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2017/01/25 - The British Academy of Management (BAM) is pleased to announce the launch of three Grants Schemes for 2017

The British Academy of Management (BAM) is pleased to announce the launch of three Grants Schemes for 2017.

  1. Transitions 1 – aimed at BAM members early in their research career (£15K)
  2. Transitions 2- aimed at BAM members who are established researchers who want to develop a new research area (£15K)
  3. Management Knowledge and Education- aimed at BAM members who want to propose a research project that informs the scholarly debate around management knowledge and education: on management learning and teaching, pedagogy, andragogy, leadership development or the generation and circulation of management knowledge and knowing.

Research projects should be designed to contribute to theoretical and philosophical understandings that inform the practice of management educators. (£7.5K)

Through each scheme, BAM will be providing grants of up to £4,000 to encourage and support research activities with the ambition of advancing business and management scholarship through empirical research..

The scheme is open to all BAM Members and non-members wishing to apply to the scheme can join BAM. Applications are invited from individuals or teams (which also includes industry partnerships). The submission site will open on Monday 6th March at 12:00 (GMT) and the deadline to submit applications is Friday 7th April at 17:00 (GMT).

For more information about the grant schemes, please visit:

We would be grateful if you could forward the BAM Transitions Grants Scheme Call for Applications 2017-2018 onto your colleagues.

About The British Academy of Management

The British Academy of Management (BAM) is the largest British professional body for management academics. Founded in 1986, BAM’s vision is to become the pre-eminent European Learned Society in Business and Management.





2016/12/14 - We are all storytellers

 

“ Big Media, in any event, treated the news as a lecture. We told you what the news was. You bought it, or you didn’t. (…) It was a gravy train while it lasted, but it was unsustainable.”

Gilmore, D. (2006), We the Media, p. xxiv

 

 This old-fashioned journalism model, described by the talented writer and journalist Dan Gillmor, has been decisively upended in recent years. The once one-way relationship between newsmakers, news-tellers and readers is now a much more democratic and fluid set of interactions. Nowadays, journalism seems to have become almost a community affair. As Gillmor beautifully describes in his book “We the media“:

“ Humans have always told each other stories, and each new era of progress has led to an expansion of storytelling (…) technology has given us a communications toolkit that allows anyone to become a journalist at little cost and, in theory, with global reach. Nothing like this has ever been remotely possible before.”

Gilmore, D. (2006), We the Media, p. xxiii

 

This shift in the way the business of journalism is conducted has been described as a social media revolution. Twitter, Facebook, Instragram, Reddit… and many other platforms have changed they way we interact with the world and how we deal with information. The implications are vast. There is the potential for more transparent and meaningful social communication. But also for the systematic undermining of tried-and-test selection mechanisms and the spread of misinformation. In all these regards there are mounting indications that the profession of journalism, and our societies at large, are facing serious challenges.

 

The truth is everyone can be a storyteller today. At first, 'everyone' included improptu reporters, reader-contributors, diligent fact checkers, lone dissenters or the occasional eccentric. But pay-per-click advertizing and algorithmic tailoring of content (information bubbles) have fundamentally changed the motivations and nature of user interaction. 'Everyone' today includes swarms of untraceable bots swayed by an array of commercial and political interests. 

 

In this setting professional journalism is more important than never. Good journalists are gatekeepers. If information is power, we need professionals helping us tell apart truly rich content from uninformative trivia or made up stories. 

 

 A new era in journalism has begun and many open questions remain unanswered:  What is at stake? What is the future of journalism? What does this mean for journalism education? What are the social and political implications of this change? What are the opportunities and risks of this new kind of journalism? How could some of the more immediate challenges be tackled? …

 

Hoping to contribute to this crucial social debate, Vernon Press just launched a Call for Books in Social Media & Digital Journalism for our book series in Communication. Please circulate widely!





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