for slightly over a month and highlighted by the death of a youth who immolated himself in a busy public square. Both were fired by the imagination of a people in their ideological “search for identity.” But how were the two different? Social media played a big role and Facebook, Twitter and other blogspots became war zones where battles were fought and enemies vanquished. An interesting form of communication in which people voiced dissent by locking themselves up inside homes in the Ghaar Bhitra Junta movement was seen. Leaders made use of the social media at a time when the administration had shut down the broadcast of the local channels. It makes a good study in mob-mobilisation and cyber-psychology. Twenty-seven years ago, during the previous movement when internet was unheard of, people had resorted to ingenious means of communication. This paper will try to bring forth the contrast and the changes that new Information and Communication Technologies have brought in social movements.

The ‘Rise of the Rest’: Schumpeter’s Theory of Creative Destruction in the Age of Digital Media

Mohanmeet Khosla
Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

The advent of ICT brought about a process of industrial mutation that, clubbed with the recent economic turmoil, has seen markets, businesses and managements focus on mobility, ubiquity and entrepreneurial innovation as survival strategies. This paper analyses the fall of the media moghuls against the rise of the twitteratti; it argues that we are at the edge of a blast wave of consumer-driven change, one that is tight on performance but loose on tactics; it focuses on the paradox of digital convergence on the one hand and content diversity on the other. How can we best define the role of mediated communication in its multiple technological avatars? Is it becoming a God of Small Things, particularly where social justice is concerned? Or is it just another instance of cultural imperialism? Is it confirming or challenging the public service orientation of the media? Is it creating tipping points that shift relationships among social, financial, and political systems? Or is it becoming a Tower of Babel in the name of alternative voices and discourses? – are the other specifics addressed. Given the global interconnectedness of media today, the paper primarily seeks to take Schumpeter’s theory of Creative Destruction out of the purview of economics alone and link it to the larger issue of change as the new constant for our next evolutionary leap– as cyborgs.

Technology Synergy Eco-System between HD Video DSLR and New Social Media Platform

Gary Chong Khin Jin  &  N V Prasad
School of Communication, Universiti Sains Malaysia

This paper will engage with the concept of a ‘technology synergy eco-system’ which blends together the two core elements of HD video DSLR and the new social media platform to determine, if this could actually be a potent formula for the emergence of a potential alternative virtual cinema. This alternative virtual cinema has both connotations as a medium of transmission of a certain film to the masses and also elements of film techniques in terms of aesthetics and etc. It is beyond a shadow of a doubt that in this current day and age, we can see that the social new media has impacted practically every facet of society. The question beckons then, what about cinema? Does the level of interactivity in which the social new media provides, combined with the affordability and ease of using a HD video DSLR to produce videos with high production values and cinematic quality nuances serve as a precursor to the trends and patterns which might lead up to an alternative virtual cinema? With these exciting questions in mind, it is of great interest to us as modern day filmmakers, in exploring and giving an exposition into this subject matter, to deconstruct the elements and see if the possibility is viable or merely an idealistic notion.

Culture and Globalisation: The Indian Creative Industries

Mrinmoy Majumder
Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad, India

The processes of globalization have stirred different cultural practices resulting in cultural homogenization where local cultures are merged into a single macro cultural domain. This macro cultural domain is a result of the fusion of different cultures that have given the local cultures a new order and form. Here the local cultures seem to have lost their own identity and representation. Furthermore, due to the ambiguous nature of the global cultural flow other cultures that are in local or national form have sought to find their space among the chaos of global culture. Similar effects have been felt in the creative industries due to the proliferation of globalization further causing an air of change in the creative content and production. Hence, this conceptual study will look into two cases of Bollywood cinema and Indian rock music both facing an ongoing tension related to content creating ambiguity and imbalance, among its (content) creators and audiences.

