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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

Alla Rybina (Student Representative)

University of Gothenburg

Department of Journalism, Media and Communication
Göteborg 40530
Ph. +46 31 786 4989

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.

Not yet a member but interested in becoming one? Please contact ICA headquarters at




The JSD business meeting will take place on Saturday, May 25, at 5:00-6:15 PM (room: Jefferson East, Washington Hilton, Concourse Level). The meeting will be followed by an off-site reception at the National Press Club (First Amendment Lounge!). The National Press Club is located at 529 14th Street NW, which is slightly less than 2 miles from the hotel (a 36-minute walk and a 13-minute cab ride). We hope to see you there!

Take time to explore the online program and create your personalized itinerary. We have a packed program, consisting of 28 full paper sessions, a poster session (featuring 22 excellent papers), 10 submitted panels (including 5 panels related to the theme of Public Engagement in Journalism Studies), and 11 work-in-progress sessions (we will be eager to hear your thoughts about this pilot format during the business meeting). Tuesday (May 28) is a full and exciting conference day. For instance, one of the panels we have that day will bring together senior scholars and speakers from the Washington Post and the Democracy Fund to discuss the theme of Public Engagement in Journalism Studies, so we strongly encourage you to stay around! 

Beyond the official program, two great opportunities for our members (both initiated by Thomas Schmidt): 

  • Junior faculty event: this event is aimed at providing junior faculty an opportunity to network and exchange experiences. Are you an assistant professor (or advanced postdoc) and interested in a networking opportunity with other junior faculty in the Journalism Studies division during the upcoming ICA conference? Would you like to get together in a casual atmosphere and discuss common issues, challenges and opportunities while making some new friends and allies? Sign up on this Google doc that is curated by Thomas Schmidt (Boise State University, soon University of California San Diego).  
  • Newseum visit: On Saturday (May 25), before the divisional business meeting and the reception, you have an opportunity to visit the Newseum and attend a book presentation and panel discussion on Thomas Schmidt’s new book (“Rewriting the Newspaper”).  The event will start at 1pm, and people who attend it will get free admission to the Newseum. 




Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly: Advancing Journalism and Communication Research: New Theories and Concepts (Special Issue)

Guest editors: Claudia Mellado, Myria Georgiou, and Seungahn Nah
Submission deadline: June 1, 2019
Call for Papers: here 

Journal of Communication: Speaking Across Communication Subfields (Special Issue)
Guest Editors: Keren Tenenboim-Weinbaltt (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) & Chul-joo “CJ” Lee (Seoul National University)
Deadline for full paper submissions is July 15, 2019.
The special issue is scheduled for Issue 3, 2020. 

A new MIT Press book series: Distribution Matters
Distribution Matters explores how media content, ideas, and information move through the world — and to what effect. More information to be found here




Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Communication & Journalism: 
Postdoctoral Researcher in computational text analysis in the ERC-funded project "Mediating the Future: The Social Dynamics of Public Projections” (PROFECI). The project is headed by Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt.  

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.

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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