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[ecrea] Call for Chapters: Exploring Transmedia Journalism in the Digital Age

Thu Dec 15 00:52:31 GMT 2016

*REMINDER - Call for Chapters: Exploring Transmedia Journalism in the Digital Age*

*For more Information:*

Renira Rampazzo Gambarato (National Research University Higher School of
Economics, Russia)
Geane Alzamora (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

IGI Global

*Call for Chapters*
Proposals Submission Deadline: December 30, 2016
Full Chapters Due: April 30, 2017

Since the advent of digitization, the conceptual confusion surrounding
the semantic galaxy that comprises the media and journalism universes
has increased. Multimedia, cross-media, intermedia, and transmedia
storytelling are some of the terms aggregated in the media convergence
process involving news in liquid, fluid, participatory environments
(Bauman, 2000). Transmedia storytelling is one of the newest terms. It
was coined by Henry Jenkins (2003) in the fictional realm and refers to
the expansion of content across multiple media platforms, encouraging
audience engagement in the story. Ever since, transmedia storytelling
has been the focus of diverse studies, including its application to
journalism (Alzamora &Tárcia, 2012; Canavilhas, 2014; Dominguez, 2012;
Gambarato & Tárcia, 2016; Moloney, 2011; Renó, 2014). In the journalism
realm, audience can add information to the news content, edit it, and/or
share it in online social networks, in addition to eventually
collaborating directly in the coverage. Although various media are
present in journalism and journalists employ multiple practices to cover
multifaceted media events, not every news production is necessarily
transmediatic; thus far, the majority of the content spread across
different media platforms is simply repurposed. We consider that
transmedia journalism, as well as other applications of transmedia
storytelling in fictional and nonfictional realms, is characterized by
the involvement of (a) multiple media platforms, (b) content expansion,
and (c) audience engagement (Gambarato &Tárcia, 2016). Transmedia
journalism can take advantage of different media platforms such as
television, radio, print media, and, above all, the Internet and mobile
media to tell deeper stories. Content expansion, as opposed to the
repetition of the same message across multiple platforms, is the essence
of transmedia storytelling and, therefore, should be the focal point of
transmedia journalism as well.

The book "Exploring Transmedia Journalism in the Digital Age" moves far
beyond studies on multimedia journalism to explore how to tell pervasive
news stories across multiple platforms and formats, using current
digital technologies, expanding the content and engaging audiences. The
publication will conceptualize transmedia journalism, delving into
theoretical and critical approaches to this updated subject. Moreover,
the book will present analytical views on transmedia journalism case
studies and the applications and implications of technological
advancements in the journalism realm.

*Recommended Topics*
We are seeking chapters for this edited book that address (but are not
limited to) the following topics:
- Theoretical and Critical Approaches to Transmedia Journalism
- Transmedia Journalism Analysis of Case Studies
- Transmedia Journalism & Virtual Reality
- Transmedia Journalism & Social Media Networks (Instagram, Snapchat,
Tinder, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
- Transmedia Journalism & Newsgames
- Transmedia Journalism & Data, Robots, Algorithms

*Submission Procedure*
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before*
December 30, 2016*, a chapter proposal of 500 to 1,000 words, a list of
10 references and short biography. Authors will be notified by *January
31, 2017* about the status of their proposals and sent chapter
guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by *April 30,
2014*. Propose a chapter here:

IGI Global: Call for Chapter Details <>
Special offers not for use by distributors or book sellers. Excludes IGI Global databases.

*Important Dates*
December 30, 2016: Proposal Submission Deadline
January 31, 2017: Notification of Acceptance
April 30, 2017: Full Chapter Submission
June 30, 2017: Review Results Returned
August 15, 2017: Final Acceptance Notification
August 30, 2017: Final Chapter Submission

Inquires can be forward to Renira Rampazzo Gambarato, National Research
University Higher School of Economics, Moscow ((rgambarato /at/

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