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Manipal International Media Research Conference - 2022

MIMRC - 2022

  • Start Date:May 31, 2022
  • End Date:May 31, 2022
  • Venue: Virtual - Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai
  • Category: Conference

Manipal International Media Research Conference, Dubai, 2022 organized by MAHE, Dubai

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Manipal International Media Research Conference, Dubai, 2022 organized by MAHE, Dubai

MIMRC - 2022 Manipal International Media Research Conference, Dubai, 2022 organized by MAHE, Dubai When: — Where: Virtual - Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai Category: Conference

SUSTAINABILITY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE MEDIA

 

There is no denial that climate change is an existential threat to both our planet and humankind. The world is experiencing intense heatwaves, droughts, storms, rising sea levels, melting glaciers and other unexpected events leading to loss of habitats and lives. Media has a played a significant role in reporting global heating and its disastrous consequences. It continues to play an important role in influencing personal, organizational, national, and international actions to address the climate emergency. It has brought to light the dubious role of businesses in destroying forests and exploiting mineral ores for profit.

 

What are major drivers for sustainability and climate change and how has media covered them ever since climate change has caught the public imagination? How are climate change stories framed and who are cited as their legitimate sources? What is the role of media in forming and influencing public opinion and public policy? What role does media play in monitoring foreign aid to help underdeveloped nations meet sustainable development goals? It is only through the media much of climate science is made clear and discernible to the audience at large. Researchers working on climate journalism argue that climate journalism is in its initial stages and there is a lot that needs to be done by news media organisations and platforms to bring clarity and simplicity in reporting climate change.

 

The aim of this conference is to bring researchers, practitioners, journalists, policy makers working on sustainability and the climate emergency to present their recent work and research findings. We would also like to hear from those of you whose work on climate change has been successful and how has it benefited communities on the ground. Importantly, the aim of our conference is to bring together a multiplicity of views from various actors and stakeholders on the climate emergency so that we all can learn and benefit from them. By doing so, the conference aims to create a platform for necessitating appropriate action for a resilient and sustainable future.
 

Research papers and documentaries are invited on the theme of the Conference. Submissions may include, but are not limited to the following sub themes:

 

Sub Themes:

  • Circular Economy Frameworks and the Climate Change
  • Circularity and Regenerative Principles
  • Business and the Climate Emergency
  • Gender and the Climate Emergency
  • Digital Innovations and Climate Change
  • Climate Science Reporting and Climate Journalism
  • Communicating sustainability to consumers
  • Consumer trends in Environmental Issues
  • Consumer’s Environmental Concerns
  • Green Brands and businesses
  • Sustainability and social media communication
  • Sustainable consumer behaviour
  • Activism, Climate Change and the Media
  • Energy Transitions and the Climate Emergency
  • Green Cities and Sustainable Futures
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable marketing
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Sustainable Communications
  • Climate Emergency in Education
  • Education, policy and advocacy of climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Media framing of climate change stories
  • Education and awareness on sustainability and climate change across various media platforms
  • Biodiversity, Conservation and the Climate Emergency

Submission Formats:

  • Research papers
  • Documentaries

 

Format for Abstract/ Synopsis Submission

 

Research Paper -

  • Indicate “Abstract Submission – Research paper” in the subject line of your email
  • Email should contain the following:
    • Title of the paper
    • Author’s name, e-mail ID and affiliation 
    • Short profile of the Author (50 words) 
    • Research Paper Abstract (250 words) 
    • Mention at least 3 keywords at the end of the abstract

Documentaries Submission* -

  • Indicate “Documentary Submission” in the subject line of your email - Email should contain the following:
    • Title of the documentary 
    • Director’s name along with the crew e-mail ID and affiliation 
    • Short profile (50 words) 

* Documentaries should be based on any topic pertaining to the broad theme of the conference. Production time should be between Jan 2021-May 2022.

 

 

Abstracts/ synopsis of documentary for consideration should be submitted to mimrc@manipaldubai.com

It is expected that each person will submit only one (1) abstract. However, under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts bearing the name of the same author, either individually or as part of any group of authors. The language and deliberations of the conference are in English.

 

 

Format for Full paper submission

  • Use APA Style Guide ▪ 12-point Times New Roman font. 
  • All paragraphs and body text justified and single spaced. 
  • Manuscripts to be about 5,000-7000 words (excluding tables, figures and references). 
  • Corresponding author contact email address should be added at the end of the paper after references.
  •  References to be single spaced (indented after first line of reference). 

Evaluation Criteria for Abstracts

  • Submitted abstracts will be evaluated based on:
    • Originality, novelty, and significance
    • Theoretical contribution
    • Methodology

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract / documentary synopsis submission: 30th April 2022

Notification of decision                                                       5th May 2022

Deadline for Full paper / documentary submission              25th May 2022

Date of the conference                                                        31st May 2022

 

Registration: The Registration for the conference is free. It will be a virtual conference.

  • We are happy to invite you to the Manipal International Media Research Conference, Dubai, 2022 organized by MAHE, Dubai. We look forward to your participation in making the event a great success."

    Dr Percy Fernandez Chairperson and Professor, School of Media & Communication, MAHE Dubai

  • Please note: the registration for this conference is free of charge.

     

    Please email your abstracts to mimrc@manipaldubai.com

 

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract / documentary synopsis submission: 30th April 2022

Notification of decision: 5th May 2022

Deadline for Full paper / documentary submission: 25th May 2022

Date of the conference: 31st May 2022

 

Venue: Virtual - MAHE Dubai, Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), Dubai

 

About School of Media & Communication, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Dubai:

This Virtual conference has been organized by School of Media & Communication, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Dubai. Since its inception in 2005, the School of Media & Communication (SOMC), Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai Campus is at par with any frontline media institution in the Middle East as it provides conceptual, philosophical, and practical knowledge of various media. We are currently offering BA in Media and Communication, BA in Film Studies and Television production, BSc. in Animation at Undergraduate level, MA in Media and Communication and PG Diploma in Event Management at Post Graduate Level. Besides, we also offer Certificate Program in Graphics & Multimedia. We collaborate with leading brands like Black Magic Design, Nikon, Shure, Sharjah International Film festival for Children and Youth, Sharjah International Book Fair, Dubai International Film Festival, Dubai Lynx, Gulf Film Festival, Emirates Lit Fest to name a few.

Conference Coordinators

  • Dr. Puja Mahesh, Associate Professor, School of Media & Communication, MAHE Dubai
  • Dr. Raghu Kalidasan, Assistant Professor, School of Media & Communication, MAHE Dubai
  • Prof. Wilma Serrao, Assistant Professor, School of Media & Communication, MAHE Dubai
  • Prof. Rohan da Costa, Assistant Professor, School of Media & Communication, MAHE Dubai

 

Contact Details: For more information, please drop a mail to mimrc@manipaldubai.com, or call +971 44290 769