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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

 

Nina Springer (Secretary)

Södertörn University Stockholm
School of Social Sciences
Huddinge 14152
Ph.
+46 (0)8 608  5215
nina.springer@sh.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.

Not yet a member but interested in becoming one? Please contact ICA headquarters at membership@icahdq.org

 

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CALL FOR PAPERS: SPECIAL ISSUES

Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism (Journalism in Small Towns)

Deadline for 500-word abstract: August 1, 2018; decision on invitation of full paper, Aug 17, 2018; full article deadline Dec 1, 2018; reviewer comments and final decision Jan 31, 2018.
Full CfP with more details can be found here.

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

#ISOJ Journal 2019 “Digital Media and Democracy in the Americas”

Deadline for extended abstracts (up to 1,000 words): August 15, 2018. Notices to selected extended abstracts will be sent by September 7, 2018. Full papers are expected by October 22, 2018. Full CfP with more details can be found here.

  

FUTURE CONFERENCES

  

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Columbia University, NYC

Research Director, Digital Journalism (review begins 15 August 2018; start date: Sep/Oct 2018).

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.)

  

BOOK ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Lars Willnat, David H Weaver & C Cleveland Wilhoit: The American Journalist in the Digital Age (Peter Lang, 2018)

More than a decade has passed since the last comprehensive survey of U.S. journalists was carried out in 2002 by scholars at Indiana University—and the news and the journalists who produce it have undergone dramatic changes and challenges. The American Journalist in the Digital Age is based on interviews with a national probability sample of nearly 1,100 U.S. journalists in the fall of 2013 to document the tremendous changes that have occurred in U.S. journalism in the past decade, many of them due to the rise of new communication technologies and social media. This survey of journalists updates the findings from previous studies and asks new questions about the impact of new technologies and social media in the newsroom, and it includes more nontraditional online journalists than the previous studies.

 


Peter Bro: Models of Journalism – the functions and influencing factors (Routledge, March 2018)
 
Models of Journalism investigates the most fundamental questions of how journalists can best serve the public and what factors enable or obstruct them in doing so. The book evaluates previous scholarly attempts at modeling the function and influencing factors of journalism, and proceeds to develop a range of important new models that take contemporary challenges faced by journalists and journalism into account. Among these new models is the “chronology-of-journalism,” which introduces a new set of influencing factors that can affect journalists in the 21st century. These include internal factors (journalistic principles, precedents and practices) and external factors (journalistic production, publication and perception). Another new model, the “journalistic compass,” delineates differences and similarities between some of the most important journalistic roles in the media landscape. For each new model, Peter Bro takes the actions and attitudes of individual journalists as its starting point. Models of Journalism combines practice and theory to outline and assess existing theoretical models alongside original ones. The book will be a useful tool for researchers, lecturers and practitioners who are engaged with the ever-evolving notions of what journalism is and who journalists are.

 

Peter Bro is Professor and Director of the Centre for Journalism at the University of Southern Denmark.

 

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