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Postdoc in Computational Journalism / Media Audiences at the Department of Media and Communications, LMU Munich, Germany (6-year Postdoc in Computational Journalism / Media Audiences). The successful candidate will join Professor Neil Thurman's research and teaching unit, which is currently part-funded by the Volkswagen Foundation via two projects on computational journalism. These projects are researching the use of AI in local journalism; audiences’ perceptions of automated journalism; and the use of, and attitudes to, computational journalism in newsrooms. The unit also conducts media audience research more widely and is involved in comparative journalism research through the Worlds of Journalism Study.  More information, including on the application procedure, is available here: https://neilthurman.com/blog-reader/come-work-with-me.html

Associate Professor in Journalism, University of Bergen. See further information here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/178458/associate-professor-in-journalism

Postdoctoral Associate in Media and Computation, University of Minnesota. The Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is hiring a Postdoctoral Associate in Media and Computation. To apply go to humanresources.umn.edu and select “Find a Job”: Position # 330664. Questions can be directed to msw@umn.edu

 

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CALLS FOR PAPERS

 

Journalism 2020: The (ir)relevance of journalism and the future of journalism studies

A conference jointly organized by Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism and Journalism Studies in celebration of their 20th anniversaries

Vienna, Austria, September 11-13, 2020. Hosted by the Journalism Studies Center, Department of Communication, University of Vienna

The year 2000 is often considered a watershed moment in the development of the field of journalism studies, as it marks the year that two key academic journals – Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism and Journalism Studies – were first published. To celebrate their twentieth anniversaries, the journals are organizing a three-day conference in 2020 to look back on the evolution of the field, and to critically consider key questions for the field going forward. The conference will include a number of keynote presentations, round-tables, as well as regular paper presentations.

Submissions can be sent to  journalism2020@univie.ac.at by no later than February 29, 2020. Please include in the email (1) the title of your paper, (2) an abstract of no more than 400 words, (3) names and affiliations of the authors.

To submit a panel proposal, a 300-word rationale should be sent alongside a 150-word explanation per presentation, as well as the names and affiliations of presenters and respondent.

All submissions will undergo scholarly peer-review. Notifications of acceptance will be issued in early April. More information can be found on our website:https://journalism2020.univie.ac.at/ 

 

The sixth conference of the International Journal of Press/Politics will take place in Loughborough on 29-30 June 2020; Deadline for abstracts: 13 March 2020; CFP: https://cristianvaccari.com/2019/12/09/call-for-papers-for-the-sixth-conference-of-the-international-journal-of-press-politics-loughborough-university-29-30-june-2020/

 

Journalism Practice Special Issue: Newsafety: infrastructure, practice and consequences. Guest Editors: Oscar Westlund, Roy Krøvel, and Kristin Skare-Orgeret, Oslo Metropolitan University

Journalism is one of, if not the most important, knowledge producing institutions in society. It is also an institution and practice facing substantial challenges. This includes, but is not limited to, how news media companies should maintain a sustainable business model and also how journalists can ensure they have the expertise, resources and support necessary to produce and publish verified news perceived to have high quality in a media environment seemingly marked by misinformation. To date, however, relatively few researchers have focused their research efforts to the critical challenges arising in the intersection of journalism practice and the safety of journalists in a digital mediascape, an increasing threat to journalism and those who produce it. This special issue addresses that void. For more details, check: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/journalism-practice-newsafety/

 

Journalism Studies Special Issue: “What’s (the) News? Revisiting ‘News Values’ as a Concept and Methodology in the Age of Digital Networked Journalism.” Guest Editors: Jelle Mast & Martina Temmerman (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

For more information on the scope of the special issue, please visit https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/journalism-studies-digital-network-methodology/?utm_source=TFO&utm_medium=cms&utm_campaign=JOI11455

Full papers (6000-9000 words, all inclusive) should be submitted online by 31 January 2020, on manuscript central. We strive towards notifying authors within two months upon receipt of submission. Publication of the special issue is planned for mid-2020. For any questions, please contact jelle.mast@vub.be 

Journalism Practice Special Issue: The State of the News Beat: Expertise and division of labour in current newsrooms. Guest editor: Zvi Reich, Ben Gurion University of the Negev (zreich@bgu.ac.il)

Deadline for submission of extended abstracts: February 1st 2020.
Decision on abstracts: March 15th 2020 
Deadline for final submission: September 1st 2020.