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Epistemologies of Digital Journalism Production

22.09.2022 22:36 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Special Issue in Digital Journalism

Deadline: November 11, 2022

Guest Editors: Gregory Perreault, Maxwell Foxman, Phoebe Maares, Valerie Hase

This special issue in Digital Journalism invites submissions that theorize, describe, or contextualize epistemological shifts in journalism production. We welcome theoretically-informed and empirically-rigorous articles (using quantitative, qualitative, computational, and/or mixed methods) as well as conceptual articles that speak globally to related issues, including but not limited to:

  • (Meta-)theoretical frameworks, discourses, and methodological approaches for studying epistemologies of digital journalism production
  • The influence of emerging or under-researched news forms and genres (e.g., lifestyle journalism, fashion journalism, gaming/video journalism, podcast journalism, data journalism) on knowledge claims and production in the news.
  • Shifting journalistic roles, especially journalists' openness and epistemological boundaries, often on emerging platforms such as Instagram, TikTok, podcasting platforms, or messenger apps
  • Economic, technical, and cultural factors and contexts leading to epistemological shifts in what constitutes journalists and news, for instance the influence of time and economic pressure, precarity, new infrastructures and platforms for news consumption
  • Audience participation or disengagement with epistemic practices, as well as acceptance or rejection of journalistic claims

Abstract deadline: 11 November 2022

Manuscript deadline: 24 February 2023

The full call can be found here:



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