Nico Carpentier

Title of the presentation:

Abstract writing

Short abstract of the presentation:

The workshop will start with an overview of publication channels (conferences calls, book proposals and journals article proposals). It will then focus on writing a conference abstract, taking the IAMCR 2015 conference in Montreal as a starting point.
First, the students will write an individual abstract in response to this call. Divided into six groups, each group will select two out of five abstract for inclusion in the programme, using the following criteria:
  • Quality of Method & Analysis Employed
  • Significance of the Findings
  • Quality of Theory Development/Literature Review
  • Relevance to The Theme
  • Quality of Writing
Finally, each student group will legitimize its selection to the entire group.

Short biography:

Nico Carpentier is Associate Professor at the Communication Studies Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB - Free University of Brussels) and Lecturer at Charles University in Prague. He is also an executive board member of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and he was vice-president of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) from 2008 to 2012. Areas of expertise: His theoretical focus is on discourse theory, his research interests are situated in the relationship between media, journalism, politics and culture, especially towards social domains as war & conflict, ideology, participation and democracy. This has been translated into the following five topical areas: 1/Media, participation and democracy; 2/Media, death and war; 3/Journalism and identity; 4/Audience and reception; 5/Discourse theory.