A global media and communication conference


OCTOBER 26-28, 2012



Submissions have closed. Program information is now online.

See link to "program 2012."



We invite original, unpublished research submissions on
any aspect of global media or international aspects of mass communication. Any theoretical or methodological approach appropriate to communication research is acceptable and encouraged. In order to open panels to the widest possible range of topics, we have specifically chosen to adopt no conference theme this year.

Also, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ohio University’s Communication and Development Studies master’s program, a pre-conference will be held throughout the day on Friday, October 26th. Papers, panels, and related proposals focusing on the theme of development communication (e.g. communication for development, C4D, media for social change, etc.) are welcome for that event as well.

We expect to inform those who submit papers of reviewers' decisions by early August.

Submission instructions

Individual papers: proposals may be submitted in the form of completed papers or abstracts of 300-400 words. Please include a cover sheet with the paper title, the names of all authors, and contact information for the submitter (affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address). No identifying information should appear on the paper or on the abstract page for blind review.

Panels: Please submit a panel abstract of 200-300 words, and 50-100 word abstracts for each included paper. The names of all authors along with their paper titles, as well as contact information for the submitter, should appear on a cover sheet. No identifying information should appear on the panel proposal page for blind review


A. All proposals should be submitted to: global.fusion@ohio.edu

B. Submission format should be WORD. (PDF format will NOT be accepted)

C. The abstract/paper/panel proposal page should: (1) Be separate from the cover page; (2) Contain the title of the proposed paper; (3) Include a total word count; (4) NOT contain any identifying information about the submitter (including contact information).

D. At least one author of an accepted faculty paper must attend the conference to present the paper. If student authors cannot be present, they must make arrangements for the paper to be presented.


The Global Fusion conference offers a graduate student competition. To be considered for an award, a full paper must be submitted by July 30, and must be marked on the title page as being a submission for the competition. Papers submitted with both faculty and student authors will be considered faculty papers and are not eligible for graduate student competitions.



FOR MORE INFORMATION email: global.fusion@ohio.edu