[Air-L] CFP: Platforms and Digital Journalism @ CEECOM 2018

Tamas Tofalvy tamastofalvy at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 10:44:36 PST 2018

Dear Colleagues,

At the 11th Central and Eastern European Communication and Media Conference
(CEECOM 2018, from 30 May to 1 June, 2018, in Szeged, Hungary,
http://ceecom2018.hu/ ) we are organizing a panel entitled *Platforms and
Digital Journalism – Mapping the Connections between Technology, Culture
and Policy*, and we would welcome submissions from scholars of the current
digital media ecosystem and digital journalism.

*The CFP:*
Platforms – particularly Facebook and Google – have become dominant in
shaping how digital media and journalism functions in the contemporary
media ecosystem. As more and more users consume news and various other
types of content through the newsfeeds and algorithms of platforms, the
more power platforms have over influencing or even controlling the means of
distributing, ways of consuming and scope of creating and sharing digital
media content (Bell-Taylor 2017, Helberger-Trilling 2016, Pew 2014,
Kalogeropoulos-Newman 2017, Tremayne 2017). The ubiquitous presence of
platforms alters editorial decisions and journalistic practices, also
users’ perception of news, thus affects deeply how traditional online media
companies are able to reach their audiences and monetize their reach. We
wish to organize an open, interdisciplinary panel, with 5-6 participants,
including talks on the most important relations between either the
cultural, policy, journalistic and technological aspects regarding the
intertwined nature of platforms and digital journalism. We would
particularly welcome presentations on the following aspects: country- or
region-specific, data-based analyses on the role of platforms in local
media markets; changing journalistic roles, strategies and practices in the
newsfeed-ecosystem; news consumption habits and trends. Researchers with
diverse disciplinary and methodological backgrounds are welcome.

*The deadline to submit a short (250 words) abstract is close: 31 January
2018. *
*You can submit an abstract here:*

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me,


Tamas Tofalvy

Tamas Tofalvy, PhD
Researcher, consultant | Digital media, journalism, popular music
assistant prof @ Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Dept. of
Sociology and Comm.)
project lead @ Hungarian Online and Digital Media History (MODEM) project
M: [0036] 30 488 75 84
Web: [EN / HU] http://tofalvytamas.hu
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