Thursday, April 25, 2013
Saleh, I. (2013). School Literacy in South Africa: Emerging Literacy and Hidden Curricula, Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue, MILID Yearbook 2013, Edited by Ulla Carlsson & Sherri Hope Culver, The International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media Nordicom, University of Gothenburg, pp.355-368.
Saleh, I. (2013). ‘Convergence Culture’ and Youth Activism in Egypt: New Social Movements on the Block, Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue, MILID Yearbook 2013, Edited Ulla Carlsson & Sherri Hope Culver, The International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media Nordicom, University of Gothenburg, pp.201-214.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
JRE Section 2013-(28) slots and Business Meeting (First Day) Wednesday June 26, 2013 -Three concurrent (parallel) time slots and nine sessions Sessions A in HG23, Sessions B in QG27 & Sessions C in HG 10 Session 1. JRE W2a Theme IV: Methods for Quantifying Professional Journalism. Date: Wednesday 26, June 2013 Time: 11:00-12:30 Venue: HG23 Fragmented Publics and Redefining Journalism Chair: Ibrahim Saleh, University of Cape Town, South Africa (Ibrahim.Saleh@uct.ac.za) 1. Sparking innovation in journalism research: Learning from emotions and social movements Hans Ibold, Indiana University, USA (email@example.com) 2. Evaluation of Media and Information Literacy competences in journalist students Cristina Pulido, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain (Cristina.Pulido@uab.cat), Jose Manuel Pérez Tornero, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Santiago Tejedor, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain (email@example.com) 3. From public to private sphere? Changes in the professional orientations of Nordic journalism students 2005-12 Jan Fredrik Hovden, University of Bergen, Norway (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4. When a journalist decides to be become a PR: an analysis of the university role’ programs and internships to the careers choices of Brazilian journalism students Fábio Henrique Pereira, University of Brasilia, Brazil (email@example.com), Nayane Oliveira, University of Brasilia, Brazil (firstname.lastname@example.org), Patrícia Antunes Travassos, University of Brasilia, Brazil (email@example.com) & Raphael Sandes, University of Brasilia, Brazil (firstname.lastname@example.org) 5. Cut-and-paste journalism? A study on the sourcing practices in Finnish news media Laura Juntunen, University of Helsinki, Finland (email@example.com) 6. A Study of The relationship between Korean Youth's Portal News Usage Characteristics and News Trust with Publicness Recognitions Tae-Beom Shin, Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Sang-Hee Kweon, Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea (email@example.com) Session 2. JRE W2c Theme I: International Collaborative Research in Journalism Research: New Challenges and Emergent Perspectives Date: Wednesday June 26, 2013 Time: 09:00-10:30 Venue: QG 27 Foreign News on Television: Where in the World Is the Global Village? Chair: Akiba Cohen, The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, Israel (firstname.lastname@example.org) 1. An Overview of the Multinational Project Akiba Cohen,The Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, Israel 2. An overview of the findings in a nutshell Agnieszka Stępińska, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland António Belo, School of Communication and Media Studies, Lisbon, Portugal Constanza Mujica, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago, Chile André Sendin, School of Communication and Media Studies, Lisbon, Portugal 3. Linking contents and survey data: Topics and countries of interest Knut De Swert, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Francis Lee, Chinese University of Hong Kong 4. Strategies, tactics and practical experiences from comparative research on foreign news Jürgen Wilke & Christine Heimprecht, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany Session 3. JRE W2b Theme III: Professional Journalism Date: Wednesday 26, June 2013 Time: 09:00-10:30 Venue: HG 10 New Business Settings and New Journalism Challenges Chair: Kevin Joseph Kumar, Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA), India (email@example.com) 1. Spots news coverage and changing news routines in the context of police digital communications in Hong Kong Meily Mei-fung Cheung, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Tin Chi Wong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong (email@example.com) 2. Pluralism and political parallelism in political news coverage in Spanish television newscasts María-Luisa Humanes, University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org) & María-Dolores Montero, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain (MariaDolores.Montero@uab.cat) 3. Riding out the storm: AJC's experience of overcoming financial crisis Svetlana Kulikova, Georgia State University, USA (email@example.com) & Diana Sargent, Georgia State University, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4. Building Paywalls: Newspapers and a New Online Business Model Elisheva Weiss Klagsbrun, University of Southern California, USA (email@example.com) 5. From citizen journalism to citizen participation: case study in Portuguese and Spanish online press João Canavilhas, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Catarina Rodrigues, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal (email@example.com) 6. Innovations on online journalism: discussing business design models Elizabeth Saad Correa, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (firstname.lastname@example.org) Session 4. JRE W 3a Theme IV: Methods for Quantifying Professional Journalism. Date: Wednesday June 26, 2013 Time: 14:00-15:30 Venue: HG23 The Media and Political Spectacle: Conflicts and Journalism Performance Chair & Discussant: Richard Shafer, University of North Dakota, USA (email@example.com) 1. The Communication Order: Interdictions under the Politically Correct Principle Mayra Rodrigues Gomes, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Nara Lya Simões Caetano Cabral (email@example.com), University of Sao Paulo, Brazil 2. Palestinian journalists, professional values and the negotiation of identity Melinda B. Robins, Emerson College, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) 3. An empirical study of editorial homogeneity in a context of concentrated media ownership in Chile Maria Elena Gronemeyer, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile (email@example.com) 4. The espectacularization of politics in the Chilean written press between 1990 and 2010 Diego Ignacio Cespedes, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Antonio Ignacio Figueroa, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile (email@example.com) 5. Using Storify: challenges and opportunities for journalists covering conflicts Vittoria Sacco, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Diana Bossio, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia (email@example.com) Session 5: JRE W3c Theme III: Professional Journalism Date: Wednesday June 26, 2013 Time: 14:00-15:30 Venue: QG 27 Journalism & Power: New Actors & New Voices Chair: Susan Jacobson, Temple University, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) 1. Parties, power, and voice: How political power in South Africa and India affects news sources Felicity Duncan, Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, USA (email@example.com) 2. Youth Activism and Professional Journalism in Egypt Assya Yassin El-Shoukairy, October University For Modern Arts and Sciences, Egypt (firstname.lastname@example.org) 3. Teaching Journalism in the Age of Social Media Corinne Irolene