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[Commlist] CFP international conference "Look Who's Talking"

Tue Mar 12 10:31:11 GMT 2024



International conference: "Look Who's Talking: Voices and Sources in the News"

12-13 December 2024

Brussels, Belgium (TBA)

Fifth biennial conference of the Brussels Institute for Journalism Studies (BIJU)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium

Deadline for proposals: 30 June 2024

Contact: (whotalks /at/

Conference website:

Plenary speakers

Patricia Moy (Washington University, US)

Lieven Vandelanotte (Université de Namur, Belgium)

Having established a solid reputation in research into journalism theory and journalism practice, the Brussels Institute for Journalism Studies (BIJU) is proud to launch its fifth call for papers for a new international conference. The topic for this year will be voices and sources in the news. As always, our conference is multidisciplinary. We welcome scholars from different backgrounds like communication and media studies, conversation and discourse analysis, (cognitive) linguistics, translation studies, speech technology, epistemology and political and social sciences, approaching the central theme of 'voices and sources in the news' from a conceptual, empirical or methodological perspective; using quantitative and qualitative methods, or a mixed-methods design; and looking into journalism practices, products, or audiences.

Possible topics include but are by no means limited to:

·        Source diversity and source hierarchies in the era of digital journalism

·        Plurivocity and 'multiperspectivism' in contemporary news reporting/journalism

·        Factors and processes affecting voice/source silence versus salience in journalism

·        Voice/sources and 'alternative', 'ambient', or 'interpretive' journalism

·        Voice/source diversity, objectivity and fairness

·        Transparency in journalism

·        Voice/source diversity in journalism and knowledge production

·        Journalistic voice and institutional roles from a global perspective

·        Voice/source (in)visibility and social/environmental justice or identity politics

·        Voice/sources in journalism, listening and exposure diversity

·        Hate speech and rude speech in journalism

·        Linguistic devices for expressing evidentiality in journalism

·        The translation of foreign-speaking voices in the news

·        The expression of voice in visual and artistic journalism

·        The language of fake news

·        Human-AI collaboration in journalism

·        (Diverse) voices in AI-generated content

·        AI and source authentication

·        Voices behind the algorithms

·        Innovative methodologies for the study of voice/sources in journalism

Please send a proposal of no more than 300 words (excluding selected references) together with your affiliation and a short biography (c. 100 words) to (whotalks /at/ by 30 June 2024. Decisions will be announced by 15 July.

Questions about any aspect of the conference should be addressed to (whotalks /at/

The full CFP and further details can be found on the conference website:

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