4th International Communication Conference

Communication Institute of Greece

The Communication Institute of Greece (COMinG) presents its 4th Annual International Conference on Communication and Management (ICCM2018), 23-26 April 2018, in Athens, Greece

The aim of this cross-disciplinary conference is to bring together academics, students, researchers and professionals from different disciplines and cultural backgrounds, so as to encourage them present their work, communicate, exchange and collaborate. Academics and professionals can participate by presenting a paper, chairing a session, organising a panel, or even just by being an observer.

A Panel on EDUCATION! will be part of ICCM2018 this year with Dr Jacqueline Stefkovich , Professor Emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University, (Head of the Panel) and Ailson J. De Moraes (responsible for the teaching education part of the panel). To register, use ICCM2018_AT_EDU following the procedure outlined below.

Abstract Submission
Submit an abstract (no more than 300 words) using the ICCM2018_AT  by email at registration@coming.gr  by September 20 th 2017 or/and can attach it at abstract submission form 

Deadline to register and to submit full papers will be specified at your acceptance letter. Decisions will be made within two (2) weeks after your submission. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your registration or you meet any kind of problem, please contact info@coming.gr

If you would like to participate without presenting a paper – organise a panel (session, mini conference), chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution – please email Dr. Margarita Kefalaki, President of Communication Institute of Greece (mke@coming.gr ).

Publication Policy
All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings online with ISBN. Selected papers will be published at the Journal of Media Critiques [JMC] and/or the Cambridge Scholars and/or the Journal of Management and Training for Industries.

Conference Topics
Topics are broadly defined as, but not limited to: areas of Communication, Management, and Marketing. Related disciplines will be considered, including papers on Education for the panel.

Visit the Call for Participation for complete information on the conference


Welcome Summer!

The NMCC blog will be joining everyone on summer vacation until September. We wish everyone a safe and relaxing summer, and look forward to seeing new and returning students in the fall for another great year!

If you missed our announcement about next year’s transition of NMCC leadership, be sure to catch up as we say farewell to the founding director Kate Mondloch, and hello to incoming director Colin Koopman. And please give a warm welcome to next year’s NMCC GE Laura Strait! Thank you to everyone’s participation in making this year such a success, it has been a pleasure working with Kate, and Colin through the transition, and getting to know past, present, and future students!

Don’t forget to stop by our table at the annual Graduate Student Resource Fair during orientation week in September!

Congratulations again to all of our 2017 graduates!



The Special Interest Group in Computing, Information, and Society [SIGCIS]
welcomes submissions to their annual conference: Measure, Model Mix:Computer as Instrument in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | October 29, 2017


Computers are instruments of action. They are made to measure, model, and mix; count and aggregate; save and surveil; pick, parse, and select; and in a world of embedded systems, they are even designed to listen, wait, and relay. In many instances, these actions involve the computational transformation of other social and technological processes—from software that compiles the census to the suites of code assisting in the digital manipulation of sound and image. In other cases, computers register and create information at scales and speeds we have only begun to grasp: artificial intelligence, machine learning, and “big data” in all its local forms. And while often leveraged as democratizing, computers have long been known to amplify structural inequality, map over difference, and jettison “noise” that cannot be translated into a specific form of information.


Joanna Radin | Department of History, Yale University

Measure, Model, Mix invites scholars and independent researchers across the disciplinary spectrum to explore the historical conditions of computation. Areas of engagement may include:

  • How have bureaucratic, scientific, and aesthetic computational instruments eroded, produced, and reproduced biopolitical and epistemological realities, past and present?
  • How can we analyze the relationships between computing and identity categories such as race, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity?
  • What are the historical foundations of computing’s contemporary capacity to recognize information?
  • How have cultures, subcultures, political systems and identity groups mobilized computational techniques for their own ends?


SIGCIS welcomes proposals for individual 15-20 minute papers, 3-4 paper panel proposals, works-in-progress (see below), and non-traditional proposals such as roundtables, software demonstrations, hands-on workshops, etc.

