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[ecrea] Int' Journal of Press/Politics conference Sep 28-30, call for papers

Thu Feb 04 18:32:00 GMT 2016

Second annual International Journal of Press/Politics conference
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford
Wednesday September 28-Friday September 30 2016

Call for Papers (deadline March 25)

September 28-30 2016, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
at the University of Oxford will host the second annual International
Journal of Press/Politics conference, focused on academic research on
the relation between media and political processes around the world.

A selection of the best full papers presented at the conference will be
published in the journal after peer review. The deadline for submission
of abstracts is March 25 2016. Attendees will be notified of acceptance
by April 29 2016.

Professor Katrin Voltmer from the University of Leeds will deliver a
keynote lecture on "Internationalizing political communication research:
epistemological aspects, normative aspects, and journalistic practices."

The conference brings together scholars doing internationally-oriented
or comparative research on the intersection between news media and
politics around the world. It aims to provide a forum for academics from
a wide range of different disciplines and countries to discuss the
theoretical, methodological, and substantial challenges and
opportunities for research in this area. It is open to work from
political science, political communication, journalism studies, media
and communications research and many other fields.

Examples of relevant topics include the political implications of
current changes in the media, the relative importance of new forms of
digital media for engaging with news and politics, studies of the role
of entertainment and popular culture in how people follow current
affairs, studies of relations between political actors and journalists,
research on political communication beyond the electoral context
(including of government, interest groups, and social movements), all
with a particular interest in studies that focus on parts of the world
that are under-researched in the international English language academic
literature, develop comparative approaches, or represent substantial
theoretical or methodological advances.

Titles and abstracts for papers (250 words max) are invited by Friday
March 25 2016. The abstract should clearly describe the key question,
the theoretical and methodological approach, the evidence the argument
is based on, as well as its wider implication of international relevance.

Please send submissions to the email address (ijpp /at/
<mailto:(ijpp /at/> with the subject line “IJPP conference
submission” including in the email the full title of your paper, the
abstract, and your name and professional affiliation. (Please do not
send attachments.) Full papers will be due August 26 2016.

Please contact the conference organizer, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (RISJ
Director of Research and IJPP Editor-in-Chief) with questions at
(rasmus.nielsen /at/ <mailto:(rasmus.nielsen /at/>.

More about the journal, the Reuters Institute, and the keynote speaker:

The International Journal of Press/Politics (

IJPP is an interdisciplinary journal for the analysis and discussion of
the role of the press and politics in a globalized world. The journal
publishes theoretical and empirical research which analyzes the linkages
between the news media and political processes and actors around the
world, emphasizes international and comparative work, and links research
in the fields of political communication and journalism studies, and the
disciplines of political science and media and communication.

Keynote Speaker – Katrin Voltmer

Katrin Voltmer is Professor of Communication and Democracy in the School
of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds. Her research
revolves around the role of communication in democratic life and the
role of media in processes of transition to democracy. Most of her
research takes a comparative perspective covering both western and
non-western countries. She has written numerous journal articles and
book chapters and is the author, editor or co-editor of six books
including Comparing Political Communication across Time and Space
(Palgrave), The Media in Transitional Democracies (Polity), and
Political Communication in Postmodern Democracy (Palgrave). Major
research projects include ‘Media, Conflict and Democratisation’,
2014-2017 ( <>, funded by the
European Union 7th framework Program) and ‘Political Communication in
New Democracies: Government-Media Relationships in Transition’,
2007-2009 (funded by the British Academy).

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism marks the University
of Oxford's commitment to the comparative study of journalism around the
world. Anchored in the recognition of the key role of independent media
in open societies and the power of information in the modern world, the
institute aims to serve as the leading forum for a productive engagement
between scholars from a wide range of disciplines and practitioners of
journalism. It brings the depth and rigor of academic scholarship of the
highest standards to major issues of relevance to the world of news
media. It is global in its perspective and in the content of its activities.

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