News of the Action

COST CfP: New media, audience and emotional connectivity

WG2 is happy to announce the following new call for papers, which can also be found here:

After the call for papers for on "Transforming Audiences and Transforming Media Management" in the Budapest Management Review (see, this is the second new call from WG2, open to all Action members.


-Call For Papers-

Special Issue of "Sociedad de la Información"
(ISSN: 1578-326X - D.L. AB 293-2001)

Special issue on “Generations and mediated relations” out now!

The special issue on “Generations and mediated relations” of Cyperpsychology: Journal of Psychological Research on Cyberspace is available for download on
Thank you to the editors Andra Siibak and Nicoletta Vittadini (WG3)

Call for Papers - Budapest Management Review Special issue 2013

Working Group 2 is pleased to announce the Call for Papers to a special issue on Transforming Audiences and Transforming Media Management in cooperation with the Budapest Management Review.

Transforming audiences and transforming media management…

How to manage media companies when audiences are under transformation?

WG2 special issue on "Communications, public voice and mediated participation" available online

The special issue on "Communications, public voice and mediated participation", edited by Birgit Stark and Peter Lunt has just been made available online.

The special issue is published in Communications. The European Journal of Communication Research.

The link is:

This is the reference:
Volume 37, Issue 3 (2012) Communications, Public voice and mediated participation, pp.225-322.

And this is the TOC:

An introduction to public voice and mediated participation

COST-affiliated special issue in International Journal on Media Management

The COST-affiliated special issue in International Journal on Media Management is out!

Focus of the special issue: Audience Research and Media Management
Guest editors: B.Mierzejewska, D. Shaver (main editors) and P. Napoli (guest contributing editor)

Call for COST conference grant for early-stage researchers

The COST instrument “Conference Grant for Early-Stage Researchers” (ESR) provides direct financial support for the participation of early-stage researchers in international conferences as a means of capacity-building.

Please find in attachment the call and the application form. Only one application per Action can be submitted to the COST Office. In case several applications are submitted, the chair and the vice chair of the Action will select one candidate. Their decision will then be confirmed by the steering group.

Please note that:

Call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM)

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:

Extended Deadline for CfP on Mediated Urbanism!

The deadline for the submission of abstracts for the CfP on Mediated Urbanism (International Communication Gazette) has been extended to June 18th!
For further information, please see

Call for expression of interest: Twitter and the public sphere

The COST Action "Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies" invites expressions of interest to the collaborative action-wide research proposal entitled "Twitter and the public sphere - The European elections in 2014".

Participants being interested are invited to get in touch with one of the initiators by 15 July 2012.

More information about the project proposal in attachment to this webpage.

Pieter Verdegem (Pieter.Verdegem @
Cédric Courtois (Cedric.Courtois @
Jakob Linaa Jensen (linaa @

Co-authoring grants - Second call for applications (Milan)

After the successful launch of co-authoring meetings, the working groups chairs of the COST Action ‘Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies’ invite again applications for co-authoring grants.

The aim of co-authoring grants is to support co-authoring projects among/across the task forces of the Action. They must be used by Action members to prepare joint COST full papers to be presented in international conferences, or joint COST publications such as journal articles and book chapters.