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 


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?


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 ( & Stephen Harrington (