Barnes, University of the West Indies, Jamaica (email@example.com) 4 “Reporter in a Rush”: Talking Citizen Journalists Comparatively Tsan-Kuo Chang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (firstname.lastname@example.org) 5. Listening to the other: Lessons from Political Protests for the Adoption of Peace Journalism in South Africa Jaquelyne Crystal Kwenda, University of Cape Town, South Africa (email@example.com) Session 6. JRE W3b Theme V: Generic Studies of Journalism Date: Wednesday June 26, 2013 Time: 14:00-15:30 Venue: HG 10 Information, Journalism Education & Industry Requirements Chair & Discussant: Claudia Lago, University of Anhembi Morumbi, Brazil (firstname.lastname@example.org) 1. Investigación en efectos de la Comunicación e Innovación Educativa en Periodismo en torno a un área de especialización informativa M. Teresa Mercado, Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, Spain (email@example.com),Sebastián Sánchez, Universitat de València, Spain (Sebastian.Sanchez@uv.es) & José María Herranz, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain (JoseMaria.Herranz@uclm.es) 2. Teaching educators to use computers in their social science classrooms: A South African experience Fortunate Takawira Gunzo, Rhodes University, South Africa (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Lorenzo Dalvit, Rhodes University, South Africa (email@example.com) Corinne Irolene Barnes, University of the West Indies, Jamaica (firstname.lastname@example.org) 3. How do the most prestigious journalism schools worldwide manage to balance classic subjects with the current industry requirements? José Luis Requejo Alemán, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (email@example.com) & Susana Herrera Damas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4. Chinese journalism graduates - entering a challenging occupation Laura Dombernowsky, Aarhus University, Denmark (email@example.com) 5. The reporting teams responsible for social networks in newsrooms Colombian media Danghelly Zúñiga,Universidad del Rosario, Colombia (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Alvaro E. Duque Universidad del Rosario, Colombia (email@example.com) Session 7. JRE W4a Theme IV: Methods for Quantifying Professional Journalism. Date: Wednesday June 26, 2013 Time: 16:00-17:30 Venue: HG 23 Journalism Motivations, Practices and Indicators Chair & Discussant: Kerry Philip Green, University of South Australia, Australia (firstname.lastname@example.org) 1. Measurement Issues and the Relationship Between Media Freedom and Corruption Lee Bernard Becker, University of Georgia, USA (email@example.com), Teresa K. Naab, Institut für Journalistik und Kommunikationsforschung, Germany,(firstname.lastname@example.org), Cynthia English, Gallup, USA (Cynthia_English@gallup.com) & Tudor Vlad, University of Georgia, USA (email@example.com) 2.Crisis or development? Russian journalists of 2010s about the profession Maria Anikina, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation (firstname.lastname@example.org) 3. Journalistic roles performance in news content: Challenging the dichotomy citizen-consumer in the conception of the public Claudia Mellado, University of Santiago, Chile (email@example.com) & Arjen Van Dalen, University of Southern Denmark (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4. Proposing the Motivational Consumption Theory: A Structural Examination of News Consumption Angela M Lee, University of Texas at Austin, USA (email@example.com) 5. Data Journalism in the United Kingdom: a typology and analysis Megan Knight, University of Central Lancashire, UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) Session 8. JRE W3c Theme II: Innovations in Journalism Date: Wednesday June 26, 2013 Time: 14:00-15:30 Venue: QG 27 Journalists and Social Media – what will the future hold? Chair: Howard Tumber, City University, UK (H.Tumber@city.ac.uk) 1. Social Media, Ephemeral Information and New Knowledge Production Robin Mansell, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK (email@example.com) 2. Live Blogs and Social Media: Elicitation, Aggregation, and Distribution Neil Thurman, City University, UK (N.J.Thurman@city.ac.uk) 3. Social Sensor research on journalists needs Nic Newman, Senior Research Fellow, City University, UK (Nic Newman (firstname.lastname@example.org)) & Stephen Schifferes, City University, UK (email@example.com) 4. News Across the Great Wall: World News Organizations’ Web Strategies for the China Market Hsiang Iris Chyi, University of Texas at Austin, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) 5. MijnZ: Can an Internet site strengthen the connection between journalism and youth? Rolien Duiven, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands (email@example.com), Nico Drok, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands (firstname.lastname@example.org), Liesbeth Hermans, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands (email@example.com), Session 9. JRE W4b Across Themes: Special Session on Climate Change Date: Wednesday June 26, 2013 Time: 16:00-17:30 Venue: HG 10 Pitching Climate Change, Children & Gender Reporting in Complex Dialogues Chair and Discussant: Adrienne Russell, University of Denver, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) 1. Teaching the difference between knowledge and opinion by analyzing information on climate change Mónica Codina, University of Navarra, Spain (email@example.com) & Bienvenido León, University of Navarra, Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org) 2. The Never-Ending Problem Named Female Migrant Workers (A Framing analysis on Indonesian Media) Billy Sarwono, University of Indonesia, Indonesia (email@example.com) 3. Media meets Climate: Field Dialogues Elisabeth Eide, Oslo and Akershus University College and University of Bergen, Norway (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4. Reporting on "Climate Change certainty" in Belgium: journalists’ environmental conscience and ideology Antigone Vokou, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (email@example.com) 5. Children and adolescents in conflict with the law and its representation in the series of reports "Crime, Punishment and Recovery", from TV Brazil Marcus Assis Lima, Golsdsmiths College, UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Flavia Moreira Mota Mota, Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia, Brazil (email@example.com) (Second Day) Thursday June 27, 2013-Three concurrent (parallel) time slots and nine sessions Sessions A in HG23, Sessions B in QG27 & Sessions C in HG 10 Session 10: JRE T1a Theme V: Generic Studies of Journalism Date: Thursday June 27, 2013 Time: 09:00-10:30 Venue: HG 23 Journalism Ethics: Practices and Challenges Chair: Billy Sarwono, University of Indonesia, Indonesia (firstname.lastname@example.org) Discussant: Leif Kramp, University of Bremen, Germany (email@example.com), 1. Spheres of Sociability in the Formation of Ethics and Professional Culture in Brazilian Journalism Students Márcia Furtado Avanza, Fiam-Faam- Centro Universitário, Brazil (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Eliza Bachega Casadei, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (email@example.com) 2. Freedom of expression and Press Freedom: Journalists’ concepts and practices in Pakistan Sadia - Jamil, University of Queensland, Australia (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Sadia – Jamil, University of Queensland, Australia (email@example.com) 3. Journalistic imagination and cosmopolitanism among journalists in the UK Marina Sterna Gerner, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4. Citizens as Sources: How Similarity and Credibility Affect Information Processing, Evaluations, and Attitude Formation Mariska Kleemans, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences Zwolle, Netherlands (m.Kleemans@windesheim.nl), Liesbeth Hermans, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences Zwolle, Netherlands(email@example.com), Gabi Schaap, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands (firstname.lastname@example.org). 