International Conference on Crisis Media Literacy

di Stefano Pasta

International Conference on Crisis Media Literacy

International Conference on Crisis Media Literacy

International Conference on Crisis Media Literacy
22 November 2024, Aveiro, Portugal

Over the past years, we have been experiencing multiple world crisis events, not only with the pandemic but with wars affecting the entire globe, making it difficult for information-seeking, searching, consumption, and analysis. Understanding information and communication behaviours has been more essential than ever.

In a prosumer culture, the practices of making, remixing, and sharing within a multi-platform spectrum have led to an overload and excess of information. In communication crisis scenarios, this overload and circulation of erroneous information may cause panic, conspiracy theories, hate speech, and mistrust in the organizations with severe impacts to democracy.

The Code of Practice on Disinformation, the European Digital Media Observatory, and fact-checking initiatives constitute some examples of efforts made to establish strategies to address these challenges; however, there remains a paucity in the articulation of creative, scientific, and policies and the specificity of crisis moments, mainly taking into account the current global user-generated content, lately supported by AI-generated content.

This conference intends to serve as a gathering of researchers of media literacy concerned with the communication processes dealing with crisis situations, like moments of war, plagues, and elections. We’re looking for state-of-art and projects on designing, implementing, or assessing media trust in crisis communication. All submissions related to this theme are welcome, including research media policy, communication rights, speech regulation, privacy, platform regulation, the use of digitally mediated tools in information literacy in the media, education practices in crisis communication, the journalistic roles, and practices in times of crisis, among others.

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We welcome research proposals, long and short papers, and demos. All presenting new scientific results, innovative technologies, best practices, or improvements to existing techniques and approaches.

Suggested research topics for contributions include, but are not limited to:
· Analysis of game’s strategies used in the communication of crises;
. Analysis of filmmaking strategies used in the communication of crises;
· Research, Design, and Testing digitally-mediated tools (e.g., animations, games, digital apps)
· Data representation and visualization relative to the use of digital media in crisis communication;
· Methods and Protocols for evaluation studies or pilot trials in the domains of information literacy, media trust, or (mis) information;
· Education practices in crisis communication and information literacy;
· Journalistic roles and practices in times of crisis and pressure in the newsrooms.

Abstracts must be in English and should have between 350 and 500 words.

Submission to:

Submission deadline (abstracts): September 5, 2024
Authors notification: October 15, 2024
Conference: November 22, 2024

A selected set of abstracts will be invited to deliver a full paper after the conference for a special issue on the SCOPUS-indexed journal OBS*, following the calendar:

Full paper delivery: November 30, 2024
Submission to Journal: December 30, 2024
Publication: first semester 2025 

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General Chair: Nelson Zagalo
Program Editors: Liliana Vale Costa, Ruth Contreras, Alessandra Carenzio & Maria João Antunes
Organisation Chair: Oksana Tymoshchuk 

Program Committee
Andreia Pinto de Sousa, ULusófona, Portugal
Cristina Ponte, UNL, Portugal
Enrico Carosio, Catholic University of Milan, Italy
Federica Pelizzari, Catholic University of Milan, Italy
Fernanda Bonacho, ESCS, Portugal
Filipe Brasileiro, UF Paraíba, Brasil
Gustavo Cardoso, ISCTE, Portugal
Inês Amaral, UC, Portugal
José Luis Terrón Blanco. Incom-UAB. Spain
Livia Petti, Università del Molise, Italy
Lynn Alves, UF Bahia, Brasil
Maria José, Masanet Jordà. UB. Spain
Nuno Ribeiro, UP, Portugal
Pâmela Pinto, Fiocruz, Brasil
Pedro Jerónimo, UBI, Portugal
Ramón Salaverría, UNavarra, Spain
Rita Espanha, ISCTE, Portugal
Roberto Gelado Marcos, U. CEU San Pablo, Spain
Sara Pereira, UM, Portugal
Serena Triacca, e-Campus University, Italy
Stefano Pasta, Catholic University of Milan, Italy
Teresa Piñero-Otero, UCoruña, Spain
Vitor Tomé, U. Autónoma, Portugal

University of Aveiro
Aveiro Media Competence Centre
University of Vic
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Associação Portuguesa De Imprensa

European Media and Information Fund

Univ. Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Largo Fra Agostino Gemelli, 1 - 20123 Milano
Tel. 02-72343038 / 02-72343036 (direzione)

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