Journalism Research & Education Section – CfP
Sección de Investigación y educación en periodismo
The Journalism Research & Education Section (JRE) invites submissions for its open sessions at the IAMCR 2017 Conference to be held from 16-20 July, 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia. The deadline to submit abstracts is 9 February 2017. Proposals for consideration must be submitted via the IAMCR Open Conference System at http://iamcr-ocs.org
The overall theme of the IAMCR 2017 annual conference is Transforming Culture, Politics & Communication: New media, new territories, new discourses, focusing on the transformations in communications and media related to the appearance of new social movements organized under new references, such as e.g. ethnic identities. News actors that see “politics” as spaces of multiple modes of participation, challenging traditional actors and loci in politics, such as political parties and modes of participation.
The JRE Section invites papers that reflect about these transformations and their influence on the journalistic field.
How does Journalism interfere and is modified by this context? What are the relationships with new spaces and political movements? How is then journalistic identity being challenged and does it respond to the social and cultural changes in the field of politics? How and with what intensity are journalistic practices being changed in a world with new territories and new discourses? What answers and concerns have been found and raised by journalism research and education in a world of new territorial concepts, where the interaction between the center and the periphery no longer follows the traditional North-South, West-East dichotomies?
The JRE Section is open for panel proposals, workshop sessions and individual research paper proposals that address the issues related to the main theme of IAMCR’s 2017 annual conference as well as for proposals that amplify the comprehension of journalism research and education, for instance following these guidelines (but not limited to):
- International collaborative and comparative journalism research: new challenges and emergent perspectives
- Innovations in journalism
- Journalism professional identity
- Journalism research: theoretical approaches and methodology
- Journalism education
- Journalism and gender
- Journalism, new formats and narratives
- Journalism and democracy
- Journalism, peace and conflict
This Section accepts abstract submissions in English, Spanish or French, and presentations in English and Spanish.
Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts should be submitted only via the via IAMCR’s Open Conference System (OCS) at http://iamcr-ocs.org from 1 December 2016 – 9 February 2017, in English, Spanish or French. Both individual and panel submissions as well as workshop sessions are welcome. Early submission is strongly encouraged.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 9 February 2017. Please note that this deadline will not be extended!
Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to applicants no later than 3 April 2017.
For those whose abstracts are accepted, full conference papers are to be submitted by 26 June 2017.
The JRE Section encourages its members to take part in moderating and chairing its sessions. Please let the JRE Section heads know by e-mail at [email protected], if you are interested in moderating and chairing JRE sessions at IAMCR 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia.
Guidelines for Abstracts
Abstracts should range between 300 and 500 words in length including the research objectives, theoretical framework and methodology.
All abstract submissions must be made via IAMCR’s Open Conference System (OCS) at http://iamcr-ocs.org. Please note that no e-mail submissions of abstracts addressed to JRE Section heads will be accepted!
It is expected that for the most part, only one (1) abstract will be submitted per person. However, under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts bearing the name of the same author either individually or as part of any group of authors. Please note also that the same abstract or another version with minor variations in title or content must not be submitted to more than one Section or Working Group within IAMCR. Such submissions will be deemed to be in breach of the conference guidelines and will be rejected by the OCS system, by the relevant heads or by the conference programme reviewer. Authors submitting them risk being removed entirely from the conference programme.
Journalism Research and Education Section