Two Day International Conference on

Media & Gender: Perspectives, Issues and Challenges

Media plays an important role in society. It not only informs but provides a framework for interpretation, informs citizens with various issues and talks about gender and society. Media monitoring is an important part while promoting gender equality in the working environment and also in representation of gender. The transformative role media can play in achieving gender equality in society is to create gender-sensitivity and gender-transformative content, by breaking stereotypes. The core objective of the conference is to explore the traditional social and cultural norms and attitudes regarding gender perceptions both in content and perspectives.  The conference call for papers for the below mentioned themes.

About the Organisers

ST PAULS COLLEGE, Bengaluru is one of the educational undertakings of the Society of St Paul, an international Catholic institution founded by Blessed James Alberione in Alba, Italy on 20 August 1914, and is currently present in 32 countries across the globe. It is affiliated to Bangalore University and is recognized by the government of Karnataka. The college is located at Nagasandra near Peenya Industrial Area, Bengaluru and is easily accessible by road and Namma Metro services.

The Department of Communication, Bangalore University has been striving diligently to build leadership in the area of communications through scientific research and quality education to build harmonious relations, peace, progress and prosperity for a global society for the last 48 years.

The Department of Communication at Bangalore University was established in 1973 by Dr. H. Narasimaiah, then Vice-Chancellor of the University. Dr. E K Eapen, an expert in the field of Communication was invited to head the Department of Communication. A galaxy of eminent journalists, communication experts and academicians were involved in the initial stages of the development of the department. The department was the first to recognise the growth of Television in India and developed CCTV facilities and trained the students in the production of television and radio programs.

The department is currently headed by Prof. Dr. B K Ravi, Chairman and Former Registrar of Bangalore University, Jnanabharathi Campus. The department offers courses with specialisations in Journalism and Mass Communication, Media Studies & Public Relations and Advertising and strives to pursue academic excellence in all its endeavours.

For Paper Presenters

Papers can address (but are not restricted to) the following themes:

Media and Sensitivity

  1. Sensationalism
  2. Fake News
  3. Post-Truth
  4. Fact-checking
  5. Media Censorship
  6. Media Trials
  7. Journalism/Media Ethics
  8. Infringement of Privacy, Power, Persuasion and Propaganda
  9. Governance and Politics
  10. Media Representation
  11. Media Stereotypes
  12. Media and Audience
  13. Language and Literacy
  14. Digital Citizenship, Media and Culture
  1. The paper should be of an average length of 3,000 words, neatly typed in MS Word (.docx), with 1.5 line space, 12 point Book Antiqua font.
  2. The paper should carry an abstract of about 150-200 words with not more than five keywords. Both the abstract and keywords are mandatory, with a brief profile of the authors (not more than 50 words) with photographs.
  3. The tables and figures in the text should be centered.
  4. References: Intext citation and references should adhere to the Seventh Edition of Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. British English spelling and grammar is to be used throughout paper.
  6. Every contribution should be accompanied by a declaration that the article is original and has not been published nor submitted elsewhere for publication.
  7. Whenever a copyrighted material is used, contributors should accurately reproduce, and obtain permission from the copyright holders, and the same should be acknowledged in the article.
  8. All submitted articles will be double-blind peer reviewed. Acceptance of articles is subject to recommendation by the review panel.
  9. The abstract and full paper adhering to the above guidelines should be emailed with the subject as <GM.Paper2021.Name> to: blr@stpaulscollege.edu.in

The organizers will be bringing out an ISBN book which is a compilation of a few exceptional papers presented in the conference. The book will also contain articles from experts and presenters attending the conference. I the paper is selected for publication, a nominal fee has to be paid by the participant in addition to the registration fee, for covering publication costs. This book will be published through a renowned book publishing company.

  • 500 – Indian Students and Research Scholars
  • 750 – Faculty and Professionals
  • US$40 – Foreign/ NRI Students, Research Scholars, Faculty & Industry Professionals

By registering as a Paper presenter, you automatically have access to all the sessions of the Conference.

  • Abstract submission: 15 Feb 2021
  • Full paper submission: 23 Feb 2021
  • Conference Dates: 25 & 26 Feb 2021

Selected Abstracts will be notified via email by 16 February 2021.
Presentation will be sent along  the acceptance email.