5. “Journalism translation” as a function of the redefined media Radoslaw Aksamit, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland (email@example.com) & Damian Guzek, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland (firstname.lastname@example.org) 6. Journalism education futures, partnerships, and innovations Marcus James O'Donnell, University of Wollongong, Australia (email@example.com), Stephen Tanner, University of Wollongong, Australia (firstname.lastname@example.org),Kerry Green, University of South Australia, Australia (Kerry.Green@unisa.edu.au) & Trevor Cullen, Edith Curtain University, Australia (email@example.com) Session 11: JRE T1c Theme V: Generic Studies of Journalism Date: Thursday June 27, 2013 Time: 09:00-10:30 Venue: QG 27 Surveying Journalism in an Evolving World Chair: Rune Ottosen, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway (firstname.lastname@example.org) 1. Mentoring in journalism: its importance, its challenges and its outlook Janet Michelle Fulton, University of Newcastle, Australia (email@example.com) 2. Trust in Journalism in a Digital World Bernd Blöbaum, University of Muenster, Germany (firstname.lastname@example.org) 3. Bridging Divides, A Critical Review of Participatory Dimensions of the 2012 “Journalism Strategies” Conference Gretchen King, McGill University, Canada (email@example.com), Christine Crowther, Concordia University, Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org), Errol Salamon, McGill University, Canada (email@example.com) & Simon Thibault, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4. Innovative 21th century Scriptures: Multimedia Journalism and Education Beatriz Becker, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro,Brazil (email@example.com) & Laura Maia de Castro, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro,Brazil (firstname.lastname@example.org) 5. The Effects of Melodramatic Animation in News on Presence, Perceived Credibility of News, and Reality Judgment Ka Lun, Benjamin Cheng, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong (email@example.com) & Wai Han Lo, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong (firstname.lastname@example.org) 6. Digital, Multimedia, Transmedia & Other Telling Stories: Towards a Conceptual Clarification of Journalistic Digital Narrative Pilar Carrera, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (email@example.com) Session 12: JRE T1b Theme II: Innovations in Journalism Date: Thursday June 27, 2013 Time: 09:00-10:30 Venue: HG10 Hybridization of Media, Twitter and Political Implications Chair & Discussant: Paul Henman, Queensland University, Australia (firstname.lastname@example.org), 1. The ‘ecology of participation’: A study of audience engagement on alternative and independent journalism websites Renee Barnes, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia (email@example.com) 2. The costs of Twitter journalism: Teaching journalism students how to tweet without giving away the whole story and potential profit Sholain Govender-Bateman, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa (firstname.lastname@example.org) 3. Political Opinion Magazines' Use of Twitter During Election 2012 Susan Currie Sivek, Linfield College, USA (email@example.com) 4. Journalists & Twitter: What are Turkish Journalists Saying Online Banu Akdenizli, Yeditepe University, Turkey (firstname.lastname@example.org) 5. The credibility of online news on Twitter: a case study (#valenciaonfire) Elvira Garcia De torres, University Ceu Cardenal Herrera, Spain (email@example.com), Concha Edo Bolós, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Blanca Nicasio Varea, University Ceu Cardenal Herrera, Spain (email@example.com) 6. Tweeting But Not Talking: The Missing Element in Talk Radio’s Use of Twitter Susana Herrera Damas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Alfred Hermida, University of British Columbia, Canada (Alfred.Hermida@ubc.ca) Session 13: JRE 3a Theme II: Innovations in Journalism Date: Thursday June 27, 2013 Time: 14:00-15:30 Venue: HG23 New News in the context of Social Media Chair and Discussant: Rodrigo Araya, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparalso, Chile (email@example.com) 1. Towards a qualitative approach to evaluating access to information legislation Paul Henman, Queensland University, Australia (firstname.lastname@example.org), Johan Lidberg, Monash University, Australia (email@example.com) & Rhonda Breit, University of Queensland, Australia (firstname.lastname@example.org) 2. The reader of magazines in digital environment: The journalist Eliane Brum column on education in the Brazilian Revista Época Monica Martinez, University of Sorocaba (Uniso), Brazil (email@example.com) 3. Exploring Internet-native News Outlets (Pure Play): Braided Journalism and Rue89 zhao ruhan,Universite Libre de Bruxelles and Communication University of China, China (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4. Social Media and the Chinese Press: A Case Study of the Southern Weekend Incident, Chen Xiaobo, Tsinghua University, China (email@example.com), Hao Xiaoming, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (firstname.lastname@example.org), & Jin Jianbin,Tsinghua University, China (email@example.com), 5. What is the Meaning of a News Link? David Michael Ryfe, University of Nevada, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Donica Mensing, University of Nevada, USA (email@example.com) 6. The system-of-innovation approach in journalistic organizations: Factors of innovation in newsrooms Leif Kramp, University of Bremen, Germany (firstname.lastname@example.org), Stephan Alexander Weichert, Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany (email@example.com) & Martin Welker, University of Leipzig, Germany (firstname.lastname@example.org) Session 14: JRE T3c Theme V: Generic Studies of Journalism Date: Thursday June 27, 2013 Time: 14:00-15:30 Venue: QG27 Creative Skills vs. Creative Destruction of Journalism Education Chair: Andrew Duffy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (email@example.com) 1. Creative destruction and crossmedial storytelling Marlis Prinzing, Macromedia University of Applied Studies, Cologne, Germany (firstname.lastname@example.org), Michael Oehler, Macromedia University of Applied Studies, Cologne, Germany (email@example.com) & Christof Breidenich, Macromedia University of Applied Studies, Cologne, Germany (firstname.lastname@example.org) 2. Creative Destruction, Behavioral Economics, and Journalism Education Stephan Russ-Mohl, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland (email@example.com) 3. Journalism Education & BRICS: Issues and Challenges for Comparative Assessment Sanjay Bharthur,Central University of Tamil Nadu, India (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4. Building the news business through innovation, experimentation and creativity: The United States, Germany and Spain María Teresa Sandoval-Martín, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (email@example.com) & Eduardo Rodríguez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org) 5. Identifying indicators of excellence in journalism practice: An Australian experiment Kerry Philip Green, University of Southern Australia, Australia (email@example.com), John Cokley, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Jolyon Sykes, University of Canberra, Australia (email@example.com) 6. Nobel Laureates: John Hume and David Trimble, Northern Ireland Stephen Rendahl, University of North