The Journalism Studies Division of the International Communication Association is concerned with journalism theory, journalism research, and professional education in journalism. The division invites a wide array of theoretical, epistemological and methodological approaches, all of which are united around an interest in journalism and share the aim of enhancing existing understandings of how journalism works, across temporal and geographic contexts. The division is intended to facilitate empirical research and to bring more coherence to research paradigms, and in so doing, to further support the professionalization of journalism studies and journalism education. With journalism as its focus, the division will create a setting in which scholars employing different kinds of academic approaches can engage in dialogue. It would be a clearinghouse for the wide range of scholarship on journalism.
Candidates for Journalism Studies Vice Chair
The Vice Chair will be elected this fall and will begin serving her term at the end of the 2016 Fukuoka conference, at which time Henrik Örnebring becomes chair and I get to retire. She will then automatically become chair at the end of the 2018 conference for a term of two years.
Here are the canddiates' statements:
I seek a leadership position in Journalism Studies because I believe there has never been a more important moment to facilitate global conversations about journalism. Profound changes in communication systems around the world have created new opportunities, unsettled longstanding traditions, and reshaped fundamental practices. Our discussion must be global because journalism differs across cultures. To understand the opportunities and risks of newer technologies and practices as well as the essence of journalism itself, we must converse across national and cultural boundaries. Our exchange of ideas must also be epistemologically inclusive because no single research technique or theoretical paradigm is sufficient to answer all our questions.
I’ve studied journalism throughout my academic career, focusing on journalism’s role in collective memory. More recently, I’ve considered mainstream journalism’s response to non-traditional political coverage. My work appears in Journal of Communication, Journalism, Journalism Studies, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, and Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. My book, Troubled Pasts, was published by Temple University Press. I’ve been an ICA member since the mid-1990s and support Journalism Studies both by presenting research and by reviewing papers. My editorial and administrative experience includes serving as book review editor of Journal of Communication and Political Communication and chairing the Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association.
Over the past decade, I have witnessed ICA’s Journalism Studies division become one of the association’s largest and most vibrant sections, a stimulating home for journalism scholars. If elected, I intend to continue this remarkable development and consolidate the division’s standing at the heart of communication science and the association.
During my scholarly life, I have accumulated considerable ICA experience: As doctoral candidate at UPenn’s Annenberg School for Communication, I worked with former ICA President Barbie Zelizer to plan the 2009 Chicago conference; in my current position as Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, I served on various ICA/division committees and organized panels and preconferences. While Journalism Studies is my primary home at ICA, through my research on journalism’s political and cultural dimensions I have also been active in the Political Communication division, and maintained close ties to Popular Communication, Philosophy, Theory and Critique, and Global Communication. Bridging research fields and methodological approaches is integral to my work, as well as to my goals for the division. Being currently involved in several collaborative European projects, I am deeply committed to both theory building and comparative journalism research.
As a scholar from the Middle East, I am also acutely aware of the need to further broaden JS scholarship, deepening our understanding of the rapid evolution of journalism around the world – in political transition, in conflict and peace building (one focus of my research), and many other contexts. The challenge ahead, I believe, is to bring together the rich findings from journalism research and turn the field's important contributions into knowledge and theory in communication research at large. With my ICA experience, scholarly orientation, and personal background, I believe I can make a valuable contribution to strengthen and enrich the Journalism Studies division.
Candidates for Journalism Studies Graduate Student Representative
The graduate student representative serves a one-year term and liaises with other graduate students at ICA. This is a new position, elected annually.
Here are the canddiates' statements:
Hi! My name is Raul Ferrer and I’m a third-year PhD candidate in Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University, Sweden. My current research project focuses on the Gamification of journalism and how it affects readers, but also news production. Other research interests cover digital journalism, big data, native advertising, surveillance, and anything that has a strong technological component. I am currently vice-president of the Graduate Student Association at my home university where I primarily teach web production and digital aesthetics. I am running for the graduate student representative (GSR) position for the Journalism Studies division of ICA because I believe it is extremely important to be involved in the shaping of the future of the JS division. Additionally, it is necessary to create more explicit communication channels between graduate students and future journalism scholars, and the faculty members of the division. If elected, I will make it my priority to a) work with the division’s officers to outline the future duties of the division’s GSR, b) help cultivate tighter relationships between our own graduatestudents within the division, c) establish and maintain a vibrant cooperation with ICA’s graduate student network, and d) help organize the JS graduate student colloquium.
