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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.

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Election results

Election results are out! Congratulations to Edson C. Tandoc Jr. (Nanyang Technological U) for being elected JSD Secretary, Joy Kibarabara (Stockholm U) for being elected JSD Student & Early Career Representative, and Claes de Vreese (Amsterdam) for being elected ICA President-Elect Select!

Divisional awards 

You can submit nominations for four divisional awards: Outstanding Dissertation in Journalism Studies Award (call), Journalism Studies Divisional Book Award (call), The Wolfgang Donsbach Outstanding Article of the Year Award (call), and (NEW!) The ICA Journalism Studies Public Engagement Award (call). Deadline for all award nominations is February 15, 2019. Many thanks to our Public Engagement Task Force (Nikki Usher – Chair, Valerie Belair-Gagnon, Caroline Fisher, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Oscar Westlund) for putting together the call for the new award! 




ICA 2019 Journalism Studies Graduate Student Colloquium (ICA 2019 Pre-Conference)

Organizers: Alla Rybina, Joy Kibarabara, Nina Springer 
Call for Papers:
Submission Deadline: January 21, 2019

Digital Journalism in Latin America (ICA 2019 Pre-Conference)

Organizers: Pablo J. Boczkowski, Eugenia Mitchelstein 
Call for Papers: 
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019

North Korea and Communication (ICA 2019 Pre-Conference)

Organizers: Seungahn Nah, Soomin Seo, Yong-Chan Kim, Dal Yong Jin 
Call for Papers: 
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019

Engaged Journalism: Bridging Research and Practice (ICA 2019 Pre-Conference)

Organizers: Andrea Wenzel, Jacob L. Nelson
Call for Papers:
Submission Deadline: January 21, 2019

Critical Incidents in Journalism (ICA 2019 Pre-Conference)

Organizers: Edson C. Tandoc Jr., Joy Jenkins, Ryan J. Thomas, Oscar Westlund
Call for Papers: 
Submission Deadline: January 30, 2019

Communicating with Machines: Boundless Imagination (ICA 2019 Pre-Conference)

Organizers: S. Austin Lee, Autumn Edwards, Chad Edwards, David J. Gunkel, Andrea Guzman, Steve Jones, Seungahn Nah, Patric Spence
Call for Papers:
Submission Deadline: January 29, 2019

Badass Ladies of Communication: The Challenges and Opportunities for Female Scholars, Success in the Field (ICA 2019 Post-Conference)

Organizers: Nikki Usher; Brooke Erin Duffy; Kjerstin Thorson; Lea Hellemueler; Valerie Belair-Gagnon; Stephanie Edgerly; Shannon McGregor; Kimberly Meltzer 
Apply here: 
Application deadline: January 15, 2019

The Rise of Platforms: Individual, Institutional, and Governance Questions for Communications Research (ICA 2019 Post-Conference)

Organizers: Daniel Kreiss, Erika Franklin-Fowler, Sarah Anne Ganter, Natali Helberger, Shannon McGregor, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
Call for Papers:
Submission deadline: January 11, 2019




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

Media and Communication: Peripheral Actors in Journalism: Agents of Change in Journalism Culture and Practice (Special Issue) 

Editors: Avery E. Holton (University of Utah, USA), Valerie Belair-Gagnon (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA) and Oscar Westlund (Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway).
Deadline for Abstracts: 31 January  2019
Deadline for Submissions: 1 June 2019
Publication of the Issue: November/December 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




Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society: Stanford PACS is accepting applications for two postdoctoral fellowship opportunities for the 2019-20 academic year: Digital Civil Society Lab Postdoctoral Fellowship and Project on Democracy and the Internet Postdoctoral Fellowship. Applications are accepted from October 3, 2018 through January 11, 2019

The University of Florida: Assistant Professor in Journalism. Review of applications will begin November 1st, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Denver: Tenure track position in Film Production, starting September 2019. Application review begins October 1, 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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