Call for Papers
The Sixth Annual Forum of Saudi Association for Media and Communication (SAMC)
“Social Networks and Public Opinion”
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 15-16 April, 2011
The Saudi Association for Media and Communication (SAMC) is pleased to announce the 6th Annual forum on Social Networks and Public Opinion to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 15& 16, 2011. The forum is an international interdisciplinary conference that encourages academics and professionals working in the fields of mass communication and related areas to participate with research papers.
The introduction of social networks raises critical questions among scholars of mass communication and related disciplines, because social networks are changing the way people participate and communicate in discussing important issues to them and shaping their opinions. This forum is to explore the current status and uses of such phenomena and study and discuss the relationship between social networks and political, social, economic and cultural aspects as well as to learn more about the theoretical and methodological complications that face researchers in studying the role and impact of social networks in shaping public opinions. In addition, the forum will discuss the ethical and legal issues of social networks as well as exploring their expected future roles, functions and impacts.
– The impact of social networks on public opinion.
– The current status and uses of social networks (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, …etc).
– The impact of social networks on politics, economics, culture and society.
– The future development of social networking industry (post social networks).
– The effects of social media on traditional media.
Papers written in Arabic or English are welcomed and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline for submitting abstracts (including a brief cv with front page of passport) is September 28, 2011 and completed paper will be by February 29, 2012. The Association will provide tickets and accommodations for participants.
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