Due on Feb. 15 | Symposium on Misinformation and Global Communication


Symposium on Misinformation and Global Communication—Extended Abstract Due On February 15, 2022

Digital media have profoundly changed people’s sense of reality. Overtime, the definition, origin, and dissemination of misinformation have changed. The impact of digitized misinformation on global communication is unprecedented. This is especially the case during the Covid-19 pandemic. Its impact is both tangible and largely unpredictable. Scholars from a variety of disciplines are re-examining the global flow of misinformation from their respective perspectives.

In this context, the School of Journalism and Communication at Shanghai International Studies University, China, in collaboration with the Center for Global Public Opinion of China and the journal of Online Media and Global Communication (OMGC), is hosting an international symposium on “Misinformation and Global Communication.” The symposium will be held on March 12, 2022, in a hybrid format consisting of face-to-face and virtual meetings.

For our symposium, we are honored to have Dr. Matthew Baum, the Marvin Kalb Professor of Global Communications and Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and also co-founder and co-editor of Harvard Kennedy School of Misinformation Review, as well as Dr. Verica Rupar, the Chair of World Journalism Education Council and Professor of Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, as our keynote speakers.

We welcome innovative and original research proposals on the theme of our symposium from all disciplines, methodologies, and professions, including case studies, quantitative and qualitative research, data and network science, etc. Scholars from China and overseas are welcome to join the discussion on the following topics, but are not limited to:

  • Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news in social media

  • COVID-19 misinformation

  • The audience effects of misinformation

  • Comparative studies of fake news

  • Fact-checking on misinformation

  • New methodologies to study misinformation

  • Ethical issues of misinformation

  • Digital literacy and misinformation

  • Misinformation inventions

  • The cultural implications of misinformation

  • Other related topics

Deadline for submission: February 15, 2022

Extended abstract (above 500 words) or full-text submissions are welcome

Submit to Email: globalopinion@shisu.edu.cn

Notification of acceptance: February 25, 2022

OMGC is a new free open-access English language referred journal published quarterly by De Gruyter and sponsored by Shanghai International Studies University.  It aims to publish high quality, innovative and original research on global communication, especially in the use of global online media platforms such as Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, Weibo, WeChat, Wikipedia, websites, blogs, etc., in an effort to make theoretical contributions under the contextual scenarios of and based on practices of online media and global communication, particularly in but not limited to the Global South.