Media, Democracy, and Society: A FuJo PhD Conference

22 April 2024

Deadline for Submission: 7th June 2024
Acceptance Announcement: 26th July 2024
Date of Conference: 6th September 2024
Event Venue: DCU Glasnevin Campus
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Media, Democracy, and Society

In an era characterized by rapid technological advancements and shifting socio-political landscapes, the interplay between media, democracy, and society has become increasingly complex and dynamic. The relationship between these three pillars forms the cornerstone of public discourse, shaping public opinion, political participation, and societal norms. Media, as a purveyor of information and a platform for public debate, plays a crucial role in facilitating democratic processes and fostering societal cohesion. However, the interdisciplinary research has brought about both opportunities and challenges, raising questions about the integrity of information, the inclusivity of public discourse, and the functioning of democratic institutions. At the intersection of media, democracy, and society lies a rich tapestry of themes, including the role of media in shaping political narratives, the impact of digital technologies on civic engagement, the dynamics of power and representation in the public sphere, and the challenges posed by misinformation and disinformation. Understanding these dynamics requires interdisciplinary inquiry, drawing on insights from communication studies, political science, sociology, cultural studies, and beyond. The FuJo Conference invites scholars and researchers from diverse disciplines to delve into this interdepartmental theme, exploring the intersections between media, democracy, and society and advancing our understanding of the complexities inherent in contemporary communication and governance.

Call For Papers: Media, Democracy, and Society: A FuJo PhD Conference (the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland)

The FuJo PhD Conference on Media, Democracy, and Society is seeking papers from PhD researchers across the island of Ireland. We invite papers exploring media systems, democratic processes, societal structures, climate change, social media, digital media, film, TV, radio, media broadcasting, public discourse, political participation, and social norms.

Proposals for individual papers and posters from all disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, computer science, and information systems, are encouraged.

If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact us at

Topics may include but are not limited to:

For individual presentations and posters, please submit an abstract with clearly mentioned keywords (no more than 300 words) through the link provided .

All proposals should include the name, email address, and academic affiliation (if applicable) of the presenter. Please also include a main subject field plus secondary subject fields in the application. The conference will be held in English on 6th September 2024. Attendance is free, but registration is mandatory through the FuJo website. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 7th June 2024, and we aim to notify everyone of the outcome by 26th July 2024. Please let us know if you need early notification or any other assistance for personal or travel reasons, and we will do our best to accommodate.

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