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[ecrea] Call for papers: Media and Freedom of Speech

Thu Nov 07 21:35:51 GMT 2013

Academic journal of journalism and media studies “Journalism Research” is announcing Call for Papers for the special issue “Media and Freedom of Speech: Controversies and Social Clashes”. The volume is going to be published in February, 2014 (volume date 2013).

The core theme of this issue puts a strong emphasis on major structural, technological, professional and economic changes of mainstream media landscape due to the current economic crisis and austerity measures that were introduced during the period. The questions of how public communication has been affected and what are consequences of the current changes for broader social context and working democracies remain under-theorized. By aiming to tackle all these questions the theme seeks to address political and social considerations of worldwide media development and change.

Articles submitted are expected to cover a broad spectrum of ideas related to ongoing changes and transformations as well as emerging challenges that contemporary journalism and media professionals, scholars, policy makers need to address in diverse political and cultural contexts.

Submission guidelines

If you are interested in this call, please send full manuscripts to (zurnalistikostyrimai /at/ before December 31, 2013. Guidelines for preparing manuscripts are available online:

Be aware that we will need your photo.

Deadline for the editorial work (peer review process, editing and improvement of articles if needed, etc.) is January 31, 2014. Expected publication date of the issue is February, 2014.

About the Journal

“Journalism Research” is a peer-reviewed open access academic journal of journalism and media studies, that focuses on changes in the contemporary journalism, professional ethics, and the changing role and functions of media in relation to democracy. The journal invites papers addressing a wide range of topics related to empirical research of journalism practices, social and economic as well as technological and cultural changes in the media, changing media values and policies, and journalism training and media education.

“Journalism Research” is a periodical publication of scientific articles, which covers research of the communication study field – journalism (activity, works, structure), and knowledge reflecting the trends and current issues of journalism development (interviews, reviews, surveys, source publications).

- ISSN 2029-1132

Chief Editor:

Andrius Vaišnys, assoc. prof. PhD (Social sciences, communication and information 08 S) Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Scientific editor:

Aurelija Juodyte, PhD (Human sciences, communication and information 06 H) Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Editorial Board:

- Publisher (institution): Institute of Journalism, Faculty of Communication in cooperation with the Vilnius University Press, VU in Vilnius, Lithuania

- Established in 2008

- Language of publication: every second edition in English or Lithuanian

- Publication frequency: 1 per year.

- Print run: 200-400 copies per issue.


Journalism Research

Vilnius University

Maironio str. 7, Vilnius LT 01124

+370 6 86 86545

(zurnalistikostyrimai /at/

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