Article co-authored by Vehbi Gorgulu and Yonca Aslanbay

51-Untruths-From-TelevisionA new article co-authored by Vehbi Gorgulu (Department of Advertising), Yonca Aslanbay (Department of Advertising), Gul Bursa (MA student in BİLGİ Media and Communication Systems) and Ayse Gul Yucel  (MA student in BİLGİ Media and Communication Systems), titled “Television show format preferences and aggression of football fans” is published by the International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences:

“In this study, relations between television program format preferences of football fans and manifestation of aggressive behavior are examined. Data is collected with a sample of television football show viewers in Turkey. Results revealed fanship, aggression and format preferences during hours of football television program viewing are all interrelated. The significant preference of fan audiences for belligerent football shows among the other major types of football program formats available on Turkish television stations was found to be in correlation with aggression trait. Aggression was found to increase the hours of viewing. As a vicious circle, the hours of viewing the sports television programs further elevates fanship.”

Makale çağrısı: İnsan ve İnsan

insan-ve-insan-bilim-kultur-sanat-ve-dusunce-dergisi3İnsan ve İnsan Dergisi üç ayda bir elektronik olarak yayımlanan akademik hakemli bir dergidir. Bahar, Yaz, Güz ve Kış sayıları Nisan, Temmuz, Ekim ve Ocak aylarında yayımlanır. İnsan ve İnsan Dergisi çok alanlı bir dergidir. Çevre, edebiyat, eğitim, etik, felsefe, hukuk, iktisat, ilahiyat, iletişim, işletme, mimari, müzik, psikoloji, sağlık, sanat, siyaset, şehir, tarım, tarih, teknoloji, toplum, turizm, uluslararası ilişkiler, yönetim ve yöntembilim alanlarında insana dair, özgün bakış açısına sahip akademik araştırma, inceleme ve çalışmalara yer verir.Nisan ayında yayımlanacak Bahar 2015 sayısı için değerlendirilmek üzere 1 Mart 2015 tarihine kadar makale gönderimi yapılabilir.

The 4th International Crisis Communication Conference

managing-crisis-on-the-insideThe forth international conference, organized by Department of Strategic Communication, Campus Helsingborg, Lund University, Sweden, will take place on October 7–10, 2015 . The theme of the conference is intersections that encompass themes as internal/external communication, social media and transboundary crises. The intersections theme seeks to capture the idea that crises are critical points where various topics intersect and reflect the complex nature of crises. Crisis communication requires crisis managers to address both internal audiences (such as employees) and external audiences (such as consumers and citizens). Crises connect internal and external communication. Crisis communication balances the needs of management (what is good for the organization) and the needs of stakeholders, especially victims. Crisis communication must leverage all possible communication channels demanding an ability to integrate and to utilize both social media and traditional media. Crisis communication is required in both corporate and political crises. Crises can force the corporate and political realms to work together or creates conflict between the two. The general theme examines the various applications of crisis communication at the points of intersection.

The sub-themes would be the four primary intersections: corporate–political, social–traditional media, management–stakeholders, and internal–external.

• Corporate–Political: research under this sub-theme would examine the tensions created when corporations and political actors are involved in the same crisis, the performance nature of political crises (evaluation of how political actors perform during the crisis), the utilization of crisis exploitation in political crises and potential application to corporate crises, and how corporations and political actors can work to create crisis preparedness and resilience.

• Social–Traditional Media: research under this sub- theme would explore applications of social media during a crisis, the continuing role of traditional media during a crisis, the value of a media approach to crisis communication, the role of social media and traditional media in promoting resilience, and the tensions between social and traditional media during a crisis.

• Management–Stakeholders: research under this sub-theme could examine the tensions between management and stakeholder interests during a crisis, the unique demands of victim management in a crisis, the emotional demands of crises on management and stakeholders, and understanding the variety of stakeholders that emerge during a crisis.

• Internal–External: research under this sub-theme could examine the role of internal communication during a crisis, the role of employees during a crisis, the tensions between internal and external demands during a crisis, and internal communication processes that shape external communication during a crisis.

Presentation proposals in English language are to be submitted as meaningful extended abstracts (max. 500 words, references excluded). Abstracts should state the title of the presentation, purpose, theoretical approach, methodology, (expected) findings, implications, relevance, and originality of the study. The abstract should also include author and affiliation details. Abstracts must be presented in Word format, in 1.5 line spacing and 12 point Times New Roman font size. They have to be submitted until April 15, 2015 to the email address: Notifications of acceptance will be sent through an e-mail by June 1, 2015.

CFP: Special issue of İleti-ş-im on cinema experiences

han-show-e1415859918925Turkish Journal of Communication (GSU Ileti-s-im) is inviting papers for its 23rd issue, which is scheduled to be published on December 2015.
Deadline for submission: 01.09.2015
Papers in English, Turkish and French languages are accepted for review.
This special issue based on cinema(tic) experiences  which include –but  not limited to– following possible topics an themes:
–        Re-transformed cinema experiences based on economic, political, social, cultural, and etc. transformations;
–        Demography of cinema audience: Cinema audience and the transformations of audience profiles;
–        Cinematic spaces and spatial experiences;
–        Transformations of cinematic spaces and watching experiences;
–        Transformations of watching experiences based on technological changes;
–        Urban transformations and transforming cinema experiences;
–        Modernity and cinema experiences.
–        Writing cinema history – History of audience-based cinema

5th ICTs and Society Conference 2015: Perspectives for Critical Political Economy and Critical Theory

Vienna. June 3-7, 2015
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 27
The information society has come with the promise  to restore information as a commons. The promise has not yet proven true. Instead, we face trends towards the commercialisation and commoditisation of all information; towards the totalisation of surveillance and the extension of the battlefield to civil society through information warfare; towards disinfotainment overflow; towards a collapse of the technological civilisation itself.
Given that the information society and the study of information face a world of crisis today and are at a crossroads, also the future of the Internet and social media are in question. The 5th ICTs and Society Conference therefore wants to focus on the questions: What are the main challenges that the Internet and social media are facing in capitalism today? What potentials for an alternative, commonist Internet are there? What are existing hindrances for such an Internet? What is the relationship of power structures, protest movements, societal developments, struggles, radical reforms, etc. to the Internet? How can critical political economy and critical theory best study the Internet and social media today?
Presentations and submissions are organised in the form of 23 panel topics (ICT&S1-ICT&S23; please indicate the panel identification number to which you submit in your submission).

CONTEMPHOTO ’15 / II. International Visual Culture and Contemporary Photography Conference

contemphoto-15-blogCONTEMPHOTO ’15 Conference aims at achieving a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective on urban issues, identity in the form of frozen images. Multiple roles of photography are going to be explored in relation to urban psychology, daily life and self expression of the individual in urban landscapes as a document, survey, archive, journalism, advertisement, joy and hobby. The relationship between visual history and individual throughout the last two centuries will constitute a basis for the discussion during the event. Exploring the role of how photography shapes issues of identity, place and citizenship within the city; how it documents urban otherness (that of homelessness, or of tourism); how it archives urban memory; and how it documents the celebrated and tragic variety of daily life (such as Selfie) and how it contains historical facts are the main objectives of the interdisciplinary conference of CONTEMPHOTO ’15.

The full papers are going to be available online in DAKAM’s digital library and to be published in the proceedings book with an ISBN number before the conference. The book will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the “Thomson and Reuters Web of Science’s Conference Proceedings Citation Index” (CPCI) and Google Scholars. More info can be found at conference website.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 6, 2015
Deadline for registration: April 10, 2015
Deadline for late registration: May 1, 2015
Deadline for full papers submission: May 8, 2015