I am a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University, expected to graduate in 2017.
I believe the most basic responsibility for a graduate student representative is to pass opportunities and information to graduate students of ICA JS division. As well, when consulted, the representative should be able to help graduate students in identifying people and institutions for further collaborations. I hope that my international background would prove to be helpful in this aspect. My interest in being a graduate student representative started while attending the Puerto Rico ICA Graduate Student Colloquium. Being fortunate to be part of a sharing platform between early researchers and senior scholars, I realized how much graduate students could benefit by networking and sharing with scholars beyond the confinements of their university.
I hold a BA in Journalism from University of Bucharest and a Research MA in Media and Performance Studies from Utrecht University. Starting from January 2016, I will do my overseas attachment at Missouri School of Journalism for a period of six months. My research interest is on the sociology of professional journalists in Hong Kong and the challenges they face from user-generated content and technological convergence.
2016 JOURNALISM STUDIES CALL FOR PAPERS
Here is the final Call for Paper for the Journalism Studies division:
The Journalism Studies Division encourages submission of scholarly work that advances our understanding of how journalism works within individual regions or comparatively across regions. Subject areas include, but are not limited to, the functions of journalism in society, the structural and cultural influences on journalism, the attitudes and characteristics of journalists, and features of news content and their effects on consumers. Of interest are the relationships between journalism and power, democratic standards, economic pressures, technological change, and academic critique. The Journalism Studies Division is also interested in submissions attempting to clarify, define, and question core concepts in our field, such as “news,” “media,” and “journalism,” which are increasingly vague in meaning. The Division accepts two forms of submissions: scholarly papers and panel proposals.
Scholarly papers should be original and innovative, and employ quantitative or qualitative methods at an advanced level. Papers should be no longer than 35 double-spaced pages, including tables, figures, references cited, and notes. Only full papers will be considered for review. All papers must be original for ICA: submissions should not be published, presented elsewhere, in press, or under review anywhere else until after being submitted to ICA. Any paper discovered not to be original to ICA will be disqualified. In preparing submissions, please remove all author information from the manuscript to facilitate the double-blind review process. Any paper identifying the author will be disqualified. For student submissions (in which all authors are students), click the appropriate button in the All Academic system during the submission process; do NOT indicate student status on the manuscript itself. There is only a single paper competition comprising both student and faculty papers. The Division also accepts panel proposals, but because very few panel proposals can be accepted they must provide exceptional added value. Besides topicality and substance, international composition is another strong point of successful panel submissions. Consider, too, the number of panelists you propose to include. It is difficult to have a successful panel with more than five participants or presentations or to justify a panel with three or fewer participants. Panel proposals must provide all the information required by the All Academic template, including a rationale for the panel and individual abstracts from each participant.
For the 2016 conference, the Division also encourages panel submissions adhering to the theme of “Dialogues in Journalism Studies.” The purpose of these special panels is to create space for a variety of conversations about the state of the field, its past traditions, and directions for the future. Examples for proposals include dialogues between junior and senior scholars, dialogues among scholars from different methodological or conceptual traditions, or dialogues with seminal works in the field through contemporary re-readings. To propose a themed panel, please title the panel proposal as: “Dialogues in Journalism Studies: [Your Panel Topic].”
CALL FOR PAPERS
Conflict, Trauma and the Media Conference
Journalism Department, Liverpool Screen School.
Liverpool John Moores University.
March 31, 2016
Closing date for proposals: December 1, 2015
Papers are invited for a one-day conference on the theme of conflict, community and representation in the media. The conference is being held to herald the 75th anniversary of Liverpoolas May Blitz, when 1,800 people were killed in one week of bombing. The conference intends to explore the consequences of such onslaughts and asks the question: what is the mediaâ??s role in times of conflict?
