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  • 11.04.2019 09:52 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special Issue of African Journalism Studies

    Deadline: May 1, 2019

    Guest Editors:

    • Idil Osman, SOAS University of London, UK
    • Susana Sampaio-Dias, University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Judith Townend, University of Sussex, UK
    • Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara, University of Glasgow, UK

    This special issue seeks to provide an update on research about contemporary journalism practices and the evolving nature of journalism and media regulation in Africa. There has been a growing interest in studying journalism and media on the continent and the varying political landscapes in democratic and non-democratic or conflict-torn African countries highlight the need to critically analyse how the processes of media regulation and media policies are evolving in each particular context.

    The circumstances for the practice of journalism and media production in Africa have often been debated from representation and ethics-centred perspectives; this special issue aims to gather a range of contributions that complement these studies by further exploring the complexity and range of prevailing regulation and policy matters that implicate and affect journalism practice. By acknowledging examples of emerging regulatory systems, the presence of old problems that may have taken new forms, or new problems that stem from old practices, we aim also to provide comparative insights that bring up to date and further our understanding of how journalism is protected, practised and regulated in Africa.

    We welcome submissions that take a theoretically informed approach as well as studies that examine country-specific or comparative case-studies. We invite contributions across different and relevant disciplines, including collaborations between early career scholars. We particularly invite contributions addressing any of the following topics:

    • Empirical and theoretical approaches to the examination of media law in Africa.
    • The origin and development of media legislation, development of case law and regulatory systems governing, for example, the printed press, broadcasting, social media, election reporting and advertising
    • Transnational relations between African journalists and diasporic counterparts
    • Media regulation and implications for democratisation
    • The relevance or irrelevance of former colonising countries in the development of news practices and legal/regulatory systems
    • The globalisation of news and the challenges of international law, policy and regulatory influences
    • Press freedom and media regulation in fragile contexts
    • Media state funding, public service and or privatisation
    • The impact of new technologies (including social media) on regulation and practice
    • The digital divide, digital literacy and the challenge of regulating online media and ‘fake news’

    Prospective authors should submit an abstract of approximately 250 words by email to the Guest Editors: Idil Osman (, Susana Sampaio-Dias (, Judith Townend ( and Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara (

    All abstracts will be reviewed by the editors and successful authors will be invited to submit a full manuscript via the African Journalism Studies ‘ScholarOne Manuscripts’ site where they will undergo peer review. The invitation to submit a full article does not guarantee acceptance of the final paper into the special issue.


    • Deadline for abstracts – 01 May 2019
    • Notification of proposal acceptance – 13 May 2019
    • Completed papers – 31 August 2019
    • Final revised papers due – 29 November 2019
  • 11.04.2019 09:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: September 1, 2019

    Department of Communicology and Journalism (Faculty of Philosophy Niš, Serbia) is announcing call for papers for the first issue of peer-reviewed journal “Media Studies and Applied Ethics” (MSAE).

    MSAE encourages contributions from MA and PhD students, media professionals as well as researchers in the field of media studies and applied ethics.

    MSAE accepts original research, review article, critical essays, perspective pieces and book reviews related to communication throughout the world.

    MSAE welcomes papers on topics such as: Media and society; Media and culture; Media history; Media and entertainment; Media and religion; Media and violence; Media and advertising; Media effects; Audience and reception studies; New media; Journalism; Communication; Media philosophy; Media aesthetics; Visual Communications; Media Law; Applied Ethics (Journalism ethics, Media Ethics, Marketing ethics, Business Ethics).

    Considering the aforementioned thematic and the field of your academic interest you are invited to send us your paper.

    Papers are to be sent to an e-mail address:

    Send papers until: September 1, 2019

    For more information visit

  • 11.04.2019 09:44 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Special Issue of Information Communication and society

    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    Published in 2020 (online); 2021 (print)

    Edited by Cosimo Marco Scarcelli, Tonny Krijnen and Paul G. Nixon

    From Trump’s discourses to the everyday life performances in digital platforms, from representation of LGBTQ+ in TV programs to pornography, the relation between gender, sexuality and media is ubiquitous and strongly embedded in everyday life. The definitions of gender and sexuality are in constant flux with the media playing a key role in shaping, articulating, representing and performing these definitions.

    The current, general openness and debate on gender and sexuality is built upon the struggles of many groups and individuals to bring these issues into the mainstream. Issues that have important influences on the ways in which we live our lives and view those of others.