Dakota, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) Session 15: JRE T3b Theme I: International Collaborative Research in Journalism Research: New Challenges and Emergent Perspectives Date: Thursday June 27, 2013 Time: 14:00-15:30 Venue: HG10 Foreign correspondents and (re)colonisation in the global news system - new hubs, and new peripheries? Chair: Howard Tumber, City University, UK (H.Tumber@city.ac.uk) Discussant: Beate Josephi, Edith Cowan U (email@example.com) 1. New Media and the Renaissance of Foreign Correspondence: The Evolving Practices of Foreign Journalists in London Cristina Archetti, University of Salford, UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) 2. “A city bathed in light": foreign correspondence, London and the prevalence of the old order Michael Stuart Bromley (Michael.Bromley.email@example.com) & Howard Tumber, City University, UK (H.Tumber@city.ac.uk) 3. Foreign Correspondents in East Africa and the decolonisation of international news flows Mel Bunce, University of Oxford, UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4. Journalists and anti-colonial networks: Ireland the new world order for news in the early 20th century Maurice Patrick Walsh, Kingston University, UK (email@example.com) Session 16: JRE T4a Theme I: International Collaborative Research in Journalism Research: New Challenges and Emergent Perspectives Date: Thursday June 27, 2013 Time: 16:00-17:30 Venue: HG23 Seeing the bigger picture? Social media and reporting of humanitarian crises in the 21st century Chair and Respondent: Howard Tumber, City University, UK (H.Tumber@city.ac.uk) 1. On Seeing and Not Seeing Hurricane Sandy Barbie Zelizer, University Pennsylvania, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) 2. Heading for a disaster? Ethical and legal questions raised when mainstream media use user-generated content to report humanitarian crises Glenda Cooper, City University, UK (email@example.com) 3. Innovation in Hybrid Spaces: The Intersection of Mobilized Publics and Professional Journalism Adrienne Russell, University of Denver, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4. A question of timing: seeking a new historical and political context in humanitarian reporting Jean Seaton, University of Westminster, UK Jean (J.Seaton@westminster.ac.uk) Session 17: JRE T4c Across Themes: Professional Journalism, International Perspectives & Quantifying Methods Date: Thursday June 27, 2013 Time: 16:00-17:30 Venue: QG27 Quality and Quantity Indicators: Two sides of the story Chair & Discussant: Discussant: Beate Josephi, Edith Cowan U (email@example.com) 1. The Sources Management as Criterion of Journalistic Quality: Longitudinal study on Spanish Newspapers (1980-2010) Pablo Lopez-Rabadan,Universitat Jaume I, Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Andreu Casero-Ripolles, Universitat Jaume I, Spain (email@example.com) The Sources Management as Criterion of Journalistic Quality: Longitudinal study on Spanish Newspapers (1980-2010) 2. Quality journalism in times of crisis: An analysis of the evolution of the European reference press (2001-2012) Estefanía Jimenez, University of Basque, Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org), Maria González Gorosarri, University of Basque, Spain (email@example.com), Txema Ramirez de la Piscina, University of Basque, Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org), Alazne Aiestaran, University of Basque, Spain (email@example.com) & Beatriz Zabalondo, University of Basque, Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org) 3. How to measure TV journalism quality in disaster coverage: Proposing an instrument based on the Feb. 27, 2010 earthquake in Chile Soledad Puente, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile (email@example.com), Daniela Grassau, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Silvia Pellegrini, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile (email@example.com). 4. Analyzing influences on journalism students’ professional views: Evidence from a study across eight countries Claudia Mellado, University of Santiago, Chile (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Folker Hanusch, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia (email@example.com) 5. Post Crisis Journalism: Rethinking Journalistic Futures Eugenia Siapera, Dublin City University, Ireland (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Lambrini Papadopoulou, Panteion University of Athens (email@example.com) Session 18: JRE T4b Theme V: Generic Studies of Journalism Date: Thursday June 27, 2013 Time: 16:00-17:30 Venue: HG10 Changes in Journalists Cultures Across the world Chair: João Canavilhas, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal (firstname.lastname@example.org) 1. Three Countries, One Profession: Comparative Analysis on Evolution of Journalistic Culture in Post-Communist Poland, Romania and Moldova Natalia Milevschi, University of Bucharest, Romania (email@example.com) 2. Mapping integrated journalism in European universities Irene da Rocha,Pompeu Fabra University, Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Salvador Alsius, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain (email@example.com) 3. Social Capital Utilization in Journalistic Practices: A Case Study of Investigative Journalists in China Yingjie Jayleen Huang, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4. Transformation of Journalism Paradigm In Russia: Between Soviet Legacy And Anglo-Saxon Theory Anna Litvinenko, St.Petersburg State University, Russian Federation (email@example.com) 5. “Journalism translation” as a function of the redefined media Radoslaw Aksamit, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Damian Guzek, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland (email@example.com) 6. Journalism and post-ideological neoliberalism Sean Phelan, Massey University Wellington Aotearoa New Zealand, New Zealand (firstname.lastname@example.org) Special JRE Cocktail Date: June 27, 2013 Time: 06:00-07:30 Venue: The Helix Attendance by Invitation Only Research Award Ceremony Sponsorship: JRE Section & Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies (Third Day) Friday June 28, 2013-Three time slots and six sessions Two concurrent (parallel) Sessions A in HG23 & Sessions B in QG27 Session 19: JRE F1a Theme IV: Methods for Quantifying Professional Journalism. Date: Friday June 28, 2013 Time: 09:00-10:30 Venue: HG23 Narratives, Communities and Conflicts in Transforming Environment Chair & Discussant: Mayra Rodrigues Gomes, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, (email@example.com) 1. No alarms and no surprises. Journalism permanent crisis reframed by surrounding economic crisis Arnaud Anciaux, Université Laval (Canada)/ CRAPE, Université de Rennes 1 (France) 2. Using Storify: challenges and opportunities for journalists covering conflicts Vittoria Sacco, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Diana Bossio, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia (email@example.com) 3. How the British Press covered its own Crisis Sally Broughton Micova, London School of Economics and Political Science,UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Damian Tambini, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK (email@example.com) 4. Community, Conflict and Coverage: How do Hong Kong and Macau Newspapers Present Conflict with Mainland China? Xiaoqin Li, FSH University of Macau, Macau (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Wenbo Zhu, FSH University of Macau, Macau (email@example.com) 5. The Hidden Theory in Financial Crisis Journalism: The Case of Norway Birgitte Kjos Fonn, Oslo & Akershus University College, Norway (Birgitte-Kjos.Fonn@hioa.no) & Paul Bjerke, Volda University College, Norway (PaulB@hivolda.no) 6. Reproducing fear in the newsroom: A study of news culture