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[ecrea] Call for articles - African Journalism Studies' Special Annual Issue (African Digital Media Review)

Mon Apr 16 09:51:47 GMT 2018

*Call for Articles:*


*/African Journalism Studies /**(AJS)’s ‘African Digital Media Review’ (ADMR) (/Issue/ /No: 4/)*


/African Digital Media Review /(ADMR), a Special Annual Issue of /African Journalism Studies/ (AJS) invites submissions of complete articles (6-8000 words) for its fourth installment.

ADMR//broadly exploresthe impact of digital technologies on a range of social and cultural practices that directly implicate journalism as a social practice. It provides a forum for scholarship that engages with and invigorates wide-ranging debates on the impact of digital technologies on diverse spheres of journalism (and communication in the broader sense) on the continent Africa. The emphasis is on taking stock of the ‘changing journalism and communication landscape’ and exploring African experiences within a more broadly encompassing Global comparative context.

As well as seeking theoretically driven research that uses a wide range of empirical evidence, we seek studies that inspire sensitivity to the contingent nature of the appropriation of digital technologies in African journalism and communication contexts. We particularly welcome studies that counter deep-seated ‘technicist’ approaches by considering prevailing socio-political, economic and cultural dynamics.The goal is to foreground contextually rooted debates of evolving practices, attitudes and patterns of digital media use and appropriation in Africa, all of which remain underrepresented in Global journalism scholarship.

Topics to be covered may include, but should by no means be restricted to the following issues:

·Critical empirical and theoretical research that crosses disciplinary boundaries but generally constitutes or focuses on journalistic cultures and practices in Africa

·How digital technologies are redefining, supplementing, or replacing traditional journalism and media in Africa

·How digital technologies are impacting on established normative values and traditions of journalism in Africa

·Innovative appropriations in wide-ranging social contexts that directly implicate journalism

·How appropriations of digital technologies in Africa are shaped and constrained by specific socio-political, cultural and economic factors

·Cross-cultural comparisons of digital journalism practices across African countries and beyond

·New forms of citizenship, participatory cultures and the extent to which digital media are an empowering force in Africa

·Methodological challenges posed by new digital technologies to the study of journalism and media in Africa etc.

Complete articles fitting within this broadly defined theme must be submitted online via the */African Journalism Studies/ ‘**ScholarOne Manuscripts* <>*’*siteby *Friday, 4^th of July 2018*. For further details on the journal and author guidelines, please see ‘*Instructions for authors* <>*’*. Kindly direct any queries about this CFPs to the Special Annual Issue Editor, Dr Hayes Mabweazara, Falmouth University, UK: *(hayes.mabweazara /at/* <mailto:(hayes.mabweazara /at/>

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