Welcome to MediAsia 2013 - an IAFOR event
Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience Japan, explore Osaka and Kyoto, join a global academic community... 

The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2013, to be held in Osaka, Japan, from 8-10 November 2013.

The MediAsia event is a remarkable cross-cultural and interdisciplinary discussion, which encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging lively but respectful dialogue. This international conference will bring together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas.

MediAsia 2013 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education. Academics working in Japan and Asia will be encouraged to forge working relationships with each other, as well as with colleagues from Europe and the US, facilitating partnerships across borders. We hope to see you (again) in Osaka in the fall.

Professor Gary E. Swanson
Mildred S. Hansen Endowed Chair in Journalism
The University of Northern Colorado, USA
Conference Chair

Professor Tamara Swenson
Osaka Jogakuin University
Local Conference Chair

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE: Extended to September 1 2013

Conference Themes

Theme 1: Social Media and Responsibility; Globalization and Internationalization Theme 2: Connectedness, Identity and Alienation

The Conference themes are designed to inspire invitations of submissions that approach these topics from a variety of perspectives and approaches. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Media and Mass Communication.

For more information about the conference themes and submission details, please click here.

Publishing Opportunities: Authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally reviewed IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication and Film, edited by Dr James Rowlins of Singapore University of Design and Technology. For more information about IAFOR journals and other publications, click here.

Conference Archive: To see photos from past events, as well as access the archive of the programme and proceedings, please click here for 2012, here for 2011 and here for 2010.

MediAsia2013 will be held alongside the Second Asian Conference on Film and Documentary, or FilmAsia 2013. Registrants to either event will have the option of attending parallel sessions in the other for no extra charge.

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MediAsia 2013 is supported by IAFOR Global Partners:


For a full list of our Global Partners, please click here

IAFOR supports: