#ScreentimeBU 2018

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

The #ScreentimeBU conference aims to provide an opportunity for researchers in the field of digital media and communication to exchange their attitudes, stances, and opinions on the heated issues haunting today’s media landscape. By showcasing their insightful research, the scholars at the conference can inform people of the latest research accomplishments, communicate with colleagues on critical topics, as well as hint at future research directions in the communication fields.

This year’s theme

This upcoming summer, we are welcoming the conference’s fourth success in a row.

This year, as another year identified by the thriving new media platforms and technologies along with doubts and scandals around online privacy, urges us as communication researchers to delve into the underlying mechanism of digital media, big data and how they have been influencing the real world. Following this, we are thrilled to introduce our theme of this year: #NoFilter: Unmasking Digital Engagement and Real World Influence.


  • Social media movements
  • Social media botting and algorithm
  • Political communication
  • Media in health communication and toxic news
  • Online relationships, communities, and social networks
  • Media communication transparency
  • Big data analysis and machine learning
  • Media effects
  • Self-presentation on social media and digital privacy concerns
    Video games, virtual reality, and augmented reality
  • Media literacy, online actions offline consequences
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Computer-Mediated-Communication

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.


Colloquium Room, Photonics Center

8 St. Mary’s Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02215

Important Dates

Conference: June 21st, 2018

Submit Abstracts By: May 22nd 2017

Registration: Eventbrite!

Questions? Email demsconf@bu.edu