An unquestionable asset of our conference, besides the splendid location – Kortowo (where Faculty of Humanities is located) is called, without a doubt, the most beautiful campus in Poland – is the presence of world famous scientists. Participation in the conference has been confirmed by:
Prof. John Storey
Professor of Cultural Studies, Director of Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at University of Sunderland, UK; author of excellent books translated into many languages, including Polish. The most important are: Culture and Power in Cultural Studies: The Politics of Signification (2010), Edinburgh University Press; Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, (reissued frequently, last time in 2009), Pearson Education; Cultural Studies and the Study of Popular Culture: Theories and Methods (reissued repeatedly, last time in 2010), Edinburgh University Press and University of Georgia Press, From Popular Culture to Everyday Life (2013), Routledge.
Prof. Guy Starkey
Professor of the University of Sunderland, UK; author of several books about radio. The most important are: Local Radio, Going Global (2011), Palgrave Macmillan, Radio Journalism (2009), Sage (co-authored with Andrew Crisell), Balance and Bias in Journalism: Representation, Regulation & Democracy (2007), Palgrave Macmillan and Radio in Context (2004), Palgrave. He is currently Sections Representative on the Executive Board of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and Chair of the ECREA Radio Research Section. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Radio Studies Network within MeCCSA and of the Comite Scientifique of the Groupe de Recherches et d'Etudes sur la Radio (GRER). A former practitioner in radio and magazine journalism who still broadcasts daily on two internet radio stations.
Prof. Stanisław Jędrzejewski
Sociologist, media expert, former member of National Broadcasting Council, chairman of Board of Supervisors of Polish Radio, professor at Leon Kozminski Academy, founder of section of research on radio in European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and radio section of Polish Communication Association. Author of notable publications from the range of radio and new media i.e. Radio Renaissance. From Monopoly to Competition (1997), Akt Press, Radio in Social Communication. Role and Developmental Tendencies (2003), Profi-Press, European Public Radio Broadcasting in Digital Era (2010), Universitas.
Dr Salvatore Scifo
Currently Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Communication, at Istanbul’s Maltepe University, Turkey, and post-doctoral researcher on social media and crisis management at Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey. Dr Scifo has been also a board member of Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) (2008-2010) and the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) (2008-2012). He was also a Secretary (2007-2011) and Vice President (2011-12) of the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE). He has published on community media practice and policies, alternative media and student media practice and the role of social media in crisis management.