ARTICLE: Journalism research is too fixated on novelty

Journalism studies is lacking historical perspective, an essay by Matt Carlson, of Saint Louis University, and Seth C. Lewis, of University of Oregon, argues. They call for more “temporal reflexivity” both in journalism research and education. Despite undeniable changes, many aspects of journalism have remained static. Journalism research and education, however, embrace novelty – for … Continued


CFP | 10.6. | The future of facts

The journal is calling for article manuscripts for its upcoming thematic issue on “The Digital Future of Facts”. The journal is open access, and it accepts submissions in three languages: English, Spanish and Catalan. The issue in question is scheduled for publication in November 2018. The issue is interested in how facts -their production … Continued


CFP | 20.4. | Muslim women in the media

The Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) is calling for paper proposals for an upcoming, one-day conference on Muslim women in the media. The conference is organised by the MeCCSA Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Network, and it will be hosted by the University of East London on the 24th of May 2018. The event’s … Continued

ARTICLE: Swedish cultural journalism is adamantly transnational

Most of Swedish cultural journalism observes its topics on a “transnational scale”, Anna Roosvall and Andreas Widholm, both of Stockholm University, write. The authors analysed a sample of over 2 000 cultural news stories, published from 1985 to 2015. Roosvall and Widholm gathered their sample from five major, Swedish newspapers and the public service radio … Continued

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Books of the week 11/2018

On the week 11/2018 the following publications have come to our attention: Reporting the First World War in the Liminal Zone Written by Sara Prieto Published by Palgrave Macmillan 199 pages Perspectives on Political Communication in Africa Edited by Bruce Mutsvairo & Beschara Karam Published by Palgrave Macmillan 272 pages Communicative Civic-ness: Social Media and … Continued

ARTICLE: The audience reacts more strongly to political scandals, if the information is presented bit by bit

Dividing a news story about a political scandal into several pieces will have a stronger effect than presenting all information at once, Christian von Sikorski and Johannes Knoll, both of University of Vienna, write. The authors came to the conclusion after conducting an experiment with 171 university students. The participants all read a (fictitious) story … Continued


CFP | 30.5. | Twitter and journalism

The Nova Science Publishers is calling for chapter proposals for an edited book on Twitter. The book covers a variety of Twitter related topics, including the practices and uses of Twitter in journalism. Chapter proposals should be sent by May 30 this year, and full submissions are due by August 30. The full call for … Continued


CFP | 15.4. | Rethinking newsworthiness

A workshop entitled “Hybrid journalism, celebrities and popular culture: rethinking newsworthiness” is calling for paper proposals. It will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on the 28th and 29th of May 2018. The workshop is part of the Information Technology and Journalism conference, which begins the next day after the workshop. The organisers have provided a … Continued

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ARTICLE: Balancing between new media ethos and religious norms

Changes in mainstream media and online journalism have also affected religious communities. For example, many Jewish ultra-Orthodox news websites have been launched over the past ten years. Oren Golan and Nakhi Mishol-Shauli of the University of Haifa, studied religious web journalists and how they view their work. The authors interviewed 40 journalists of Haredi news … Continued


CFP | 15.4. | Developments on media, culture and society

The conference “Contemporary Developments on Media, Culture and Society: Argentina and Latin America” is calling for papers. The conference, organized by The Center for the Study of Media and Society in Argentina (MESO), will take place on Friday, October 19, 2018, at Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Submissions should contribute to ongoing conversations about media, … Continued