We invite you to submit abstract to a special issue of Digital Journalism ‘Comparing Digital Journalisms Across Nations and Cultures’ (guest editors Svetlana Bodrunova & Anna Gladkova).
The special issue aims at bringing together comparative studies of digital journalism in various contexts and across them, elaborating comparative criteria, and discussing the methodological and institutional challenges in comparative digital journalism research in the globalized yet very diverse world. The issue seeks to examine whether digital journalism differs depending on social or cultural contexts, geographic proximity of countries, political or economic factors, accessibility of ICTs, and specifics of media landscapes, among other factors. We welcome comparative studies that involve at least two countries, as well as theoretical contributions.
In particular, we invite submissions that engage with (but are not limited to) one or more of the topics below:
• Digital journalisms? Contextual dependence of the development trajectories of the digital journalism practices around the world
• The place of digital journalism in the existing approaches to modeling media systems
• Digital journalism compared cross-culturally and cross-regionally: variables and metrics
• Comparing media policies in response to growth of digital journalism
• Cross-country comparisons of the recent digitalization effects and digital practices of journalism
• Democratic and wider societal roles of digital journalism in both democratic and non-democratic contexts
• Digital and non-digital journalism: competition and strategies for claiming niches
• Digital journalism and politics in comparative perspective
• Technological and social challenges for digital journalism in various parts of the world
• Digital divide and economic divide: implications for digital journalism
The special issue is open for regular submissions; decisions about inclusion will be quality-based, reliant on thorough peer-reviewing.
Information about submitting:
Abstract submissions (500-750 words excluding references, indicating central questions, theoretical framework, and methodology) are to be sent to Svetlana Bodrunova firstname.lastname@example.org and Anna Gladkova email@example.com Full papers are expected to be between 7,000 and 9,000 words long, including references, tables, figures, and supplementary materials.
Abstract submission to emails of guest editors: November 1, 2020
Authors notified of the results of abstract selection: November 20, 2020
Deadline for full paper submission to ScholarOne: March 20, 2021More details available here: https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/comparing-digital-journalisms/
Anna Gladkova, PhD
Office of International Affairs, Director
Faculty of Journalism
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