Special Session F) Changing Geography of the Field: Crisis, Power Shifts and Alternative Constructs

TitleSpecial Session F) Changing Geography of the Field: Crisis, Power Shifts and Alternative Constructs
Publication TypeConference Paper
Author(s)Dunn, H., Z. Hu, J. L. Qiu, F. B. Nyamnjoh, D. K. Thussu, P. Thomas, and R. E. Mansell
Affiliation (1st Chair)Director of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication and Professor of Communications Policy and Digital Media, University of the West Indies, Jamaica (Panel Co-ordinator, Chair and Convenor, Professor Hopeton Dunn)
Section or WGSpecial
DateFri 28 June
Slot CodeSpecial Session
Slot Code (Keyword)Special Session
Time of Session9:00-10:30
RoomThe Theatre, Helix building
Session TitleChanging Geography of the Field: Crisis, Power Shifts and Alternative Constructs
Presentations

This Special Session engages with how such a historically-rare deep economic crisis may imply deep or rapid shifts in the global field of Communication Studies.

Panel Co-ordinator and Chair: Prof. Hopeton Dunn, Director of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication and Professor of Communications Policy and Digital Media, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
Panel Chair and Convenor : Professor Hopeton Dunn, Director of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication and Professor of Communications Policy and Digital Media, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Speakers Panel
Professor Hu Zhengrong - Vice President of Communications University of China and Director, National Centre for Radio and TV Studies, Beijing, China
Dr. Jack Linchuan Qiu - Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Francis B. Nyamnjoh, Member, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and Professor of Anthropology, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Professor Daya Thussu, Co-Director of India Media Centre, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, School of Media, Art and Design, University of Westminster, UK

Discussants
Dr Pradip Thomas, Associate Professor, and Co-Director, Centre for Communication and Social Change, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Professor Robin Mansell, Professor of New Media and the Internet, Department of Media and Communication, London School of Economics (LSE) UK

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