New book co-edited by Tonguç İbrahim Sezen

41VB3k8Xx5LA new book co-edited by Tonguç İbrahim Sezen, Ph.D. (BİLGİ Communication Design and Management), titled “Interactive Digital Narrative: History, Theory and Practice” is published by Routledge as part of the European Communication Research and and Education series. Sezen also contributed to the book with the chapter “Remaking as revision of narrative design in digital games”.

Article by Seray Öney Doğanyiğit

IMG_0759“Mobile Health Applications User Trends in Turkey” authored by Seray Öney Doğanyiğit (BİLGİ Public Relations) and Elgiz Yılmaz, Ph.D. (Galatasaray University) is published by the Journalism & Mass Communication. The journal is published by David Publishing Company and indexed in many international databases such as Google Scholar; CiteFactor, USA; Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, USA and J-Gate. The abstract of the article is as follows:

“Due to the rapid rise of mobile phones around the globe, many consumers, researchers, clinicians, and health services are starting to see their utility in health. As well as a health informatics role in improving the uptake and efficiency of current health services, mobile communication-assisted health care (m-health) also opens opportunities for services that are strikingly new and curative, in particular delivering personal health behaviour change programmes. Herein, we report the preliminary findings of a health-promotion survey titled “Mobile Apps User Trend Analysis of Turkish People”. The survey examines the information needs and media preferences of women and men who research health information and use mobile apps for their healthcare in everyday life. Also this study tries to recover the behaviour of people and what applications they are downloading with respect to health, wellness, and medical mobile applicaitons. In looking the data, it appears that adoption of mHealth is growing at a furious pace. In this context, improvements to health communication have the potential to make a significant role to a promising new medium for health education and communication”.

Seray Öney Doğanyiğit’ten kitap bölümü

Kapak-Sağlık haberlerine farklı bakışBİLGİ Halkla İlişkiler Öğretim Görevlisi Seray Öney Doğanyiğit‘in kakıda bulunduğu “Sağlık Haberlerine Farklı Bakış” adlı kitap çalışması, Esra Öz editörlüğünde yayımlandı. Sağlık Bakanı Dr. Mehmet Müezzinoğlu’nun da yazar olarak dahil olduğu ve Sağlık İletişimi alanına hizmet veren akademisyen ve gazetecilerin buluştuğu kitapta Doğanyiğit’in “Sağlık İletişimi Temelinde Davranış Değişikliği Yaratmayı Hedeflemektedir” başlıklı katkısı yer alıyor.

Going Viral: The Changing Faces of (Inter)Media Culture

In the age of social media, signs of an ever-growing online culture permeate contemporary media aesthetics, discourses and practices in a way that re-shapes understandings of representation and communication, thereby breaking frames and challenging traditional definitions of cinema. Developments in the production, distribution and reception of moving images range from video-sharing websites like YouTube and Vimeo to the growing presence of crowd-funded works within the festival circuit (i.e. Iron Sky) to the emergence of specific mobile (phone) festivals.
In the 2015 fall issue of Frames, the palpable effects of this ‘contagiousness’ on media culture will be explored. Topics may include but are not limited to:
-The influence of New Media on low budget / no budget filmmaking and studio advertising strategies
-Piracy and copyright issues
-Online film reception and its influence on fan culture
-Changes in film and media studies through online scholarship, digital humanities and social media
-Modifications in cultural participation (festival blogs, online polls, the creation of specific online communities)
All submissions (including a brief biographical note) should be sent by 14 September, 2015, to:
Eileen Rositzka and Amber Shields (editors-in-chief) @

Special issue CFP from Journal of Knowledge Management | Does big data mean big knowledge?

Specific topics invited to provide submissions on: 

  • Techniques, methods and models in accessing Big Data as part of KMS
  • Case studies of utilizing Big Data in KMS and KM initiatives
  • How filtered Big Data results can be used continuously as organizational knowledge
  • Big Data and its implications for personal knowledge management.
  • Does Big Data mean big knowledge? Critical perspectives are welcome.
  • Identifying the gaps between traditional data and information approaches and the opportunities in Big Data.
  • Market Analysis – Systems vendors and organizational users.
  • New organizational Big Data and analytics initiatives as a part of KM strategy and practice.
  • Trends in Big Data – eCommerce, MCommerce and Ubiquitous Commerce, how they contribute to Big Data – and KM models for business application and management decision making.
  • Technology impacts – Internet of Things and Big Data, what’s next for Knowledge Management?
  • Analytical ability and insight: what are the implications for organizational staffing and professionals?

Submission deadline: July 31, 2015

Papers reviewed:  October 31, 2015

Revised papers reviewed and accepted: January 31, 2016

Final versions of accepted papers delivered: February 30, 2016

•    Please read the publication style guidelines before submitting your paper
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Special issue CFP from Society and Business Review: Cosmopolitanism or Globalisation

Broadminded contributions that critically explore the complexities of Globalisation (interconnected) verses Cosmopolitanism (interdependent) debate at multiple levels of citizenship, nation-state and region, respecting differing beliefs, balancing elite-poverty power influences and as economic or political agendas that are at play with societies morality are invited. Questions may address issues such as but not exclusively:

  • What are the complex policies and agendas influencing Globalisation and Cosmopolitanism?
  • How can the Cosmopolitanismmind-set rise at a time of globalisation?
  • How to promote confidence in meritocratic modes of self, organisation, regulation and stakeholder societal representation of peoples?
  • What are leadership gaps and drivers of Globalisation and Cosmopolitanism?
  • At which point does a Corporate entity become too large an influential?
  • How to rethink notions of migration/immigration as choices and constraints of movement?
  • How does the narrow control of a more interconnected institutions affect societies?
  • How to minimise the ever greater concentration of capital and improve the well-being of 99 percent?
  • Why is there heightened frustration expressed in larger urban cities around the world?
  • How to reconcile individuals as part of a globalising culture?
  • Is it a case of Cosmopolitanism and Globalisation – one or the other?

Cosmopolitanism calls for shared understanding of different moralities, economic and political relationships for mutual benefit – ‘a universality for differences’. Globalisation calls for compromise of values towards a dominant societal view. In a world where the few are deciding the interconnected ‘One World’ agenda, how can the many stakeholders reconcile a position of interdependence? claiming back a peaceful world for the citizen in the process?

The deadline for invited manuscripts is the 10th of September 2015.

Papers to be submitted via Scholar One

World Social Marketing Conference 2015

The 4th World Social Marketing Conference will be held from 19-21 April 2015 in Sydney, Australia and will have a strong focus on rigour and relevance of theoretically-grounded research and practice for the achievement of social change and social good. The scope of the special issue relates to the tracks within the conference including the following:

•Advancing theory and research in social marketing
•Living well, longer
•Environment and sustainability
•Meso, exo, macro, and/or systems social marketing
•Technology and new media
•Charity and not-for-profit
•Crime, safety, and justice
•Tobacco control
•Licit and illicit substance (ab)use
•Technology and new media

Find submission details here.