    Because of political and cultural changes, questions connected to sexual identity and gender are constantly under attack, whilst opposite tendencies of reconfirming patriarchal scripts and resisting challenging, and redefining these paradigms are simultaneously present.

    Considering gender and sexuality as social and cultural construction, this special issue aims to explore issues able to focus on the contemporary social changes that are connected to gender and sexuality in and through media. The articles will be concerned, on the one hand, with exploring aspects of the changing social and sexual landscape, on the other hand, on the ways in which media seem to stubbornly recycle gender and sexual stereotypes. How do these two tendencies relate to one another? How do contemporary gender ideologies influence media perspectives and practices? Do mediated representations reinforce, echo, or challenge social hierarchies based in differences of gender and sexuality? How do new media technologies feed into discourses on gender and sexuality?

    Potential papers could explore new researches at the forefront of media and communication practice and theory and the nuances of contemporary sex and gender scripts as they are played out in popular media looking at both the more traditional and normative interpretation of gender and sexuality as well as texts that challenge and therefore move beyond the heteronormative and sexist.

    We are looking for contributions that analyse media both in terms of representation and agency and that will be able to reflect different cultural conditions and experiences, contrasting perspectives in terms of analytical orientation, and geographically dynamic subjects.

    Possible topics could include:

    • adapting and resisting gendered and sexed identities
    • forging new normative gendered identities
    • dating and hook up apps
    • use of social networking sites, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
    • rebranding feminism
    • pornography
    • datafication of gender and sexuality
    • representation of gender and sexuality in popular media
    • gender and media production
    • gender, sexuality and technologies, technology of pleasure, sex bots.

    Please submit your 300 word abstract along with the author’s bio (100 words) and author’s full contact details before 31 May 2019.

    Please upload you abstract using this link:

    Please direct enquiries to Cosimo Marco Scarcelli, Tonny Krijnen and Paul G. Nixon


    Publication schedule:

    • 31 May 2019: Deadline submission abstracts
    • 30 June 2019: Decisions on abstracts
    • 1 February 2020: deadline full paper submission
    • 1 February - 15 April 2020: Peer reviewing
    • 22 April 2020: Comments to authors
    • 8 May 2020: Deadline submission revisions
    • 21 May 2020: Final decisions
  • 11.04.2019 09:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Damian Guzek

    The book provides an empirically based analysis of changes on how various political and denominational actors seek to influence the Church and state relationship, as well as how we understand the idea of the secular state. A set of case studies shows how and why changes in the coverage of the secular state and Church-state relations have followed the dynamics of media logic. By establishing a grounded theory based on media content, legal regulations and political party programs in the years 1989–2015 as well as a current survey, the author throws new light on the theory of mediatization. The book demonstrates that the disseminated idea of the secular state is largely a result of the adaptation of both political and religious representatives to a dynamically changing media logic.

    The book has been published in series Studies in Communication and Politics.

    Purchase here.

  • 11.04.2019 09:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Authors:  Marco Gui, Tiziano Gerosa, Andrea Garavaglia, Livia Petti, Marco Fasoli

    The “Digital Well-being - Schools” project carried out the first randomised trial in Italy on the efficacy of media education. The impact of a systematic media education course was tested in a sample of randomly selected classes, compared with a control sample.


  • 04.04.2019 14:02 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Deadline: May 1, 2019


    Media and Communication / Mediji i komunikacije - is scientific journal  for media, communication, journalism and public relations.  The journal publishes scientific, professional, reviewed, translated  works, book reviews and original research papers from the social  sciences and humanities - in the field of media, communication,  journalism and public relations. 

    Only original papers that have not been and will not be published in  other publications will be accepted which will be guaranteed by the  author, except by special agreement with the publisher of the journal.  Publisher reserves the right on published works, unless otherwise agreed  with the author. 

    The journal will publish the papers in languages of former Yugoslavia or  in English, which were confirmed by two anonymous positive reviews of  the international media experts. The author is responsible for the  content of the paper. 

    The maximum volume of original scientific researches is up to 7000  words, professional and translated works up to 3000 words, reviews up to  1000 words. 

    The first page should contain basic information about the author and  co-authors and will include: name, academic position and function, the  name of the institution and e-mail. For works that originate from the  doctoral thesis, master's thesis or research projects in footnote should  be indicated the name, position and college where it was defended, or  the name of the program within which the work was created, and the name  of the institution that financed the project. 