We welcome paper proposals on press, radio, television, film, and new media of all eras and nationalities, shedding new light on longstanding or recent topics. A selection of accepted papers will be considered for publication in either a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal or an edited book.
Themes to explore might include (but are not limited to):
Proposals for papers should be sent to Dr. Guy Hodgson email@example.com
Please include an abstract of no more than 300 words and a cover sheet with a brief biographical note, your institutional affiliation (where relevant) and your contact details (including your email address).
We anticipate sessions of 90 minutes (20 minutes per paper plus 30 minutes of questions / discussion).
Closing date for proposals: December 1, 2015. You will be notified of the acceptance of your paper by December 18, 2015.
In order to encourage a wide-range of papers, there will be no conference fee and lunch will be provided.
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University of Texas at Austin
School of Journalism Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism seeks an experienced scholar to be appointed at the rank of tenured associate professor, beginning Fall 2016.
Candidates’ research should relate to understanding the evolving media landscape and the public sphere – nationally and globally – and may include studies of political communication, media diversity, mobile and social platforms, and the future of news. In addition to traditional social science methods, other desirable expertise may include network analysis and facility with data. The School seeks to leverage its professional and scholarly strengths, and location in a technology hub, to contribute to and better understand journalism innovation.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant academic field, a well--established program of nationally recognized research and publication, a commitment to classroom teaching, and record of mentoring graduate students. Also desirable is the ability to attract and oversee funded projects.
Applicant Instructions: Screening of applicants will begin Oct. 1, and will continue until the position is filled. Send Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement of interest in the position to: Prof. Stephen Reese, Search Chair, School of Journalism; University of Texas at Austin; 300 W. Dean Keeton (A1000); Austin, TX 78712-1073. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The School of Journalism is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum and welcomes applicants who can help achieve these objectives.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Universities of Neuchâtel
Universities of Neuchâtel and Geneva
Assistant Professor of Digital Journalism
Job description : The successful candidate will teach journalism-related courses of the Master’s degrees in Journalism and Communication of the Universities of Neuchâtel and Geneva. Candidates should have experience in digital journalism and related issues within the journalism industry. They are capable of teaching new information technologies and their applications for journalistic purposes (from both a research and a publishing perspective), as well as their broader context and related issues (renewal of journalism, economy of trust, journalistic value-added factors in view of increased competition, etc.). In terms of research, he or she will develop projects in collaboration with media firms pursuing innovation – including their umbrella organizations – as well as fundamental research on specific issues.
Requirements : Applicants must hold a doctorate in journalism and communication sciences or in a closely related field, with strong teaching skills, a good understanding of issues related to digital journalism in Europe, as well as previous high-level publications or ongoing high-potential research. Courses will be taught in French and English (a grace period of two years may be granted to non-French speakers before requiring teaching in French). Working knowledge of another national language of Switzerland (German or Italian) and an in-depth understanding of the Swiss journalistic field will be considered an advantage.
Starting date : February 1st, 2016 or upon agreement
Application deadline : October 15st , 2015
Applications should be uploaded onto www.unine.ch/candis (ref. FSE-Journalisme) in the form of a single pdf file including a motivation letter, a statement of teaching and research interests, a CV documenting full teaching and research experience, a list of publications, and copies of diplomas. Three letters of recommendation from experts in the field should be sent directly by electronic mail to the Head of Hiring Committee, Professor Annik Dubied (email@example.com).
Information : For further information, please visit our website at http://www2.unine.ch/ajm, or contact the Head of the Hiring Committee (e-mail address above) or the Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Neuchâtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
I want to let you know about an intriguing tenure-track faculty position in data journalism at Lehigh University.
The position is part of a large interdisciplinary hiring initiative called Data X (http://lehigh.edu/datax). The primary focus of this position is journalism and mass communication. The successful candidate will conduct research and teaching at the intersections of journalism, data and computer science.
