September 10, 2021
Deadline: May 31, 2021
Media and communication studies today especially focus on questions surrounding how digital media and digitization have changed and revolutionized previous media ecologies. Funding opportunities, PhD dissertations, journals and books on digitization and the relevance of digital media are overwhelming. This joint ECREA postconference, organized by the Communication History, Radio Research, and Television Studies Sections, invites colleagues to focus on and discuss claims that studying old media is imperative and still fully relevant to understand our contemporary media landscapes. In several media sectors, traditional media, such as television and radio, printing, analog photography and music, are still the most profitable businesses. The integration of old and new media seems to be more effective than disruptive models, and the so-called “old media” are still used and appreciated by media audiences worldwide. This postconference invites empirical and theoretical contributions from different angles. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
Please send your 500 word abstract and a short bio of 100 words to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is 31 May 2021 and the conference will take place as an online event only on 10 September 2021.