    The criteria for preparation of the work

    The paper consists of a title, abstract, introduction, subtitles,  conclusion and references. 

    Font of the work is Times New Roman, size 12, single spacing. 

    Abstract in length up to 300 words with a maximum of five keywords,  contains the subject and purpose, hypotheses, methods, results and  conclusions. 

    Footnotes are used at the bottom of each side for additional comments  and continuously numbered in Arabic numerals. 

    Photos, charts, tables, and other contributions must have an ordinal  number, title and explanation of marks. Illustrations should be marked  and submitted as separate documents. 

    The quotation system in the text 

    The text should cite all sources using the Harvard system of citation. 


    For a list of references the Harvard system should be used stating as  follows: last name, first letter of the name of the author/editor (year  of publication). Title (in italics). Place of publication: Publisher.  In the bibliography lists only quoted works can be sorted alphabetically.

    Methods of delivering the work

    Papers should be submitted electronically via email  

    Other information

    The electronic edition will be available on the website of the journal  

    Publisher reserves the right to published works, unless otherwise agreed  with the author. With every further publication of the work in printed  or electronic journal should be include as a source. 

    Papers are reviewed by two anonymous reviews. 

    (Papers by invitation will not be reviewed) 

    The editorial board reserves the right not to consider works that do not  meet the requirements of this Instruction. 

    The journal is published twice a year in June  and in December. 

    Please send any enquiries to 

  • 04.04.2019 13:57 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Manchester Metropolitan University

    Deadline: April 29, 2019

    This is a 1.0 FTE permanent lectureship in political communications. The primary role of the successful applicant will be to contribute to the continued development of our successful MA in International Relations and Global Communications by supporting and expanding on the existing portfolio of units on the programme. The candidate will also be expected to develop units for delivery at the undergraduate level and to contribute, as appropriate, to existing core undergraduate teaching. Other responsibilities will include the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and acting as a personal tutor. The successful candidate for this post will be an expert in a relevant area of political communications, including, but not exclusive to, discourse, rhetoric, propaganda, data and politics, data rights and data justice, digital politics and communication governance. They will hold a good first degree and a doctorate in a relevant subject area. They should have experience of teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

    The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Manchester Metropolitan University is a unique environment where Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences sit alongside the Manchester School of Art and the Manchester Fashion Institute. Student experience is at the heart of everything we do. We are proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities, including digital and technical workshops, studios and gallery spaces designed to enhance learning and collaboration.

    Situated within the Arts & Humanities Faculty, The Department of History, Politics and Philosophy brings together the expertise of over 50 academic staff. The Politics, International Relations and Public Services team are a highly professional and collegiate group who have been proactive in establishing innovative programmes of study to serve the needs of a 400+ undergraduate and postgraduate student population. Our staff have a variety of research specialisms including US foreign policy, the EU, political philosophy, civil society and social movement studies, energy politics, and critical approaches to international relations.

    It is expected that the post-holder will join and make a contribution to one of the Faculty’s research centres, ideally the Research Centre for Applied Social Science (RCASS) or the History Research Centre (HRC). The successful candidate should have a growing record of publications, commensurate with their career stage, that would place them in the top-quartile of field, and be able to demonstrate REF 2021 eligibility.

    The anticipated start date for the successful applicant is August 2019.

    To apply: Please attach your CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification to the online portal

    For an informal discussion regarding the requirements of the role please contact Dr Steve Hurst (

    More here

  • 04.04.2019 13:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Middlesex University London, Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries

    Deadline: April 7, 2019

    Starting Salary: £37,530 to £43,111 per annum pro rata

    Grade: Grade 7

    Contract Type: Permanent

    FTE: 0.6

    Date Posted: Tuesday 19 March 2019

    Closing Date: Sunday 07 April 2019

    Reference: ACI50

    Job Details: Job Description & Person Specification

    Performing Arts at Middlesex has a long-established tradition of excellence in training and educating students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is one of the leading universities in the UK for dance, music and theatre, recognised nationally and internationally for its high calibre teaching and research. We pride ourselves in offering a vibrant and inclusive environment, instilling our students with a sense of confidence, passion, and achievement. Creative collaborative learning, in and beyond the curriculum, is a key feature of the student experience across the Arts and Creative Industries Faculty. This, together with the vicinity of London's many theatre and dance venues in this global city, makes for a unique learning experience.