Relevant journalism and mass communication research can include data visualization, data-driven investigative reporting, data mining, storytelling with data, social network analysis, and data analysis focusing on privacy and veracity. Applications are due by September 30.
Applicants should apply at Academic Jobs Online:
We are interested in identifying Ph.D. students nearing graduation or professors interested in moving laterally. We always look to increase the diversity of our candidate pool, so if you know of any appropriate diversity applicants, please encourage them to apply.
Professor and Chair, Journalism and Communication
The Global Studies Program
The Weinstock Center for Journalism
33 Coppee Drive, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: (610)758-4177; Fax: (610)758-6198
Department of Communication
The Department of Communication at Cornell University is currently searching for two 9-month tenure-track faculty members at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants for either position whose work also contributes to other core strengths in science, health, and the environment, information technology, and/or social influence are encouraged to apply. Both positions involve 50% research and 50% teaching responsibilities. Communication faculty teach two to three undergraduate and/or graduate courses per academic year and advise students in the Department’s B.S. and Ph.D. programs. We will give preference to candidates whose research and/or professional experience would enable them to teach an undergraduate theory-based course in new media and society (Position 1) or visual aspects of communication (Position 2) as well as specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.
Position 1 - New Media and Society: We seek a colleague to conduct research and teach in the areas of new media and society. We welcome innovative and imaginative scholars who approach the study of the societal practices, meanings, and impacts of digital media in the public realm. Scholars with specific expertise in mixed methods, qualitative, historical, or cultural methodologies are particularly encouraged to apply. The new media studies area constitutes one of the Department’s core strengths.
Position 2 – Visual Aspects of Communication: We seek a colleague whose research program includes (but need not be limited to), the study of innovative methods, theory, and tools for visualizing information and understanding the role of visual features in multiple communication contexts. Such contexts could include: social media content, analysis and visualization of big data, virtual/augmented reality, traditional formats (e.g., print, television), advertising, or persuasion.
Cornell strives to promote diversity across its student, staff, and faculty communities. Women and members of communities traditionally underrepresented in academe are especially encouraged to apply.
Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application addressing position qualifications and goals, Curriculum Vitae, official academic transcripts from your graduate program, a writing sample, a teaching statement, and names and contact information of three references. Please apply via Academic Jobs On-line:
Assistant Professor of New Media and Society
Assistant Professor of Visual Aspects of Communication
The positions will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015 and applications received by October 15, 2015 will be given full consideration.
For questions regarding the positions, please contact the following:
Dr. Lee Humphreys at email@example.com for the Assistant Professor of New Media and Society position
Dr. Poppy L. McLeod at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Assistant Professor of Visual Aspects of Communication position
University of Maryland
The University of Maryland, College Park Computational Journalism Lab is seeking a research scientist (postdoc) to work on computational journalism projects relating to algorithmic accountability reporting, news automation & bots, and data science / journalism. The person would work closely with the PI, Dr. Nick Diakopoulos, contribute to the strategic direction of the lab at UMD, lead research projects relating to the above topics, participate in interdisciplinary collaborations and workshops, and contribute to communicating results through both traditional scholarship and in public facing outlets. The position would be ideal for someone with demonstrated interest in social science and/or journalism, as well as skills in programming and computing. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a high degree of self-motivation and drive, a spirit of curiosity in the public interest, and a willingness for occasional travel are all requisite. Demonstrated project and/or research and teaching experience are preferred, and knowledge of web development tools and technologies are essential including some or all of the following: HTML/CSS, Python, MySQL, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Github, API use, etc.
To apply visit: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/35785. Questions may be directed to Nick Diakopoulos (http://www.nickdiakopoulos.com/, email@example.com).
University of Oregon
Endowed Chair in Journalism
University of Oregon
New Position: Open Until Filled
The School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon seeks a scholar engaged in leading research exploring journalism in the digital age. The ideal candidate offers a research agenda that will help guide the future of journalism, particularly as it relates to electronic news and emerging media. We are looking for an outstanding scholar who can bridge theoretical approaches with professional practice and who will enter the school as either an associate or full professor. The chair will teach graduate and undergraduate courses related to her or his research and, if applicable, professional practice. Ph.D. preferred. The successful candidate will hold the title Papé Chair in Electronic and Emerging Media.
We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning and work environment. Employment beginning date is negotiable. To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials by October 30, 2015. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, teaching and research portfolio (an online link is fine) and contact information for three references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5081. This position is subject to a criminal background check.
The only comprehensive accredited journalism program in the Pacific Northwest, the SOJC offers majors in advertising, journalism, media studies and public relations; Honors Program; and media studies minor; and supports UO’s interdisciplinary Cinema Studies major and Multimedia minor. The school offers Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Media Studies and professional M.A. degrees in Journalism, Multimedia Journalism and Strategic Communication. The school began implementing an innovative undergraduate curriculum in 2009, moved into state-of-the-art facilities in January 2013, recently launched the Agora Journalism Center, based at the Turnbull Center in Portland, and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2016. With more than 2200 students, SOJC is one of six professional schools at UO and UO is a Research I member of the American Association of Universities.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. Position Announcement – Updated 05/04/2015
For more information, contact Prof. Scott Maier, firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR TRAVEL AWARD APPLICATIONS
Karin and Folke Dovring Travel Award for Analysis of International Persuasion
The Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites submissions for the 2016 Karin and Folke Dovring Travel Award for Analysis of International Persuasion. The award is granted to an American journalist or journalism scholar for three to four weeks of travel and study in a foreign country or countries of the award winner's choice. The award is up to $2,000 per week of travel and study, and the funds may be used for transportation, housing, food, and audiovisual materials (e.g. photo copies, CDs, DVDs, memory cards, USB flash drives).
The award recipient should be able to speak a foreign language and be familiar with the relevant culture in which the travel is to occur. Within eight weeks of completion of travel, the award recipient shall send to the Department of Journalism a 1,000 to 1,500 word long scholarly report of the travel and study experience.
The award honors Karin Dovring, who was a foreign correspondent and an internationally recognized communication analyst, the author of English As Lingua Franca: Double Talk in Global Persuasion (1997) and The Road of Propaganda (1959), and her husband Folke Dovring, a distinguished professor of land economics who taught at the University of Illinois from 1960 to 1987.
Applicants should email a curriculum vitae and a travel and study proposal of no more than 1,000 words by April 14, 2016. The proposal should specify: 1) Where, when, and for how long the applicant will travel; 2) What the applicant expects to learn from the study; 3) What contribution the study will make to analysis of international persuasion; 4) What is the estimate of the costs of travel and study for each of the four categories given above.
Applicants will be notified of the status of their proposal by May 15, 2016. All travel must be scheduled and completed by August 31, 2017.
Email your curriculum vitae and proposal to: email@example.comDr. Mira Sotirovic, Associate Professor and Karin and Folke Dovring Scholar in Propaganda, College of Media, Department of Journalism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
CALL FOR CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS
The fourth World Journalism Education Congress will be held at the Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand between July 14 and 16, 2016. It follows the successful third congress held in Mechelen, Belgium, in July 2013. (For details see www.wjec.aut.ac.nz and http://wjec.ou.edu/congress.html)
With the support of journalism education organizations worldwide,* the Congress is designed to provide a discussion forum on common issues and interests and a foundation for supporting the continuing development of journalism and journalism education around the globe.
The WJEC is inviting academic paper abstracts related to the wider issue of journalism education for presentation as refereed research papers at the conference.
Abstracts will be accepted on any topics related to mass communication but submitters are encouraged to focus their submissions on the broader conference theme, “Identity and Integrity in Journalism Education” and to specifically relate their work to:
• Mobile/Social/User-generated Media and Journalism
• Research Trends in Journalism
• Utilizing the Professional Connection in Journalism Education ?
• 21st Century Ethical Issues in Journalism
• Journalism Education and an Informed Citizenry ?
• Journalism Programs Offered by the Industry ?
