Call for Papers: Sport and EU Review

The Sport&EU Review is looking for submissions for its future issues.  Continuing the tradition of its predecessor, the Sport&EU Newsletter, the Review has established an international reputation as a source of current, high-quality information.  With a turbulent third year of operation slowly coming to a close (and with a second 2011 issue coming up tentatively in late December), the editorial board invites potential contributors to submit manuscripts for publication for future issues of the journal.  Papers dealing with topics in sports science, policy, politics, law, sociology, media studies, social psychology and related fields that are linked to the European union or its member states in a wider sense are welcome.

Peer review articles should be up to 7,000 words in length including references.  They might focus on methodology or other chapters from graduate research projects, reviews of particular open questions in a field of study, or draft papers regarding work at early stages of development.  Contributions by both established academics and graduate students are welcome.

In addition to original articles, the Review welcomes forum contributions including summaries of Sport & EU activity, abstracts of recently published or soon to be published papers, book reviews or details of forthcoming books, executive summaries of recently completed research projects, and especially reflections on recent and forthcoming developments in the field of interest of the Association for the Study of Sport and the European Union members.

A new Book Reviews section will be launched in the 2/2011 issue, as well.  The editors thus welcome both submissions of books for review, as well as invites scholars that would be interested in serving as book reviewers.

Additional information can be found on or can be obtained by emailing the editors at  Sport&EU Review is indexed in EBSCOhost and International Platform of Sports Law Journals.


International Conference on Communication, Media, Technology and Design

May 09 – 11, 2012 – Istanbul – Turkey

Last day for submission of Presentation/Panel abstracts 31 December 2011

International Conference on Communication, Media, Technology and Design (ICCMTD) aims on gathering all the academicians around the globe to share and discuss their ideas, work and research by presenting their work and/or participate in valuable panel discussions about all topics on;

1- New Communication Technologies

2- Communication Barriers

3- Visual Arts & Visual Communication Design

4- Marketing Communication

5- Education and Communication Technologies

6- Communication and Media Studies in general

Besides to the all presentations and panel discussions will be published in the proceeding book, some selected articles will be published in the Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies.

For more details please visit the conference website

7th International Conference on Cultural Policy Research

The ICCPR 2012 organized by the Centre for the Study of Culture, Politics and Society (CECUPS), University of Barcelona, in collaboration with the International Journal of Cultural Policy, is intended to address the challenge of rethinking cultural policy analysis from the broader parameters of the relationship between culture and politics. From an academic and interdisciplinary perspective, open to both the social sciences and humanities, this conference will discuss the various aspects of the relationship between culture and politics. You can find the conference program and submission guidelines at the conference website.

Call for Papers: PR and Power

The deadline for submission of articles for the special Power edition of PRism has been revised to 13 January 2012.

Special edition of PRism: Exploring power and public relations Editors James Mahoney, Senior Lecturer, Public Relations, Convenor, Master of Strategic Communication, University of Canberra Dr Marianne Sison, Deputy Dean (International), School of Media and Communication, RMIT University Dr Joyleen Chia, Public Relations Academic Director, School of Communication, University of South Australia.

Call for papers

Some scholars debate the power relationships inherent in the theoretical models we use to explain how the business works and why it works. Others seek to explain the role of public relations in democratic societies, especially the ethical issues associated with transparency, dialogue and consultation within political arena.

Contributors to this special edition of PRism are invited to critically explore the theme “Power and Public Relations.” The editors are especially interested in research that examines and theorises public relations that goes beyond its application in the interests of society’s so-called power elite.

These themes might be explored through, but need not be limited to, the following possible topics:

*   What is the nature of power in public relations? How is it exercised?

Is it transparent or covert?

*   Is there a difference between “power” and “influence”?

*   Who exercises power in public relations? Where? How? Who legitimises that power?

*   Is public discourse a consequence of the power of public relations?

*   For whom is the power of public relations exercised? Against whom? Can the power of public relations be accessed by everyone in society or is it only the privilege of the wealthy?

*   How does the power of public relations work for marginalised members of society? Does public relations empower them? Does their use of public relations bring them to the mainstream?

*   How do social media empower and give voice to marginalised publics?

*   How do NGOs, community groups and other grassroots organisations acces?

s the power of public relations? How do public relations practitioners ensure that all voices are included and heard in public discourses?

*   Do power and public relations have cultural dimensions? How does power play out in global public relations practice? How is power perceived and enacted in different cultural settings? Are practitioners “power brokers” – especially in politics? Are practitioners simply ciphers for powerful dominant coalitions?

*   Is there a conflict between public relations power and corporate social responsibility values? Can public relations’ power be used for the common good? Are public relations power and ethics compatible?

*   How do public relations curricula approach issues of power? Do existing curricula focus on public relations’ role in pursuing the interests of crporate dominant coalitions at the expense of other groups in society?

*              Revised submission deadline: 13 January 2012

*              Anticipated publication date: June 2012

CFP – Journal for Communication Studies

The ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies launches its call for papers for the special issue Evaluating Press Freedom: Have Social Media Changed the Landscape?, due in July 2012.

Papers should be around 6000-10000 words in lenght. Papers can be
submitted in English or French. The abstracts should be in English and
French, max. 200-250 words followed by 5 keywords. Please provide the
full names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of all authors,
indicating the contact author. Papers, and any queries, should be sent
to:, et

Authors of the accepted papers will be notified by e-mail.

Yeni Sosyal Girişimciler Konferansı

18 Kasım Cuma günü İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi’nin Santral Kampüsü’nde gerçekleştirilen Yeni Sosyal Girişimciler Konferansı’nda, sosyal girişimciliğin hem akademik hem saha uygulamaları gerçek örnekler üzerinden tartışıldı.  Kültür Yönetimi Lisans Programı öğretim üyesi, Yrd. Doç. Gökçe Dervişoğlu Okandan’ın moderatörlüğünü üstlendiği konferansta, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Reklamcılık Bölümü öğretim üyesi Yrd. Doç. Gresi Sanje Dahan ve Gökhan Dikmener (UNDP), katılımcılarla bilgi ve deneyimlerini paylaştılar.