in the Ethiopian state media Terje Skjerdal, NLA University College, Norway (firstname.lastname@example.org) Session 20: JRE F1b Theme I: Across Themes-International Collaborative Research, Innovation in Journalism and Emergent Practices Date: Wednesday June 26, 2013 Time: 09-10:30 Venue: HG 10 Global Models for Challenging and Transforming Journalism Chair: Linda Steiner, University of Maryland, College Park, USA (email@example.com) 1. Muslimah Media Watch: Media Activism and Muslim Choreographies of Social Change Nabil Echchaibi, University of Colorado-Boulder, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) 2. Climate Crisis Communication and the Voice of Global Publics Adrienne Russell, University of Denver, USA (email@example.com) 3. New Jungle Drums? Using Mobile Phones to Collect, Access and Disseminate News in Central India Kalyani Chadha, University of Maryland, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Linda Steiner, University of Maryland, College Park, USA (email@example.com) 4. Future models of community news Richard Sambrook, Cardiff University, UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) 5. Tactical Media Practices in Italy: The Case of Insu^tv Michela Ardizzoni, University of Colorado – Boulder, USA (email@example.com) Session 21: JRE F3a Theme II: Innovations in Journalism Date: Friday June 28, 2013 Time: 14:00-15:30 Venue: HG23 Emerging Forms, Online News Sourcing & Risk Society Chair: Eno Akpabio, University of Dar Es Salaam,Tanzania (firstname.lastname@example.org) 1. Peers as social capital in the production of news. Online social networks of journalists Maurice Vergeer, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands (email@example.com) 2. A Resource-Based Approach for Competitive Advantage among Chinese News Sites J. Sonia Huang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Jia Dai, Tsinghua University, China (Jiadaiut@gmail.com) 3. Professional Social Web Usage - Analyzing Journalism Practice in a Digital Environment Ines Drefs, University of Hamburg, Germany (Ines.Drefs@studium.uni-hamburg.de) 4. Adopting user-generated-content into news reports of disasters? A case study of disaster reporting in China in the new media era Jingrong Tong, University of Leicester, UK (email@example.com) 5. Emerging forms of English journalism in the age of Web 2.0 – an Omani perspective Samskrati Gulvady, Ministry of Higher Education - Sultanate of Oman, Oman (firstname.lastname@example.org) Session 22:JRE F3b Theme III: Professional Journalism Date: Friday June 28, 2013 Time: 14:00-15:30 Venue: QG27 Local and National insights to Journalism Research and Education Chairs: Xiaoqin Li, FSH University of Macau, Macau (email@example.com) & Wenbo Zhu, FSH University of Macau, Macau (firstname.lastname@example.org) 1. A Survey of Post-Soviet Press Systems in the Caucasus Region: A Case Study of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia Richard Shafer, University of North Dakota, USA (email@example.com) & Eric Freedman, University of Michigan, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) 2. Newsroom councils in search of lost times Joaquim Fidalgo, University of Minho Braga, Portugal (email@example.com) 3. Transformations in Asian newsrooms in a multimedia world Violet B. Valdez, Ateneo de Manila University, Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4. Journalistic Routines and Newsroom Practices at the USA-Mexico Border Kris Kodrich, Colorado State University, USA (email@example.com) & Cathleen Carter, Colorado State University, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) 5. The Norwegian journalists between market and ideals Rune Ottosen, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway (email@example.com) Session 23: JRE F4a Theme III: Professional Journalism Date: Friday June 28, 2013 Time: 16:00-17:30 Venue: HG23 Professional Journalism in Times of Crisis Chair: Elizabeth Saad Correa, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (firstname.lastname@example.org) 1. Bailout framing: Legitimizing discourse in times of crisis Vaia Doudaki, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus (email@example.com), Lia-Paschalia Spyridou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus (firstname.lastname@example.org), Christos Tzalavras (email@example.com & Angeliki Boubouka, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus (firstname.lastname@example.org) 2. Voices in the financial crisis: who got to shape the news agenda and who was shut out of coverage. Kevin Rafter, Dublin City University, Ireland (email@example.com) 3. Verification as a battle for professional survival: analyzing journalists' discourse on a core aspect of identity in a time of crisis Ivor Shapiro, Ryerson University, Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org), Colette Brin, Université Laval, Canada (email@example.com), Lee Marshall, Ryerson University, Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Philippa Spoel, Laurentian University, Canada (email@example.com) 4. An Encounter With India’s ‘Terrorists’: Naxal and Maoist Identity in The Times Of India Op-Ed Discourses Ashmi Rashmikant Desai, University of Colorado Boulder, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) 5. Role of Media As Harbingers Of Peace In The North-Korean Conflict Eunkyoung Choi, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea (email@example.com) & Saeha Lee, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea (firstname.lastname@example.org) Session 24: JRE F4b Theme III: Professional Journalism Date: Friday June 28, 2013 Time: 16:00-17:30 Venue: QG27 Journalism in a Changing Profession Chair: Barbie Zelizer, University Pennsylvania, USA (email@example.com) 1. The Growth of Casual and Free-lance Work in French Journalism. New flexible Model or Deconstruction of Professional Status and Labour Market? Cégolène Frisque, University of Nantes/Centre for Research on Political Action in Europe (CRAPE, Rennes), France (firstname.lastname@example.org) 2. Comparing the Status of Journalists and the Forms of Casual and Freelance Work in Western Countries: Exploratory Reflections and Call for Interest Cégolène Frisque, University of Nantes/Centre for Research on Political Action in Europe (CRAPE, Rennes), France (email@example.com) 3. Teaching travel journalism in the time of TripAdvisor Andrew Duffy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4. Necessary partners: The relation between journalists and press agents in a changing media environment Claudia Riesmeyer, University of Munich, Germany (email@example.com) 5. Gatekeeping, News Values and Framing in an Era of Journalistic Change: The Case of the Flemish Press Jan Boesman, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium (firstname.lastname@example.org) 6. How Do They Become Professional Journalists? The Knowledge Sharing in TV News Production Liu Huei-Ling, Taipei National University of Art, Taiwan (email@example.com) (Fourth Day) Saturday June 29, 2013 – Only Four Sessions and Business Meeting Two timeslots with two concurrent (parallel) Sessions A in HG23 & Sessions B in QG27 Session 25: JRE S1a Theme III: Professional Journalism Date: Saturday June 29, 2013 Time: 09:00-10:30 Venue: HG23 The ‘Glocalization’ of Journalism Crisis Chair and Discussant: Annina Stoffel, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland (firstname.lastname@example.org) 1. Journalists´ Presumptions of Media Effects: A Theoretical Framework of their Dimensions, Determinants & Consequences Philipp Müller,LMU Munich, Germany (email@example.com) & Ralf Hohlfeld, U of Passau, Germany (firstname.lastname@example.org) 2. Narrative news in the Australian press: An endangered species in the changing media space Jane Louise Johnston, Bond University, Australia (email@example.com) & Caroline Elizabeth Graham, Bond