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[Commlist] CFP: Quaderns del CAC 46 - Citizen participation and communication

Mon Feb 03 17:47:18 GMT 2020

Call for papers

Quaderns del CAC, Issue 46, July 2020

Citizen participation and communication

**Deadline: 20 April 2020**

The emergence of the platforms and applications supported by the network has brought attention again on citizen participation in communication. It has gone from Cloutier's transmitter-receiver idea to Tofler, Tapscott and Jenkins' prosumer to Bruns' produser. From the passive audience to the active audience that generates engagement. Everything leads in the second decade of the 21st century to the formulation of the paradigm of participation in audience research (Livingstone).

In terms of practices, there are two dominant manifestations: 1) citizens' demands to participate in the public media (right of access, governance); 2) the demand to exercise their rights to freedom of expression and information, and direct access to technology, which gives rise to alternative communication movements (free, community, proximity and third sector radios).

On the technological field, participation is linked to interactivity. The digital and networked era has opened up possibilities for citizen participation and, in this regard, enthusiastic diagnoses have been made about an unprecedented democratization of communication practices. While the Internet has allowed new actors to participate in the production and distribution of content beyond the traditional media system, it has also revealed the market logic that shapes the majority models on the web and that determines the use of participation as a democratic tool or as a mechanism for monetizing attention and engaging with brands.

In this context, from Quaderns del CAC we request works on participation and communication that tackle in a central or transversal way some of the following topics:

·Participation in radio and television programmes

·User generated content

·Participatory genres and formats; quality of participatory content

·Participatory practices in the third sector

·Participation in the local media

·Participation in social media; Social TV

·Relationship between participatory communication (media, social networks) and political participation

·Regulation of access to the media

·Transparency and accountability policies

·Participation, regulation and self-regulation

·Representation of the audience in the control bodies

·Ombudsmen and organizations of listeners and viewers

·Public consultations

·Media literacy initiatives

·Opacity of the platforms

·Data control and privacy

·Transforming audiences

·Challenges in measuring audiences

·Social Audience

·Problems of engagement and its measurement

·Usability of participation applications

·User Experience Analysis (UX)

·Evaluation of participation experiences

·Monetization of attention

·The phenomenon of influencers

We also encourage submissions addressed to the miscellaneous ‘Articles’ section, focused on the ongoing research on audiovisual communication and culture. The call for papers for this section remains permanently open. There are not A

Texts must be original and unpublished and not subject to the selection procedure of another journal. They will be submitted to the double-blind peer review process. Quaderns del CAC commits to inform the authors of the positive or negative outcome of the evaluation within a maximum of one and a half months after submission. Texts must be presented according the journal’s style guidelines <> ( Originals in Catalan, Spanish and English are accepted.

Articles should be sent to (quadernsdelcac /at/ <mailto:(quadernsdelcac /at/>. There is no article processing charge.

Quaderns del CAC is an annual electronic journal published entirely in English, Spanish and Catalan. For further information, back issues are available here (

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