Escape and Re-Colonization of Waka Waka: Shakira’s Performance at the 2010 World Cup

Mississippi State University, USA

In 2010, Waka Waka was chosen as the anthem for the FIFA World Cup held in South Africa, and Shakira, a well known vocal artist, was appointed the task of performing. The lyrics of the song present a message of world unity.  But, a semiotic reading of the official video presents a different interpretation. This paper examines the conflicts between Waka Waka’s lyrics and its cinematography, while delving deeper into its underlying colonialism.

Role of Wikis in School Education

Hemant Shrivastava
Indian Institute of Management, Indore, India

The main agenda of this paper is to provide a review of literature on the role of Web 2.0 or social software tools particularly wikis in school education because it is an under-researched area. Though it is a versatile tool to leverage the information in multimodal environment, including video, sound, animation, as well as, static text and image it has not been actively used in the context of school education especially in the Indian context. Today’s educators are hesitant in using the web 2.0 technology because they feel overwhelmed by the range of choices it offers. The paper tries to evolve framework that can be employed to use wikis. It examines the issues that have surfaced from the review especially those that affect pedagogy due to adoption of web 2.0 technologies. The advantages of wikis to students, educators and institutions as well as the challenges that accompany such initiative and the host of problems that need to be addressed in using wikis in school education is enumerated. This paper incorporates the analysis out of the review and highlights the different pedagogical roles of web2.0 technologies with reference to communication, innovation, and collaborative learning and challenging the imagination of children. The analysis answers the concerns of academicians about the inclusion of web 2.0 technologies and the findings can influence learning and teaching strategies in various echelons of education. The paper integrates the perspective by consolidating a variety of literature sources from academic publications, recent Newspaper and magazine reports on social network sites and commentaries and views on social media itself. A major limitation of this paper is lack of empirical evidences in the Indian context for rigorous analysis and does not analyse the reason for this paradoxical situation.

Revisiting the Contours of Media Education: A Study in the Indian Context

Kapil Kumar Bhattacharya
Centre for Journalism & Mass Communication, Visva-Bharati, India

Media education should not be merely about making media professionals. It should rather be about enlightening the citizens. The problem lies in the basic approach to media education which is essentially considered to be a vocational course. This approach in itself results in segmentation of the students from the very beginning. While all students of political Science do not end up becoming politicians and all students of Sociology do not end up becoming sociologists, Media Education, unfortunately, is essentially projected as a subject whose primary focus is upon producing media professionals. However, just as the primary focus of teaching political Science and Sociology is creating political and social sensibility, the primary focus of teaching media education should be creating media sensibility/ awareness among the youth of the nation as the media has emerged as a force to reckon with in today’s scenario. Thus, they need to be aware of the powers and functions of the media so that they may judge the stance taken by the media in regional, national and even the international affairs. This paper shall strive to throw some light upon such issues through both theoretical and practical approaches such as content analysis and surveys.

Cultural Diversity in Television Advertisements in Entertainment Channels

Daivata Patil
University of Mumbai, India

Social attitudes towards multiculturalism can be checked by measuring representations of ethnicity in television advertisements. The current research conducts a quantitative content analysis of television commercials. The researcher first recorded the frequency of representation of characters from varied culturally diverse backgrounds in television advertisements and then examined the nature of role portrayals on the basis of religion and skin tone of the characters. The sampling technique used is purposive wherein advertisements broadcasted during prime time of two leading entertainment channel—Star Plus and Colors were recorded and analysed. The criteria for selection of units of analysis in ads was that all the characters selected had at least one line of dialog or they appeared on screen for at least five seconds.

The Dialectical Cinema of Tomas Gutierrez Alea: Insights for Indian Cinema

Ira Sahasrabudhe

One cannot hope to create meaningful popular dialectical cinema by accusing mainstream cinema of being vacuous, of having sold out to the lowest denominator, or of functioning as a narcotic for the masses. Neither can opposing mass aesthetics or desire for delusion swing the other extreme where ‘meaningful’ cinema gains only from its purported opposition to mass-cinema, forcing the viewer into a discussion he might be resistant to. Lastly, a medium of mass consumption cannot be successfully co-opted under the program of ‘instruction’ alone. I believe traditional methods of trying to qualify cinema by framing it within an oppositional paradigm of form and content are absurd, as they are both intertwined. The journey from mass amusement to mass instruction or of belonging to a niche group is doomed from the beginning. Rather than trapping the viewer into a debate, cinema can explore its potential better by drawing him into a contemplation and discussion about the film, in other words, making him a more participative, meaning-making entity.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Dr Ujjwala Barve bereaved

Veteran Marathi journalist and social activist  Dwarakanath Lele died in Pune Saturday (January 18) morning. He was 81.