University, Australia (firstname.lastname@example.org) 3. Newspaper Types and News Media Frames in the Chinese Context: A Case of News Coverage of Mainland Tourists in Hong Kong Michael Jan Bernadas, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (email@example.com), Caixie Tu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ming Yang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (email@example.com) & Yongchao Xu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4. From gatekeepers of taste and critical aesthetes to lifestyle guides and news hunters? On changing roles for Flemish cultural journalists and changing journalistic genres (1955-2010) Sil Tambuyzer, University of Antwerp, Belgium (email@example.com) 5. Reorganizing the local. New alternative media as a chance for qualitative journalism on a local level Michael Harnischmacher, University of Trier, Germany (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Klaus Arnold, University of Trier, Germany (email@example.com) 6. News behind walls: an analysis of the implication of paywalls on news values Nina Kvalheim, University of Bergen, Norway(Nina.Kvalheim@infomedia.uib.no) Session 26: JRE S1b Theme III: Professional Journalism Date: Saturday June 29, 2013 Time: 09:00-10:30 Venue: QG27 Creative Destruction & Media Hostility: Painful Professional Realities Chair: Elisabeth Eide, Oslo and Akershus University College and University of Bergen, Norway (firstname.lastname@example.org) 1. Drama or melodrama? Perceptions and definitions of television news by Chilean editors Constanza Mujica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile (email@example.com) & Ingrid Bachmann, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile (firstname.lastname@example.org) 2. Objectivity, Narratives, and Reflection: Chinese journalists as interpretive communities in telling and retelling the Sun Zhigang incident Chujie CHEN, City University of Hong Kong (email@example.com) 3. 'Creative Destruction' of Journalism in India: New Threats to the National Public Sphere Kevin Joseph Kumar, Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA), India (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4. Jim really fixed it: creative destruction and the non-reporting the Savile case in the British press Michael Stuart Bromley, City University, UK (Michael.Bromley.email@example.com) 5. Facts & Fabrication: Media Labor, New Plagiarism and the Future of Journalism Marion C. Wrenn, Princeton University, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) JRE Business Meeting Date: Saturday June 29, 2013 Time: 11:00-12:30 Venue: HG23 Attendance by Invitation: Meeting with International Editorial Board of JRE, JRE Online and Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies Session 27: JRE S3a Theme II: Innovations in Journalism Date: Saturday June 29, 2013 Time: 14:00-15:30 Venue: HG 23 Social Media and New Practices: Mobile & Blogging Chair & Discussant: Claudia Lago, University of Anhembi Morumbi, Brazil (email@example.com) 1. Social Media and Media Effects: A Summary of Three Studies on the Relationship Between Partisan News Organizations and the Facebook Audience Susan Jacobson, Temple University, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) 2. Enhancing Mobile News Experience: Perceived Importance and Actual Usage Xiaoge Xu, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China (email@example.com) 3. Interactive, selective and playful? How established media take advantage of the creative potential of mobile journalism Cornelia Wolf, University of Passau, Germany (firstname.lastname@example.org) 4. The Future of Journalism Practice and Pedagogy in the Media Ecology of Mobile Communication Pamela E. Walck, Ohio University, USA (email@example.com), Yusuf Kalyango, Ohio University, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Sally Ann Cruikshank, Ohio University, USA (email@example.com) 5. The Cattle-Market-Blog: Local Cross Media News-Production – a Well-Functioning Concept or a Frustrating Myth? Convergent News-Production in Local and Regional Newspapers in Switzerland Annina Stoffel, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Vinzenz Wyss,Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland (email@example.com) Session 28: JE S3b Theme III: Professional Journalism Date: Saturday June 29, 2013 Time: 14:00-15:30 Venue: HG10 Redefining Ethical Implications Chair & Discussant: John O'Sullivan, Dublin City University, Ireland (firstname.lastname@example.org) 1. Ethics and Epistemologies: Views of Botswana’s Journalists Jyotika Ramaprasad, University of Miami, USA (email@example.com) & Katharina Lang, University of Miami, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) 2. Jane B. Singer, University of Iowa, USA (email@example.com) The Ethical Implications of an Elite Press 3. Through the looking glass: Transparency in U.S. and German media Michael Koliska, University of Maryland, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Kalyani Chadha, University of Maryland, (email@example.com) 4. Modernity, an unfinished project: Eurocentric justification of journalism's institutionalization in Latin America Rodrigo Araya, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparalso, Chile (firstname.lastname@example.org) 5. Experience rather than Academic Knowledge: Legitimizing Expert Sources in German Mass Media. Daniel Noelleke, University of Muenster, Germany (email@example.com) 6. A call to Move beyond Platitudes about Diverse and Pluralistic Media: Influences on Editorial Direction of Tanzanian Media Eno Akpabio, University of Dar Es Salaam,Tanzania (firstname.lastname@example.org), Abdallah Katunzi, University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (email@example.com) & Njonjo Mfaume, University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
" A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both." James Madison
This issue of the Global Media Journal, African Edition, marks two main steps forward. The first is the cooperation between the University of Cape Town and the University of Stellenbosch with a view to improving research culture in Africa and providing new research opportunities for African scholars. The second is taking the Global Media Journal, African Edition, to a more professional and academic level by providing blind peer review of the different contributions of scholars with the aim of securing quality and fairness.
Research on journalism and media governance in Africa still suffers from a lack of adequate and comprehensive investigation as a result of the flagrant gap between the rhetoric of liberty and the double-standard policies which debilitate the will for profound social change.
This issue focuses on the risks of practising journalism in societies of transition through examining the relations between three key domestic aspects: the persistence in achieving a degree of democracy, social divisions, and the level of economic prosperity. The rationale behind selecting this theme was to study the transitional process towards fulfilling fundamental human needs, self-reliance, and the development of self-government by local societies. Among all the studies submitted, the Global Media Journal, African Edition, only accepted five research papers and one book review.
Africanus L. Diedong and Lawrence Naaikuur’s paper entitled ‘Ghana’s Experience in Participatory Community Radio Broadcasting’ documents the experience of Community Radio (CR) broadcasting in Ghana and the problems and challenges it encountered over the last ten years. The study notes that attempts at creating truly democratic community radio stations can be fully realized by ensuring that the fundamental principles, which underpin the operation and democratic management of community radio stations, are implemented to benefit community members.