Proposal Due Date: June 30, 2017



We are pleased to announce a new format for the 2017 SIGCIS Works in Progress (WiP) session. This year, participants will not deliver presentations on their WiP, and there will not be an audience. Instead, the session will serve as a workshop wherein participants will discuss the works in small group sessions.

We invite works in progress—articles, chapters, dissertation prospectuses—of 10,000 words or less (longer works must be selectively edited to meet this length). We especially encourage submissions from graduate students, early career scholars, and scholars who are new to SIGCIS. Authors who submit a WiP will also commit to reading (in advance) two other WiPs, discussing them in a very small group setting, and providing written feedback on one of those WiPs. Scholars who would like to participate in this session without submitting their own WiP are certainly welcome; we ask that they commit to reading (in advance) at least two of the WiPs.

Submissions for WiP only require a 350-400 word abstract, but applicants should plan to circulate their max-10,000-word WiPs no later than October 8, 2017. Scholars who would like to be a reader of WiPs, please email a brief bio or 1-page CV, along with your areas of interest and expertise, to Gerardo Con Diaz [condiaz@ucdavis.edu].



Submissions are due June 30, 2017. Applicants should download, fill out and follow the instructions on the application cover sheet. All submissions will require:

  • 350-400 word abstract (full panel proposals should additionally include a 300-word panel abstract in addition to 3-4 paper abstracts)
  • 1-page CV or resume

Questions regarding submission procedure should be sent to Kera Allen [kera.allen@gatech.edu].

Please Note: Individuals already scheduled to participate on the main SHOT program are welcome to submit an additional proposal to our workshop, but should make sure that there is no overlap between the two presentations. However, SIGCIS may choose to give higher priority to submissions from those not already presenting at SHOT.

Details of available awards are at http://www.sigcis.org/travelaward. 


SIGCIS welcomes everyone, inclusive of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, age, appearance, race, nationality or religion. We are committed to fostering a positive, productive space for all participants.


Communications Writer, CUNY

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Reporting to the Senior Writer-Editor, the Communications Writer’s responsibilities, in addition to the duties within CUNY Title Overview, include but are not limited to:


  • Write student, faculty and alumni profiles for various digital and print publications and communications
  • Conduct interviews with campus and external individuals
  • Write and edit stories and articles of varying lengths for diverse media platforms
  • Support development and recruitment efforts with marketing copy for brochures, direct mail, and other materials
  • Propose and develop digital outreach for showcasing College community voices, including blogs, podcasts, etc
  • Meet all copy and project deadlines in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Maintain and monitor the College’s editorial style guidelines
  • Writes and prepares written material on College issues and event and provides professional support to College communications programs
  • Researches and writes items in a variety of formats for publication in print, web sites, and presentations
  • Participates in planning communications projects and contributes to decisions on content and style
  • May assume editorial responsibility for communications projects; reviews and edits the work of others
  • May coordinate production of written materials
  • Adheres to journalistic standards for fact-finding, research, verification, and style


  • Bachelor’s Degree and four years’ related experience required
  • Excellent research and writing skills are essential. Creative and compelling storytelling skills are also critical. Adaptive writing skills for various print and digital media platforms are also necessary
  • Must have effective communication and interpersonal skills. Must have ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet all deadlines
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, web tools and apps such as WordPress, podcasting, etc. is essential.

