Call for abstracts – Mapping the Magazine 4

Call for abstracts – Mapping the Magazine 4

‘Mapping the Magazine’ is a series of conferences established by Tim Holmes of the Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC). Three conferences have run so far - in 2011, 2007 and 2005. [Image: Flickr/Katie Lips] The fourth Mapping the Magazine conference will be held at the University of Sydney, Department of Media and Communications, from December 12 – 14, 2016. As in the past, the conference aims to create an intimate meeting of magazine scholars from many disciplines (Media and Communications, Journalism, Gender and Cultural Studies, Sociology, Linguistics, English, History, Visual Communications…) who are interested in exploring the current state of magazine research and possibly developing collaborative research projects. The conference is open to all scholars working in the broad field of magazine research. Contributors could, however, consider the following topics: The place of print in the ecology of magazine publishing The concept of ‘magazine media’ Business models and distribution ‘Wrappering’ (using Snapchat/Facebook Instant Articles/Medium etc. to wrap around...
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Call for papers – training versus education

Call for papers – training versus education

The AJE Summer Conference will take place on June 23 and 24 at the London Campus of Newcastle University based in the City. The theme of the conference will be Training v Education and we are calling for papers and presentations around the theme which will cover such topics as: Curriculum choices: Pressures from the university, pressure from the industry, pressure from accreditors. The future for students: providing a balance between education and training. The future for journalism: our part in developing the talent of tomorrow. The future for journalism educators and trainers: What will both industry and the academy expect of us. Accreditation: should we, can we, do we want to? This list is not exhaustive and we will consider any paper on the general theme. We are also intending to hold research networking seminars to allow members to allow members to contact others working in similar fields, proposals so far are for network groups on media history, technology and ethics and...
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Call for chapters: War reporting

There is a call for chapters for Reporting from the Wars 1850 – 2015. Editors: Barry Turner, Geoff Adams and Sanem Şahin. Publisher: Vernon Press (USA) The book will be a compilation of historical and contemporary stories of the war correspondent and battlefield photographer from the earliest days of modern war reporting to the present. It will seek to determine the changes in style, method and practice of the work of the war correspondent and examine the changes in attitudes to, and how the public view war from the high point of imperialism to the present day jihad. By mixing historical analysis with contributions from modern war reporters it will analyse such subjects as the role of propaganda in winning over the public to support wars of aggression, the portrayal of war as entertainment, the use of technology in war reporting and the lives, and sadly often the deaths of those who take on this most dangerous and disturbing vocation. It is...
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Call for Chapters: Book about journalists’ beliefs and work

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. They are looking for proposals for chapters of about 3,000 words based on your latest research and insights that fit such themes as: 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...
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