Thursday, 8 February 2018

Call for papers by Amity Journal of Media and Communication Studies

Volume 8 Number 1

ISSN 2231-1033

User Generated Content and the Social Media Environment: Issues and Approaches 

Buffer released their 2018 social media report recently with ten key findings. The major findings stress on User-generated content (UGC) that can help drive reach and engagement. This is possible with the liberation of technology and policies. The popularity of smart phones, high speed 4G connection and growth in media literacy gave more power to user in participation and engagement. When the power control shifted from media producers (owners) to users, the whole social media environment needed to be revisited. This is not to prove that social media never gave space for users but on users and the content produced by them started becoming game changers. This is not to outstate the dangers in accuracy and fairness of media content. The collaboration of content producers and users are also a interesting angle in understanding the approach.

From this viewpoint, Amity Journal of Media and Communication Studies seek papers from scholars in media and communication studies. The sub themes of the issue are as follows:
  • User Generated Content and news production
  • Fake news and social media
  • Audience research trends in social media
  • Social media and journalism
  • Viral video and social media
  • Ethics and professionalism in UGC
  • UGC: Cases from India
  • UGC: Cases from World
  • Viral videos on YouTube and Smule
  • Policies of Social media: Facebook, Twitter
  • Media Start-ups and content
  • Piracy and copyright issues of content
Full submission: March 31, 2018

Final decision on Paper: April 20, 2018

Expected Publication: June 1, 2018

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