He is survived by two married daughters, including Dr. Ujjwala Barve of University of Pune’s department of Communication and Journalism.

Mr. Lele was founder editor of Nashik edition of daily Sakal, Marathi Weekly Swarajya (now defunct), and Saptahik Sakal. These publications were from the stable of Sakal Papers Ltd founded by Dr. N B Parulekar. 

He worked also as Pune correspondent now defunct Hindi news agency, Samachar Bharati, and earlier with dainik Tarun Bharat.

He was, until last month, active leader of the Sane Guruji kathamala, a movement of story-telling as advocated by poet-author freedom fighter Sane guruji.

Mr. Lele was a rationalist undertook and social activities of non-political organisations, such as Anti-Superstition Committee, and had participated in civic movements of Pune.

As per his wishes, there were no rituals at the Vaikunth crematorium. A large number of journalists, and activists of the Sane Guruji Kathamala, attended the funeral.


Dr. Ujjwala Barve's mail address: 

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Senior Research Associate required

Dr Sunder Rajdeep has forwarded the following to me:

Senior Research Associate - Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program (Job Number: 1400000010)
ICF International, which implements the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program, is seeking to hire a Senior Research Associate to work on analytical studies on demographic and health issues in developing countries. The researcher will conduct data analysis, systematic literature reviews, and prepare publishable multi-country reports and papers. The researcher will also help to conduct analysis workshops and provide training and analytical assistance to collaborators from developing countries. Please review the DHS program website at to learn more about the DHS program.
The position is based at the DHS program at ICF International's metro-accessible office in Rockville, Maryland, USA. The researcher may be required to travel to developing countries as needed (up to 25% of time).
·         Ph.D. in a relevant social science or public health field (demography, behavioral sciences, epidemiology/biostatistics, international health).
·         Familiarity with population and health issues in developing countries.
·         Experience with analysis of large survey data sets, systematic reviews of literature, multivariate statistical methods, and major statistical software, such as STATA or SPSS.
·         Excellent writing skills with demonstrated ability to quickly prepare publishable-quality manuscripts.
·         Excellent communication, training, and presentation skills. Experience conducting trainings a plus.
·         5+ years post-Ph.D. work experience in a relevant field preferred.
·         Experience working in a team environment with people of diverse backgrounds.
·         Knowledge of French strongly preferred; knowledge of Spanish, Arabic, or Russian will also be considered a plus.
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Mass Communication faculty wanted in Central University of Jammu

Central University of Jammu has following vacancies in its Department of Mass Communication & New Media.

1. Professor -1 UR
2. Associate Professor -2 UR 
3. Assistant Professor - 2 UR, 1-OBC, 1-SC. 

For details its:

kiran thakur

Thursday, 9 January 2014

National Seminar on “Social Networking Media: Boon or Bane?,” in Ujire Karnataka

Department of Post Graduate Studies in Mass Communication and Journalism
SDM College (Autonomous) Ujire – 574240, D.K. Karnataka
[Re-Accredited ‘A’ Grade with CGPA 3.59 by NAAC]

National Seminar on
“Social Networking Media: Boon or Bane?”
In Association With
Karnataka Madyama Academy 

March 7th & 8th, 2014
Venue: College Seminar Hall
Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College is an autonomous college under Mangalore University managed by SDME Society. The institution is guided by the visionary leadership of Padmabhushan Dr. D.Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala. The college is identified as "College with Potential for Excellence.”
SDM College offers 23 graduate and 11 post graduate programmes. The college granted Autonomous status by UGC, and is also Re-Accredited by NAAC at ‘A’ Grade with CGPA 3.59 out of 4. Being the recipient of various awards from different quarters, SDM College has marked its presence in the domain of higher

The department with an objective to facilitate the academic interaction with media experts and various media practitioners to provide exposure to media world is organizing a National Seminar on “Social Networking Media: Boon or Bane?”

