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[Commlist] CFP - ComunicaçãoPública | The New Territories of the Podcast

Wed Mar 10 19:27:52 GMT 2021

Call for papers for Comunicação Pública no. 31 (December 2021)
Special Issue: The New Territories of the Podcast
Editors: Ana Isabel Reis (Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto) & Fábio Ribeiro (Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
Contacts: (aisabelreis /at/; (fabior /at/
Languages: Portuguese; English; Spanish
No Article Processing Charges (APC) are required

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the Podcast consumption, a trend that seems to be no longer exclusively international. In Portugal this trend was seen in the first quarter of 2020, during the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Aimed at both large audiences and hyperspecialized niches, the Podcast has not only been used by the media, but also by actors of the most different areas: from politics to public relations, from teaching to organizational communication, from culture to sports. The issue “The New Territories of the Podcast” aims to explore this multifaceted character of the Podcast. The Podcast has emerged outside the traditional media, and it has been asserting itself and growing out of this context as well. The predecessor of the Podcast, the audioblog, appeared in 2001 (Gallego, 2010), but it was only in 2004 that the word first appeared in an article about downloading audio files on the Internet, published in The Guardian. Berry (2006) defines the Podcast as an audio content created in .mp3 format, which can be subscribed to, received, downloaded and listened to on various devices.

Studies on the Podcast have been generic and mainly focused on its connection with the radio. This issue of Comunicação Pública is not intended to reveal the influence of the pandemic context on the emergence of the Podcast. Essentially, its purpose is to examine the new sociability relationships that the Podcast has allowed, to analyze its formats and financing models, to measure the growing interest of the media in promoting their own Podcasts, and even to explore less usual territories such as organizational communication, political or civic activity. In this sense, this issue aims to contribute to the scientific knowledge about the Podcast in media studies and in other areas in which it has been developing, also taking into account its audiences. Articles may refer to the following topics:
•	Podcast and journalism
•	Podcast in organizational communication
•	Podcast and political communication
•	Podcast and Radio
•	Podcast and audiences
•	Podcast and teaching
•	Podcast and funding models
•	Podcast production strategies
•	Podcast and activism
•	Podcast and entertainment

Deadline for Submissions: 15 July 2021
Deadline for Notification of Acceptance: 15 October 2021
Deadline for submitting the final version of accepted paper: 1 November 2021
Publication date: 15 December 2021

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