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[Commlist] Call for Papers: What's Next for Media Development?

Tue Mar 23 20:39:18 GMT 2021

We are pleased to invite you to submit *full articles by September 15* for /consideration/ in a special issue of the Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies on What’s next for media development? <> (Further details are available by clicking the link or visiting

No payment from authors will be required.

Please do circulate widely in your networks.

We are looking for papers on:

  * Models of media development and theories of change, including
    normative and theoretical reflections on Western, participatory,
    gender[1]transformative, post-colonial, hybrid and alternative
    models, among others.
  * Studies and reflections on programmes of journalism training,
    mentoring, and support –especially those that consider distinct
    cultures and political economies of journalism around the world.
  * Media capture in the digitized communication sphere, including
    studies that elucidate strategies and models for resilience and
  * Studies that inform the strategies and approaches to media
    development with consideration for internet governance, platform
    governance, artificial intelligence and other contemporary issues
    associated with digital convergence.
  * Studies that point to new or innovative business models for
    independent media, particularly with consideration to the distinct
    historical legacies and political economies of journalism sectors
    around the world. What are the lessons learned so far?
  * Studies and conceptual reflections that inform possible responses to
    the declining public trust in media and to the information disorder,
    with consideration for the contextually specific manifestations of
    these issues around the globe.

Feel free to be in touch directly with the guest editors of the issue (Nick Benequista <(nbenequista /at/>, Susan Abbott <(susanabbott1 /at/>, Tawana Kupe <(tawana.kupe /at/>, El-Issawi,F <(F.El-Issawi /at/>) if you have questions about the call.

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