[Air-L] Reminder: Emerging Methods for Digital Media Research abstracts due 31 March

Jean Burgess je.burgess at qut.edu.au
Sun Mar 25 18:11:47 PDT 2012

Dear colleagues, 

A reminder that abstracts for this special issue of JOBEM are due at the
end of the month.

Best regards

Emerging Methods for Digital Media Research
Special Themed Issue of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
(JOBEM), March 2013.

Guest Editors:
Jean Burgess (QUT)
Axel Bruns (QUT)
Larissa Hjorth (RMIT)
ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries & Innovation

Editor: Zizi Papacharissi

With the rise of 'big data', locative media, and smartphones, existing
media and communication studies methods are being recombined, reconfigured
and replaced alongside their objects of study. This special issue of JOBEM
seeks to expose new research methods for understanding the changing nature
of the content industries, the impact of digital media on the practices of
creative workers, and the experiences and practices of everyday users of
digital media technologies.

We welcome papers based in the humanities and social sciences that reflect
on, discuss or critique current methodological trends in digital media
research, shedding light on the following questions:

1. Where are the emerging methodological gaps - are there pressing
research problems that require the development of new methods, techniques
and tools?
2. Where are there needs for new combinations of methods, within or across
3. What are the implications for future pedagogical models in internet,
media and communication studies, including doctoral education and other
forms of research training?

We especially welcome papers grounded in the experience of conducting
empirical digital media research. However we will give preference to
papers that contextualise, historicise, and reflect on current
methodological trends; rather than simply report on the applications or
results of new methods.

Abstracts of 250 words are due by 31 March, 2012. Depending on the number
of abstracts received, we may shortlist submissions at this stage. Please
email your abstract and a list of 3 or 4 suggested peer reviewers to:
jobem.edm at gmail.com.

Full articles of no more than 7000 words should be submitted on or before
1 August, 2012 at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hbem (select "Special
Issue: Emerging Digital Methods" as a manuscript type). Manuscripts should
conform to the guidelines of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic

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