#ScreentimeBU 2017

The graduate students of Boston University’s Division of Emerging Media Studies invite abstracts for their third annual Conference on Emerging Media.

#ScreentimeBU aims to explore the civic, social, and psychological implications of today’s media landscape. This conference is an opportunity to bridge diverse perspectives on the roles of users and technology in new media and to lay the groundwork for future research in the field.


Emerging media studies is an inherently interdisciplinary field, and as such we welcome abstracts from a variety of disciplines on a range of topics centered around our conference theme: Fake News, Real Emotion, and The Mediated Self.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Alternative media, and citizen journalism
  • How emerging technologies change journalism and civic engagement
  • Online relationships, communities, and social networks
  • Big data analysis and machine learning
  • Media effects and changes in digital media consumption
  • Self-presentation on social media and digital privacy concerns
  • Video games, virtual reality, and augmented reality

The conference is free of charge to both presenters and attendees. This conference is aimed at graduate students to showcase their research, and as an opportunity to network with peers.


Student Village 1

10 Buick St. Boston, MA

Important Dates

Conference: June 22nd 2017

Submit Abstracts By: May 22nd 2017

Registration: Eventbrite!

Questions? Email demsconf@bu.edu