CFP: European Public Sphere seminar| Deadline: 15 July

ECREA Communication and the European Public Sphere TWG seminar is calling for papers. Seminar aims at presenting various perspectives on the European Public Sphere.

The call states:

“We will take into consideration the contemporary state of European media and study communication trends in Europe (the declining impact of traditional media, such as major broadcast television networks and major national newspapers, weakening credibility of media vs. new sourses of information and new channels of communication such as social media and alternative media; we will look closely at phenomena such as echo chambers or filter bubbles and their implications for civic discourse). We welcome papers on the above mentioned topics but we are also open to other themes: eg. influnce of pre- and post-election discources and debates on the European Public Sphere – elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany, where nationalist discourses, populists’ use of the media, fragmented and polarized audiences as well as quality of information (post-truth, fake news, disinformation) can be discussed. We welcome contributions from both scholars and practitioners reflecting on these topics.”

300-word abstracts should be sent by 15 July.

More information can be found from the conference website.