Second annual International Journal of Press/Politics conference
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford
Wednesday September 28-Friday September 30, 2016
Call for Papers
September 28-30 2016, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford will host the second annual International Journal of Press/Politics conference, focused on academic research on the relation 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 after peer review. The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 25 2016. Attendees will be notified of acceptance by April 29 2016.
Professor Katrin Voltmer from the University of Leeds will deliver a keynote lecture on “Internationalizing political communication research: epistemological aspects, normative aspects, and journalistic practices.”
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 organizer, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (RISJ Director of Research and IJPP Editor-in-Chief) with questions at email@example.com.
More about the journal, the Reuters Institute, and the keynote speaker:
IJPP is an interdisciplinary journal for the analysis and discussion of the role of the press and politics in a globalized world. The journal publishes theoretical and empirical research which analyzes the linkages between the news media and political processes and actors around the world, emphasizes international and comparative work, and links research in the fields of political communication and journalism studies, and the disciplines of political science and media and communication.
Keynote Speaker – Katrin Voltmer
Katrin Voltmer is Professor of Communication and Democracy in the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. Her research revolves around the role of communication in democratic life and the role of media in processes of transition to democracy. Most of her research takes a comparative perspective covering both western and non-western countries. She has written numerous journal articles and book chapters and is the author, editor or co-editor of six books including Comparing Political Communication across Time and Space (Palgrave), The Media in Transitional Democracies (Polity), and Political Communication in Postmodern Democracy (Palgrave). Major research projects include ‘Media, Conflict and Democratisation’, 2014-2017 (www.mecodem.eu, funded by the European Union 7th framework Program) and ‘Political Communication in New Democracies: Government-Media Relationships in Transition’, 2007-2009 (funded by the British Academy).
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism marks the University of Oxford’s commitment to the comparative study of journalism around the world. Anchored in the recognition of the key role of independent media in open societies and the power of information in the modern world, the institute aims to serve as the leading forum for a productive engagement between scholars from a wide range of disciplines and practitioners of journalism. It brings the depth and rigor of academic scholarship of the highest standards to major issues of relevance to the world of news media. It is global in its perspective and in the content of its activities.