Call for papers - the second annual International Journal of Press/Politics conference

Submissions are open for the second annual International Journal of Press/Politics conference, to be held on September 28-30, 2016.

Focused on the relationship between media and political processes around the world, a selection of the best full papers presented at the conference will be published in the journal following peer review.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is March 25, 2016. Attendees will be notified of acceptance by April 29 2016.

The conference will bring together scholars across fields including political science, political communication, journalism studies, media and communication. It aims to provide a forum for the discussion of theory, methodology and the substantial challenges and opportunities for research in this area. Professor Katrin Voltmer from the University of Leeds will deliver a keynote lecture; “Internationalising political communication research: epistemological aspects, normative aspects, and journalistic practices.”

Examples of relevant topics include the political implications of current changes in the media, the relative importance of new forms of digital media for engaging with news and politics, studies of the role of entertainment and popular culture in how people follow current affairs, studies of relations between political actors and journalists, research on political communication beyond the electoral context (including of government, interest groups, and social movements), all with a particular interest in studies that focus on parts of the world that are under-researched in the international English language academic literature, develop comparative approaches, or represent substantial theoretical or methodological advances.

Titles and abstracts for papers (250 words max) are invited by Friday March 25 2016. The abstract should clearly describe the key question, the theoretical and methodological approach, the evidence the argument is based on, as well as its wider implication of international relevance.

Please send submissions to the email address with the subject line “IJPP conference submission” including in the email the full title of your paper, the abstract, and your name and professional affiliation. (Please do not send attachments.) Full papers will be due August 26 2016.

Please contact the conference organiser, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (RISJ Director of Research and IJPP Editor-in-Chief) with questions at