Another research paper is Tayo Poopola’s ‘Media and Governance in Nigeria: A Critique of Selected Radio and TV Programmes during the Elections.’ This study is a critique of selected radio and TV political programmes in Nigeria during elections. It discusses a politically complex period in Nigeria where citizens were eager to know the latest about the ongoing elections. Through this qualitative research, which used the case study method, the study concluded that the post-election violence, which erupted in the Old Ondo state, was due to non-adherence to the broadcasting code, partisanship and unprofessional conduct of media personnel.
C. S. H. N. Murthy’s paper entitled ‘State-Owned Media and Democratization in Eritrea: An Analytical Study’ tackles various dimensions of a complex situation arising out of the raging conflict between the general perception of democracy and the Eritrean government’s perception of it. This is within the context of a fast developing global village which all African states will be members of one day. The researcher conducted a survey study of the opinions of a random sample of people via mobile and the Internet, and the study reflects the growing desire of people for free media, full implementation of the Constitution, and a liberalized economy matching those in European countries.
In their study entitled ‘Instructional Media in Teaching and Learning: A Nigerian Perspective,’ M.V. Adegbija and M.A. Fakomogbon point out that the challenges of using these instructional media have existed since the 1970s after the oil boom era. Later, with the spread of corruption and the mismanagement of the oil resources, all developmental projects were put on hold and lacked both attention and sufficient funding. Within this dim reality, most lecturers and teachers now use the lecture method as the sole teaching technique. This has resulted in learners’ boredom, decline of their participation, and their lack of interest in or attention to the subjects being taught.
In ‘The Depiction of Julius Malema in the South African Press,’ Klaus Kotzé attempts to analyze the coverage of Julius Malema, the former president of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL), in the contemporary South African press. In its assumed capacity of socio-political watchdog the press propagates influential depictions of the political elite, depicting selected individuals in antipathetic terms. These representations, which if assumed only as objective portrayals, neglect the intended opposition that the press acts in as ‘fourth estate.’ This study canvasses the aversive manner in which Julius Malema is pictured in the South African press through conducting a content analysis of two South African daily newspapers, namely The Cape Times and The Sowetan. The study analyses five intensely media-covered events in which Malema was central. Though the depiction of Malema does not present intrinsic malevolence, his actions are presented as antagonistic through predominantly episodic and emotive framing. His explicitly insolent diction is used as fodder to engage resistance. Such reporting signifies irresponsibility where, within a decontextualised framework, selective sound-bite journalism manipulates readers, accordingly shaping content from truncated snippets that are patched together within a prevailing media logic.
Richard Rooney presents a book review of ‘Introducing Intercultural Communication, Global Cultures and Contexts’ by Shuang Liu, Zala Volcic and Cindy Gallois. The book is basically aimed at students following formal college courses, but it can also benefit general readers. One of the main points of strength is that the book is reader-friendly, clear and well-organized. A major flaw though is that the pace of writing is sometimes breathless, and there is an overuse of the exclamation mark to provide emphasis, especially in the introductory chapter, which quickly becomes tiresome.
One of the general aspects that has been repeatedly echoed in the research papers of this issue is the near impossibility of assessing the decision-making process related to the practice of journalism, as well as the related political media-ization of the process of legitimizing and enforcing the rule of law, while observing the civil liberties and local governance in these developing societies.
Most contributors to this issue reported delinquency in the endorsement of freedom of expression, as well as other challenges facing journalism and media governance, e.g. limited transparency, diversity, and integration. Questions of social integration, economic transformation, and regional concerns are dealt with in addition to the way journalism addresses the multifaceted complexities related to gender, inclusion, and post-colonial transition.
Researchers touched upon the possible effects of imposed democracy on the ideas of "nation" and "pride" in relation to realizing civic engagement, social inclusion, and local self-development through three main constituent parts, namely environmental sustainability, economic sustainability, and socio-political sustainability.
We hope that the valuable contribution of the different scholars in this edition can help map and sketch the different experiences of journalism and media governance within the imposed democracies of Africa, as well as distinguish between the possible, probable, and preferable futures of media apparatuses.
The next issue, God willing, will focus on another timely theme, namely climate change, global warming, and extreme weather reporting. This theme has been one of my research areas for the last four years. Prioritizing the topic is a natural consequence of my affiliation to the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), at the University of Cape Town, and the international project entitled ‘Climate Crossroads. Towards Precautionary Practices: Politics, Media and Climate Change’ in collaboration with the Universities of Oslo and Bergen in Norway.
While climate change is a global phenomenon, its negative impacts are more severely felt by poor people and poor countries as a result of their vulnerability and high dependence on natural resources, while having very limited capacity to cope with climate variability and extreme weather. Accordingly, Africa is one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change. Reporting climate change is certainly a complex subject by all standards. It is hoped that the next issue will include valuable contributions tackling issues and concerns pertinent to this vital and timely topic.
Ibrahim Saleh, PhD
Editor of Global Media Studies, African Edition
Convenor of Political Communication and Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town
Saturday, January 12, 2013
As part of the Journalism research and Education (JRE) Section efforts to support and encourage research to journalism education, theory, scholarship and/or practice more generally.
The JRE section and the Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies initiated two (€700) awards with a total of (€1400) to be offered to the best academic research paper and the best practitioner’s article that will be submitted to the JRE section in Dublin, Ireland.
The two awards will assist the successful applicants to cover the registration and the travel expenses to the IAMCR conference (2013) in Dublin, Ireland. The two winning papers will be published in Vol.3, Issue 1, 2014 of the Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, published by Intellect.
The aim of this initiative is to help academics and professionals to illustrate their capacity to design and manage a contribution to applied journalism and education, boost their research profile, and increase their leverage in future research.
Who Can Apply?
· Authors submitting to the Journalism Research and Education Section in 2013.
· Only submission of full papers (APA style) through the OCS will be considered.
· Academic papers (6500-7000 words), and practitioners’ articles (3000-3500 words).
· Awards will be presented during the IAMCR 2013 conference after authors’ presentations.
What are the criteria for assessment?
· The review process is double-blind; that is, the reviewer does not know who the manuscript author(s) is and the author(s) does not know who has reviewed the manuscript;
· For the academic research, it is will evaluated on the bases of the coherence and merit of your proposed topic of research;
· The clarity, relevance and strength of your research methodology as a tool for reaching your specified goals;
· The impact and significance of your intended outcomes;
· For the practitioners articles will be assessed on evaluating the possibility of using it in launching, developing, extending or otherwise benefiting journalism teaching or educational activities;
JRE Section CFP- 2013
The Journalism Research & Education Section invites submissions for its open sessions at the IAMCR that will be held from June 25-29 at the Dublin City University in Ireland. The theme of the conference is "Crises, 'Creative Destruction' and the Global Power and Communication Orders."
