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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Training versus Education – book your ticket to the AJE June Conference

Training versus Education – book your ticket to the AJE June Conference

The AJE is delighted to announce that Mark Deuze of the University of Amsterdam will be keynote speaker at the June Conference in London. [Image: Wikimedia Commons] Dr Deuze is professor of Media Studies, specialising in journalism, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities. The conference theme will be training versus education and Dr. Deuze has researched the employment position and work experiences of journalists. His biog states: In the Netherlands too, profound changes have been occurring in this field in recent years. Deuze plans to analyse the field of work of journalists practising their profession outside the context of an editorial team or permanent employment. This field includes freelancers, self-employed persons with no staff and a wide range of other business structures, such as formal and informal editorial collectives, as well as correspondents. Since such journalists form the majority in journalism, particularly the younger generation, it is vital to know who they are, how they manage to practise their profession and...
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