(CfP) MEDIARESPONSIBILITY: NORMS, PRACTICES AND PRAGMATICS OF USE Research and practice conference with international participation

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What can be done in 3 seconds in 21st century? You can order pizza, make an appointment with the doctor, find interesting article and book: even complicated theoretical manuscript.

Broad access to any information required potentially forces the mechanisms, forming the ability to judge. This is how the expansion of knowledge horizons helps to tune one’s own idea of norms and principles of individual and collective existence. Every person is free to choose what meets own requirements. Acting up to the idea of what is right, allowed, or on the contrary, unacceptable, the subjects not just makes a choice, but does the act of judgment. Thus thinking is making judgment.

The ability to judge, as is well known, correlates to responsibility.  But how often modern user, threading in flows of information does able to critically reflect media content? May be, instead of responsible attitude to media researcher more often than not meet excessive trust to public positions of media producers? It is evident, that the informational environment as often as not happens to be not verifiable, agenda driven, and the transmitting set of implicit norms depends on editorial line or just the status of project. The subject, that is sure in “correctness” of this or that source in this case becomes the one that carries the idea of transmitted norms. In some national contexts, such reduction of possible interpretations to set of “correct” homogeny provokes social and cultural collapse. In fact, the citizens forfeit their voice or possibility to defend their personal opinions.

So, researchers face the question on how transmitting norms affect on ability to judge and then how does the user forms personal idea of responsible behavior and expressions in media space. We are concerned with norms of communication, responsible information consuming correlate with ideas and positions planted by media. If users have any space for personal opinions? How it can be expressed? If there any “samples” of online behavior? From the other side, how do “accepted” practices of media communication affect on sociacultural processes? Who is in charge of media ecology?


We offer to focus on the following questions that are highly important for the problem:

  • What are the special aspects of “media responsibility” as phenomenon? What does it mean to be “responsible user”/”responsible media producer”?
  • How does media responsibility correlates with practices of communication? If those norms are useful to any public actions of users? How we can measure responsibility in context of culture of participation?
  • Can the ethics of media responsibility affect on designing individual/collective identity?
  • Is the experience of media responsibility is useful to communication between communities in case of tuning public relation to this or that community (minority, stigmatized etc.)?


To participate, please, send your proposals on arie.kate@gmail.com and oxanamol@gmail.com until 05/02/2016. Up to 500 words.

We will be happy to provide your speech via Skype

Where: Russia, Moscow, Miusskaya st., 6

When: 26.02.16 11:00 - 19:00 (UTC +3:00)

Thank you.

Categories: CFP
Keywords: digital media