Divisions: Journalism Studies
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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 
keren.tw@mail.huji.ac.il


Seth C. Lewis (Vice Chair)

University of Oregon
School of Journalism and Communication
Eugene, OR 97403-1275
Ph. +1 541-346-7342 
sclewis@uoregon.edu

 
Edson C. Tandoc Jr. (Secretary)

Nanyang Technological University
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
31 Nanyang Link Singapore 637718
Ph. +65 6790-6110
edson@ntu.edu.sg

 
Joy Kibarabara (Student Representative)

Stockholm University
Department of Media Studies
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Ph. +46 8 16 20 00
joy.kibarabara@ims.su.se


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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    DIVISION ANNOUNCEMENTS

     

    In these trying times, we hope you are safe and doing as well as possible.

     

    Our first virtual ICA is approaching, and while it is evidently not what we wished for, we can hopefully make the best out of it and use this opportunity to experiment with new conference formats. ICA has compiled a superb FAQ on conference-related issues, from registration and refunds to virtual presentation formats. Please make sure to read it: https://www.icahdq.org/page/2020FAQ

     

    Here are a few additional emphases and guidelines regarding the Journalism Studies program:

     

    • The planned program consists of 40 panels (23 full-paper sessions, 5 submitted panels, and 12 work-in-progress sessions), as well as a poster session featuring 20 papers. There might be some changes due to the challenges presented by the Coronavirus situation, but we are hopeful and optimistic that most of the program will virtually materialize.
    • Presenters should prepare a 12-minute presentation for full papers, 5- to 10-minute presentation for works-in-progress (depending on the state of the project), and a poster PDF file for papers that are part of the poster session. Participants in pre-organized panels are free to decide on the length of the presentations and the format of the discussion, but in all sessions, the overall length of the session should be up to 75 minutes.
    • Concerning the recording of the sessions, there are two main options: each presenter records and uploads their paper presentation individually, or the session’s presenters synchronously record a group video of each presentation in turn, akin to how sessions are done in-person (see further details about these two options in the ICA FAQ mentioned above). Each group of presenters, session by session, can decide which of the two options works best for them. To make this decision, session chairs will contact the presenters in their sessions to coordinate on a plan (chairs will receive further instructions from program planner Seth Lewis).
    • Assigned respondents also remain part of the program. If there is a group video for the paper session, respondents can participate in the recording and present their response. Otherwise, for sessions where each paper presentation is recorded and uploaded individually, respondents can either record and upload a video response, or they can choose a different format (for instance, responding to each paper with detailed comments via the chat window). In such instances where a session’s paper presentations are made as individual videos and not as a group, respondents are free to choose the format that works best for them.
    • To make the conference vibrant and successful, please participate as much as you can via the chat window—offering comments, raising questions, and stimulating productive dialogue. At a minimum, please be active in your own sessions, by presenting feedback and questions to the other participants on the panel.
    • Our business meeting will also be pre-recorded. Watch it for updates on ICA business and for the presentation of the divisional awards! Please let us know if you have any issues you would like us to address in the business meeting. In addition, we will use the chat window of the business meeting to answer members’ questions and discuss any issues you would like to raise during the conference.

     

    Sadly, we won’t be able to have our annual reception, so we decided to donate the budget allocated to the reception ($3500) to the ICA hardship fund. Students and early-career scholars will be able to apply to the fund for reimbursement of nonrefundable flight and visa expenses.

     

    Finally, if you have thoughts or ideas on how the division can best serve our members amid the pandemic and its disruption, please share them with us. 

     

    Keren and Seth 

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