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CFP: ANZCA2009 Digital and Social Media Stream (Brisbane, 8-10 July 2009)

Today I've started sending out calls for submissions to the 2009 conference of the Australia/New Zealand Communication Association, which will take place in Brisbane on 8-10 July 2009. We are calling for paper submissions for the conference overall, and for the Digital and Social Media stream in particular. For more information about the conference, a full list of all conference streams, and to submit your papers, please see the conference Website at

Digital and Social Media conference stream

ANZCA09: Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship

8-10 July 2009
QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane, Australia
Stream convenors: Axel Bruns, Creative Industries Faculty, QUT / Teresa Rizzo, AFTRS

Digital and Social Media

Digital media forms constitute an increasingly important element in the overall media ecology. Australians with broadband access now spend more time on the Internet than watching TV, and the growing role of social media (based on the technologies of Web 2.0) in this mix has been well-recognised in both popular discourse and scholarly work.

Digital and social media forms are enabling new modes of communication and new forms of creativity affecting and transforming established models of production. For example, cross-platform productions work in the juncture between traditional and social media.

Social media have also become tools for the active expression of citizenship - key social media sites were utilised by political actors to encourage citizen participation in recent election campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, but also provide a fertile space for new social movements to emerge.

The Digital and Social Media stream of the ANZCA09: Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship conference is seeking papers and panels that address the following themes:

  • How have the practices and aesthetics of social media influenced and altered traditional media such as television, radio and print media?

  • What role might social media play in the future of the film and television industry, and for the media industries in general?

  • How do we document, investigate, and understand the role of social media within the overall media ecology?

  • What drives the success or failure of social media environments?

  • How do digital and social media contribute to the expression of active citizenship?

  • What are current and future trends in the development of social media environments?

Abstracts and papers are due by Friday 5 February, 2009, and should be submitted directly to the ANZCA09 Website at Enquiries about this stream should be directed to Axel Bruns or Teresa Rizzo (a.bruns (at) / rizzo (at)

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