News of the Action

The COST Action Newsletter of December 2012 is out!

New COST publications in Participations 9(2)

WG1 and WG2 are pleased to announce the publication of two special COST sections in Participations: The journal of audience and reception studies.

This is the journal website:

The special section on "Multi-Method Audience Research" was edited by Kim Christian Schrøder, Uwe Hasebrink, Sascha Hölig and Martin Barker (on behalf of TATS Working Group 1) and the special section on "Audience Involvement and New Production Paradigms" was edited by José-Manuel Noguera, Francesca Pasquali & Mélanie Bourdaa (on behalf of Task Force 4 of TATS Working Group 2).

Call for applications: Postgraduate course and research conference on Comparative Media Systems: Audience Transformations.

Comparative Media Systems: Audience Transformations

Postgraduate course & research conference, Inter University Center, Dubrovnik, April 8-12, 2013

Course directors:

Zrinjka Peruško, University of Zagreb and member of COST IS0906
Slavko Splichal, University of Ljubljana and member of COST IS0906
Snjezana Milivojević, University of Belgrade
Carmen Ciller, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Kim Christian Schrøder, Roskilde University and member of COST IS0906
Klaus Bruhn Jensen, University of Copenhagen and member of COST IS0906

Course description

Special issue Children's Cultures and Media Cultures - Call for papers

Special issue of Communication Management Quarterly, CM – Časopis za Upravljanje
Guest editors: Piermarco Aroldi and Cristina Ponte (WG4)

COST IS0906 has contributed to the EC Consultation on directions for Future and Emerging Technologies research

COST IS0906 has contributed to the EC Consultation on directions for Future and Emerging Technologies research:

Contribution available at:

Media, Technology and Users: Perspectives of Acceptance, Participation, and Social Relations

Call for individual reports on “The significance of our research for social practice”

PDF in attachment to this webpage.

The final task of the Action consists of relating academic research within the Action to the field of social practice. Specifically, participants will reflect on the significance of their research results for state, civil society and industry.

The Action will submit an overall report, which will be compiled in three steps:

STEP 1: Individual reports from each Action member (3 pages) by March 1, 2013

New COST Special Issue in (OBS*) Observatorio: "Networked belonging and networks of belonging" (WG2, TF3)

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that (OBS*) Observatorio journal's special issue “Networked belonging and networks of belonging” is now available. This special issue results from the work of Working Group 2, Task Force 3 of the COST Action IS0906 “Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies”.

COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, allowing the coordination of nationally-funded research at the European level.

CFP: Spectacular/Ordinary/Contested Media City -- May 15-–17, 2013 -- Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies


Spectacular/Ordinary/Contested Media City

May 15-–17, 2013
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland

In contemporary cities, the effects of advanced telecommunications and
commodified media exist everywhere around us. In both eye-catching and
oblique ways, mass and personalised media forms reshape our spatial
practices and perceptions of specific milieus and the city as a whole.

We invite presentations that deal particularly with the following issues:
• role of media and surveillance technologies in the spectacularisation

CfP ICA pre-conference, London, 2012: "Audiences, elsewhere?"

Audiences, elsewhere? Reviewing the applicability of audiences and audience research to those in other fields

A pre-conference at ICA 2013 co-organized by the Audience and Reception Studies section of ECREA and the COST Action IS0906 Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies, and presented in collaboration with ICA Division for Communication and Technology

Hosted by the University of Leicester
June 17th, 2013

Call for STSM (second call, third period of activity)

The COST Action IS0906 “Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies” invites members’ applications to the call for Short Term Scientific Missions (exchange visits).

Goals of a STSM: