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Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt (Chair)

Hebrew U of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus
Department of Communication and Journalism
Jerusalem   91905

Ph. +972 (0)2 588 1059


Seth C. Lewis (Vice Chair)

University of Oregon
School of Journalism and Communication
Eugene, OR 97403-1275

Ph. +1 541-346-7342


Nina Springer (Secretary)

Södertörn University Stockholm
School of Social Sciences
Huddinge 14152
+46 (0)8 608  5215


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.

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Convergence (Gamifying News: Playful approaches to public engagement)

Deadine for proposals of no more than 500 words: September 7, 2018. Authors of selected abstracts will be notified by October 8, 2018 and invited to submit full manuscripts by April 2, 2019. Full CfP with more details can be found here



"Journalism across borders: The Production and 'Produsage' of News in the Era of Transnationalization, Destabilization and Algorithmization"

26-28 September 2018, hosted by the Institute of Media and Communication Science, TU Ilmenau (GER), in collaboration with the Media School, Indiana University Bloomington. More information can be found here

ICA annual conference 2019 (Washington DC)

The Call for Papers for Washington DC 2019 is now outThe paper submission site will be open from 4 September to 1 November 2018. In addition to looking at the general ICA guidelines in the CFP, make sure to carefully read the divisional call, as there are a few important changes this year. In particular, the division now accepts three forms of submissions: full papers, panel proposals, and (new for the 2019 conference) extended abstracts for works in progress. 



University of Denver: Tenure track positions in Digital Cultures (journalism emphasis) and Film Production, starting September 2019. Application review begins October 1, 2018.

University of Haifa: Tenure-track (open-rank) position in Communication. Deadline for applications: October 2, 2018. Appointment: October 1, 2019.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Tenure-Track Position in Communication and Journalismstarting July, 2019. Deadline for applications: September 26, 2018.

California State University, Fullerton: The CSUF Department of Communications has five assistant/associate professor tenure-track positions open (review of applications will begin on September 24, 2018): Applied Communications Research (2 positions), Entertainment Industry SpecialistJournalism & Digital Media, and Public Relations.

Emerson College: Two positions open: Assistant Professor in Digital Design and Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Journalism Studies. The positions are open until filled and the review of applications will begin immediately.

Cornell University: Geri Gay Professorship in Communication and Open-Rank Tenure-Track Position in Communication and TechnologyReview of applications will begin on October 1, 2018, and the positions will remain open until filled.

University of Kentucky: Assistant Professor in Mass Communication (review of applications begins September 15, 2017 and continues until the positions are filled).

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities: Associate Professor/Professor Journalism/Media and Associate Professor/Professor Strategic Communication. Please find more information here (review of applications will begin October 2, 2017 and continue until the positions are filled.)



Lynn Schofield Clark and Regina Marchi: Young People and the Future of News: Social Media and the Rise of Connective Journalism (Cambridge U Press 2017)

Young People and the Future of News traces the practices that are evolving as young people come to see news increasingly as something shared via social networks and social media rather than produced and circulated solely by professional news organizations. The book introduces the concept of connective journalism, clarifying the role of creating and sharing stories online as a key precursor to collective and connective political action. At the center of the story are high school students from low-income minority and immigrant communities who often feel underserved or misrepresented by mainstream media but express a strong interest in politics and their communities. Drawing on in-depth field work in three major urban areas over the course of ten years, Young People and the Future of News sheds light on how young people share news that they think others should know about, express solidarity, and bring into being new publics and counter-publics.

The book has received the 2018 Nancy Baym Outstanding Book Award from the Association of Internet Researchers.


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