Wars, terrorism, threats to stability and natural disasters have also lead to greater security and surveillance measures worldwide. Many sceptics perceive the current era as the 'arc of instability,' where the rate of destruction of journalism is far outpacing the ability of creative minds of journalists and educators, particularly in its civic functions.
Secular and cyclical economic forces have combined to dismantle the professional and educational models that have for decades supported independent, public-minded journalism for large general audiences. Newspapers are closing locally, nationally and internationally. Journalists are heading for dole queues. Other media platforms are transforming, leaving many old trains behind.
Journalism itself isn't in crisis, but the business of journalism definitely is. It is only through an open and empathetic style of communication that engenders the public’s trust is the most effective. Public suspicions of both journalism during crisis remains very high and alarming increasing for a variety of reasons, including access to more sources of conflicting information, a reduction in the use of scientific reasoning in decision making, and political infighting(Reynolds & Quinn, 2012) .
Optimists think of it as a time for creativity, experimentation and innovation. Technology is spreading rapidly around the world and news media need to take advantage of it. In this historical moment, crisis could help redefine our capabilities.
It's time to take on a new challenge: to help journalism and its education stay vibrant in this digital environment, where crisis has set new terms though different technological and economic changes that have put close to unsustainable pressure on staffing levels, and threaten further instability and uncertainty of the journalism education field.
The Journalism Research & Education Section is opened for panel proposals, workshop sessions and research papers proposals to address the issues related to crisis and how we can be creative about through the lens of the five JRE themes:
1. International Collaborative Research in Journalism Research: New Challenges and Emergent Perspectives
2. Innovations in Journalism
3. The Professional Journalism
4. Methods for Quantifying Professional Journalism
5. Generic Studies of Journalism
3. The Professional Journalism
4. Methods for Quantifying Professional Journalism
5. Generic Studies of Journalism
Journalism Research and Education Section attempts to deconstruct the nature of current crises and analyze some of the emerging problems in the era of 'arc of instability.' It also aims to sketch the challenges for journalism research and education by attempting to go beyond 'coups, conflicts and contraband.'
Abstracts should range between 300 and 500 words in length including the research objectives, theoretical framework and methodology. Each proposal must include title, name(s), affiliation, institutional address and email addresses of the author(s). All abstract submissions must be made centrally via the IAMCR Open Conference System (OCS) available for abstract submission at http://iamcr-ocs.org.
It is expected that for the most part, only one (1) abstract will be accepted per person in the research paper proposals in the JRE section Program. But the author could also submit a panel proposal. The JRE section encourages its members to take part in their moderation and chairing sessions so please let us know, if you are interested.
Individual papers, panel, and poster presentations are possible, but all proposals must be submitted through the online Open Conference System at http://iamcr-ocs.org from 15 November 2012 – 28 January 2013.
Early submission is strongly encouraged. Individuals may submit 1 abstract (paper) per Section or Working Group as lead author, and a maximum of 2 abstracts (papers) to a single IAMCR conference in general.
Decisions on acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to individual applicants by JRE section chair by no later than 28 February 2013. Final conference programme is due on15 April 2013,
Presenters are expected to bring fully developed work to the conference. Prior to the conference, it is expected that a completed paper will be submitted to JRE Section chair via the IAMCR OCS by 28 May 2013.
JRE Publications: JRE has its two official journals: Journal of Applied journalism and Media Studies (editors [at]jams.se), published by Intellect (ISSN 2001-0818) and JRE Online Journals, published by Temple University (English susanj[at]temple.edu & Portuguese(claudia.lago07[at]gmail.com) published by Temple University. JRE Partners: Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies, International Journal of West Asian Studies & Global Media Journal, African Edition.
IAMCR accepts presentations in English, French and Spanish. However, it is requested that abstracts, if at all possible, be submitted in English.
Further information about IAMCR and this conference is available on the respective websites: http://iamcr2013dublin.com/call-for-papers
Please refer to the Journalism Research and Education Section website for guidelines
Ibrahim Saleh, Journalism Research & Education Section, Chair
jre09is [at] gmail.com
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JRE Website: http://jre.uct.ac.za/index.php
Monday, January 7, 2013
Global Media Journal, African Edition Deadline Jan. 30
The Global Media Journal, African Edition invites submissions for its next issue with a theme of media and governance in Africa. This special issue on climate change and global warming is primarily focused on Public risk perceptions as crucial drivers of natural hazards policy and management response (Kellstedt,Zahran & Vedlitz 2008).
The Global Media Journal, African Edition invites submissions for its next issue with a theme of media and governance in Africa. This special issue on climate change and global warming is primarily focused on Public risk perceptions as crucial drivers of natural hazards policy and management response (Kellstedt,Zahran & Vedlitz 2008).
Despite the fact that information about global warming is readily available to average global citizens, understanding ecological risks is underdeveloped. This is particularly true in developing countries where either there is confusion regarding stratospheric ozone depletion and greenhouse effects or there are common misunderstandings of climate variability in terms of the relationship between CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere and temperature change (Sterman & Sweeney 2002).
Often perceptions of climate change risks also correspond strongly with demographic, ideological, identity-related and institutional trust variables (O’Connor, Bord, Yarnal &Wiefek, 2002). News reporting and media coverage, as “a sort of instant historical record of the pace, progress, problems and hopes of society" (Bennett 2002, 10), is a key contributor in shaping both policy discourse and public understanding of risks. Media shape the way people rank problems and make sense of their everyday choices. Local practices of journalism also affect translations between science and policy (Weingart et al. 2000).
If climate change is a major challenge for journalism globally, in Africa the urgency of the challenge is even bigger. To begin with, the continent is very vulnerable to the effects of global warming. In many parts of the continent, agriculture is heavily dependent on rainfall patterns, and increasingly frequent and unpredictable droughts and floods cause enormous disasters.
Social problems such as the poor state of economic development, extreme poverty and low adaptive capacity serve only to increase the problems. In addition, the media landscape includes many complicating factors. In n many African countries, where legacies of colonialism, strong state-control over the public sphere, low rates of literacy and technological capacity shape the landscape. As such, journalism in Africa is often trapped within the gap between; on the one hand, the knowledge produced by climate science, and on the other, the political media realities. One the one hand there are the links between local elites and global climate politics. One the other hand there are the hard realities of everyday life and survival (Saleh 2010).
Ibrahim Saleh, PhD
Editor, Global Media Journal, African Edition