• Journalism Education in the South Pacific
• Journalism Education in Asia
Abstract submission guidelines: WJEC invites interested presenters to electronically submit abstracts only (minimum 500 words; maximum 800 words) by December 1, 2015.
The abstracts should give a clear sense of the scope of the research, research objectives and method of inquiry. If researchers have completed their projects by the submission deadline, paper abstracts should also include research results and conclusions/discussion. Full papers are due June 1, 2016 to be eligible for publication in the online conference proceedings.
Submission process: To submit a paper abstract, go to www.wjec.aut.ac.nz and follow the directions. Note the following:
• Ensure that the document you upload does NOT include ANY information that identifies you or your affiliation/institution. Abstracts submitted with author identifiable information will automatically be removed from the pool of submissions and will neither be considered for review nor possible inclusion in the conference program;
• Ensure that you add ALL required information in the form you fill out before uploading your paper abstract. This enables the conference organizers to keep track of individual authors and their abstracts. Ensure the email address you include is the one you want the organizers to communicate with you about your submission and where you will receive a confirmation once you have successfully submitted your abstract.
Review process: A panel of international judges will blind-review all submissions. Paper selections will be finalized by the end of January 2016 and presenters will be informed accordingly.
For more information about the 2016 WJEC in Auckland please contact the Steering Committee Chair, Verica Rupar (Verica.firstname.lastname@example.org)
For more information about the call for paper abstracts please contact the Paper Competition Chair, Elanie Steyn (email@example.com).
*The World Journalism Education Council (WJEC) is a coalition of 32 academic associations worldwide that are involved in journalism and mass communication at the university level. They include: African Council on Communication Education (ACCE), Arab-U.S. Association for Communication Educators, Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Association for Journalism Education (U.K.), Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC), Brazilian Society of Interdisciplinary Studies on Communication (Intercom Brazil), Broadcast Education Association (BEA), Canadian Committee for Education in Journalism (CCEJ), Chinese Journalism Education Association, Chinese Communication Association (CCA), European Journalism Training Association (EJTA), Global Network for Professional Education in Journalism and Media (JourNet), Israel Communication Association, Japan Society for Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication (JSSJMC), Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA), Journalism Education Association of New Zealand, Journalism Research and Education Section International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Journalism Studies Section, European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), Korean Society for Journalism and Communication Studies, Latin American Association of Communication Researchers (ALAIC), Latin American Federation of Social Communication Schools (FELAFACS), Nigerian Association of Journalism and Mass Communication Teachers, Nordic Journalism Training Association, Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE), Russian Association for Education in Journalism, Russian Association for Film & Media Education, Saudi Association for Media & Communication, Scientific and Methodological Communication in Journalism and Information, South African Communication Association, and Theophraste Network.
BJR Special Issue: Journalism on BRICS
The reconfiguration of international relations has led to the formation of BRICS, the block that join Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. BRICS countries cover over 40% of the worldâ??s population and their growth rates higher than the international average.
BRICS countrieshave similarities and differences. Looking at them on a comparative basis can offer more promising prospects for a critical analysis than taking them separately. Reflections on the BRICS may also help illuminate different ways of understanding, doing and thinking about journalism in contemporary societies.
BRICS invites special attention to the relationship between journalism and democracy, the role of journalists in relation to national states and aspects which are not part of conventional Western scholarship.
The Brazilian Journalism Research invites researchers to contribute to the Special Issue "Journalism and BRICS" intending to systematize discussions and concepts of journalism in this context. BJR is interested in articles that include diversity of theoretical and epistemological approaches, methodological and empirical Journalism research, researches conducted in the countries members of the BRICS, comparative or not.
The guest editors of this edition are Kaarle Nordenstreng (University of Tampere, Finland), Raquel Paiva (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil) and Fernando Oliveira Paulino (University of Brasilia, Brazil), who are part of a research project â??Media Systems in the Flux: the Challenge of the BRICS Countriesâ?? (2012â??2016). The edition also includes the participation of Sonia Virginia Moreira (Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil) as executive editor.
