The Future of Journalism 2017 conference invites submissions on all aspects of journalism. The event is hosted by the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC) and it takes place at Cardiff University on 14th – 15th September.
The organisers especially encourage contributions addressing the theme of “Journalism in a post-truth age?” This includes, but is not limited to, papers addressing themes such as:
- Challenges to the authority of legacy news institutions and the ideals of objectivity
- The increasing role of social media in shaping news consumption, and the associated emergence of “filter bubbles” and “echo chambers”
- The emergence of “fake news”
- The role of political satire as a form of news critique
- The increased automation of journalism through algorithms, bots and robots
- The changing patterns of sourcing and roles of expertise in journalism
- Watching the watchdog: Ensuring scrutiny, transparency and accountability of journalism in a “post-factual” era
- The implications for improving journalism education associated with these developments
Deadline for abstracts is on January 31st, 2017 and they should be submitted online via the email address: FofJ2017[a]cardiff.ac.uk.