Call for Applications: 2017 Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute
The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and the Programme for Comparative Media Law and Policy(link is external) (PCMLP) at the University of Oxford are pleased to invite applications to the 19th annual Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, to be held from Monday, June 26 to Friday, July 7, 2017 at the University of Oxford.
For eighteen years, the Institute has brought together top early career communications scholars, media lawyers and regulators, human rights activists, and policymakers from countries around the world to discuss the effects of technology and policy from a global and multidisciplinary perspective. The Summer Institute provides participants with an intensive two week curriculum that combines expert instruction from media policymakers and scholars with hands-on activities such as stakeholder mapping, policy analysis, group case studies, and participant presentations.
The 2017 Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute seeks applicants whose research or work is related to the relationship between international media laws and national jurisdictions, online censorship and surveillance, media activism and political change, the impact of social media on the public sphere, the role of corporations in media governance, strategic communications and propaganda, media access issues, online extremism and hate speech, net neutrality, and global internet governance processes. Applications are encouraged from students studying communications, sociology, political science, international relations, information studies, and related disciplines. Practitioners working in media, law, policy, regulation, and technology are also encouraged to apply..
Participants at AnOx come from a wide range of backgrounds, and have in the past included regulators, lawyers, PhD and law students, media practitioners, and those working for civil society organizations. In an effort to encourage further scholarship and research on issues related to media law and policy, strategic communication, and media and democratization, this year’s Institute seeks, in particular, to identify talented young scholars (PhD candidates and early career academics) working on these themes. We encourage those with research interests in these areas to apply. At the same time, the program benefits from a diversity of participants, and applications are also welcome from those working as lawyers and those employed by NGOs, government bodies, and regulatory agencies.
You will need to provide basic information on your background, submit a CV, statement of interest, short answer essay (2-3 paragraphs), and provide contact information for one reference. The application process is conducted entirely online. The application is currently closed.
To apply: Please click on the application link, create a new account using your email address, fill in the personal information, list the name and email addresses for one recommender, and upload a statement of interest (limited to 1-2 pages), short answer essay (2-3 paragraphs) and a CV via a word document or pdf.
The deadline for all applications is Monday April 3, 2017 at 5:00pm EST. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis before the deadline, so please submit as soon as possible. Several partial scholarships are available to top applicants.
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