ARTICLE: The ABC Open project has managed to emphasize reciprocity

Previous research has argued that journalists involved in participatory projects have exercised too much control over the publication of user-generated content. Bill Reader of Ohio University, examined the Australian participatory project ABC Open. He did a textual analysis of 297 ‘how-to’ guides and conducted an online survey for the producers. The author found that the … Continued


CFP | 4.7. | African digital media review

The special issue of African Journalism Studies titled “African Digital Media Review” is calling for papers. The issue broadly exploresthe impact of digital technologies on a range of social and cultural practices that directly implicate journalism as a social practice. Complete articles (6000-8000 words) fitting within this broadly defined theme must be submitted online by … Continued

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ARTICLE: Convergence and de-convergence at a Chinese newsroom

A well-established organizational culture and a working routine  are crucial for legacy media when adapting to rapid changes in the digital age, a new study states. Ke Li, of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, did ethnographic research at the Chinese newspaper Beijing News for four months. Li proposes a convergence and de-convergence model of … Continued


CFP | 22.6. | Political Studies Association: Political reversals and renewals

Political Studies Association is calling papers for Media & Politics Group Annual Conference 2018 titled “Political Reversals and Renewals. The conference is organized at the University of Nottingham on 8-9 November 2018. Recent elections and referenda have thrown up some unexpected results – outside candidates have emerged rapidly to take power, and established politicians have … Continued

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ARTICLE: Indian entrepreunial journalism and social identity

How do entrepreneurial journalists see their social identity and how does this influence the journalism they practice? Summer Harlow of the University of Houston, and Monica Chadha of Arizona State University, interviewed founders, editors and journalists at 10 digital news startups in India. The researchers used and modified a typology form previous research to describe … Continued


CFP | 30.9. | Populism and the media across Europe

The journal Central European Journal of Communication is calling for papers for its special issue on “Populism and the Media Across Europe”. For this special issue the journal invites submissions that explore relations between populist actors, media and citizens. The Call for Papers welcomes papers focusing on one or more of these aspects. Comparative approaches … Continued

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ARTICLE: Journalist’s role orientations shape how they tweet about news

In regular news production, a journalist’s role orientation cannot solely account for what ends up on the news output. In Twitter, the roles are manifested quite often, a study finds. Edson C. Tandoc Jr. and Ysa M. Cayabyab, of Nanyang Techonological University Singapore, and Jason Vincent A. Cabañes of the University of Leeds (authors not … Continued


CFP | 1.5. | Public Service Broadcasting In The Digital Age

The VIEW Journal is calling for papers on the topic “Public Service Broadcasting In The Digital Age”. This special issue proposes a reexamination of public service broadcasting (PSB) in the light of the most recent technological, political and economic developments. Traditional public service broadcasters, ideally designed to serve citizens rather than consumers to inform the … Continued


CFP | 15.6. | Book chapters on “Mediated Shame”

The aim of the proposed book “Mediated Shame: Disparaging Poverty in Media and Popular Culture” is to explore how media impose shame on and facilitate shaming of economically underperforming people who have poor living standards and belong to the lower class. “Mediated Shame: Disparaging Poverty in Media and Popular Culture” Book editors are Irena Reifová … Continued