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[Commlist] Rethinking the press in the digital ecosystem

Tue Mar 12 22:50:09 GMT 2019

International Congress

Rethinking the press in the digital ecosystem

Braga, July 3 to 5, 2019

Catholic University of Portugal

Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences


/Call for papers/

After confronting the competition of radio and television, the written press has been debating the challenges of the digital paradigm since the end of the 20th century.

Due to the emergence of a new media ecosystem, the traditional model of production, diffusion and reception of printed journalism is currently undergoing a complex reconfiguration. This is still framed by blurry boundaries, from a professional, sociopolitical, cultural, economic, technical, ethical and legal point of view.

On the occasion of the centennial of the /Diário do Minho/ regional newspaper, the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences and the Center for Philosophical and Humanistic Studies (UCP-Braga) invite the academic community and professionals of the sector to (re)think the role of print media in this digital ecosystem within the scope of an international congress.

We welcome research from (though not exclusively) the following topics:

1) Theory and culture of journalism: transformations / continuity, news-values, etc.

2) Digital convergence: multimedia, printed / online, TV / Radio / Press, etc.

3) Change of status and professional practices: relationship with sources, multitasking, precariousness, etc.

4) Ethical and legal issues: copyright, plagiarism, fake news, concealed advertising, etc.

5) Transformations of the economic model: publicity, gratuity / signatures, concentration of media and pluralism, traineeships use, etc.

6) (Re)creation of content: information, knowledge, advertising, services and entertainment;

7) Infomedia competition: access providers, search engines, online sharing platforms, social networks, etc.

8) New writings: multimedia storytelling, 3D, immersive reports, photojournalism, transmedia journalism, etc.

9) New partnerships: collaborative investigative journalism, etc.

10) Specialized press: regional and proximity, confessional, sport, economic, women, etc.

11) Audiences in the digital age: reception, media education, audimetrics (click and views, prosumers, disintermediation, algorithms and datification.

12) Other thematic lines.

/Abstract submission/

·Deadline for abstract submission: march 15

·Acceptance notification: april 23

·Accepted languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish

·Abstracts (title, keywords, theme, research goals, methodology, findings, conclusions and references: 400 to 500 words) must be submitted (pdf) at

·Format: Times New Roman,12, ln spaced 1,5, justified, straight paragraph, one single paragraph;

·Please elicit authors names and affiliation from your abstract;

·Authors are limited to 3 texts (one or two as author and one or two as co-author)

·Abstracts will be reviewed by 3 double-blind reviewers.


·Presentations are limited to 25 min (including Q&A period)

·Publication of one volume about digital journalism consisting in some selected presented texts;

·Further information at

·Organizing Committee contact:(presscongress2019 /at/

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