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Welcome to 1st International Media Conference

Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology (SZABIST), Islamabad is organizing its 1st International Media Conference 2019. The Conference theme is aligned with Pakistan Vision 2025. The Conference will create an understanding about the Media Education in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities.


Theme

Media Education in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities


Who Should Attend?

Academic and professional researchers, entrepreneurs, representatives from public, private, TV, Radio, Newspapers, Advertising agencies and postgraduate students.

Conference

Venue
SZABIST Islamabad Campus


The Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) is a fully Chartered Institute established through a Legislative Act of the Pakistan Assembly (Sindh Act No. XI of 1995) and is approved and recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, as a degree granting institution.

SZABIST has campuses in Karachi, Islamabad, Larkana, Dubai (UAE) and Hyderabad. SZABIST is a registered member of the International Association of Universities (IAU), Paris; Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London; Federation of the Universities of Islamic World (FUIW), Rabat; Asia University Federation (AUF), Seoul; and the Association of SAARC Universities, (ASU). Business Week, the leading international business magazine, has listed SZABIST among the best business schools of the world for five consecutive years (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006). SZABIST is one of the top 20 business schools from Asia recognized by Business Week. Only two business schools from Pakistan are listed in Business Week.



Asia Inc, a leading Asian Magazine, has ranked SZABIST among the top MBA Schools of South Asia in its Asia's Best MBA Schools Survey for two consecutive years (2003, 2004). SZABIST is one of the top 15 business schools from South Asia ranked in Asia Inc.



SZABIST is also ranked among the best Science and Technology and MBA schools in Asia by the CNN-Time publication Asia week. SZABIST is also listed in the CNN Executive Education Schools. SZABIST thus has the unparalleled honor of being the only Pakistani Institute to be recognized internationally by Business Week, Asia week, Asia Inc. and CNN. SZABIST has signed Articulation Agreements with the University of Wales, UK and the University of Northampton, UK. SZABIST has also signed MoUs with the State University of New York, USA; University of London, UK; Philippines Women University, Philippines; and the Asian Academy of Film & Television, India.



SZABIST today is identified as a major university comprising of five campuses (including one foreign campus) three diploma centers, three intermediate colleges and one research center. More than 6500 degrees have been awarded by SZABIST to date.



Guest Speakers
Graham Murdock (UK)
Dr. Elisabeth Eide (Norway)
Dr. B. Lee Artz (US)
Rune Ottosen (Norway)
Program

International Conference
Media Education in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities
FINAL PROGRAM-February 28, 2019

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-11:00 Inaugural
  • Recitation: 9:00-9:05
  • Welcome and Opening Address: 9:05-9:10
  • Address by Prof. Dr. Graham Murdock: 9:10-9:25
  • Address by Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Eide: 9:25-9:40
  • Address by Dr. Bushra H. Rahman: 9:40-9:55
  • Address by Prof. Dr. B. Lee Arts: 9:55-10:10
  • Address by Prof. Dr. Rune Ottosen: 10:10-10:25
  • Address by Prof. Dr. Mughees Uddin Sheikh: 10:25-10:40
  • Address by Chief Guest: 10:40-11:00
11:00-11:30 Tea Break
11:30- 1:30
Theme-I
New Media Challenges & Opportunities for Media Education
Theme-II
Emerging Ethical Issues in Media: Challenges in Media Education
Theme-III
Conflict Communication: From Challenges to Opportunities
11:30- 1:30
Parallel Session Parallel Session Parallel Session
1:30-2:30 Lunch Break
2:30-4:30
Working Group
New Media Challenges & Opportunities for Media Education
Working Group
Emerging Ethical Issues in Media: Challenges in Media Education
Working Group
Conflict Communication: From Challenges to Opportunities
4:30-4:45 Tea Break
4:45-5:30 Closing Ceremony
  • Remarks by Keynote Speakers: 4:45-5:00
  • Vote of Thanks by SZABIST: 5:00-5:05
  • Vote of Thanks by AMCAP: 5:05-5:10
  • Certificate Distribution and Award Ceremony: 5:10-5:30
Research Domains


