[Air-L] Re : CFP - Media in Motion

Viviane Serfaty vivianeserfaty at yahoo.fr
Sun Oct 12 13:12:07 PDT 2008

Lisa e-journal (Maison de la recherche et des sciences de l’homme - Université de Caen - Normandy, France) is seeking contributors to its Spring 2010 issue on media in the U.K. and the U.S.

Media In Motion: Changes in Contemporary Media in the U.K. and the U.S.

The current shifts in the media industry in the U.K. and the U.S. may be ascribed to a variety of causes – widespread Internet access, the concentration of media ownership as well as the sea-change journalistic practices are now going through. The media industry is in constant motion, and raising increasingly challenging research questions in the process. The theme of movement can be analysed from multiple theoretical and methodological perspectives, which include, but are not limited to, the areas of research suggested below:

- Internet and traditional media: print media, radio and television have all turned the Internet into an integral part of their development policies. What are the consequences of the increased complexity of the media environment?

- Bloggers and journalists: what is the relationship between political blogs and traditional journalism? Have new forms of writing emerged?

- The construction of public opinion: the globalization of information flows has gained increased prominence. What are its causes and its consequences? Is there such a thing as globalized public opinion? Do globalized information flows strengthen hyper-local coverage or more generally media localism? What is the part played by social networks such as YouTube and Daily Motion in disseminating political information?

Proposals (200 - 300 words in English or in French) are invited covering either the U.S. or the U.K., or using a comparative approach. Please send them to viviane.serfaty at univ-paris-est.fr before 15th January 2009, along with a short bio-bibliographical note.

Completed articles will be due by September 15th, 2009. Authors are kindly requested to comply with the submission guidelines on the journal’s site. 
Please feel free to contact Viviane Serfaty for any additional information.


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