Deadline: June 20th

To Apply: complete the online application and include the following as one document:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • three writing samples
  • names and contact information of three professional references


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Technology Fellowship at the Harvard Art Museums

Technology is an integral part of museums in the 21st century. As such, the Harvard Art Museums is seeking a Technology Fellow for two years to support and develop projects in the Lightbox Gallery, the museums public research and development environment. Projects are produced in collaboration with the Division of Academic and Public Programs and university partners. Past partners include Harvard faculty, staff, and students, including a collection visualization by metaLAB (at) Harvard, explorations into the science of light and looking with the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, an artist residency with Matt Saunders and his undergraduate animation studio, and a nine-channel installation by artist Ben Rivers. Throughout the 2017 fall semester the candidate will work with campus and community partners to assist with the technical development and installation of new projects for the Lightbox, including a collaboration with the ICA Boston exhibition Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, artist projects, and experimental data visualizations.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Write code, setup virtual servers, explore open source projects, and experiment with technology as it pertains to the museums and the Lightbox.
  • Participate in and at times lead an iterative development process that includes brainstorming sessions, building functional prototypes, and running review sessions with collaborators.
  • Work with staff from the Division of Academic and Public Programs to plan the schedule of events and projects in the Lightbox.
  • Write and deploy production ready code, document projects, and provide support for projects once they are deployed.
  • Conduct research on existing and emerging technology that helps strengthen the mission to preserve, document, present, and interpret the museums’ collections and resources in the context of the Lightbox.
  • Document findings and report on which technologies are worth exploring further.
  • Collaborate with partners within the university on projects to integrate the museums more fully in to Harvard curriculum.
  • Give a talk on your work at relevant museums events and then in an expanded form at relevant conferences.


  • Bachelor’s degree in art history, new media, media arts, digital humanities, computer science, or a related field.
  • Experience with programming, modern web frameworks, application automation, database systems, APIs, and cloud based services like AWS and Heroku.
  • Aptitude for applying new technologies quickly and effectively
  • comfort with a diverse set of hardware and software technology
  • knowledge of The Museums System (TMS) or museum cataloguing practices is a plus
  • willingness to take apart a technology, figure out how every bit works, and then reconstruct it in the most meaningful way for the project at hand
  • flexibility, adaptability, and a collaborative demeanor; excellent writing and verbal skills
  • project management skills

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.


Visiting Lecturer – Graphic Design and Web Design, University of Massachusetts

The Art and Design Department in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences seeks applicants for a Visiting Lecturer position to teach Introduction to Graphic Design (level I), Advanced Typography (level III) and Web Design (level I, II and III) commencing September 2017. The Lecturer will demonstrate passionate engagement in her/his own graphic design practice and/or research. S/He will provide education through learning-centered instruction that will enable graduates to understand and place their work in the historical and contemporary contexts of design. The position requires the ability to facilitate meaningful learning of the competencies in Graphic and Web Design. The Art and Design Department emphasizes conceptual and aesthetic innovation while encouraging student-centered pedagogy.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. The Art and Design Department seeks candidates who can contribute to that goal. We encourage you to apply and identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • or PhD in Graphic Design
  • Portfolio that demonstrates a wide-range of design solutions in creative and professional practice
  • Demonstrated understanding of theoretical, conceptual and critical aspects of graphic design
  • Strong skills in typography and web typography
  • Broad understanding of graphic design, design history, design process and contemporary design issues
  • Excellent knowledge of the Adobe suite
  • High level of technical proficiency with current digital media and graphic design applications and programs
  • Proficiency in HTML/CSS
  • Experience with web design, UX/UI, app design and motion graphics
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
  • Experience with a diverse student body

Other Considerations:

  • Professional experience in graphic design, typography, interactive media or history of design
  • Strong production credits preferred
  • High level of technical proficiency
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Required Application Documents:

  • Cover Letter: Please describe in your cover letter your interest and qualifications in the areas of web design, interactive media, graphic design and typography.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information of three references

Other Document 1: Please provide links to online or Google Drive portfolio and include 20 examples of student work representing print and other media.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Full position posting and application details