Main Theme:
“Social Networking Media: Boon or Bane?”
Sub Themes:
Ø  Traditional v/s New Media
Ø  Teenager’s v/s Social Media
Ø  Public Affairs and Social Media
Ø  Cyber Crime and Social Media
Ø  Social Media and Ethics
Ø  Social Media: Fifth Estate?
Ø  Social Media and Development
Ø  Social Media and Politics/Government
Ø  Social Media and Entertainment
Ø  Social Media and Social Change
Ø  Social Media and Science
The two day conference facilitates media professionals, research scholars, academicians and students from the field of media and mass communication. It will provide an open platform to critically analyze the interface between social media and society.
Call for papers:
We invite papers from participants and the thrust of papers should conform to the main theme and sub themes.
Important guidelines:
  • The paper shall be neatly typed in 1.5 spaces in M.S Word using 12 font sizes in Times New Roman font type.
  • Participants who wish to present paper related to any one of the sub-themes are required to send an abstract of not more than 150 words on or before January 30th 2014.
  • The selected papers will be confirmed by February 2nd 2014.
·         Last Date for submission of Abstract and Full Paper for the publication with ISBN No. is on: 15-02-2014
·         The Hard Copy of the Abstract and Full Paper along with the Demand Draft should reach on or before 20th February, 2014.
  • Paper must be original in nature; the author has to duly acknowledge the sources in the foot note.
  • Paper can also be conceptual, analytical, case studies or empirical in nature.
  • In case of joint authors, one of the authors will be eligible to present the paper and co-authors should also register.
  • The paper presentation will be in the PowerPoint presentation format and open discussion.
  • The time limit for presentation of paper will be intimated at the seminar venue.
  • Abstracts and full paper should be sent to
·         The first page should have the title of the paper and name(s) of author(s) with institutional affiliation and email id and mobile number. The second page should start with the title of the paper, followed by text. Name(s) of author(s) should not appear anywhere in the text.
·         The length of the paper including tables, diagrams, illustrations, etc should not exceed 1500 words.
·         The type script should be accompanied by an abstract in about 150 words along with a declaration that the paper has not been published or sent for publication elsewhere.
·         The style of referencing should be as per APA 6th edition.
·         All contributors will be subjected to blind peer review. The decision of the advisory committee will be final.
·         Academicians, Professionals, Journalists, Students and Research Scholars can apply for the registration.

Competitions for Students
  1. Short Movie
Theme: Social Media
  • Maximum one from one college.
  • Maximum duration 15 minutes.
  • Film on any language, English subtitle is mandatory.
  • Two DVDs must reach on or before February 20th, 2014 to the department.
  1. Group Competition:
  1. Collage
Only 2 members in a team, Time: 30 Min.
  1. Newspaper Preparation (Pagination)
Only 2 members in a Team, Time: 1.30 Hours, Page – 1, Size: A3, Black and White
  1. Individual Competitions:
  1. TV News Anchoring
1 member from one college, Time: 3 Minutes. Script and Recording facility will be provided.
  1. Piece to Camera (P to C)
1 member from one college, Time: 1 Minute.
  1. Feature Writing
One member from one college, Time: 30 minutes.
  1. Report Writing
One member from one college, Time: 20 minutes.
General Rules:
  • Topics for the above Competitions will be given on spot except short movie.
  • Team should bring all the required materials.

