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[ecrea] CfP - *Behind the Scenes? Minorities in Nordic Media Organizations*

Thu Aug 20 09:44:39 GMT 2015

*Call for papers***

*Nordicom Review*


*Behind the Scenes? Minorities in Nordic Media Organizations*

In this special issue of Nordicom Review we invite proposals for papers
addressing one of the most important, yet under-addressed issues in
contemporary Nordic media and communication research: the presence and
role of minorities working within Nordic media organizations. Research
from the Nordic region (and beyond) on the representation of minorities
in television and radio programming, as well as in films and print
media, has provided valuable insights, yet these studies have not been
complimented by work addressing work and representation “behind the
scenes.” Thus, our understanding of the complex problems of minority
representation – for example, stereotypical characters in television
fiction or a lack of depth in news coverage – tend to stagnate at the
organizational level.

For this special issue, scholars using a wide variety of methodologies
and theoretical frameworks are encouraged to submit abstracts for
consideration. In addition, while we welcome scholarship looking at the
place and role of minorities (or lack thereof) working within
“traditional” and large-scale media organizations in the Nordic region,
we would also like to see proposals for papers investigating the place
and role (or lack thereof) of minorities in, for example, smaller-scale
media outlets, local newspapers, alternative media, the tech industry,
gaming, music production, etc. Finally, proposals for studies that
examine the flow of staff across media outlets and platforms (such as
movement from alternative and online organizations to larger, mainstream
companies) are particularly welcome.

*Guest editors*: Christian Christensen (Stockholm University) & Gunilla
Hultén (Stockholm University)

*_Key Dates_*

*Deadline for abstracts*: October 1, 2015 (400-500 words, indicating
central questions, methodology, and theoretical framework)

*Authors notified of decision:*November 1, 2015

*Deadline for completed articles*: March 1, 2016 (max. 7000 words;
followed by peer-review)

*Preliminary publication date*: Autumn 2016

For questions regarding the special issue contact: Christian Christensen
((christian.christensen /at/
<mailto:(christian.christensen /at/>) or Gunilla Hultén
((gunilla.hulten /at/ <mailto:(gunilla.hulten /at/>)

For questions regarding Nordicom Review contact: Ingela Wadbring, +46
70-333 27 16, (ingela.wadbring /at/
<mailto:(ingela.wadbring /at/>

*Nordicom Review*

Nordicom Review, a refereed journal, provides a major forum for media
and communication researchers in the Nordic countries. This semi-annual
and double blind peer-reviewed journal (hard copy and open access) is
addressed to the international scholarly community. It publishes the
best of media and communication research in the region, as well as
theoretical works in all its diversity; it seeks to reflect the great
variety of intellectual traditions in the field and to facilitate a
dialogue between them. Nordicom Review offers reviews of Nordic
publications and publishes notes on a wide range of literature, thus
enabling scholars all over the world to keep abreast of Nordic research
in the field.

Ingela Wadbring
Director & Editor
Box 713
SE 405 30 Gothenburg
Phone: +46 31 786 6640
Mobile: +46 70 333 27 16
Visiting address: Seminariegatan 1B, Gothenburg

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