    The Performing Arts department seeks to appoint a Lecturer (Practice) in Popular Music (0.6FTE) to lead and contribute to our practical provision. The candidate will be expected to specialize in musicianship and performance, song writing, or studio production, ideally with the ability to contribute to more than one of these subject areas. The role will typically be held by an experienced practitioner/emerging academic. The successful candidate will contribute to the student learning and teaching experience, and to the research or professional practice and knowledge transfer profiles of the Faculty. The post holder will work within an established academic team.

    Should you wish to discuss the job in further detail, please contact Dr Richard Osborne (Programme Leader, BA Popular Music)

    Apply here.

  • 04.04.2019 13:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    LSE, UK

    Deadline: April 16, 2019

    (0.2 FTE role for 12 months, from 01 May 2019-30 April 2020)

    Salary from £35,999 to £43,360 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £46,617 pa

    inclusive of London allowance (pro-rata)

    The Department of Media and Communications is a world-leading centre for education and research in communication and media studies at the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London. We are ranked #1 in the UK and #4 globally in our field (2019 QS World University Rankings).

    The candidate will work with the LSE Principal Investigator, Dr Lee Edwards, on the collaborative research project ‘Improving Deliberation, Improving Copyright’,funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The aim of the project is to co-produce, with copyright stakeholders and members of the public, a set of guidelines for policy consultation processes that more effectively incorporate a wide range of stakeholder voices into debates about copyright. The project will close this knowledge gap by developing an in-depth understanding of stakeholders’ experiences of consultation and public engagement, of the opportunities and barriers they associate with this form of public engagement, and of their views about how the consultation process may be improved. Stakeholders and members of the public will use this understanding to collaboratively develop a set of guidelines for improving consultation processes, and to share these guidelines with policymakers at the end of the project. More information about the project can be obtained by emailing Dr Lee Edwards (

    The post holder will conduct background academic and industry research; provide administrative support for the project, conduct interviews and contribute to workshops.

    Applicants should have a completed (or near complete) PhD in Media and Communications or a relevant social science discipline and an ability to analyse and research complex ideas and theories, and apply appropriate methods and concepts to empirical data. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to communicate with internal colleagues, industry and government stakeholders and other external bodies are essential. The ideal candidate will have research interests in one or more of the following fields: copyright policy, media policy, media industries, deliberation and consultation processes. The ability to take responsibility for, and work independently on, specific project tasks and the ability to manage time, work to deadlines and prioritise multiple tasks whilst maintaining attention to detail is also essential.

    We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

    For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

    If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email

    The closing date for receipt of applications is 16th April 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

    We expect that interviews will take place in the last week of April 2019.

    Apply here.

  • 04.04.2019 13:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Commentary and Criticism

    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    Historically, female filmmakers’ work in television has functioned as a form of invisible labour, with television being seen as definitively distinct from cinema, the site of ‘real' and hard-won work. However, as we move towards the end of the twenty-first century’s second decade, television is regularly valued as the preeminent screen art format of our age, alongside a parallel reanimation of feminist issues and discourses in the spotlight, including gender equity in the screen industries. In this environment, the work that female practitioners from the independent sector undertake in and on television has taken on a wholly different status and potential.

    As part of the special issue on Independent Women: From Film to Television, this edition of Commentary and Criticism interrogates this shift in women’s television work and how it is being understood and valued globally. We invite short essays which cast a transnational perspective on the migration of female practitioners from film to television, exploring how the industrial, textual and critical logic of independence moves across formats in different contexts.

    We are particularly interested in submissions from practitioners’ perspectives.

    The Commentary and Criticism section of Feminist Media Studies aims to publish brief (~1000 words), timely responses to current issues in feminist media culture, for an international readership. Submissions may pose a provocation, describe work in progress, or propose areas for future study. We will also consider book and event reviews, as well as contributions that depart from traditional academic formats. We encourage all submissions to strategically mobilise critique to also offer a productive contribution to both feminist politics and media studies. Submissions must go beyond mere description in order to be considered for publication in Commentary and Criticism.

    Please submit contributions by 31 May 2019, via email to both Melanie Kennedy ( and Safiya Noble ( We also welcome questions and expressions of interest in advance of the deadline.

    Submissions for Commentary and Criticism will not be correctly processed if submitted through via the Feminist Media Studies site, and should be emailed directly to Drs Kennedy and Noble using the email addresses above.

    Please be sure to follow the Feminist Media Studies style and referencing guides, which can be found here.




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