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Call for Conference: Professional and Peripheral News Workers and the Shifting Importance of Platforms

14.02.2019 10:31 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Inaugural symposium on Media, Professions and Society in Volda, Norway

June 17-20, 2019

Volda and Olden, Norway

Deadline for extended abstracts: February 20, 2019

We invite you to submit your original and innovative research paper for a symposium that will take place in the heart of Norwegian nature. This symposium will focus on facilitating constructive discussions on research-in-progress. Participants will give short presentations that spark lengthier discussions in the panel sessions, and throughout a symposium program marked by social networking. The number of symposium presenters will deliberatively be limited to 30-35 participants, with the intention of creating an arena for symposium participants to get to know each other and ongoing research better. Group discussions and time for personal networking and reflection, with exceptional scenery, will be interwoven into the symposium program.

All presenters will receive constructive feedback from at least two of the members of the symposium scientific panel, consisting of the three keynote speakers alongside the guest editors of a thematic issue of Media and Communication, developed in close connection to this symposium. The thematic issue is titled “Peripheral Actors in Journalism: Agents of Change in Journalism Culture and Practice” and is being guest edited by Avery Holton, Valerie Belair-Gagnon and Oscar Westlund.

Keynotes Speakers:

  • Laura Ahva
  • Mark Deuze
  • Edson Tandoc Jr.

Conference fee

3800 NOK (including lunch Tuesday - Thursday and dinner Monday - Wednesday), bus transport and gondola trip.

Hotel accommodation

3000 NOK (breakfast included), three nights Monday – Thursday

More information about the symposium and submission of paper, please follow the link.


  • Deadline for extended abstracts: Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
  • Notification on submitted abstracts (following peer-review): Tuesday March 11, 2019.
  • Deadline submission full paper (5000-7000 words): Monday June 3, 2019.

More here.



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