CFP – Bridging Gaps: Where is the Critic in Television Journalism?

How can an academic produce a TV show or offer television appearances while disregarding stereotypical trappings associated with the “celebrity academic?” How can these efforts be accomplished in ways that preserve the integrity of the academe yet also cater to mass audience within one’s area of scholarship? What are some ethical tactics and key platforms in which these voices are best and most widely heard?

The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) Bridging Gaps conference, in association with CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Centre for Ecological, Social, and Informatics Cognitive Research (ESI.CORE) and WaterHill Publishing, invites academics, journalists, publicists, producers and guests to attend, speak and collaborate at the international conference Bridging Gaps: Where is the Critic in Television Journalism? The conference will uniquely combine vibrant roundtable and workshop panels with a CMCS TV proposal in a collaborative network. The format of the conference aims at being open and inclusive ranging from interdisciplinary academic scholars to practitioners involved in all areas of television journalism, including tactics related to engagement capitalizing on existing public and private television channels and evolving forms of social media—from YouTube to Vimeo, Zoom to Jing, Periscope to Google Hangout. Working papers and media productions will be considered for the conference. Extended versions of selected best papers will be published in an edited book.

Conference reception and presentations: August 31 – September 1, 2017

Submission guidelines:

250-word abstract or workshop / roundtable proposal

  • Include a title, your name, e-mail address, and affiliation if applicable
  • Submit to conference Chairs Andrea Marshall, Josh Nathan, and William Huddy at email address: celeb.studies2017@gmail.com
  • Deadline for abstract submission: April 21, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2017

Celebrity Chat Video Submissions:

  • Video length should be 10-20 minutes
  • Include a title, your name, e-mail address, and affiliation if applicable
  • Submit to Celebrity Chat producer Jackie Raphael at email address: celeb.studies2017@gmail.com
  • Deadline for abstract submission: April 21, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2017

 

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Television Studies
  • TV Celebrity
  • Celebrity Academic
  • Onscreen Persona
  • Fandom
  • Audience
  • Publicity
  • News
  • Interviews
  • Social Media
  • Online Video
  • Fiction
  • Genre
  • Biography
  • Literature
  • Fashion
  • Photography
  • Performance
  • Life Writings
  • Theory and Methods
  • Research Agenda
  • Business Models
  • Ethics and Morality
  • Media Literacy
  • Education and Advocacy
  • International Relations
  • Community Building Conference
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