Main issues to this edition are: texts that focus on the profile of journalists in these countries, the formation of a journalist, working conditions, the relationship with the government, analysis of media systems, interaction with new media and concepts such as politics, economy, society, cities â?? always in reference to journalism. Welcome are texts written by researchers from the BRICS countries, but also from other countries. Articles comparing two or more BRICS countries are particularly welcome.
Articles must be submitted by 30 September 2015, to be selected for editing 2016.1, Volume 13, to be published in March 2016.
The length of texts must be between 30 000 and 40 000 characters with spaces.
As the Brazilian Journalism Research publishes two versions of each number (Portuguese/ Spanish and English), the authors of accepted papers submitted in Portuguese or Spanish must provide a translation into English. Likewise, the articles submitted and accepted in English must provide a translation into Portuguese or Spanish.
Guidelines for authors are available in the link:
Submission of papers: until 30 September 2015*
Results of selected texts: 30 November 2015*
Delivery of final versions in English and Portuguese or Spanish and with revision and additional information suggested by the editors: 30 January 2016
Launch: March 2016
The Rise of the Right to Know: Politics and the Culture of Transparency, 1945–1975
The American founders did not endorse a citizen’s right to know. More openness in government, more frankness in a doctor’s communication with patients, more disclosure in a food manufacturer’s package
labeling, and more public notice of actions that might damage the environment emerged in our own time. As Michael Schudson shows in The Rise of the Right to Know, modern transparency dates to the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s—well before the Internet—as reform-oriented politicians, journalists, watchdog groups, and social movements won new leverage. At the same time, the rapid growth of higher education after 1945, together with its expansive ethos of inquiry and criticism, fostered both insight and oversight as public values.
Radical Media Ethics: A Global Approach
Stephen J. A. Ward
I am pleased to inform you that my new book, Radical Media Ethics: A Global Approach, has been published by Wiley Publishers. The book argues that the media revolution requires that the foundations of media ethics be re-thought and radically altered. The aim should be a new digital, global media ethics. The book offers a set of principles for this radical re-invention of media ethics, and puts forward a new code for global media and journalism. The book, including review copies, is available at www.wiley.com/buy/9781118477595
Stephen J. A. Ward.
Media Ethics and Justice in the Age of Globalization
Edited by Shakuntala Rao and Herman Wasserman
This book brings together a range of perspectives from around the globe to address questions of media ethics and justice both in local contexts and in a transnational, global environment. A common denominator running through such disparate investigations of theories and practices of media ethics and justice in democracies as diverse as India, South Africa, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and the United States, is how specific media and journalism practices relate to the global. There is general acknowledgement that similarities between ethical systems have to emerge in local contexts, rather than the other way around. In the presentation of case studies and philosophical debates, the concept of justice in media and journalism ethics is illuminated from various angles. A common theme in these chapters is the acknowledgement that ethics and justice are central to the evolution of a democratic public sphere saturated with media images and narratives.
Media-State Relations in Emerging Democracies
Adrian Hadland (2015)
Palgrave MacMillan, UK, 2015
With most of the world's population living in states that have begun the process of democratisation, Media-State Relations in Emerging Democracies examines the critical interface between the news media and the state in these countries. What is the media's role in the democratisation process? And how does the state intervene in, co-opt or prescribe the national discourse? Using a series of case studies, including South Africa and the People's Republic of China, this original work proposes a new framework for understanding media-state relations in the world's emerging democracies.
News and Politics: The Rise of Live and Interpretive Journalism
By Stephen Cushion
News and Politics critically examines television news bulletins – still the primary source of information for most people – and asks whether the wider pace and immediacy of 24-hour news culture has influenced their format and style over time. Drawing on the concepts of mediatization and journalistic interventionism, Stephen Cushion empirically traces the shift from edited to live reporting from a cross-national perspective, focussing on the two-way convention in political coverage and the more interpretive approach to journalism it promotes. Challenging prevailing academic wisdom, Cushion argues that the mediatization of news does not necessarily reflect a commercial logic or a lowering of journalism standards. In particular, the rise of live two-ways can potentially enhance viewers’ understanding of public affairs – moving reporters beyond their visual backdrops and reliance on political soundbites – by asking journalists to scrutinize the actions of political elites, interpret competing source claims and to explain the broader context to everyday stories. Considering the future of 24-hour news, a final discussion asks whether new content and social media platforms – including Twitter and Buzzfeed – enhance or weaken democratic culture. This timely analysis of News and Politics is ideal for students of political communication and journalism studies, as well as communication studies, media studies, and political science.
