Professors Eric Freedman (Michigan State University), Robyn Goodman (Alfred University) and Elanie Steyn (University of Oklahoma) are developing a proposal for a research-grounded book about global perspectives on how professional journalists do their jobs and what they believe.
- Journalists’ attitudes toward their jobs, including economics, professional standards, contribution to society.
- Impact of industry changes on professionals.
- Professional ethics.
- Gender and minority issues in the newsroom and in the profession.
- Impact on journalists of censorship, self-censorship and other constraints on press freedom.
- Training for professional journalists.
- Adaptation to rapidly changing technologies.
- Physical safety in conflict and war zones.
- Unionization and professional organizations.
- Coping with psychological pressures.
- Use of user-generated content.
They are looking for a broad geographic range of chapters. Our primary focus is on journalists themselves, not their news organizations and not journalism students or faculty.
If you are interested in our reviewing a chapter proposal, please email us:
- A working title of your chapter
- An abstract of 100-200 words
- The names and affiliations of the chapter authors
- The CVs of the chapter authors
- If your chapter would be based on a recently presented paper or published article, please attach a copy.