[Air-L] CfP Researching Journalism and Media in a Digital Age

Chrysi Dagoula cdagoula1 at sheffield.ac.uk
Tue Jun 28 03:14:35 PDT 2016

*Call for Papers -  Digital Opportunities and Challenges: Researching
Journalism and Media in a Digital Age*

*Deadline:* 15th of July, 2016

This is a call for papers for the upcoming conference 'Digital
Opportunities and Challenges: Researching Journalism and Media in a Digital
Age*'*, hosted by the Department of Journalism Studies at the *University
of Sheffield*. The conference will be held on *26 and 27 January 2017*.

This conference will explore new directions in journalism and media
research in digital environments. The emergence of social media has ignited
lively discussion about the opportunities they can offer to journalism, but
also about the challenges they pose. These opportunities and challenges are
not only technological: they touch on a variety of areas including social,
political and financial realities. What is more, by trying to adapt to
these changes, journalistic practices are constantly evolving and the
relationships between producers and consumers of news are constantly

Drawing on these discussions, this conference aims to address a wide range
of thematic areas, which are:

   - Theoretical approaches
   - Methodological approaches
   - Practical approaches
   - Contextual approaches

Keynote speakers (so far confirmed)

   - *Natalie Fenton, Professor of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths
   - Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director of Research, at the Reuters Institute
   for the study of Journalism, Oxford University
   - Brian Loader, Director, School of Social and Political Sciences,
   University of York

Call for papers

We welcome abstracts related to the thematic areas above, or to the broader
topic. We strongly encourage submissions by PhD students and early career
researchers, though all scholars interested in these areas are welcome to

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words by 15 July 2016 to
jnlconferences at sheffield.ac.uk
<jnlconferences at sheffield.ac.uk?body=Digital%20Opportunities%20and%20Challenges>

Registration will open in autumn 2016. There will be a £35 registration fee
(£25 early bird rate), which covers lunch and refreshments on both days.

For further information, or to register your interest in advance, please
contact the organising committee at jnlconferences at sheffield.ac.uk
<jnlconferences at sheffield.ac.uk?subject=Digital%20Opportunities%20and%20Challenges>
(Web: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/journalism/events/digital-age)

*Chrysi Dagoula*
PhD Student
Department of Journalism Studies
The University of Sheffield
9 Mappin Street
Sheffield, S1 4DT

E-mail: cdagoula1 at sheffield.ac.uk
Twitter: @chrysadag

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