An upcoming symposium on amateur video and journalism is looking for submission proposals. The event will be held in Edmonton, Canada, on the 25th and 26th of May 2018.
The overarching theme of the symposium is: “How user generated video content is changing news gathering around the world?” Further, the event organisers have suggested the following four sub-themes (although submissions are not restricted to them):
- How are amateur videos transforming labour practices among journalists and the structural organization of news media?
- How is user generated video content influencing the construction of meaning in news coverage?
- How is the use of amateur video in news content reorganizing professional and non-professional practices of production?
- What are the theoretical, methodological and historical considerations helping to understand and explain the growing use of amateur video in news content?
Abstracts should be submitted by the end of January 2018.
Further information is available on the symposium website.