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.
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·Critical empirical and theoretical research that crosses disciplinary boundaries but generally constitutes or focuses on journalistic cultures and practices in Africa
·How digital technologies are redefining, supplementing, or replacing traditional journalism and media in Africa
·How digital technologies are impacting on established normative values and traditions of journalism in Africa
·Innovative appropriations in wide-ranging social contexts that directly implicate journalism
·How appropriations of digital technologies in Africa are shaped and constrained by specific socio-political, cultural and economic factors
·Cross-cultural comparisons of digital journalism practices across African countries and beyond
·New forms of citizenship, participatory cultures and the extent to which digital media are an empowering force in Africa
·Methodological challenges posed by new digital technologies to the study of journalism and media in Africa etc.[/spoiler]
Complete articles (6000-8000 words) fitting within this broadly defined theme must be submitted online by 4 July 2018.
Link to full call for papers on the ECREA mailing list.