On June 22, 2017, the graduate students of Boston University’s Division of Emerging Media Studies are going to hold their third annual Conference on Emerging Media: #ScreentimeBU. This year’s theme is “Fake News, Real Emotion, and the Mediated Self.”

#ScreentimeBU aims to explore the civic, social, and psychological implications of today’s media landscape. This conference is aimed at graduate students to showcase their research and to network with peers. Additionally, #ScreentimeBU 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.


This year’s presentations will focus on the following topics:

  • 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.


Written by: Tianxing Wang & Jess Bonner

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