Theme 1
New Media Challenges and Opportunities for Media Education Module: (Working Group + Call for Papers) New media has changed the traditional media landscape across the world however the changes have not been fully conceptualized and incorporated in our media education. Scholars are still grappling with the emerging scenario, new media theories, and models, relevant research methods, compatible skills to explore the opportunities in the cyber world. Paper submissions are encouraged, however not limited to the following sub-themes.
  • Collapsing of traditional theories
  • Emergence of new theories
  • E-journalism: Points of convergence and divergence
  • Popular genres and content on new media
  • New media and big data
  • New technologies, new research trends
  • Gender and cyber entrepreneurship.
Theme 02
Emerging Ethical Issues in Media: Challenges in Media Education New Media Challenges and Opportunities for Media Education Module: (Working Group + Call for Papers) The contemporary world is facing increasing tensions and conflicts across the globe. Though the communication technology has compressed the time-space distanciation, the world is still fragmented as we are not consciously bringing common values to work for peace, harmony, and a common good. Due to corporate world monopolies, regulating media through ethical values is a great challenge to media education. Paper submissions are encouraged in this context, however not limited to the following sub-themes. New media has changed the traditional media landscape across the world however the changes have not been fully conceptualized and incorporated in our media education. Scholars are still grappling with the emerging scenario, new media theories, and models, relevant research methods, compatible skills to explore the opportunities in the cyber world. Paper submissions are encouraged, however not limited to the following sub-themes.
  • Cyber bullying and harassment
  • Freedom of expression and ethical dilemmas
  • Taming the untamed: Political economy and media ethics
  • Cognitive dissonance and media ethics
  • Infotainment and ethics
  • Reinventing ethics for new media?
Theme 03
Conflict Communication: From Challenges to Opportunities New Media Challenges and Opportunities for Media Education Module: (Working Group + Call for Papers) Conflict is inevitable in all societies and across relationships. Conflict is not necessarily a negative scenario; it may lead to positive developments and constructive environments where communities can actualize their potentials. Conflicts are of different types which need different communication strategies, approaches, tools, and measures depending on the context, situation, and expectations. Scholars from different parts of the world have conceptualized conflict communication in their own perspectives; often reducing it to binary oppositions, identifying the "other" as an enemy. In conflict communication, there is a need to perceive the “other” with a different but positive identity. Paper submissions
  • Imagining futures: The ‘other’ not as an enemy
  • Cyber sphere, public sphere, private sphere: Pros and cons of conflict communication
  • Gender and conflict communication
  • Citizen journalism and conflict communication
Submission Guidelines

Full paper submitted must comply with the following guidelines:

Word Limit All manuscripts must be submitted in MS Word format and have a word maximum limit of 4,000 to 6,000 words, excluding references, tables and figures
Abstract Article(s) must be submitted with an abstract of not more than 300 words. Abstract should be in Times New Roman italics and justified with 12 point font size and 2.5 inches margin on both sides. Provide 3-5 keywords after the abstract for indexing purposes. Author(s) affiliation should be shown in the footnote of the page
Title The title of the paper should not be more than 15 words
Format of Title Page The font size of the title of the paper on the 'title page' should be Times New Roman 14 point bold
Author(s) name(s) will appear after 6 spaces of the title of the paper, followed by abstract Times New Roman 12 point italic
Paper Size and Margins Manuscript must be written in A4 paper size. There should be a 2.54 cm (or 1 inch) margin in all pages throughout the manuscript
Line Spacing Manuscript is to be spaced 1.5 throughout (including references)
The Font 'Times New Roman' is to be used throughout the manuscript. For text, use 12 points and Word 2003 format for heading styles
Headings Avoid using more than three level headings
Headers and Footers No header or footer is to be included in the manuscript
Page Numbering Manuscript should be page numbered in footer on the middle of the page in Times New Roman with a font size 12
Figures, Tables, and Texts Colours and shades are not to be used. Figures or tables should NOT break across two pages. All tables should be fitted within the margin. Titles of the tables should be centered
References These are to be provided at the end in alphabetical order and with 1cm hanging indent, using American Psychological Association (APA) version 6 style of referencing and citation system


Format

FORMAT FOR PRESENTATIONS

  • Presentation Time 10 minutes
  • Questions & Answers 05 minutes
  • Slides Maximum 5 points each
  • Font Size/Style Consistency in areas and bullet numbering
  • Visuals Clear and visible
  • Format APA style for all graphs, tables, figures (Critically see the APA 5th or 6th Edition)
  • Template Attached for convenience


Conference Fee
Payment of conference fee will confirm your Registration to the conference. The registration fee is due by the registration deadline from all participants including the authors. On completion of registration process, including payment authorization from our source, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration. If you are a non-presenting co-author and want to attend the conference, please register yourself as a participant




About Islamabad


Contact

Address:  Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) Islamabad Campus
Street # 09, Plot # 67 Sector H-8/4, Islamabad, Pakistan (Adjacent to Bait-ul-Mal Office/F. G. Commerce College for Men )

Country: Pakistan