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Call for Papers: Third annual International Journal of Press/Politics conference

RISJ Admin

Contributing Author

From September 27-29 2017, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism will host the third annual International Journal of Press/Politics conference, focused on academic research into 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 submission of abstracts is March 31 2017. Attendees will be notified of acceptance by April 28 2017.

Professor Natalie Stroud from the University of Texas at Austin will deliver a keynote lecture on ‘Engaging Newsrooms in the Digital Age.’

The conference brings together scholars doing internationally-oriented or comparative research on the intersection between news media and politics around the world. It aims to provide a forum for academics from a wide range of different disciplines and countries to discuss the theoretical, methodological, and substantial challenges and opportunities for research in this area. It is open to work from political science, political communication, journalism studies, media and communications research and many other fields.

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 31 2017. 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: ijpp@politics.ox.ac.uk 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 25 2017.

Please contact the conference organiser Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (RISJ Director of Research and IJPP Editor-in-Chief) with questions at: rasmus.nielsen@politics.ox.ac.uk