CALL FOR THE COLLOQUIUM ROUNDTABLE EVENT PROPOSALS
a joint event of:
- Yaşar University, İzmir, Turkey and
- ECREA Journalism and Communication Education Temporary Working Group
Colloquium event, 12-13 May 2022, Yaşar University, İzmir, Turkey
Yaşar University, Faculty of Communication & ECREA Journalism and Communication
Education TWG are delighted to host the “Alternatives in Communication Theory &
Education” colloquium in İzmir, Turkey on 12 - 13 May 2022. The colloquium will host
outstanding keynote speakers, namely, Prof. Mark Deuze, Prof. Stina Bengtsson and Prof.
Mahmut Mutman, framing and discussing the future of communication education from a
theoretical and practical perspectives. The organizers call for proposals that contribute to
alternatives in communication theory and education from multiplicity of perspectives
represented by ECREA Sections, Networks and Temporary Working Groups. Communication
scholars are welcome to apply to participate in the colloquium roundtable discussions on 12
May 2022 in İzmir, Turkey.
Format: Morning session. Three keynote speakers will draw a roadmap for the future of
communication theory and education. The goal of these presentations is to examine the media
field (e.g., journalism, advertising, television, cinema and visual communication design etc.)
critically and communication theories to reassess the quality of teaching in higher education.
Our aim by revisiting the theory and teaching practices is to motivate scholars to rethink the
transformation of the societies and to adjust their teaching practices.
Afternoon session. In line with the framework drawn by the keynote speakers in the morning
session, a joint roundtable session will be held with the participation of approx. 10 scholars
including a session chair, three or four presenters (approx. 4-5 mins. each) and discussants.
The roundtable will follow a standard 90-minute conference format, with at least 30 minutes
set aside for audience questions and discussion. The presenter(s) & participants of the session
can be young scholars or experts from different fields who can provide a distinct alternative
viewpoint. All communication scholars and ECREA members are welcome to apply for being
a presenter/participant/discussant at the roundtable.
The entire event during the first day will be in English and keynote presentations will be
Call & submission guidelines: With the advent of digital media era and rapid transformation
in communication practices (technological, practical and cultural), many scholars have begun
to question whether digitalization bridges practice and theory in communication education.
Hence, the colloquium provides a forum for scholars, students, and special guests to share
their work and address current issues in news and digital media, public policy, government
and society to rethink and reassess the teaching in higher education within the field of
The colloquium roundtable event invites proposals of max. 300 words for a 5 mins
presentation that study the future of communication theory & education. The presentations
will include but not limited to the following broad topics:
-Journalism and digital media
-Public policy, government and society
-Transformation of the media industry
-Television and cinema
-Public relations and advertising
Deadline for abstract submission: Applicants should submit their abstracts no later than
17:00 CET on Thursday, 31 March 2022. Submissions should be sent via email to
email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information: More detailed and updated information about the event can be
found at the faculty website’s page dedicated to the colloquium: