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[Commlist] Call for chapter abstracts on Digital Journalism in China

Thu Jan 28 16:05:20 GMT 2021

*Call for Chapter Abstracts for “Digital Journalism in China”*


*Title:**Digital Journalism in China* (eds.)


Dr. Shixin Ivy Zhang, Associate Professor in Journalism Studies (University of Nottingham Ningbo China)

Dr. Jing Meng, Assistant Professor in Media and Communication (Peking University HSBC Business School, China)

*Following discussions with series editor Professor Bob Franklin, a proposal will be submitted for possible publication in the Routledge book series /Disruptions: Studies in Digital Journalism/.*

*Please send your abstract (200-350 words) and a short biography by 1^st March 2021 to Shixin Zhang (Shixin.zhang (at) and Jing Meng ( jing.meng (at) Proposers will be notified about decisions concerning acceptance by 1^st May 2021. Final versions of Chapters which should be no more than 5,000 words (including all references/tables, etc.) must be submitted by 1^st October 2021.*

As the title suggests, this edited volume focuses on developments within digital journalism in China.It explores the implications of digital media technologies for journalists’ professional practice, news users’ consumption of and engagement with news, as well as the shifting institutional, organizational and financial structures of news media within the particular context of mainland China.

This book will hopefully form part of the Routledge */Disruptions: Studies in Digital Journalism series. /*Disruptions refers to the radical changes provoked by the affordances of digital technologies that trigger changes in the business models, professional practice, roles, ethics, products and even the accepted definitions and understandings of journalism. For Digital Journalism Studies, the field of scholarly inquiry focused on the academic study of digital journalism, disruption results in paradigmatic shifts in scholarly concerns and prompts reconsideration of research methods, theoretical considerations and responses (oppositional and consensual) to such changes.

The Editors are particularly concerned to address the following topics, but authors are welcome to focus on other relevant themes.

 1. The range and variety of business models for funding digital journalism
 2. The Platformisation of news (social media platforms - Weibo, WeChat,
    news app, short video news – Douyin, Kuaishou, etc.)
 3. Immersive journalism (AR/VR journalism)
 4. Automated (AI) journalism
 5. Data journalism (algorisms, data mining, analysis and visualization)
 6. Mobile journalism, especially the use of smart phone for journalists
    and others
 7. Newsroom convergence (organizational structures, routines,
    innovations, newsroom culture)
 8. Citizen/participatory journalism
 9. Crowd sourcing and crowd funding in news
10. Professional journalists’ identities, values, practices and constraints
11. Institutional structures (ownership, policies, regulations,
    political economy of digital journalism, local/regional/central
    media collaboration, competition and conflict)
12. Digital news production and consumption
13. Digital journalism training and education

Chapters can focus primarily on theoretical or practice issues and concerns within digital journalism, or both.Contributions of a theoretical, conceptual, empirical and / or comparative nature are welcome.

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