  • Registration fee for professionals/Academicians, Research Scholars and Paper Presenters – Rs. 750. For student participants registration fee Rs. 300.
  • All the paper presenters after their payment their articles will be published whether they able to be present in the seminar or not.
  • For registration: - Demand Draft to be drawn in favor of “The Principal, SDM College, payable at Ujire and send to Organizing Secretary, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatesheshwara College, Ujire, D.K. District, Karnataka – 574240
·         DD should contain covering letter of your address.
  • Registration fee includes boarding and lodging (For accommodation kindly intimate on or before 25th February, 2014)
  • Last date for registration is 20th Feb.2014.
  • For more registration form use photocopy or download from the website

For More Information Contact
Prof. Bhaskar Hedge
Organizing Secretary
Department of Mass Communication and Journalism,
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatesheshwara College, Ujire,
D.K. District, Karnataka – 574240
Telephone No (O) 08256-236101
Fax: 08256-236220, Mobile No: 9448911926
We look forward to your favorable reply at the earliest.

SDM College, Ujire is located 65 km from Mangalore, towards famous temple town Dharmasthala good number of state busses ply from different part of the state. Nearest railway station is Mangalore. For those who come from Bangalore, Bantwal near B.C. Road is Nearest Railway Station.

International Conference on People, Politics and Media in Bhopal on April 25-26

Following from Dr. Neeraj Khattri

International Conference
People, Politics and Media
April 25-26, 2014
Seminar Hall, JLU

School of Media and Communication (SMC)
Jagran Lakecity University, Student Enrichment Hub, Chandanpura, Bhopal
(Madhya Pradesh), INDIA
Ph: +91-9617596890, Fax: 0755-3040718, E-mail:

The Mass Media acts as a key linkage institution between the people and policymakers, and has a profound impact on the political policy agenda. Numerous scholars have found a link between the Mass Media and public opinion. The Media’s watchdog function helps to restrict politicians. In other words, every new government proposal is met with skepticism because reporters view their job as a crusade against foul play and unfairness in government and society.
Information is the fuel of democracy, yet media coverage tends to be superficial. Because of economic pressures, the media is sometimes biased towards dramatic stories that attract people’s interests rather than extended analysis of complex issues.
Political activists depend heavily on the Media to get their ideas placed on the government agenda. Policy activists are often called policy entrepreneurs. Policy Entrepreneurs are the people who invest their political capital in an issue; policy entrepreneurs can either be in or out of government, elected or appointed officials, or interest groups or research institutions.
In the nutshell, by increasing public attention to specific problems, the media influences how the public evaluates political leaders. This is done through framing means how an issue is presented. The media also has a dramatic effect on how the public evaluates specific events by emphasizing one particular news aspect over others. Therefore, it is important to examine any political agenda and the media’s role in shaping it.
The objective of this conference is to initiate and promote a discussion on changing role of Politics in context to people and the role of Media. This forum will provide the platform to research scholars, academicians, Politician, Social activists, Media professional and students to discuss the issues related to Media and the contemporary challenges from the polity in all its different dimensions. 

Sub Themes:
1.      Politics and the media
2.      The State versus the News Media
3.      Role of Media in Conflict
4.      New Media and Democracy
5.      Governance and the role of the News Media
6.      Nationalism and the News Media
7.      Media ethics versus Political ethics
8.      Media ownership – politicization and corporatization
9.      Folk media as a mobilization tool
10.  Cinema, society and politics

Submission of abstracts and full papers:

Please send the abstract to Dr. Neeraj Khattri. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Submission by e-mail attachment using MS Word is required. Author will follow the APA Style for the submission. Include one separate title page containing title, author/s, affiliation/s and the address, phone, fax and e-mail of the lead author. All the abstracts will be peer reviewed by the expert committee. Only accepted abstracts would be notified for submitting full papers for presentation. Accepted research papers will be published in conference proceedings.
Deadline for submission of abstracts                                       February 21, 2014           
Notification of Acceptance                                                      February 25, 2014
Deadline for Registration                                                         March 8, 2014
Deadline for submission of full paper                                     March 20, 2014
Conference                                                                              April 11-12, 2014

Registration Fee:

Academician/Professionals (Paper Presenter)                                      Rs. 3000/-
Foreign Delegates (Paper Presenter)                                                     $ 350 (USD)
Academician/Professionals (Participation only)                                               Rs. 2500/-
Research Scholars                                                                                Rs. 2000/-
Students (without accommodation)                                                       Rs. 750/-

