Call For Papers

The Radio Is Dead. Long Live the Radio!

The International Conference “The Radio Is Dead. Long Live the Radio!” offers an exhaustive approach to the state of this audiovisual medium in the current context of world communications. During two days of meetings, debate and discussion, we will have the opportunity to analyze the new dynamics of interactive radio, the process of rediscovering the medium in relation to new technologies, production methods in this time of transformations, the adaptation of the new professionals, the reformulation of advertising or the new discourses of the radio understood as a communication alternative. A broad and heterogeneous reflection proceeding from the academic world on the radio, a communication medium that has taken up the challenge of “renovation or death” as a condition that must be met in order to resituate itself in the current universe of the mass media.


The period for submitting proposals for papers to be presented at the I International Audiovisual Paper and Advertising Congress: “The Radio Is Dead. Long Live the Radio!” is open.

The Congress will be held at the Leioa Campus of the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) from 24 to 25 November 2011.

All proposals must be submitted to one of the following thematic sections that will be covered during the Congress:

  • CONTENT (I): Creativity. New expressive forms. New formats.
  • CONTENT (II): Radio and Identity. Local radios. Construction of identities through radiophonic spaces.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Digital radio. Internet, interactivity and content.
  • COMPANY: Radio company. Advertising and management. Alternative advertising formats. Effectiveness measurement.
  • PROFESSIONALS: Professional training and retraining. Adaptation of future professionals to the requirements of today’s radio.
  • AUDIENCE: Audience and reception studies. Qualitative and quantitative analysis. Audience satisfaction and consumption habits.


Proposals for papers should be sent to

Papers that are accepted will be published in the Congress proceedings.

Important dates to remember concerning the Congress are as follows:

  • 10 September: Start of period for inscriptions.
  • 30 September: Deadline for the submission of Abstracts (300 words) to, indicating thematic section.
  • 30 September- 10 october, notification of acceptance of papers.
  • 15 November, submission of papers for publication in the book of Congress Proceedings.
  • Inscription fee: 20 € students; 60 € researchers, students with papers, professionals and teaching staff. (From 30 October onwards: 25 € students; 75 € researchers, students with papers, professionals and teaching staff.)


Rules for the presentation of manuscripts

Compliance with the formal rules of presentation is one of the criteria for the acceptance of works for publication.

Only original and unpublished works, whose content is related to the subject of the I International Audiovisual Paper and Advertising Congress: “The Radio Is Dead. Long Live the Radio!” will be accepted.

The Scientific Committee of the I International Audiovisual Paper and Advertising Congress: “The Radio Is Dead. Long Live the Radio!” will judge the interest of the works submitted and, where relevant, will be able to make any suggestions that it considers pertinent to the authors, who should submit their texts with the indicated corrections.

Any paper that does not meet the described requirements will be returned to its author.

Authors may participate in more than one paper, although more than one text with the same signature is not permitted.

Languages: Basque, Spanish, Catalan, Galician, English.

Manuscripts of the papers shall have a maximum length of 20 pages (including references, tables, figures and graphics) and a minimum length of 12 pages.

Paper format: DINA4 (21 x 29.7 cm). Margins: upper and left-hand side 3.5 cm; lower and right-hand side 3 cm.

Single spacing.

Separation between paragraphs will be indicated by a blank space (new paragraph/enter). Do not use extra blank spaces before or after paragraphs and headings.

Title in Spanish and English: Arial 14, lower case, bold, centred.

Author’s Christian name and surnames: Arial 11, lower case, bold, right alignment.

Institutional affiliation/University: below Christian name and surnames, Arial 10, lower case, right alignment.

Electronic mail: below affiliation, Arial 9, lower case, right alignment.

Key words: first letter of word in capitals, words separated by a comma, Times New Roman 12, justified, no full stop.

Abstract: a separate paragraph. Times New Roman 12, italics, justified paragraph (maximum 300 words).

