Talking Circle, Third International Conference on Communication & Media Studies, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA, 18-19 October 2018
Third International Conference on Communication & Media Studies, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA, 18-19 October 2018
Talking Circle, Third International Conference on Communication & Media Studies, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA, 18-19 October 2018
Third International Conference on Communication & Media Studies, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA, 18-19 October 2018
Third International Conference on Communication & Media Studies, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA, 18-19 October 2018

Third International Conference on Communication & Media Studies

  • 2018 Special Focus: Alt-Media - The Shifting Tide of Political Communication
  • 18–19 October 2018
  • University of California, Berkeley, USA

At a Glance...

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

170+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Third International Conference on Communication & Media Studies.

36

Countries represented.

2018 Special Focus: Alt-Media - The Shifting Tide of Political Communication

In media and communication studies “alternative media” has been commonly understood by two general characteristics. The first is a tilt toward progressive politics: counter cultural, independent, community-based, activist, explicitly anti-establishment, and thus somewhat at the margins. The second, outside the mainstream mass-media, is to innovate in its technical means of communication. In the last few years, we have seen a different kind of trend, where alternative media also becomes synonymous with extreme right wing voices. At the same time “Alt-Media”, in both its progressive and conservative forms, is moving from margins, taking its place in the mainstream media landscape, even to the extent of threatening the historical dominance of mass media. What do these changes tell us about our times, and in particular, the intrinsic communication affordances of digital technologies? And more broadly, what does this tell us about broader forces of social change, has the trajectory of history found new media and voices?

Plenary Speakers

The Third International Conference on Communication & Media Studies featured plenary speakers by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovaters in the field.

Dave Karpf

Dave Karpf

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, School of Media & Public Affairs, George Washington University

"What Happened to the Political Blogosphere: Tracing the Hidden Forces that Shape Alt-Media"

Berit Anderson

Berit Anderson

CEO, Editor-in-Chief, Scout, Seattle, USA

"The Secret War: Understanding the Tactics and Strategies Behind Ongoing Information Warfare"

Emerging Scholar Awards

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2018 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Ralph Kenke

Ralph Kenke

University of Newcastle, Australia

​Brian Pindayi

​Brian Pindayi

Rusangu University, Zambia

Neeraj Sanan

Neeraj Sanan

University of Manchester, UK

​Nupoor Jalindre

​Nupoor Jalindre

North Carolina State University, USA

​Pablo Beytía

​Pablo Beytía

Humboldt University zu Berlin, Germany

Tsung-Lin Lu

Tsung-Lin Lu

National Defense University of R.O.C, Taipei

​Kathryn Wolfe

​Kathryn Wolfe

Florida Atlantic University, USA

Akwasi Bosompem Boateng

Akwasi Bosompem Boateng

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

​Eduardo Gonzalez

​Eduardo Gonzalez

New York University, USA

​Elisa Kannasto

​Elisa Kannasto

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Finland

​Julie Whiteman

​Julie Whiteman

University of Birmingham, UK

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.