Journalism and Human Rights: How Demographics Drive Media Coverage
Edited by John C. Pollock
This book is the first collection of original research to explore links between demographics and media coverage of emerging human rights issues. It covers cross-national reporting on human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, water contamination, and child labour; and same-sex marriage, Guantanamo detainee rights, immigration reform, and post-traumatic stress disorder in the United States. The research asks questions such as: What are the principal catalysts that propel rights issues into media agendas? Why do some surface more quickly than others? And how do the demographics of cross-national reporting differ from those driving multi-city US nationwide coverage of rights claims?
Using community structure theory and innovative Media Vector content analysis, the eight chapters of this book reveal three striking patterns that show how differences in female empowerment, social or economic vulnerability, and Midwestern newspaper geographic location, link powerfully with variations in coverage of rights issues. The patterns connecting demographics and rights claims confirm that coverage of human rights can mirror the concerns of stakeholders and vulnerable groups, contrary to conventional assumptions that media typically serve as "guard dogs" reinforcing the interests of political and economic elites.
Gatekeeping In Transition
Edited by Tim P. Vos & Francois Heinderyckx
Much of what journalism scholars thought they knew about gatekeeping—about how it is that news turns out the way it does—has been called into question by the recent seismic economic and technological shifts in journalism. These shifts come with new kinds of gatekeepers, new routines of news production, new types of news organizations, new means for shaping the news, and new channels of news distribution. Given these changing realities, some might ask: does gatekeeping still matter?
In this internationally-minded anthology of new gatekeeping research, contributors attempt to answer that question. Gatekeeping in Transition examines the role of gatekeeping in the twenty-first century from organizational, institutional, and social perspectives across digital and traditional media, and argues for its place in contemporary scholarship about news and journalism.
NEW ECREA SUMMER SCHOOL BOOK
This year's volume is entitled "Journalism, Representation and the Public Sphere" (Bremen: edition lumière). It is edited by Leif Kramp, Nico Carpentier, Andreas Hepp, Richard Kilborn, Risto Kunelius, Hannu Nieminen, Ilija Tomanic, Ebba Sundin and Tobias Olsson.
The main focus of “Journalism, Representation and the Public Sphere” is dedicated to the fundamental question: How do journalism, the various representations and public spheres of European cultures and societies change? This volume consists of the intellectual work of the 2014 European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School, organized in cooperation with the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) at the ZeMKI, the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research of the University of Bremen, Germany. The chapters cover relevant research topics, structured into four sections:
“Journalism and the News Media”, “Representation and Everyday Life”, “Public Sphere, Space and Politics”, “Rethinking Media Studies” and “Academic Practice”.
Contributors are (in alphabetical order): Bertrand Cabedoche, Nico Carpentier, Andreas Hepp, François Heinderyckx, Magnus Hoem Iversen, Leif Kramp, Katrin Laas-Mikko, Maria Murumaa-Mengel, Georgina Newton, Hannu Nieminen, Alexandra Polownkikow, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, Irena Reifová, Maria Schreiber, Saiona Stoian, Ebba Sundin, Simone Tosoni and Eimante Zolubiene. The book additionally contains abstracts of 41 doctoral projects that were discussed at the 2014 European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School.
For more information, see http://www.editionlumiere.de/kramp-et-al-2015.html
OUTSTANDING JOURNAL ARTICLE OF THE YEAR
The 2015 Outstanding Journal Article of the Year was awarded to Kevin Barnhurst of the University of Leeds for his article “The Problem of Realist Events in American Journalism” (Media and Communication 2(2), 2014). Please click on the link to read the article.