CFP: Media and the Boundaries of Disclosure: Media, Morals, Public Shaming and Privacy

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford is seeking abstracts of papers for possible presentation at its conference, “Media and the Boundaries of Disclosure: Media, Morals, Public Shaming and Privacy,” February 23-24, 2012.
This conference is concerned with the extent to which privacy is warranted for activities outside the scope of their professional lives or when disclosure reveals duplicity related to reputations, brands, images and public personas built and conveyed through media by political and celebrity figures.
Abstracts of papers on sought on topics such as
·Media rationales for disclosure
·Media shaming rituals
·Media shaming as morality plays
·Media disclosure as stigmatic and reintegrative shaming
·Public shaming individuals and companies through social media
·Cultural difference in approaches to media shaming
·Shaming as a social and moral control mechanism
·Philosophical, psychological and sociological aspects of privacy, openness, and exposure
·Privacy of public figures in different legal frameworks
·Balancing right of freedom of the press with individual right of privacy
300-500 word abstracts outlining the topic, approach and theoretical bases should be submitted by August 15,to Prof. Robert G. Picard, robert.picard@politics.ox.ac.uk

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