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The Politics and Economics of Media Convergence

July 1, 2010 - July 15, 2010

Beijing, China

Categories: Summer Institute

The Politics and Economics of Media Convergence Summer School website

Sponsored by:

  • National Centre for Radio & Television Studies, Communication University of China,
  • Communication and Media Research Institute, University of Westminster
  • School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

This summer school will focus on the scholarly study to develop adequate frameworks for the convergent future. Leading scholars from China, Europe and US will lecture on the different strategies in policy and regulation in their own areas of expertise.  The school will cover a wide range of media and very different kinds of societies with distinct regulatory traditions.  Bringing these perspectives together means that a unique picture of the contemporary world situation will be one of the major outcomes of the school.

The School will take place at the Beijing Campus of the Chinese University of Communication (CUC), which will provide accommodation, catering and classrooms for all the participants.  The Campus is a modern one, located in the east of Beijing and well served by public transport.
There will be 10 days of lectures and seminars and ample time for informal meetings, leisure and tourism.  Formal teaching will consist of lectures and discussions by leading experts from different countries.  Students at the School will also be expected to present a paper on their own research specialization in one of a series of seminars devoted to work in progress.

A copy of the application form can be found here.
All applications for the School will be handled by the staff of CUC and communications and completed forms should be sent to bjss2009@gmail.com. We welcome other materials, like a CV, a personal statement, a detailed research proposal or an academic paper, which will be helpful for the organisers to evaluate your application.
The deadline for applications is May 1, 2010. If you have any questions or requests, you can also contact us via email at the above address or by telephone or fax at 86-10-65779313 or 86-10-65779244.