CALL FOR PAPERS: JOURNALISM STREAM

Abstracts due 10 March 2017

ANZCA’s Journalism Stream has refined this theme to address developments in the worlds of journalism. We invite submissions that analyse novel and emerging journalism cultures — fake or real, within or beyond newsrooms, automated or human, entrepreneurial or subsidised, popular or niche; historical studies of journalism work – its evolution, transformation and decline; or comparative studies of journalism practices around the world, from everyday local news-making to collaborative mega-projects, such as the Panama Papers, which challenge controls on information. We also encourage submissions exploring the particular journalism cultures of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand, and their regions, with a focus either on questions of access, voice, participation & engagement or on broader themes of media inequality and systemic injustice.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Theorising the transformation of journalism
  • The rise of fake news, filter bubbles and post-truth political culture
  • Journalism and insecure work
  • The news worlds of freelancers
  • Union representation in the age of robots and drones
  • From Bhutan to Vanuatu: Comparing local journalism across the Asia-Pacific region
  • The Panama Papers, data leaks, and collaborative journalism
  • Ending the gender pay gap in mainstream newsrooms
  • Is Australian journalism racist?
  • Emotion and sports journalism 

IMPORTANT DETAILS

Submit abstracts and panel proposals (200-500 words) by Friday 10 March through ANZCA2017 EasyChair submission.
Include the following information:

    • Stream name
    • Title of presentation
    • Name(s) of presenter(s) and affiliations
    • Email address(es) of presenter(s)
    • Refereed or non-refereed stream?

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINES

10 March 2017: Deadline for abstracts, panel and poster proposals
10 April 2017: Notification of acceptance and instructions emailed
8 May 2017: Deadline for full papers (refereed stream)
14 August 2017: Deadline for
final revised papers accepted for publication in the proceedings

For more information on the journalism stream, please email the coordinators: Penny O’Donnell (penny.odonnell@sydney.edu.au) & Stephen Harrington (s.harrington@qut.edu.au).