Media, Polis, Agora: Journalism & Communication in the Digital Era

Application Deadline

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the forthcoming international conference entitled “Media, Polis, Agora: Journalism & Communication in the Digital Era”.

The conference is organized by the Advanced Media Institute, the Master’s Program “Communication and New Journalism” of the Open University of Cyprus and the Laboratoire d’ Études et de Recherches Appliquées en Sciences Sociales of the University of Toulouse and will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece.

This interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together scholars, professionals and practitioners from diverse fields — including journalism studies, media and communication studies, political communication, sociology, critical humanities, policy and governance studies, technology studies, and cultural analysis– to discuss the dynamic and continuous pivotal interplay of politics (polis), journalism and communication (media) and the public sphere (agora). The conference will further discuss the challenges that the advancement in digital journalism, ethics and content creation, mediated public discourse, new media and positions, as well as mediated political, public and civic action bring to those three spheres. We welcome theoretical, methodological and empirical submissions, case studies, and comparative work from all over the world.

Equally important, the conference seeks to build bridges between academia and the world of journalistic, media and political practice. Thus, we welcome Laboratories, Workshops and Seminars to demonstrate innovative projects, discuss ideas, and share best-practices regarding the themes of the conference.

Registration Fees
Academics and professionals: 150€, PhD students: 90€, Master’s students: 50€.Registration fees for the conference include a copy of the program, participation in the scientific and professional sessions, lunches, coffee breaks, outing and the Gala dinner. No refund policy foreseen.

We plan to publish a selection of papers in an edited volume in English afer consultation with the author(s). If you want your paper to be considered, please send it to by September 1st 2018.

All submissions will be peer reviewed. For more details, please visit our website:

Key Dates:

  • April 10th 2018. Deadline for abstracts submission (through Easy Chair)
  • May 10th 2018. Notification of decision for papers submitted by conference scientific committee.
  • May 10th 2018. Registration opens.
  • June 30th 2018. Registration closes.

*Submitted papers will be double-blind peer reviewed and edited to be published for a collective volume.