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Full Title: Annual International Conference on Journalism & Mass Communications
         
Short Title: JMComm 2012
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Start Date: 03-Dec-2012 - 04-Dec-2012
Contact: Conference Secretariat
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.jmcomm.org/
Meeting Description: ‘At the Crossroads of Communication, Journalism, Media, Corporate and Social Responsibility’

The media industry, in many respects, is at a crossroads as it seeks to come to terms with developments in technology that simultaneously allow new heights of journalistic excellence, as well as the emergence of more worrying trends such as ‘fake’ journalism.

In this digital age, communication ethics - the codes, moral standards and values followed by media organizations and in human communication, are more significant than ever before. Therefore, we need to explore how media can be socially responsible and provide true, accurate, comprehensive and objective information, and try to resolve the conflict between communication freedom, public interest and social impact.

Highlights:

Keynote Address will be delivered by:

Prof. Gary E. Swanson
Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence
Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair
Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Northern Colorado - Greeley, USA

Opening Address ‘An International Graduate Program in Visual Communications’ will be delivered by:

Dr. Keith Kenney
Associate Professor
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
University of South Carolina, USA

The Conference Proceedings (Print ISSN: 2301-3710, E-Periodical ISSN: 2301-3729) will be indexed by EBSCO, CrossRef, ProQuest and will be submitted to Scopus, ScienceDirect and Cabell’s Directories amongst others, where applicable.

Depending on their importance, originality, quality, relevance and other editorial considerations, eligible research articles will be invited for publication in the GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences(JLSS) (Print ISSN: 2251-2853, E-periodical: 2251-2861) which is indexed by EBSCO, CrossRef, ProQuest, Ulrichsweb and Cabell’s Directories.

Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).

JMComm 2012 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis
LL Issue: 23.3529


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