18,359 The Politics of New Media Practices» (Journal of Social Sciences special issue)

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We are currently seeking contributions for a forthcoming Special Issue entitled “The Politics of New Media Practices”, which will be published in the Journal of Social Sciences. In an expanding media verse that is increasingly intertwined with the world of politics, we are seeking to explore the ramifications and broader impacts of new media practices in the political realm, while the existence and operation of a broad range of social media outlets has, itself, become highly politicized in recent years.

We welcome theoretical, empirical, or professional contributions of the highest standard on any of the following topics: Polarization; Hate speech; Fake news; Populism; Sensationalism and clickbait; Activism and new media practices; Moderation policies and free speech issues; Algorithms policy making approaches (such as net neutrality and regulation of social media).

Ph.D. candidates with original empirical research are also strongly encouraged to submit an abstract. 

Dr. Vasiliki Tsagkroni
Dr. Michael Nevradakis
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • polarization
  • hate speech
  • fake news
  • populism
  • sensationalism and clickbait
  • activism and new media practices
  • moderation policies and free speech issues
  • algorithms policy making approaches

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Vasiliki Tsagkroni E-Mail Website
Guest Editor

Comparative Politics, Institute of Political Science, Leiden University, 2311 EZ Leiden, The Netherlands
Interests: comparative politics; discourse analysis; political communication; political radicalism; political science; populism; radicalisation

Dr. Michael Nevradakis E-Mail Website
Guest Editor

Faculty of Communication, Hellenic American University, Nashua, NH 03063, USA
Interests: communication and journalism; Social media and the public sphere; media policy and regulation; political communication; alternative media–

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