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

Digital Humanities Developer, Princeton University Library

The Digital Humanities Developer will work as part of the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) Development Team to implement innovative digital humanities projects in a collaborative environment that includes fellow CDH staff, humanities faculty and graduate students, and other relevant campus partners.  This position will have an emphasis on the front-end component of CDH projects, particularly working with JavaScript and data visualization in order to make CDH projects more dynamic and interactive.   This position will report to the CDH Lead Developer.
The DH Developer will follow development best practices established by the Lead Developer and Development Team, including unit testing, documentation, and version control to ensure that projects developed at CDH are released with stable codebases and clear documentation.   The DH Developer will contribute to team best practices for frontend testing and selecting a recommended JavaScript framework and establishing guidelines for when it should be used by projects.  The DH Developer will also participate in code reviews, both having their own code reviewed by other members of the CDH Development Team (as well as external collaborators, when appropriate) and reviewing work by other team members or other code written for CDH sponsored projects.  The DH Developer may also serve as Technical Lead on CDH projects that align with the DH Developer’s expertise.

The DH Developer will promote the work of CDH through workshops and other outreach activities including attending national and international conferences on Digital Humanities and relevant technologies.


  • Build, test, debug, and document software designed to support research in the digital humanities
  • Estimate effort on software projects.  Serve as technical lead on CDH projects as appropriate to skills and expertise.
  • Hold consultations with members of Princeton community to scope work and suggest technologies for non-CDH project work.
  • Teach workshops, write blog posts, and promote the work of CDH to Princeton campus and larger DH communities.
  • Work on research and development projects related to pushing the boundaries of digital humanities development.
  • Projects to be chosen in consultation with CDH Lead Developer.



  • Expertise in web application development (JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3)
  • Knowledge of frontend testing frameworks
  • Experience with version control
  • Ability to write clear documentation
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college or university
  • Knowledge of template frameworks and styling tools (such as SASS/Bootstrap/Bourbon)


  • Experience with data visualization and JavaScript libraries such as d3.js and JavaScript mapping libraries such as leaflet.js
  • Familiarity with Python or another high-level scripting language
  • Familiarity with web frameworks such as Django or Ruby on Rails
  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks such as EmberJS, Angular, or React
  • Experience with RESTful APIs and various data stores and tools such as: relational databases, XML databases, graph databases; Solr or elasticsearch; RDF and XML
  • Experience working on and contributing to open source software projects
  • Familiarity with humanities research


Full position posting and application details


Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

A New Era: NMCC Director Transition

NMCC Founding Director Kate Mondloch is stepping down after four years of leading the NMCC. Under Kate’s direction, the program has enrolled over forty MA and PhD students from a wide range of degree programs, from Comparative Literature to Conflict Resolution. The NMCC now lists ninety affiliated staff and faculty from across campus and boasts a vibrant social media presence, making NMCC a widely-recognized hub for all things “new media” at UO. “I’m honored to have overseen the NMCC from proposal-on-paper to thriving transdisciplinary program,” says Kate. “It’s a great feeling to know that we’ve helped so many grads enhance their new media credentials and secure top positions– tenure-track jobs at the Universities of Maryland and Georgia, postdoc fellowships at Penn and Lafayette, research positions at IBM and Microsoft, and the list goes on.” Kate notes that special thanks are due to Doug Blandy and Carol Stabile, who served as the architects behind the certificate proposal and tirelessly shepherded it through the approval process, as well as the advisory committee members and the staff in the Digital Scholarship Center. Deans Scott Pratt and Christoph Lindner were instrumental in securing a permanent home for the certificate in the Graduate School, where the NMCC will transition to new leadership.


Colin Koopman is an Associate Professor in Philosophy whose current research is focused on new media theory and the politics of data. He is currently writing a book on the history of information-driven conceptions of selfhood in the early twentieth century. Colin has been enthusiastic about NMCC since its inception during his first few years at UO and is looking forward to his new role as Director. As he settles into helping manage the regular operations and strategic vision of the program, Colin is excited about expanding the kinds of opportunities NMCC offers to students. Next academic year he hopes to begin growing the number of events put on for the community, pairing the quarterly NMCC open houses with events geared explicitly at NMCC students.  These events might range from workshops to guest lectures to panel presentations featuring NMCC faculty.

