[Air-L] Call for papers for the 9th annual conference of The International Journal of Press/Politics (University of Edinburgh, UK, 12-13 October 2023)

Cristian Vaccari cristian.vaccari at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 07:48:09 PDT 2023

Call for papers
9th Annual Conference of the International Journal of Press/Politics
University of Edinburgh, UK, 12-13 October 2023
Deadline for abstracts: 14 June 2023 via https://bit.ly/IJPP2023

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On 12-13 October 2023, the University of Edinburgh will host the 9th
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 14 June 2023. Attendees
will be notified of acceptance by 21 June 2023. Registration fees will
be due 11 August 2023 and full papers based on accepted abstracts will
be due 29 September 2023. A selection of the best papers presented at
the conference will be published in the journal after peer review.

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 particularly interested in studies
that represent substantial theoretical or methodological advances on
these issues in an international perspective, especially by adopting
comparative approaches and/or focusing on parts of the world that are
under-researched in the English-language academic literature.

Titles and abstracts for papers (maximum 300 words) are invited by 14
June 2023 via the online form available at https://bit.ly/IJPP2023.
Abstracts 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 in an international perspective. Authors are
encouraged to provide as much detail as possible about the spatial and
temporal context of their study, the research design and methods
employed, the data collected, and the main results of the analyses.

The registration fee for the conference will be GBP 250, to be paid by
11 August 2023. The fee covers lunches and coffee breaks on 12 and 13
October, two conference dinners on 11 and 12 October, and farewell
drinks on 13 October. 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 for fee
waivers must be made via the abstract online submission form available
at https://bit.ly/IJPP2023.

All attendees must respect the Scottish Government policies to protect
themselves and the population against COVID-19. Attendees visiting
Edinburgh from abroad must commit to follow the Scottish government’s
regulations for international travel.

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

More about the journal and the University.

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 an international perspective. 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 Publishing and is ranked 19th in
Communication and 22nd in Political Science by Journal Citation

The University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh has been influencing history since it
welcomed its first students in 1583. Through the many achievements of
its staff and students, the University has delivered on its central
principles of providing cutting-edge research, inspirational teaching
and innovative thinking, attracting some of the greatest minds from
around the globe. Politics and International Relations (PIR) is one of
the largest and most vibrant subject areas at the University of
Edinburgh. It is home to more than 600 undergraduates and 100
postgraduate students annually. Its alumni include government
ministers, members of parliament, policy analysts, broadcasters,
business leaders, teachers, and social entrepreneurs. Its
world-leading research directly informs policymakers, ministers, and

Cristian Vaccari, he/him/his
Professor of Political Communication, Loughborough University
Director, Centre for Research in Communication and Culture
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Press/Politics
New book: Outside the Bubble: Social Media and Political Participation
in Western Democracies
New project: Everyday Sharing of Misinformation on Private Social Media
Personal website: https://cristianvaccari.com/
Google Scholar profile

Mastodon: @cvaccari at mastodon.social
Twitter: @prof_vaccari

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