The Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture Studies is pleased to announce and invite you personally to the Annual Digital Religion Research Award lecture that will occur virtually on November 4th, 2020. We are excited that the event will feature Dr. Mark Ward Sr. who is professor of Communication at the University of Houston. He will give a webinar on his award winning research entitled Concentration and Convergence in the Electronic Church.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2020
Contact: Grace Bentien
Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture Studies
Dr. Mark Ward Sr. – Digital Religion and Media Economics: Concentration and Convergence in the Electronic Church
The Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture Studies is excited to announce the Annual Digital Religion Research Award lecture will take place online on November 4th, 2020. This event will feature Dr. Mark Ward Sr., associate professor of communication at the University of Houston-Victoria, who will give a webinar on his award-winning article entitled Digital Religion and Media Economics: Concentration and Convergence in the Electronic Church. This research shows historical continuity in the tendency of old and new religious media industries toward oligopoly, as well as explores the convergence between traditional and digital religious media content resulting from the massification of digital religion. This award seeks to recognize outstanding research in the area of Digital Religion Studies, which explores a variety of aspects on religion and technology.
The event will include a virtual lecture, Q&A interaction with the audience, an award presentation and discussion of resources offered by the Network. The call for submissions for the 2021 Digital Religion Research Award will also be released at this event, so you can learn how to submit your own research for next year’s award.
The event will take place on the webinar platform Demio, from 10:30am-11:45 CST. You can register for this event at: https://my.demio.com/ref/Iv847xeZd9hj2afU
The first 10 people to register and attend will receive a copy of Ward’s book, The Lord’s Radio: Gospel Music Broadcasting and the Making of Evangelical Culture, 1920-1960.
The Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture Studies, is the premier international research network for interdisciplinary scholars and students who study the intersection between emerging technologies, religion and digital cultures. For more information about the award or the Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture Studies see: http://digitalreligion.tamu.edu