If you have an idea for an event you would like to see, please email Colin at koopman@uoregon.edu and let him know!






Congratulations NMCC Graduates!

We are delighted to announce the talented group of NMCC graduates for the 2016-2017 academic year: Jolene Fisher, Wade Keye, Matthew Pittman, Jeremiah Favara, and Alec Tefertiller, from SOJC. We are very proud of the hard work and perseverance that all have displayed in their academic pursuits during their time with us, and we look forward to celebrating their scholarly and technological accomplishments in the years ahead.

Congratulations class of 2017!

Jolene Fisher, Ph.D. Media Studies

Jolene Fisher is a Summer 2016 NMCC graduate from the School of Journalism and Communication, where she taught and assisted in classes ranging from media history, video and TV news production and reporting, and media communications in developing countries. She played an active role in her professional field at the University of Oregon, writing numerous papers for international, national, and regional conferences; and publishing articles in three key journals and one book focusing on the intersection of communication and culture. She is interested in continuing on this road in the future, turning her academic writing into a book that demonstrats how new media such as games and apps can be a valuable tool in bringing aide and education to developing communities, particularly those of minorities and dealing with illness and extreme poverty.

Wade Keye, M.A. Media Studies

Wade Keye is a Spring 2017 NMCC graduate from the School of Journalism and Communication who’s interests lie in film studies and the phenomenon of death on social media.  Building upon his background in film theory, production, and tech journalism, his research has centered around a humanistic inquiry into the the communicative practices engaged in by living users with the social media profiles of the dead, and questions the possible impact of data collection and algorithmic representation on the boundary between life and death. Wade hopes to pursue doctoral study and a career in media education in the future, while continuing his personal work in film production and fondly remembering his time in the NMCC, which he hopes will one day become a major of its own.

Matthew Pittman, Ph.D. Media Studies

Matthew Pittaman is a Spring 2017 graduate specializing in the social and cultural impact of an increasingly digital world. His dissertation, entitled “Phoneliness,” explores the relationships between mobile social media, personality, and loneliness. He is specifically interested in how new and social media augment or diminish our shared humanity. Matthew looks forward to a position as an Assistant Professor at Rowan University and thanks the NMCC for the variety of course options available. He enjoyed being able to experiment with different classes while knowing he would always be able to find one that fit; John Russel’s seminar on Digital Scholarship made a particular impact.

Jeremiah Favara, Ph.D. Media Studies

Jeremiah Favara is a Summer 2017 NMCC graduate whose research focuses on the intersections of media, technology, nation, and gender in representations of militarization. His dissertation, “An Army of Some: Recruiting for Difference and Diversity in the U.S. Military,” explores military recruitment advertising during the era of the all-volunteer force and proposes that the project of military inclusion was driven by a need to recruit bodies in maintenance of the military institution. He argues that military inclusion in recruiting ads obfuscates class inequalities critical to recruiting, reconfigures ideas about military masculinity, promotes ideologies of colorblindness, and regulates ideas about gender and sexuality, particularly for women in the military. Though his future plans are uncertain, he hopes to continue his work in feminist media studies, utilizing the interdisciplinary avenues he enjoyed during his coursework with the NMCC.

Alec Tefertiller, Ph.D. Media Studies

Alec Tefertiller is a Summer 2017 NMCC graduate specializing in technology, social media, advertising, and social science. His favorite course while participating in the NMCC was a seminar in Digital Scholarship, which opened his eyes to new ways of approaching, collecting, and understanding digital information. His primary research during his time at the University of Oregon focused on the use of social context cues in Facebook advertisements, during which he discovered that the mere presence of social impact in Facebook advertisements affects brand attitudes even if the presence does not exert much influence itself. He also found that a person’s social capital in their Facebook network increased their willingness to share advertisements and positively influenced their purchase intentions. Alec is looking forward to building on this research and his NMCC coursework in his future position as tenure-track Assistant professor of Advertising at Kansas State University