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[Commlist] International Cultures of Journalism Conference — ICJ2020

Tue Oct 15 13:39:48 GMT 2019

/The University of Technology Sydney (UTS), School of Communication is pleased to hold the International Cultures of Journalism Conference on 27-28 May 2020 in Sydney, Australia/

ICJ2020 is anICA <>post-conference. It aims to spur an engaged scholarly debate on how different cultures of journalism become distinctly visible across the world. Though journalism is usually taught and practiced through a traditional model developed in the West, the routines and conventions of journalism have distinctive meanings in the non-Western context.For an effective practice of journalism, there is a need to develop a model that will sit outside the long-established Western paradigm and reflect better national contexts. Therefore, this conference offers an international and intercultural environment for academics, researchers, journalists and postgraduate students to exchange and share research results and experiences about the various cultures of journalism.

The International Cultures of Journalism//conference /ICJ2020/ aims to focus on how journalism is developing in different countries outside Western contexts. Traditionally journalism across the world has been taught and practiced through an Anglo/American apparatus, which has not necessarily been very useful for non-Western contexts. The reasons behind this include differing political, economic, technological, social, and ideological systems in various parts of the world, which make one model of journalism training and practice infeasible. Even journalistic linguistic structures offer an effective variant to journalism practices across the world.

This two-day conference aims to discuss these variants within different structures of journalism operation around the world, and addresses issues that are relevant, but not restricted, to the following questions:

  * What are the challenges or opportunities for training and/or
    practicing journalism within different parts of the world?
  * What kind of factors influence the development of journalism in
    certain contexts?
  * Can we see particular practices of investigative journalism emerge
    in different cultural journalism contexts?
  * What kind of models of operation can develop in order to foster the
    training and practice of investigative journalism outside Western
  * What case studies can we use to understand the complexity of
    developing non-Western models of journalism?
  * What kind of theoretical or policy-based models of journalism can be
    developed for specific regions of the world?
  * How can cultures of journalism evolve in non-Western contexts? Are
    there examples of ones that have developed? What do they look like?
  * How have new technologies impacted and/or facilitated the
    development of distinctive cultures of journalism?

The conference will include paper and panel presentations, with keynote speakers: Professor Barbie Zelizer and Professor Hugo de Burgh. You will have the chance to receive constructive and meaningful feedback from experts in the field, engage in academic debate and create connections with researchers with similar interests.


For any enquiries, please contact Professor Saba Bebawi (conference convener) or Oxana Onilov (conference organiser) (aticj2020 /at/ <mailto:(icj2020 /at/>

    /Key dates:/

  * Call for papers opens

    August 2019***
  * Closing date for abstract and panel submissions – *1 December 2019*
  * Author notifications – 15 January 2020
  * Registration opens – *20 January 2020 *
  * Registration deadline – 3 March 2020
  * Full paper submission (to be considered for post-conference
    publication in an edited book collection) – 3 April 2020
  * Conference dates – 27-28 May 2020

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