[Air-L] Call for papers: 8th Annual Conference of the International Journal of Press/Politics (deadline for abstracts: 23 May 2022)

Cristian Vaccari cristian.vaccari at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 00:48:38 PDT 2022

Dear colleagues,

I hope this email finds you well. I am pleased to share the call for
papers for the 8th Annual Conference of the International Journal of
Press/Politics, which will be held in person at Loughborough
University, UK, 22-23 September 2022. I hope you will find it of
interest and that you will be so kind as to share it with anyone you
think might be interested.

The call for papers is also available at

*** Call for papers
*** 8th Annual Conference of the International Journal of Press/Politics
*** Loughborough University, UK, 22-23 September 2022
*** Deadline for abstracts: 23 May 2022

On 22-23 September 2022, the Centre for Research in Communication and
Culture at Loughborough University will host the 8th annual conference
of the International Journal of Press/Politics, focused on academic
research on the relationship between media and political processes
around the world.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 23 May 2022. Attendees
will be notified of acceptance by 6 June 2022. Registration fees will
be due 8 July 2022 and full papers based on accepted abstracts will be
due 8 September 2022. A selection of the best full papers presented at
the conference will be published in the journal after peer review.
Previous journal special issues based on conference papers can be
found here and here.

The conference brings together scholars conducting internationally
oriented or comparative research on the intersection between news
media and politics around the world. It aims to provide a forum for
academics from a wide range of disciplines, countries, and
methodological approaches to advance knowledge in this area.

Examples of relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the
political implications of changes in media systems; the importance of
different types of media for learning about and engaging with
politics; the factors affecting the quality of political information
and public discourse; media policy and regulation; the role of
entertainment and popular culture in how people engage with current
affairs; relations between political actors and journalists; the role
of visuals and emotion in the production and processing of public
information; the role of different kinds of media during conflicts and
crises; and political communication during and beyond elections by
government, political parties, interest groups, and social movements.
The journal and the conference are particular interested in studies
that adopt comparative approaches, represent substantial theoretical
or methodological advances, or focus on parts of the world that are
under-researched in the international English language academic

Titles and abstracts for papers (maximum 300 words) are invited by 23
May 2022. The abstract should clearly describe the key question, the
theoretical and methodological approach, the evidence presented, and
the wider implications of the study for understanding the relationship
between media and politics. Authors are encouraged to provide as much
detail as possible about the spatial and temporal context of their
study, the research design employed, the data collected, and the main
results of the analyses.

Please send submissions via the online form available at

The registration fee for the conference will be GBP 250, to be paid by
8 July 2022. The fee covers lunches and coffee breaks on 22 and 23
September, two conference dinners on 21 and 22 September, and farewell
drinks on 23 September. A limited number of registration fee waivers
will be available for early career scholars and scholars from
countries that appear in Tiers B and C of the classification adopted
by the International Communication Association. Applications must be
made by 23 May 2022 via the abstract online submission form available
at https://bit.ly/IJPP2022.

All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the
conference and respect the UK Government and Loughborough University
policies to protect themselves and the population against COVID-19.
Attendees visiting Loughborough from abroad must commit to follow the
UK Government’s regulations to travel to England.

The conference is organized by Cristian Vaccari (Editor-in-Chief of
IJPP and Director of CRCC). Please contact Professor Vaccari with
questions at c.vaccari at lboro.ac.uk.

More about the journal, the University, and the Centre.

*** The International Journal of Press/Politics
The International Journal of Press/Politics is an interdisciplinary
journal for the analysis and discussion of the role of the media and
politics in a globalized world. The journal publishes theoretical and
empirical research which analyzes the linkages between the news media
and political processes and actors around the world, emphasizes
international and comparative work, and links research in the fields
of political communication and journalism studies, and the disciplines
of political science and media and communication. The journal is
published by SAGE Publications and is ranked 7th in Communication and
9th in Political Science by Journal Citation Reports.

*** Loughborough University
Based on a 440-acre, single-site campus at the heart of the UK,
Loughborough University is ranked top 10 in every British university
league table. Voted University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times
Good University Guide 2019) and awarded Gold in the National Teaching
Excellence Framework (TEF), Loughborough provides a unique student
experience. Loughborough University has excellent transport links to
the rest of the UK. It is a short distance away from Loughborough
Train station, a 15-minute drive from East Midlands Airport (near
Nottingham), an hour drive from Birmingham Airport, and an hour and 15
minutes from London via train.

*** The Centre for Research in Communication and Culture
Since its establishment in 1991, CRCC has developed into the largest
research center of its kind in the UK. The Centre is proudly
interdisciplinary, combining social science and humanities approaches
for the rigorous exploration of the production and consumption of
different forms of communication and creative texts. CRCC’s research
draws on and contributes to theories and methods in cultural and media
studies, sociology, politics, psychology, history and memory studies,
textual, visual and computational analysis, and geography. The Centre
promotes research that explores how media and cultural texts are
produced, how they construct meanings, how they shape societies, and
how they fit within an ever-growing creative economy.

All the best,

Cristian Vaccari
Professor of Political Communication, Loughborough University
Director, Centre for Research in Communication and Culture
Editor-in-Chief, The International Journal of Press/Politics
Personal website: https://cristianvaccari.com/
Twitter: @prof_vaccari
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