After March 8, 2014 the registration  fee will be:

Academician/Professionals (Paper Presenter)                                      Rs. 4000/-
Foreign Delegates (Paper Presenter)                                                     $ 400 (USD)
Academician/Professionals (Participation only)                                               Rs. 3500/-
Research Scholars                                                                                Rs. 3000/-
Students                                                                                               Rs. 1000/-

Registration Fee Includes:

1. Accommodation * and Meal
2. Conference kit and Material
3. Post Conference Tour to BHOPAL CITY (Excluding entry tickets of Museums).
4. Transport facility from Raja Bhoj International Airport, Bhopal to JLU Campus and vice-versa for foreign delegates. Pick & drop facility from Bhopal JN/Habibganj Railway Station to JLU Campus for National delegates and students.
5. Participation in cultural programme.
*Please confirm your accommodation immediately after registration. Accommodation facility is limited with University. It is kindly suggested to book your room as early as possible from the accommodation desk.
Payment should be made in one of the following modes:  

·         Demand Draft in favour of  " JAGRAN LAKECITY UNIVERSITY" payable at BHOPAL.
·         In case of NEFT transfers,  the details are as follows:
Bank Account number: 913010053686332
Bank IFS Code: UTIB0000044
Axis Bank Swift Code: AXISINBB044
       MICR Code: 462211002 
       Bank Details: Axis Bank Limited, Plot no 165 A - 166, Star Arcade, MP Nagar Zone I, Bhopal 462011.
·         Cash at our counter.
Fill up the Registration Form and submit it.          


To get an India visa, participants should contact Indian embassy or consulates in their localities (the information for visa requirements might also be available on the embassy/consulate websites).
If you need a formal invitation letter from the Conference Secretariat, please provide your full name, title (teacher, researcher, student or other) and affiliation (university, research centre, company, NGO or other). Requests should be sent to:
If you face any difficulty, please feel free to contact the Conference Secretariat.

Conference Secretariat:

Prof. (Dr.) Sanjay Ranade, Conference Director,  +91-9303840717,
Dr. Neeraj Khattri- Conference Convener
Conference Secretariat, SMC, Jagran Lakecity University,
165, First Floor, Zone-1, M.P. Nagar, Bhopal (M.P), Pin code-462011, India.

For Registration and Inquiry
Shanthi Mathai, Mobile: +91- 9575736897, E-mail:
For Accomodation and Meal
Prof. Nafees Haider Naqvi, Mobile: +91-9303840702, Email:
For Transport Facility
Mr. Yogesh Persai, Mobile: +91-9303840725, E-mail:

Organizing Committee:

 Prof.  Sanjay Ranade, Conference Director
Dr. Neeraj Khattri – Conference Convener
Dr. Y.K. Shrivastava – Member
Dr. R.C. Babu – Member
Ms. Shanthi Mathai – Member
Ms. Pooja Prakash – Member
Mr. Vinay Khosla – Member
Mr. K. D. Singh – Member
Mr. Nasir Jamal Hashmi – Member Technical
Mr. Arpit Goyal – Member Technical
Mr. Om Prakash Vishwakarma – Member Technical

Conference Advisory Board:

Shri Hari Mohan Gupta – Chief Patron
Prof. (Dr.) Anoop Swarup – Patron
Shri Abhishek Mohan Gupta –Conference Chairman
Prof. R. Nesamoorthy –  Conference General Secretary
Prof.(Dr.) Atul Mehrotra – Director, School of Banking and Finance
Prof.(Dr.) Gulnar Sharma – Director, School of Management
Prof.(Dr.) Vivek Khare – Director, School of Commerce and Economics
Prof. Nafees Haider Naqvi – Director, School of Hotel Management & Tourism
Ms. (CA) Archana Jain – Chief Finance and Account Officer, JLU

Registration Form
                                 International Conference on
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April 25-26, 2014
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