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Call for Papers: Journalism and Sexual Violence

13.03.2019 21:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Special issue of Journalism Practice (2020, Vol 14, No 1)

Deadline: June 18, 2019

Guest editors: Andrea Baker (Monash University) and Usha M. Rodrigues (Deakin University)

The guest editors of Journalism Practice invite rigorous empirical scholarly work related to the theme of journalism practice, sexual violence, pre or post the #MeToo era. Papers need to delineate their use of the concept of sexual violence and examine how it is reported on, or distributed by legacy or social media. Research should be based around either quantitative, qualitative, computational and/or mixed research methods. Papers are also encouraged to assess the implications or impact of such reportage, and where appropriate offer recommendations to improve journalism practice vis-à-vis reporting of sexual violence. Possible areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Journalism, sexual violence, race and ethnicity;
  • Journalism, sexual violence and the gendered culture;
  • Journalism, sexual violence and human rights;
  • Journalism, sexual violence and ethics/legal considerations and guidelines;
  • Journalism news values, news language, news traditions and sexual violence;
  • Solution Journalism and sexual violence reporting; and
  • Reporting sexual violence and journalism training/education.


We invite research papers between 7000 and 8000s words, (including references, notes, tables, figures) relating to this themed issue, and an abbreviated author(s) bio.

Deadline for full papers to Journalism Practice’s Scholar One by 18 June 2019.

Following the peer review process, accepted papers will be notified by August, 2019 for final revisions. Final, accepted papers need to be uploaded to Scholar One by 1 December 2019.



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