The 5 th International Symposium

Deadline: February 16, 2007
Indiana University, USA

The world is getting smaller with high technology-based communication systems. This also brings people together. Especially, Communication scholars should be close to one another and this is why we are bringing them together for the fifth time.

This fifth reunion will take place at Indiana University in U.S.A.

The first International Symposium "COMMUNICATION IN THE MILLENNIUM, A DIALOGUE BETWEEN TURKISH AND AMERICAN SCHOLARS" took place at University of Texas at Austin between the dates 19 - 21 February 2003.

The second year's host was Istanbul University, School of Communications. The second International Symposium took place between the dates 17-19 March 2004.

The third symposium was hosted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Elon University in May 11-13, 2005.

And the forth one was hosted by Anadolu University, Eskisehir in June 14-16, 2006.

This International Symposium is rotating between the two countries and the fifth annual meetings date is May 16-18, 2007.

Ultimately, the aim of the symposium is to establish and maintain an international multidisciplinary forum for the development of innovative dialogue between Turkish and American scholars.

Secondly, it is hoped that it would provide basis for discussing the basic issue.

And with this dialogue, future projects and comparative studies will be developed.

The symposium aims to foster and promote work that is intended to make a constructive contribution to the communication field and its development.

The symposium welcomes work of scholars and graduate students in the communication field.

Submission form - at

Looking forward to seeing you in USA for the 5 th International Symposium

Guidelines for Authors

The Committee seeks original papers on a variety of topics, including:

  • Mass Communication Theories,
  • Agenda-Setting
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Cinema- TV and Broadcasting
  • Internet
  • Ethics and Law
  • Education for Communication

Other topics will be considered if space is available on the program.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission due: February 16, 2007.
  • Notification of the scholars about the accepted proposals: March 16, 2007.
  • Full paper submission: May 4, 2007.
  • Final Program Announcement: May 11, 2007.
  • Symposium dates :May 16-18, 2007.

Dean Prof. Dr. Brad Hamm says that

We believe that Indiana is a good choice for these reasons:

  • Indianas journalism program is nearly 100 years old and has been one of the premiere programs in the United States.
  • The university is a world leader in international education and offers study in dozens of foreign languages.
  • We have an on-campus hotel with 186 rooms situated directly beside the School of Journalism.
  • Indianapolis, about 45 minutes from the university, is the 12th largest city in the United States (third largest in the Midwest behind Chicago and Detroit) and its airport is served by 10 major airlines.
  • Shuttles are offered from the airport to the university nine times a day for $25 each way (

Bloomington is a great college town with many international restaurants within walking distance. In addition, Indianapolis is nearby and conference guests could consider a visit to Chicago at the end of our scheduled activities.

We believe our international and American participants would enjoy their stay in Indiana for the conference, and we have the structure hotels, restaurants, shuttle service, meeting space to handle such an event.

The School of Journalism is committed to making the 2007 symposium an excellent experience for all of our participants.