TEXT OF THE PAPER: Times New Roman 12, justified, without indentation or tabulations, no extra blank spaces before or after paragraphs and headings, single spacing, no bold text, no underlining. Separation between paragraphs will be indicated by a blank space (new paragraph/enter).

Headings and subheadings

First level: Arial 11, bold, left justified

Second level. Arial 11, italics, left justified

Third level, Arial 11, left justified

Tables, images and graphics. These will be numbered correlatively for correct identification (Table 1, Table 2… Image 1, Image 2… Graphic 1, Graphic 2…). The titles of tables, images and graphics will be placed below the corresponding figure, with lettering in Arial 10, bold and centred. Where relevant, the lettering of the explanatory text of a figure will be in Arial 9, italics and centred; the source for the figure will be in Arial 8, also centred.

Text of the content of tables and graphics:

Times New Roman 9. Text colour: black. Single spaced. No extra blank spaces before or after, without indentation. Cellspacing of 0.1 is recommended for all margins. Simple table borders (half point, 0.5 pt).

Footnotes: Times New Roman 9, right justification, single spaced, no extra blank spaces before or after. Only footnotes that are strictly necessary shall be included. Footnotes shall not be used for bibliographical references, as the Harvard-APA system is to be followed. Footnotes shall be used for giving references for websites, which must not be done in the text of the paper. These web addresses shall be given as follows: <> (Without underlining, link deactivated; avoid its inclusion in the text of the paper, include as footnote). In this case, the date of the consultation should be indicated (Consulted: 22/03/2011).


In the text: Harvard-APA system


According to Agustín Rodríguez (2007: 80), ……………………………..

“…………….” (Rodríguez, 2007: 80)

………………….. (Rodríguez, 2007: 90-91)

(Sánchez and Macías, 2008: 76)

Direct quotations of more than three lines shall be placed in a separate paragraph (Times New Roman 10, justified and left indentation of 0.7 cm); Use brackets (…) in the quotes rather than square brackets […].


Bibliographical references

These will be indicated in alphabetical order, without any distinction made between books, chapters, articles, etc. Only books, articles, etc., used and expressly cited in the text of the paper shall be included in this section.




LÓPEZ GARCÍA, X. y PEREIRA, X. (Coords.) (2010). Convergencia digital. Reconfiguración de los medios de comunicación en España. Santiago de Compostela: USC

Berkotwitz, D. (Ed.). Social meanings of news. A text-reader. Sage: Thousand Oaks.

Book chapters


SCHUDSON, M. (1997). “The sociology of news production”. En: Berkotwitz, D. (Ed.). Social meanings of news. A text-reader. Sage:Thousand Oaks, pp. 7-22.

ZAFRA, J. (2006). “Blogs: ¿periodismo? Participativo”. En: Cerezo, J. M. (Ed.). La blogosfera hispana. Pioneros de la cultura digital. Madrid: Fundación France Telecom España, pp. 106-117.

ALONSO, J. and MARTÍNEZ, L. (2003). “Medios interactivos: caracterización y contenidos”. In: Díaz Noci, J. and Salaverría, R. (Coords.). Manual de Redacción Ciberperiodística. Barcelona: Ariel, pp. 261-305.



AUNA (2005). “Informe eEspaña2005”[online]. At:

<> (accessed 18/09/2006).

BAEZA-YATES, R; RIVERA, C. and VELASCO, J. (2004). “Arquitectura de la información y usabilidad en la web”, El profesional de la información, vol. XIII, n.º 3, pp. 169-178.

EDO BOLÓS, C. (2000a). “Las ediciones digitales de la prensa: los columnistas y la interactividad con los lectores” [online], Estudios sobre el mensaje periodístico, n.º 6, <> (accessed 05/04/2001).

EDO BOLÓS, C. (2000b). “Los periódicos se instalan definitivamente en la Red”, Derecho y Opinión, n.º 7, pp. 581-590.


The manuscripts shall be sent to