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[Commlist] CFP Digital Journalism Journal Special Edition - 'Disrupting and resettling the local in digital news spaces'

Sun Mar 07 14:32:26 GMT 2021

CFP Digital Journalism Journal Special Edition - 'Disrupting and resettling the local in digital news spaces'

We are inviting proposals to an exciting special issue on digital local news and journalism. Please consider to submit and/or forward to interested parties. Deadline for extended abstracts is June 30, 2021. This special issue of Digital Journalism invites scholars to explore theoretically, conceptually and empirically the 'place', power and challenges of the local in digital news spaces. Both single-country and comparative research are welcome, as well as both theoretical and empirical manuscripts. The latter may involve quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods approaches. The issue particularly welcomes cross-national comparative analyses and non-Western perspectives.

Possible topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to:
. How do journalists, audiences, policymakers and others define and shape understandings of the 'local' in digital spaces. . What are the changing ways in which journalism reproduces, represents or builds notions of locality and location in digital space? . Conceptual and theoretical advancements in understanding digital local news. . What aspects of traditional notions of the local in journalism have remained unaffected by technological or economic changes? . Exploration of methodological challenges and opportunities to researching digital journalism and the local. . Race/power relations and social justice issues in local journalism in digital spaces. . Interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary approaches and geographic or cultural comparative research on digital local news. . How do news providers generate and /or how do audiences develop a sense of connection to online local news and the local communities they serve? . How is online local news territory defined, maintained, challenged or controlled? . Innovations in digital local news and journalism, including AI applications, social media and their algorithms, mapping and place-oriented technologies and their implications. . Challenges of digital platforms in reporting local news in times of crisis.
.	News deserts in the context of local digital spaces.
.	Implications of digital connectivity issues for local media.
. Differences and similarities between commercial, public service and community owned providers in their approach to local news in digital space (comparative analysis especially welcome).

Information about submitting:
Proposals should include an abstract of 500 words (excluding references) as well as a full list of author(s) with affiliation(s) and abbreviated bio(s). Please submit your proposal as one file (PDF) with your names clearly stated on the first page. Please email your proposal to (agnes.gulyas /at/ by June 30, 2021.
Article submission should target a length of 7,000-9,000 words.
No payment from the authors will be required.

.	Extended abstract submission deadline: June 30, 2021
.	Notification on submitted abstracts: July 28, 2021
.	Article submission deadline: November 30, 2021

For further information please see here: If you have any question please contact the guest editors.

Guest Editors:
Agnes Gulyas, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Kristy Hess, Deakin University, Australia

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